The Fond du Lac Public Library will hold its annual Mega-Zine Sale the first week of January at Chapter 52 Bookstore. Bundles of magazines from 2014 will be sold for 50 cents each and will include such popular titles as Vanity Fair, Shape, Outdoor Life, Country Living, Sports Illustrated, Reader’s Digest and Wisconsin Sportsman.
The Fond du Lac Public Library’s popular History at Home series kicks off the New Year with a beloved local topic: Memories of the Beer Hut and Lake Park Outdoor Theatrewill be presented at 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 19. The programs are free; no registration required.
For most of us, New Year’s resolutions are easier said than done. The Fond du Lac Public Library, with a little help from its friends, will provide guidance, support and tips needed to make 2017 a great year with its Fresh Start series, January through April, at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month.
It’s Build-a-Zine Week at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio December 12-16. Zines are usually small, handmade magazines that focus on a certain topic.
The Idea Studio’s community zine will explore the theme of making. Stop in any time to create a page: tell a story, write a poem, illustrate an idea – anything goes, as long as it fits in the margins of the preprinted outlines. When the project is done, all the pages will be combined into one zine and displayed in the studio. Materials will be provided. Free. No registration.
The Fond du Lac Public Library will be transformed into a holiday wonderland, with rooms of fun and creative activities for families and a visit from a Christmas VIP, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 7. The event is free; no registration required.
It started, of course, with the Lakeside Park Lighthouse, back in 1990. The light-green Christmas ornament created by the Soroptimists of Fond du Lac as a fundraiser proved so popular they decided to do another the following year, the Galloway House. Fast forward 25 more years, and the program – landmark ornaments – is going strong.
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.