Wisconsin

FDL Children’s Home updates Apr 20

Like many communities in the early 1900s, Fond du Lac struggled with how to care for orphaned or abandoned children. Fond du Lac decided that rather than send these children to big facilities in bigger towns and cities, they would care for them here in the Children’s Home. Active for more than 50 years, the Children’s Home was a sprawling complex located at 35 W. Follett St.

'Dial Back the Stress' Apr 13

Living in the modern world means living with stress, and stress – the saying goes – kills. Learning how to proactively deal with stress is an invaluable skill in a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Heather Schmidt will teach how to Dial Back the Stress at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio.

Dealing with Fake News Apr 13

Fake news is in the news. From the highest seat in government to internet trolls, accusations of fakery have been getting a lot of press. The consequences are real, though, for an informed citizenry. It’s hard to know what to trust.

'How to Speak Midwestern' author Apr 18

Why do we do that? Why do we put a “no” at the end of a question? As in, “It’s cold out today, no?”

Call for ‘Lovely Trees’ art for June exhibit

Artists are invited to submit samples for an exhibit in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery in June. The theme: Lovely Trees. All mediums are accepted; depending on the level of interest, either one or two pieces per artist will be shown. Artists aged 18 and older are invited to submit the following:

Learn to make mozzarella, ricotta Apr 12

You live in Wisconsin: cheese is in your DNA, so why not make your own?

'Big History' extended to Mar 29

Inclement weather on March 1 canceled the popular Fond du Lac Public Library weekly program, “Big History of Overlooked America: First People to the Civil War,” so the series has been extended a week and will run through March 29. The programs are free; no registration required.

Story of state's 1st public school teacher Mar 16

In 1828, a young, highly educated Stockbridge Indian named Electa Quinney arrived in Statesburg in the Michigan Territory, brought west from New York to teach Indian students. It was 20 years before Wisconsin became a state. Statesburg, situated on a bend in the Fox River, is now known as Kaukauna, and Quinney is credited as Wisconsin’s first public school teacher.

Budding historians invited to My Hometown May 17, 24

Historians Dr. Rick Whaley and Herman Bender know there’s much to learn and uncover about our local history. In their annual wintertime history presentations at the Fond du Lac Public Library, now into year four, they’ve uncovered an enormous local appetite for the stories of our past.

'Big History' series looks at overlooked America

Dr. Rick Whaley and Herman Bender return to the Fond du Lac Public Library for Big History of Overlooked America: First People to the Civil War, a series of eight weekly presentations starting at 6 p.m. February 1. The duo’s entertaining and thought-provoking presentations will involve great deal of show and tell involving artifacts from Bender’s personal collection.

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