Wisconsin

Canning, fermenting series Tuesdays in Sept.

It’s harvest season, the perfect time to enjoy the bounty of Wisconsin’s gardens and farms. It’s also the best time to get serious about canning, preserving and fermenting these fresh foods.

Story of the Yellowstone Trail in WI Sept. 18

Conceived in 1912, when the automobile was just starting to take hold, the Yellowstone Trail – “A Good Road from Plymouth Rock to Puget Sound” – was one of the nation’s first long-distance roadways, and it helped revolutionize the way Americans travel. In its transcontinental reach, the road traveled through the heart of Wisconsin, a path that traversed Fond du Lac on its way from Milwaukee to Eau Claire and beyond.

'Where Does the Money Go' Sept. 3

Where does the money go? If that question seems to come up a lot, it’s time to take control. At 9 a.m. Wednesday, September 3, Family Living Educator Michelle Tidemann will present Where Does the Money Go? at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

SRO for Mercury Marine history talk

 

Retired Mercury Marine executive Jim Hubbard was pleasantly surprised with the crowd that turned out for his 75 Years of Mercury Marine history program at the Fond du Lac Public Library on August 6. The McLane Meeting Room, at standing room only, was full of faces familiar to Hubbard, who moved to Indiana after retiring as vice president and chief of staff in 2008.

Two-bit Two-Step at BookCellar

Select fiction and nonfiction books are just two bits – 25 cents – at The BookCellar on Saturdays August 9 and 16 and Mondays August 11 and 18. The BookCellar, Fond du Lac’s only used book store located in the lower level of the downtown Fond du Lac Public Library, is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Mondays from noon to 7 p.m.

Sign-up Aug 2 for 'Origami Goldfish in a Bowl'

Sign-up starts Saturday, August 2, for the August 16 Origami Goldfish in a Bowl Crafternoon class at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The class meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

WI Regional Art Show Aug 6-Sept 3

The Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery is the site of the annual Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) show August 6 through September 3.

Learn money-saving tips at 'Frugal Foodie' Aug 27

Do you have sticker shock at the supermarket? Do you feel as though you can’t afford to eat better? Fear not! At 6 p.m. Wednesday August 27, local save-maven Mel Kolstad will present Frugal Foodie: How to Save Money and Still Eat Well at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

75 Years of Mercury Marine

How did today’s leading manufacturer of recreational and commercial marine engines rise from the inadvertent purchase of 300 defective motors in 1939? Retired Mercury Marine executive Jim Hubbard will present “75 Years of Mercury Marine,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 6, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required. Refreshments will be served.

It’s not e-books versus print books; it’s e-books AND print books

I generally read print books, but sometimes I read an e-book. In this case the book that I wanted to read was not available in print here at the Fond du Lac Public Library, but it was available to me as an e-book through the Library from the Wisconsin Digital Library (Overdrive). I did a virtual check-out of Wicked Watertown: History You Weren’t Supposed to Know by W. F. Jannke published as a print book in 2010 and as an e-book in 2012.

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