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‘Murder, Mayhem & Scallywags’ Aug. 18

Lower Town Fond du Lac, circa 1800s, was located at Scott Street Landing. There, where the road met the river, workers from nearby lumber mills and foundries poured into 24-hour saloons and nearly every night somebody was up to no good.

Wisconsin Regional Art show at gallery in Aug

The Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery is the site of the annual Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) show August 3 through September 6.

'When I'm 65' class Aug. 15

Retirement can be a great time of life, but understanding the intricacies of the paperwork can cause headaches. The Fond du Lac Public Library is offering a free class, “When I’m 65,” at 10 a.m. Monday, August 15.

Key chain Crafternoon Aug. 20

Using scraps of fabric, felt and a few buttons, crafters will make a key chain at the 1 p.m. Saturday, August 20, Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio.

The program is free and open to adults and teens in middle school or older. Space is strictly limited. All supplies will be provided. Under-aged children and walk-ins are not allowed.

Idea Studio wants ideas to Fill the Hexagon

 

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s new Idea Studio makerspace is up and running with tools and equipment for public use, space for gatherings, classes and more. The studio’s entrance on the lower level of the Main Library is announced with distinctive hexagon-shadowbox wall art.

Chapter 52 Bookstore warms up with July sales

Summer is in full swing, and so are savings at the Fond du Lac Public Library's used-books-and-more Chapter 52 Bookstore. Through July, the store is offering two sales:

Red Cross blood drive July 27

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at the Fond du Lac Public Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. Donors must be 17 years old (or 16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Donors can schedule their appointment at www.redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

FDL Visual Arts at gallery in July

The 14 artists in Fond du Lac Visual Arts will exhibit a wide variety of work – painting, collage, photography, jewelry, sculpture and fabric art – at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery from July 6 to August 2. The public is invited to an artists’ reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 7. Refreshments will be served.

Dave Haase recounts 2016 RAAM at FDL Library July 20

Despite a detour to the emergency room with possible pneumonia and forced bed rest, Dave Haase rallied to finished second overall and first among U.S. riders on June 24 in the 2016 Race Across America (RAAM), the world’s toughest bicycle race.

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