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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 FDLPL.org

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.

Special Halloween Storytime Oct 22

All ages are invited to come in costume to a special Halloween Storytime at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 22, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Storytimes at the library are fun and interactive, involving games and activities along with stories. Winners of the library’s Pumpkin Decorating Contest will be announced and prizes given following the stories. The program is free; no registration required.

For more information, call the Children's Desk at (920) 322-3940.

 

Sign-up for T-shirt quilt class starts Oct 20

In a two-part class, beginning sewers will learn how to make a quilted blanket using T-shirts and fleece fabric at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s makerspace, the Idea Studio.

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