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Sign up for Oct 3 Scrabble Bee

If you know what sesquioxidizing* is, you need to sign up right away for the Fond du Lac Literacy Services Scrabble Bee on October 3. Because if you do understand the art of sesquioxidizing, you probably already know that the word is on record as being the highest-scoring-ever in a game of Scrabble.

But if you’re like 99.99 percent of humanity, you’re more interested in having a good time and perhaps doing a good deed. These, too, will be on order at the Scrabble Bee at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

'When I'm 65' Aug 20 explains Medicare, Social Security

Retirement can be a great time of life, but understanding the intricacies of the paperwork can cause headaches. The Fond du Lac Public Library is offering a free class, When I’m 65, at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 20.

Presented by Julie Hilbert, senior benefit specialist from the Fond du Lac County Dept. of Senior Services, the class will provide information on insurance, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Social Security.

'How to Eat Fried Worms' on Aug 20

The Solutions Center will show the movie How to Eat Fried Worms at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

The free movie (rated PG) is adapted from the popular book that tells the story of 11-year-old Billy, who bravely stands up to the school bully by accepting a total gross-out challenge.

Buses to Books extended through August

The city Transit Dept. has extended the Buses to Books program through the month of August.

Every Thursday, kids ages 6 to 17 can ride to and from the Fond du Lac Public Library for free when show their library cards. Kids ages 6 to 9 must be accompanied by an adult; adults pay full fare.

BookCellar Bag Sale July 13

The BookCellar’s annual bag sale will take place Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library. The sale is being held in conjunction with the downtown Sidewalk Sale.

We're diggin' into summer!

If you haven't stopped in the Children's Room yet, add it to your to-do list for this week! We have packed the week full of interactive fun.

Summer volunteer fair for kids June 19

Kids from age 9 through high school can sign up for summer volunteer projects at the Summer Youth Volunteer Fair at the Fond du Lac Public Library on Wednesday, June 19, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Wanted: Kids who 'dig' art for July exhibit

Ask a kid what’s cool, and you’ll get as many answers as there are kids. Ask them to paint or draw or sculpt something they love, and you’ll be delighted by the creativity.

Author talks of the rise, fall of Rust Belt

In the years during and after World War II, the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region became the greatest manufacturing center in the world. Decades of prosperity followed.

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