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Fond du Lac Public Library

Tweens to make rubber band car May 28

Watch ‘em fly! Tweens ages 9 to 13 are invited to the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Tween Scene program at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 28, to make rubber band-powered cars using upcycled household items and ingenuity. All supplies provided. The program is free. No registration required.

It is Money Smart Week at the Library

It is Money Smart Week at the library and we have the resources in stock to help get you and your family money smart. For your convenience, we put together a handy display of books with subjects ranging from personal finance and investing, to how to live like a "cheapskate". Listed below are some of the new titles we have available, and some of the old standbys that have been providing financial advice for years.

Tissue box planter Crafternoon sign-up starts May 2

Guests will never know that your pretty centerpiece started out as a lowly tissue box. Crafters at the May Crafternoon class at the Fond du Lac Public Library will create a vase or planter using upcycled boxes, book pages, glue and simple household items. The program from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16, is free and open to adults and teens in middle school or older.

MPTC IT Club offers basic tech classes in May

The Moraine Park Technical College IT Club is offering a series of four classes – Basic Technology – free to the public at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

'Intro to Arduino' May 27 & June 3

Unleash your inner inventor at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s two-part class, “Intro to the Arduino” at 6 p.m. Wednesdays May 27 and June 3.

We need a new name

It’s gotta go. It no longer fits. It’s currently called The BookCellar – the Fond du Lac Public Library’s gem of a used book store located in the basement of the downtown facility – but will be moving to the former pharmacy building at the corner of Sheboygan and Marr streets.

Team Trivia 2015 results

Above: Team Cardinal Knowledge took home top Team Trivia honors on March 3. From left: Pedro Arellano, Kevin Kraemer, Sue Heitzman and Nick Heitzman.

Below: Winning the top spot on March 5 was team Ledgers for Literacy. From left: Mary Lindborg, Kathy Bartel, Clarence Davis and Tom Kitchen.

Like visiting an old friend

I finished reading Love Letters by Debbie Macomber this weekend and it felt like I was visiting an old friend. I say that because with an old friend you know what to expect, you are always entertained and rarely disappointed. Love Letters is the third book in the Rose Harbor series (a spin-off of her Cedar Cove series) and is just as good as the two previous books. As usual, Macomber creates interesting and complicated characters that you grow to care about. Her writing truly touches your emotions, happy and sad, and that is a wonderful gift not all authors have.

Artists: Your chance to shine

Budding artists are invited to submit samples for the Emerging Artists Show at the Fond du Lac Public Library gallery in June. All mediums are accepted; if space permits, more than one piece per artist may be shown. Artists aged 16 and older are invited to submit the following:

Double the history in April

Due to popular demand, there will be two History at Home programs in April at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Both programs are free; no registration required.

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