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'Big History of Futures Past' begins Feb 3

What did ancient people know about space travel? About technology? About superhighways? Some say cave drawings and other artifacts left behind tell a story of deep understanding, and perhaps direct contact.

Start your New Year the Mark Twain way

Some of the greatest examples of American literature are the writings of Mark Twain. Drawing from his books, speeches, letters, interviews, and various other sources, author Mark Dawidziak has compiled thought provoking examples of Twain's trademark wit and wisdom in his new book (with the extremely long title) Mark Twain's Guide to Diet, Exercise, Beauty, Fashion, Investment, Romance, Health and Happiness.

'Pieces, Paint and Passions' in gallery in Jan

Pieces, Paint and Passions, an exhibit in mixed media by Fond du Lac artist Bonnie Ann Gleason-Federman, will be on display at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery from January 6 through February 3.

The public is invited to a reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 14, at the gallery. Refreshments will be served.

Book a Librarian can help with new tech

Having trouble getting books or music on your new device? The Fond du Lac Public Library’s free Book a Librarian service can help.

Through Book a Librarian, anyone can schedule a free, one-on-one individualized session with a reference librarian who will offer assistance on technology-related questions. Librarian are available to help with or research or genealogy questions as well.

Take a Book, Leave a Book opens Jan 4

Journeys: a health resource center and the Fond du Lac Public Library are excited to join a nationwide movement to make books accessible to everyone through a new Take a Book, Leave a Book exchange starting Jan 4, 2016.

'I Got Rhythm' Jan 23

Kids ages 2 to 6 and their parents are invited to I Got Rhythm, at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 23, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Kids will explore songs, dancing and fun musical instruments, as well as books and stories. The program is free. No registration required.

For more information, call the Children’s Desk at (920) 322-3940.

 

Teen programs in Feb: Council, Pizza & Pages

The Fond du Lac Public Library has two programs for teens in grades 6 through 12 in January:

Hanging planter craft sign-up starts Jan 2

Succulent plants seem to be everywhere these days, from party favors to home décor. Crafters at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s January 16 Crafternoon class will use air-dry clay and twine to make a hanging planter for a mini succulent. All supplies provided, including plant.

'Why We Love the Packers' presented Jan 21

Relive the highs and lows of pro football’s most successful franchise, from Curly Lambeau to Mike McCarthy, in a fast-paced presentation, Why We Love the Packers, at 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 21, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The programs are free; no registration required.

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