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July sizzlin’ with programs at Idea Studio

Makers, doers and creative types are enjoying the extended summer hours at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio makerspace, where there’s equipment to use for free and lots of free programs for adults and teens age 13 and older.

The program lineup for July:

'Folktales and Legends of the Middle West' Jul 14

 According to author Edward McClelland, America’s first superheroes lived in the Midwest.

Small and interesting: History of Peebles Jul 19

It might be small, but Peebles – Fond du Lac’s neighbor to the northeast – has played an integral role in the history of Fond du Lac County. The fascinating story of the rise of Peebles will be presented at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The History at Home programs are free; no registration is required.

Tasty history of cheese in WI on Jun 21

In a fitting tribute to June Dairy Month, the Fond du Lac Public Library’s History at Home series will feature For the Love of Cheeses at 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 21. Complementing the fascinating history will be plenty of tasty artisan cheese samples. The programs are free; no registration required.

Everyday Tech: Cooking online Jun 14

Technology is everywhere, all the time. It can seem overwhelming. The Fond du Lac Public Library, with help from its friends, is offering help through a monthly series – Everyday Tech – at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month in the library’s Idea Studio. The programs are free; no registration required.

4th Teen Photo Contest winners

A moody black and white photo of a rainy day struck a chord with judges, awarding tenth-grader Devon Krueger of Oakfield the grand prize – a $250 gift card – in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s fourth annual Teen Photo Contest.

Judges also awarded one winner in each of the three contest categories: Anything Goes, Typography and Books on the Move. The winners:

‘Wisconsin Remembers’ panels Apr 30-May 5

Wisconsin Remembers: A Face for Every Name, a display of 17 panels that put faces to the names of Wisconsinites listed on the Vietnam Wall, will be at the Fond du Lac Public Library April 30 to May 5.

Call for 2019 calendar art

The Fond du Lac Public Library invites area photographers and artists to submit images for a 2019 My Favorite Fondy wall calendar. For the second year, the library will be creating a calendar that captures the essence of living in the Fond du Lac area. Digital entries are due to the library no later than July 15.

Everyone is invited to submit – amateurs, professionals, all ages. Judges will select 12 images and the resulting calendar, My Favorite Fondy 2019, will be sold as a library fundraiser.

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