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Library castoffs become art


Artist Mel Kolstad is interested in ephemera – stuff like stickers and tickets that aren’t meant to last a long time – because they’re often beautiful pieces of history that people overlook. She’s also a big library fan, so when she came across a new movement – The Library as Incubator Project – something went click.

Feeling adventurous? Try Book of Your Dreams

Are you a dreamer? A adventurer? Do you like a little mystery in your life? Then challenge yourself by picking up a Book of Your Dreams. Books - fiction and non in every genre - have been hand-picked by staffers Joanne Mengel and Susan Ringer and wrapped in brown paper. They're waiting to be checked out by the first floor staircase.

Exhibit inspired by 'Rent'

Fond du Lac Visual Arts will present Rent: Addressing the Issues, an art exhibit inspired by the musical of the same name during the month of June at the Fond du Lac Public Library gallery. Artworks in the show will reflect the themes of the play – falling in love, reaching for your dreams, living with HIV, poverty and drug use.

Kids invited to Dream Big: Read this summer

The children’s summer reading program at the Fond du Lac Public Library this year – Dream Big: Read – will encourage kids to imagine their wildest adventures through the magic of reading. Kids ages birth to 12 can sign up starting June 4 at the Main Library or FDLPL Express, near Festival Foods.

Teens + dreams + prizes = great summer reading program

If you don’t dream big dreams when you’re a teen, then when? Reading stokes the imagination, propelling into new worlds, new ideas and new possibilities. The Fond du Lac Public Library’s summer reading program for teens (kids going into seventh through 12th grades) will encourage young readers to follow and discover new dreams through reading.

BOGO at BookCellar May 21

One day only, it’s buy-one, get-one free at The BookCellar on Monday, May 21, noon to 7 p.m.

Local author reads from Western May 22

Karl L. Stewart idolized his grandfather when he was young. The man was an icon from another age. A Choctaw raised in Oklahoma, his grandfather had magic hands – he could make and fix anything. One of Stewart’s most-prized possessions is a pair of leather chaps his grandfather made for him before he died when Stewart was only 10.

FDL Artists Association in gallery

The Fond du Lac Artists Association will present their annual Membership Show May 3 to May 26 at the library gallery.

The show will feature artwork by members and will include pieces from Artist of the Year Claire Mueller. The show will be judged and critiqued by local artist and teacher Pat Reiher.

'Experience Italy' on May 16

Veteran travelers Valerie and Wayne Graczyk have stored up a great deal of knowledge, passion and expertise – not to mention photographs – from their trips around the globe. They’re so excited about what they’ve seen and learned that they want to share with others.

Get your 'I Bark for Books' T-shirt

To help celebrate National Library Week, the Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library will be selling I Bark for Books T-shirts sporting the smiling face of Browser, the library’s furry mascot. The T-shirts will be sold for $8 in the library’s lobby from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 9 through April 13.

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