Teens in grades 6 through 12 don’t have to retire to their Fortress of Solitude (i.e., bedrooms) to kick back and have fun this summer. Behold! The Power of Reading offers free activities all summer long.
Not able to leap over tall buildings in a single bound? Outmatched by a locomotive? It’s OK. You can read, and that’s all you need to do to exercise your superpowers this summer at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
Learn how, over its 149 years, The Little Farmer has grown from a simple family farm to a bustling agri-tourism site at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s History at Home program at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 18. The program is free, no registration required.
These are the days of wanderlust; the road beckons. Every good traveler – or dreamer – knows that memories are for capturing. The June Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library is just the thing. Crafters will use upcycled maps to weave and cover a journal, perfect for the season (or a great Father’s Day gift).
Two senior citizens find love and danger in the driftless area around Soldiers Grove and Viroqua in Paul Zimmer’s novel The Mysteries of Soldiers Grove. This is a quick read with some humor, some serious points about growing old, and a happy ending. Told in alternate chapters by Cyril and Louise who both live at the assisted living center in Soldiers Grove. Cyril is alone in the world. He had a hard childhood with drunken parents and sought comfort in reading biographies in the encyclopedia.
Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser will stop at the Fond du Lac Public Library for “A Conversation” event at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 12. Blaeser will discuss the role of poetry in public life as well as the importance of the poet laureate position in Wisconsin.
Then, at 7 p.m., Blaeser will give a reading and talk across the street at Thelma Center for the Arts.
Agnesian HealthCare’s monthly domestic violence awareness program, Shine On Sessions, takes on the topic, “Why Do They Stay?” at 6 p.m. Monday, May 18, at Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.
The session, facilitated by Amy Rodriguez, will discuss the dynamics of a violent relationship and the barriers that non-abusive partners find in trying to leave the relationship.
Shine On Sessions are held the third Monday of every month from 6-7 p.m. and highlight a different focus with a goal ending violence in homes. Sessions coming up:
In a fitting Wisconsin salute to National Historic Preservation Month, the Fond du Lac Historic Preservation Commission will host a presentation on historic architecture and Wisconsin taverns at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.