Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library, represented by board member Barbara Lukas, center, donated funds to purchase a new machine that covers library books more quickly and economically. Colleen Sweeney of the library’s Technical Services Dept. demonstrates the machine for Lukas and library Director Jon Mark Bolthouse. The clear, custom-fit covers are available to the public for $3 each. The nonprofit Friends organization promotes and encourages the use of library services by fundraising, supporting special events such as Fond du Lac Reads and providing programs for the community.
Ever wish you had someone at your elbow to teach you stuff? Like how to use that new e-reader. Maybe digging into your family tree. Or just getting more comfortable with the internet. You can, now, with the new Book a Librarian program at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
This year, the annual Fond du Lac Reads program celebrated the memoir, Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero, by Michael Hingson. The subject matter has inspired the November exhibit, A Dog’s Life, in the library’s Langdon Divers Gallery.
Forget about waking up at 3 a.m. to freeze in line at the mega-mart. Shop smarter this holiday season by attending Black Friday Boot Camp at 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
Kids ages 6 to 12 are invited to celebrate the release of the eighth Diary of a Wimpy Kid book at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s free party from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, November 1. Kids can just drop in at the McLane Room in the library’s lower level after school lets out early for the day to enjoy snacks, a movie, crafts and fun in a relaxed atmosphere.
Have you ever wondered about that thing you found while digging in the yard? Maybe it’s a piece of pottery or perhaps an ancient tool. Bring it to the November 4 meeting of the Fond du Lac Genealogical Society, when local Secrets of the Ledge author and “archeo-historian” Dwight Weiser will take a look.
It’s getting closer: that day you set aside to decorate for the holidays. The Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library will help add a festive flair. Using upcycled book pages, ribbon and a few beads, crafters will make a retro-cool Holiday Greeting Bunting at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 16. Space is limited, and registration is required beginning at 9 a.m.
Kids restless? Need to get out of the house? Take in a free family movie at the Fond du Lac Public Library with the new Sunday Matinees program every third Sunday. The program starts off with I’ll Be Home For Christmas at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 17.