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FDL Children’s Home updates Apr 20

Like many communities in the early 1900s, Fond du Lac struggled with how to care for orphaned or abandoned children. Fond du Lac decided that rather than send these children to big facilities in bigger towns and cities, they would care for them here in the Children’s Home. Active for more than 50 years, the Children’s Home was a sprawling complex located at 35 W. Follett St.

Teen programs in April

It's the last Teen Library Council meeting of the school year (already!): 1 p.m. Sunday, April 9. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to come to the Fond du Lac Public Library to talk about summer programs and prizes. Snacks and fun provided. Our motto: Be heard, be fed, be happy. Free. No registration.

Dealing with Fake News Apr 13

Fake news is in the news. From the highest seat in government to internet trolls, accusations of fakery have been getting a lot of press. The consequences are real, though, for an informed citizenry. It’s hard to know what to trust.

Great sales at Chapter 52, no foolin'

You’d be foolish to pass up the great savings at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Chapter 52 Bookstore in April.

'How to Speak Midwestern' author Apr 18

Why do we do that? Why do we put a “no” at the end of a question? As in, “It’s cold out today, no?”

'Big History' extended to Mar 29

Inclement weather on March 1 canceled the popular Fond du Lac Public Library weekly program, “Big History of Overlooked America: First People to the Civil War,” so the series has been extended a week and will run through March 29. The programs are free; no registration required.

Lucky you: March sales at Chapter 52

Bargain hunters and collectors will luck out with the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Chapter 52 Bookstore’s great sales in March:

Story of state's 1st public school teacher Mar 16

In 1828, a young, highly educated Stockbridge Indian named Electa Quinney arrived in Statesburg in the Michigan Territory, brought west from New York to teach Indian students. It was 20 years before Wisconsin became a state. Statesburg, situated on a bend in the Fox River, is now known as Kaukauna, and Quinney is credited as Wisconsin’s first public school teacher.

Teens travel with trolls in Mar 15 Pizza & Pages

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to the Fond du Lac Public Library’s teen reading club, Pizza & Pages, to talk about the funny-sweet fairy tale, Once Upon a Marigold, by Jean Ferris. Teens will meet at 6:30 p.m.

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