Fond du Lac County is home to amazingly creative teens. Their ingenuity was on full display during separate judging sessions for the Fond du Lac Public Library’s two spring contests: Upcycled Glam and Teen Photo.
The Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library invite the public to their annual meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, featuring a presentation by Susan Fiebig, local author of two travel guides, “The Bloody Trail: In Quest of the Best Wisconsin Bloody Marys” and “Adventures on the Bloody Trail: The Quest Continues.” Refreshments will be served.
Take a trip back to Fond du Lac’s Lakeside Park in the 1920s, and what do you see? Local historian Tracy Reinhardt will present Lakeside Park Through Langdon’s Eyes two times at the Fond du Lac Public Library on Thursday, May 19, at 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m. The programs are free; no registration required.
The first line of this debut novel, Contrary Motion by Andy Mozina, sets the tone for the story: “I’m a Midwesterner, born and raised in Milwaukee, where they manufacture beer and the heavy machinery you should not operate while drinking it.” Main character Matt Grzbc (pronounced Ger-bik) is a harpist barely getting by living in Chicago. He is divorced from Milena but isn’t really over her even though he has a new girlfriend, Cynthia.
After the discovery of an abundance of natural clay on William Beebe’s Oakfield farm in 1854 and plenty of limestone available from the Ledge, the operation that became the Oakfield Brickyards and Lime Kilns, in its heyday, churned out about 4 million bricks a year.
Nobody’s Hero is the story of a WWII Marine sniper coming to terms – decades later – with that violent time. Writer Karla R. Jensen tells the story of Del Schultz, a Dodge County farm boy who became the top U.S. sniper and scout in the Mariana Islands. He kept his war record secret from his family for 70 years.
The Open Door Artists will be presenting their 8th annual themed show April 6 to May 3 at the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery. The theme this year is Reinventing Urban, which harkens back to the group’s first show, Reinventing Rural.
Preschoolers tend to be imaginative, carefree and creative. So it’s no surprise that their artwork is just as fun. An exhibit dedicated to their work will be on display at the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery March 2 to April 5.
The exodus of famine-fleeing Irish in the mid-1800s brought a surge of Irish people to the Midwest and, eventually, central Wisconsin. Local historian Tracy Reinhardt (whose father's family traces its roots to Inishcarra, County Cork) will present The Irish of Fond du Lac, at 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m.