Wisconsin

FDL Reads 2016: 'Struck By Genius'

In 2002, Jason Padgett was just an average guy. Not the best student; he had graduated from high school a few years back, just. He got by selling futons and spending his off time pumping iron and partying. But a brutal attack changed all that. Muggers jumped him outside a bar and left him on the sidewalk, a victim of severe head trauma.

Ripon author at Chapter 52 Oct 1

Karl L. Stewart, author of two Legend of See Bird Westerns and The Seventh Cruise, a World War II novel, will sell and sign copies of his books 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 1, at Chapter 52 Bookstore.

History of deer hunting in WI Oct 20

Why is deer hunting such a big deal in Wisconsin?

Outdoor writer and wildlife biologist Bob Willging will answer that question in his History at Home programs at 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 20, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

Fondue festivities at Idea Studio Sept 10

Stop in at the Idea Studio during the downtown Fondue Fest to make-and-take Shrinky Dink jewelry and keychains. All supplies will be provided. Free; no registration required.

Hearing loop info, demo on Oct 11

The Fond du Lac Public Library downtown recently installed hearing loops in their two largest meeting rooms and service desks. Hearing loops help persons with hearing aids or cochlear implants to hear presentations and conversations more clearly by sending electromagnetic signals to their listening devices.

Everyone invited to Rolo Day Sept 12

The community art project underway at the Fond du Lac Public Library Idea Studio is called Rolo – short for Rolodex – and the new makerspace invites everyone for a special Rolo Day 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, September 12.

Underground Publisher program Sept 27

Do you have a passion to create? A strong opinion? Want to express your thoughts and ideas? You can be a publisher – an underground publisher. The world of zines will be explored at 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio.

Sign up now for Sept 27 Scrabble Bee

Calling all sharp cookies, competitors, social animals and good-deed-doers. The September 27 Scrabble Bee will challenge your brain as you have fun and benefit a great cause: Fond du Lac Literacy Services.

Sept. 15 history program delves into Civil War

Local boys and men who signed up to fight for the Union during the Civil War were attached to the Iron Brigade, the only all-Western unit in the Union’s Eastern army, the Army of the Potomac.

Fantasy-fueled art in gallery in Sept

When writers write, they involve all their senses. Their imaginations conjure the sights, sounds, flavors, scents and textures of the worlds they create. So it makes perfect sense that a writer with a gift for visual arts would extend her creation on the sketch pad.

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