Wisconsin

Learn to make mozzarella, ricotta Apr 12

You live in Wisconsin: cheese is in your DNA, so why not make your own?

'Big History' extended to Mar 29

Inclement weather on March 1 canceled the popular Fond du Lac Public Library weekly program, “Big History of Overlooked America: First People to the Civil War,” so the series has been extended a week and will run through March 29. The programs are free; no registration required.

Story of state's 1st public school teacher Mar 16

In 1828, a young, highly educated Stockbridge Indian named Electa Quinney arrived in Statesburg in the Michigan Territory, brought west from New York to teach Indian students. It was 20 years before Wisconsin became a state. Statesburg, situated on a bend in the Fox River, is now known as Kaukauna, and Quinney is credited as Wisconsin’s first public school teacher.

Budding historians invited to My Hometown May 17, 24

Historians Dr. Rick Whaley and Herman Bender know there’s much to learn and uncover about our local history. In their annual wintertime history presentations at the Fond du Lac Public Library, now into year four, they’ve uncovered an enormous local appetite for the stories of our past.

'Big History' series looks at overlooked America

Dr. Rick Whaley and Herman Bender return to the Fond du Lac Public Library for Big History of Overlooked America: First People to the Civil War, a series of eight weekly presentations starting at 6 p.m. February 1. The duo’s entertaining and thought-provoking presentations will involve great deal of show and tell involving artifacts from Bender’s personal collection.

Share parade photos at FDL Picture Show Feb. 16

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s popular History at Home series on February 16 will feature the start of a new, quarterly event for 2017: Fond du Lac Picture Shows. At 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m., Tracy Reinhardt of the Fond du Lac County Historical Society will share a slideshow of archival photos of the great parades in the area’s past.

Call for My Favorite Fondy Calendar art

Inspired by the breadth of talent on display, month after month, in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Community Gallery, the library is issuing a call to area artists to submit art – photography included – for a 2018 wall calendar project, My Favorite Fondy.

Everyone is invited to submit – amateurs, professionals, photographers, all ages. Judges will select 12 images that capture the essence of living in the Fond du Lac area, and the resulting calendar, My Favorite Fondy, will be sold as a library fundraiser.

Trafficking & the Porn Industry Jan 9

In a program to mark January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Trafficking and the Pornography Industry, will be presented at 6 p.m. Monday, January 9, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

Beer Hut & Outdoor Theatre remembered Jan 19

 

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s popular History at Home series kicks off the New Year with a beloved local topic: Memories of the Beer Hut and Lake Park Outdoor Theatre will be presented at 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 19. The programs are free; no registration required.

Memory Cafes meet every fourth Thursday

Often persons living with Alzheimer’s disease become isolated. Going out to see friends or socializing becomes daunting. But since personal interaction is a healthy way to keep the disease at bay, the Alzheimer’s Association provides Memory Cafés to offer a solution.

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