The Fond du Lac Public Library’s annual Fond du Lac Reads celebration in October focused on the novel, Wingshooters, by Nina Revoyr. During the month, the community was invited to “write” poems in the library’s Book Spine Poetry Contest – Talking About Tolerance. Poems were written using the words on the spines of books, movies or CDs.
On Wednesday, Mary Wehner and Paula Sergi of the Foot of the Lake Poetry Collective judged the entries and awarded first, second and third place prizes.
Local psychologist Dr. Matt Doll will present Not One of Us: The Psychology of Prejudice at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
Doll will present information and discuss the psychological nature of racism, intolerance, family ties, bullying and loyalty in a program suitable for parents and middle-school-aged and older children. He’ll explore how grownups can help children understand and deal with problems they face when among friends and at school. The program is free; no registration required.
One thing the folks at the Fond du Lac Public Library know for sure is that Reading ROCKS! They’re going to prove it on Tuesday, November 20, at a free event for kids ages 3 to 8. From 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., kids are invited to come to the Children’s Room for stories, games, crafts and more. There will be a drawing for door prizes at 6 p.m. (must be present to win).
Mel Kolstad brings history to life with a collection of paper collages and mixed media pieces in her show, My Downtown: A Collection of Collages Celebrating Fond du Lac on display throughout November in the Fond du Lac Public Library gallery.
House to clean. Presents to buy. Packages to mail. Cookies to bake. Finances to juggle. The stress-o-meter flies into the red zone during the holiday mad dash. Sandra Peterson thinks there’s a better way.
Hunting season is upon us, and that means Wisconsin’s beautiful wild areas soon will be teeming with people toting weapons. How can a non-hunter safely enjoy the outdoors this time of year?
The Fond du Lac Public Library will offer Hunting Safety for the Non-hunter at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 1. Jackie Scharfenberg, forest naturalist/environmental educator at Kettle Moraine State Forest, and Alan Erickson, conservation warden for the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources, will talk about how to stay safe while sharing the state’s trails and woods.
She’s lived in Germany, Georgia, Belgium, Kansas, Maine and Virginia, but Sarah Newton has wanted to live in the Midwest for many years. As the new children’s services coordinator at the Fond du Lac Public Library, the 27-year-old former military kid finally has her wish.
Extended until October 31, the Fond du Lac Reads Book Spine Poetry Contest: Talking About Tolerance challenges visitors to the Main Library to "write” a poem about tolerance using the words on the spines of books, movies or CDs at the library.