Wisconsin

City Council candidates' forum March 15

Six candidates are vying for four open City Council seats in the April 3 municipal election. The Fond du Lac Public Library, in cooperation with local media, will hold a candidates’ forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15.

The candidates will face questions from a panel of local journalists in a session moderated by Marty Ryan, former councilman and council president. The candidates also will address their backgrounds, qualifications, personal histories and reasons for seeking local office.

Sandra Kring and Her Bright Ideas

Wisconsin author Sandra Kring’s new book A Life of Bright Ideas has just been published. It is a sequel to The Book of Bright Ideas with many of the same characters. Kring writes about small town life, family, and friendship in a down-to-earth, humorous, conversational tone. It is best to start with Book of Bright Ideas to understand the characters and so that the ending from the first book is not spoiled.

Credit score class March 14

A person’s credit score – and its accuracy – can affect purchasing, loan rates and sometimes job prospects. The library will present a Money Smart U class, How to Build and Improve Your Credit Score, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 14.

Tammy Matzdorf, program director of Consumer Credit Counseling Service, will discuss how to improve a credit score, clean up credit and how to obtain a free credit report. Matzdorf has degrees in Accounting and Education.

Health reform program March 8

Health Reform: What it Means for Wisconsin Families will be presented at the main Fond du Lac Public Library at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 8. Presenter Kevin Kane will provide nonpartisan information on what the Affordable Care Act and other health policy changes mean for you, your family and your pocketbook.

Help for Homeless hygiene drive March 1-25

The library’s three locations will be drop-off sites for the annual Help for the Homeless hygiene drive March 1 through March 25.

Donations of new cleaning and personal care items, such as laundry soap, hair and dental items, diapers and bathroom tissue, will be collected and distributed locally to the Fondy Food Pantry, New Beginnings, Salvation Army and Solutions Center.

The local drive is part of a regional effort that includes Oshkosh, the Fox Cities, Manitowoc and Brown County and spearheaded by Appleton radio station 91.9/91.5 The Family.

Charity Club donates to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Charity Club, Inc., has donated $1,500 to the Fond du Lac Public Library’s early literacy program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Find 3 smart friends for Team Trivia

What’s the only bird that can see the color blue? In which Wisconsin town was the ice cream sundae invented? What’s the only number with letters in alphabetical order?

These questions just might pop up at the 12th annual Team Trivia March 6 and March 8 at Whispering Springs Golf Club. Teams of four pay $100 to play at the event that benefits Fond du Lac Literacy Services.

New Book Club Kits put it all together

Book clubs no longer have to scramble to find enough copies of their reading selections. The Fond du Lac Public Library will offer Book Club Kits starting February 13.

Browser birthday party Feb 11

He’s more than 6 feet tall, covered head to toe in soft brown fur and still just 1 year old. The library’s doggy mascot, Browser, invites all his friends to his first birthday party on Saturday, February 11, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

2-part Beginning Genealogy class

It’s easy to get lost amid the myriad online resources that cater to people filling in their family trees. The Fond du Lac Public Library will hold a two-part class, Beginning Genealogy: Using FDLPL Online Resources. Part one is Tuesday, February 7; part two is Tuesday, February 21; and both are held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the McLane Meeting Room in the lower level.

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