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Director Ken Hall announces retirement plans

Fond du Lac Public Library Director Ken Hall has announced he will retire on July 27, 2012, completing 10 years with the library.

Hall has worked for more than 34 years in public libraries in Appleton, Wisconsin Rapids and Two Rivers. He was brought to Fond du Lac in 2002 to oversee the library’s massive expansion and renovation project.

Drop-in Storytimes start Jan 31

The Fond du Lac Public Library will offer popular storytimes starting January 31 for children from 12 months to 5 years old. There is no registration required for any of these sessions; parents and kids can drop in at their convenience. The three storytimes are broken down by age group:

Tame the grocery bill - class Feb 15

Most Americans spend 13 percent of their income on food. But by using a handful of smart shopping tips, a consumer can eat just as well on a lot less. Money Smart U is offering Grocery Shopping Strategies, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Storytime presenters needed

If you have experience working with groups of children, you find a room of smiling young faces undaunting and you love to tell a good story, the Fond du Lac Public Library hopes you will consider applying to be a Storytime presenter.

Over the years, the Storytime program has grown in popularity. Children are invited to come (with a grown-up) for 30-minute sessions of stories and play that instill a love of reading and a love of books. The library would like to expand the program, and needs help doing so.

Intro to Computer classes

People just starting out using computers can get a helping hand at “Introduction to Computers,” a series of four classes at the Fond du Lac Public Library in February.

The hands-on classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. February 7, 8, 14 and 15. Each class will tackle a computer skill: how to use a mouse, how to find things on the internet, basic terminology and commands (such as cut/copy/paste) and an introduction to email. Participants will be working on library computers. Laptop owners can bring their devices; make sure to note that when signing up.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten


It’s a simple act: an adult reading aloud to a child. But the simplicity underlies great importance. According to reading and learning experts, reading aloud with children is the single most important activity for parents to prepare children to learn to read. It can:

How to download e-books to your nook

  1. Visit www.fdlpl.org on your computer and click on OverDrive Media
  2. Under Sign In, select Fond du Lac Public Library and enter your library card and PIN numbers
  3. At Getting Started, download Adobe Digital Edition (ADE) to your computer
  4. Plug your Nook into your computer via USB
  5. Authorize your Nook
  6. Browse OverDrive Media for an EPUB or PDF title and click on Add to My Cart
  7. Proceed to Checkout
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Literacy program kickoff concert 'sold' out

All tickets for the Saturday, January 21, free family concert by Randy Peterson have been snapped up. The concert at 10:30 a.m. will kick off the library’s new early literacy program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Sign up for Team Trivia now

Are you smart? Do you have smart friends? Do you like to have a good time while helping a great cause? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, the 12th Annual Team Trivia is the event for you.

Teams of four can sign up now for the March 6 and March 8 event at Whispering Springs Golf Club. Teams pay $100 per team to participate. The event includes a cash bar and a $13.50 per person soup and sub buffet. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., and the quizzing begins at 6:30 p.m.

Sculptor donates 2 pieces

Sculptor John Casper, longtime pillar of the local art community, has donated two major pieces to the Fond du Lac Public Library.

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