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Superhero Princess Party May 31

It’s going to be a celebration of princesses and superheroes. Children ages 12 and younger are invited to come to the Fond du Lac Public Library Children’s Room from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 31, with their cape, crown, tutu, mask or any favorite hero and/or princess gear for a power-packed afternoon of fun. Free. No registration required.

May brimming with bargains at BookCellar

Celebrate the return of sunny skies and warm weather by shopping at the Fond du Lac Public Library BookCellar in May:

  • Saturday, May 10, and Monday, May 12: Ready, Set, Grow Sale, all gardening books half price.
  • Saturday, May 17, and Monday, May 19: Hooray for Hollywood Sale, movie and TV-themed books just 50 cents.

The BookCellar will be closed Saturday, May 24, and Monday, May 26, for the Memorial Day weekend. Normal hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Mondays from noon to 7 p.m.

Free custard for kids

Kids love to color and they love frozen custard, so this is a win-win. Kids ages 11 and younger can pick up a special coloring sheet at the Fond du Lac Public Library Children’s Desk throughout April. All they have to do is draw a picture about their favorite book, turn the picture in to the library and they get a coupon for a free scoop of custard. The coupon is redeemable at any neighborhood Culvers.

A story of friendship set at a vintage clothing shop in Madison

Three women, Violet, April, and Amithi, deal with their problems and bond at the Hourglass Vintage shop in Madison in the debut novel Vintage by Susan Gloss. This is a feel-good story that should appeal to people who like Cecelia Ahern, Elizabeth Berg, and Debbie Macomber. Each chapter starts with a description of a vintage item that is featured in that chapter’s storyline.

Remembering FDL's fallen on May 15

Army veteran and historian Wayne King will present Remembering Memorial Day at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 15, a program in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s History at Home series. The program is free; no registration required.

Learn our geo-history at 'Glacial Landscapes' May 7

How was the Ledge formed? What force dug out Lake Winnebago? Wisconsin’s Glacial Landscapes – with an emphasis on the geological history of the Fond du Lac area – will be presented at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

'Composting at Home' May 21

The Fond du Lac Public Library will offer a free class, Composting at Home at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 21. The class is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

David Demezas, of UW-FDL, will talk about how to compost with kitchen scraps, yard waste and trimmings. He’ll discuss what can and cannot be used as compost and offer suggestions on how to set up composting areas or make composting bins.

'Intro to Arduino' 2-part class May 13 & 20

Unleash your inner inventor at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s two-part class, Intro to the Arduino at 6 p.m. Tuesdays May 13 and May 20.

Shotgun Lovesongs, debut novel by Wisconsin author Nickolas Butler

I am interested in books with a Wisconsin connection and was excited to see this debut Wisconsin author speak at the Public Library Association convention in March. Shotgun Lovesongs is set in the small fictional town of Little Wing near Eau Claire and is narrated alternately by Henry, Lee, Ronny, Kip, and Beth who are all in their early 30s. Henry is a farmer and married to Beth. Lee has become a famous musician. Ronny is a former rodeo star and recovering alcoholic who now has brain damage.

Celebrate Planet Earth April 22

Kids ages 6-12 are invited to drop in after school to celebrate the 44th annual Earth Day at the Fond du Lac Public Library. From 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, kids can stop in to make a planet-friendly craft to take home and enjoy a healthy after-school snack. The program is free; no registration required.

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