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Family Storytimes start Sept 18

Fond du Lac Public Library will launch Family Storytimes starting September 18. The program for parents and kids ages 12 months to 5 years will be repeated four times a week through October 18, with a new program each week.

Adapt your home to suit your needs - class Sept 18

A seminar on the many ways that people can use everyday items to adapt their homes and maintain their independence – Dish Towel or Door Opener? – will be offered at 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free and open to the public; no registration required.

'When I'm 65' class on Sept 11

Retirement can be a great time of life, but understanding the intricacies of the paperwork can cause headaches. The library is offering a free class, When I’m 65, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 11.

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.

Fun, easy, creative Crafternoons starts Sept 15

Handmade is better. Nothing beats the love, meaning and care that come with a gift made by hand. A home decorated with hand-crafted items is unique. Besides, making stuff is a lot of fun.

The Fond du Public Library kick-starts the fun this fall with Crafternoons, a new program for adults and teens. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every third Saturday, library staff and local crafters will host a different how-to, make-and-take fun project.

Adult book clubs open to new members

The slow turn from summer to fall sends all sorts of signals to our bodies and minds. Even if a person’s back-to-school days are long gone, this can be a time when books and reading get extra attention. So it’s a perfect time to consider a book club.

Both of the Fond du Lac Public Library’s book clubs are accepting new members. Ladies of the Evening Book Group meets 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month, and the Afternoon Delight Book Group meets 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month.

Q&A with new library director

Jon Mark Bolthouse, 47, is a technology expert, father of 11-year-old Ivy, husband to Monica Walk and, in his spare time, an accomplished (and busy) keyboard and guitar player for the Madison-based band Fuzzy Side Up. He took over as director of the Fond du Lac Public Library on July 23.

This Bright River

This Bright River is a thought-provoking read combining the two qualities of having a Wisconsin connection and being a “book club” type book.

The story begins with a prologue of a man hitting another man on the head with the intent to kill him. The significance of this is gradually revealed piece by piece as the story spans the years from the 1990s to 2011.

Tablet/e-reader program repeated Aug 15

Back by popular demand. A team of experts from the Fond du Lac Best Buy store and the Fond du Lac Public Library will again present How to Use Tablets and E-readers at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, at the library.

Experience Alaska on Aug 22

Veteran travelers Valerie and Wayne Graczyk will share their photos, memories and stories from a recent seven-day trip at Experience Alaska, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 22, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free. No registration required.

Learn geocaching Aug 8

Rediscover how fun it can be to play outside at night in the summertime through the family-friendly phenomenon of geocaching.

Avid local geocachers Kyle Schmitz and Vanessa Theel will offer Intro to Geocaching at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

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