FDL Artists Association show Nov 4-Dec 2

Fond du Lac Artists Association will showcase the diverse talents of its members November 4 through December 2 at the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery. The exhibit will showcase Artist of the Year Roxine McQuitty.

'Cathedral Mice' presented twice Nov 19

From their humble beginnings at a 1960 craft fair where all 25 mice sold for $1 each, to today's 3,000-mice-a-year output, the Cathedral Mice of St. Paul’s are a phenomenon and an engaging tale. Ruth Du Frane will tell their story at two programs on Thursday, November 19: at 2 pm and repeated at 6 pm at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The programs are free. No registration required.

Stories on Ice return in Nov

Kids ages 3 to 5 and their adult friends are invited to Stories on Ice – a program of stories and skating – at 10 a.m. and repeated at 5 p.m. Thursdays November 5, 12 and 19 at Blue Line Family Ice Center, 550 Fond du Lac Ave. The program is free, no registration required.

Ornament Crafternoon signup starts Nov 7

Using scrapbook paper, a Styrofoam ball and a few festive embellishments, crafters will make a unique and beautiful holiday ornament at the November 21 Crafternoon class at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Washing the Dead by Michelle Brafman

No, this is not some scary Halloween story. The unusual title Washing the Dead refers to a sacred Jewish ritual, and in this novel the ritual helps to strengthen the bond between mothers and daughters. Set in Milwaukee and alternating between the 1970s and 2009, main character Barbara is a teen in 1973 who is being raised in an Orthodox Jewish family. Their shul (church) is in an old mansion that was donated anonymously and also provides the living quarters for the rabbi's family.

All ages invited to flash mob to 'Thriller'

UPDATE: Due to the inclement weather on Halloween, the flash mob is rescheduled for Saturday, Nov 7. Meet with choreographer Julie Wilson at her studio, Shut Up and Dance, 17 Forest Ave., at 11 am. Flash mob downtown at 11:30, then mob the library at noon.

Flash mobbers should come dressed in their zombie worst and made up to look their undead-iest.

Artists explore dark sides in 'All Hallows Eve'

Inspired by the classic creepiness of Dracula, which is the selection for Fond du Lac Reads this year, area artists have tapped into their dark sides for the exhibit, “All Hallows Eve” at the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery from October 7 through November 4. The show includes a variety of works in myriad media.

Red Cross blood drive at library Oct 28

Be the un-Dracula: donate blood to save lives. The Fond du Lac Public Library is hosting a Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, to support the community and to celebrate its Fond du Lac Reads book, Dracula, by Bram Stoker.

Donors must be 17 years old (or 16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health.

Día de los muertos party at library Oct. 24

The whole family is invited to a Día de los muertos celebration 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 24, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Children’s Room.

Translated as day of the dead, Día de los muertos is celebrated throughout Mexico and acknowledged around the world in other cultures. It focuses on remembering family members and friends who have died.

Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig

Last Bus to Wisdom is a charming, funny, heartwarming, and autobiographical novel set mainly in Montana and briefly in Manitowoc. Donal is an eleven-year-old orphan living in Montana with his grandmother who is a cook on the Double W ranch. In the summer of 1951, his grandmother needs surgery, and Donal is sent on the Greyhound Bus (which he calls the dog bus) to Manitowoc to stay with his Great Aunt Kate and Great Uncle Herman.

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