Summer Reading @ the Library winds down Aug. 12

Summer Reading @ the Library ends on Saturday, August 12, which is the last day that participating kids, teens and adults can turn in their completed reading cards for rewards at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Author Ramirez at Chapter 52 on Aug 19

Local author Thomas Ramirez will sell and sign copies of his memoir, That Wonderful Mexican Band, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, August 19, at Chapter 52 Bookstore, next door to the Fond du Lac Public Library at 52 Sheboygan St.

FDL Picture Show: Church and School Aug 17

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s popular History at Home series on August 17 will feature the third installment of the quarterly Fond du Lac Picture Shows. At 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m., Tracy Reinhardt of the Fond du Lac County Historical Society will share a slideshow of historical photos of area churches and schools.

Stop in, make a tile in the Idea Studio

Local artist Kathryn Dreifuerst is the first-ever summer resident at the Idea Studio in the Fond du Lac Public Library. The painter, sculptor and potter invites the public to stop in during her studio hours to create an original clay tile. Dreifuerst will fire all the tiles and install them in a community mosaic at the library.

My Hometown researchers meet Jul 19

This spring, historians Dr. Rick Whaley and Herman Bender have a grassroots, community-based historical research project called My Hometown. Open to anyone who wished to learn how to research the past, the group embarked on researching buildings in Fond du Lac.

FDL Visual Arts exhibit in July

The artists in Fond du Lac Visual Arts collaborative will exhibit a wide variety of work – painting, collage, photography, sculpture and more – at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery July 5 to August 1. The public is invited to an artists’ reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 13. Refreshments will be served.

Jul 27 Memory Café celebrates music

Persons with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, their caregivers and family members are invited to monthly Alzheimer’s Association Memory Cafés held at 1 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The programs are free; no registration required. Each month features a new theme:

Create tiles for community mosaic Jul 8

Local artist Kathryn Dreifuerst will guide three sessions of DIY Ceramic Tiles on Saturday, July 8: 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio. Participants will create original tiles that Dreifuerst will fire and install in a community mosaic that will be displayed in the studio. The programs are free and open to adults and teens age 13 and older. Registration required at the Calendar.

History of the Wade family, Wade House Jul 20

Just 20 miles or so east of Fond du Lac sits the Wade House Historic Site in Greenbush. It’s a place that recreates the world of stagecoach travel in early Wisconsin. How the Wade family built a town and survived the changing landscape of Wisconsin is a story well-told.

Couple explains 'How We Made It' Jul 19

Jamie Kratz-Gullickson was intrigued by a project in Sweden that used video games to raise money for charities. Frustrated by failed efforts to acquire a machine, she put her head together with husband Jason Gullickson. They designed and built Donor 1, which currently sits inside the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio.

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