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Library detritus inspires February exhibit

There’s beauty in the small things, the forgotten things, the leftovers. Local artists have taken inspiration from the stuff normally sent to the trash bin for the exhibit, The Detritus Project: Turning Library Cast-offs into Art, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery February 3-March 2. A public reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Soups & Chowders Recipe Swap Feb 24

Brrrrrr. If there ever was soup weather, it’s this winter. Soups come in so many flavors, varieties and styles, they’re perfect for a recipe swap potluck at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Browser Open looking for golf fans

The Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library are busy planning a fun and family friendly event on March 13, 2016: the second annual Browser Open. It will be a great antidote to late winter cabin fever. The fundraiser will feature a creative mini-golf course inside the library with 18 unique holes designed for children and adults.

Sign up for Team Trivia March 1 & 3

Grab a friend who’s into sports. Another history buff. And maybe a science nerd. Voila: you have the perfect Team Trivia roster. Or not. You’d probably do just as well by corralling a few friends for the 16th annual Team Trivia. The quizmasters are notorious for their off-the-wall questions, stumping college professors and algebra drop-outs alike.

United for Diversity annual meeting Feb 8

The annual meeting of United for Diversity will be held Monday, February 8, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. A potluck will start at 5 p.m. (bring a favorite ethnic dish to share), and the meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to all; no registration required.

2 authors at bookstore Feb 6

Two area authors of memoirs will be selling and signing copies of their books from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, February 6, at Chapter 52 Bookstore.

'Big History of Futures Past' begins Feb 3

What did ancient people know about space travel? About technology? About superhighways? Some say cave drawings and other artifacts left behind tell a story of deep understanding, and perhaps direct contact.

Resolve to learn something new in the New Year

Although I usually read fiction, I enjoy a nonfiction book now and then. One book that I found enjoyable and educational was Wisconsin Agriculture: a History by Jerry Apps. This illustrated book is very readable yet informative and covers geology, history, and current issues in Wisconsin agriculture.

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