Snowman Crafternoon Nov 19

Easy painting and gluing transforms simple sticks into a smiling snowman decoration that will brighten any doorway or mantel at the 1 p.m. Saturday, November 19, Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Capture memories with listening events

Thanksgiving is a time of reflection, gathering and good eating. We swap stories, share memories and get to know one another better. It has given rise to a very un-Black Friday movement: National Day of Listening held the day after Thanksgiving.

Goodbye, Rolos; hello, Zine

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio is getting ready to start a new community art project. The current project – Rolos – is coming down to make way for contributions to Build-a-Zine.

Come Write In, talk publishing Nov 5

Say NaNoWriMo to most people and you get blank stares, at best. But say it to an aspiring writer at this time of year, and you might spark a conversation. Every November – National Novel Writing Month – participants are challenged to write the first draft of a 50,000-word novel.

Healthy holiday recipes Nov 8

It’s the holidays, we tell ourselves: live a little! Enjoy that extra cup, extra bite, extra slice. We’ll deal with the guilt later.

Dump the guilt with Healthy Twist on Favorite Holiday Recipes at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

Learn a language, free, at

The Fond du Lac Public Library provides free access to an online language-learning tool: Transparent Language Online.

Learn 3-D design Oct 11 & 24

The Idea Studio has two 3-D printers. To help trained users get more fun out of the machines, the library is offering two programs teaching 3-D design on TinkerCAD at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, and repeated at 6 p.m. Monday, October 24. TinkerCAD, is a free web-based 3-D computer-aided design application designed for beginners.

Iris card Crafternoon Oct 15

Using pre-folded colored paper, tape and imagination, crafters will make a geometrically inspired note card at the 1 p.m. Saturday, October 15, Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio. Crafters will use the iris technique, so named because the end result looks like the inner workings of a camera lens.

'Fill the Hexagon' winners announced

Hexagons are everywhere at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio, the new makerspace. They’re found in the interior, in the logo and, most prominently, in a display at the entrance in the lower level of the library.

Teen Library Council resumes Oct 9

The Teen Library Council will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, October 9, and will meet the second Sunday of the month through the school year. The voluntary group meets to talk about the books, movies and music they like and to advise library staff on programs teens would find fun and interesting. Serving on the council, which acts as an advisory board to the library, satisfies community service and volunteer requirements at many schools. With snacks. Free; no registration required.

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