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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.