Wisconsin

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.

Calling all '80s board games

Have a box of forgotten board games? Maybe Scattergories? Operation? Pictionary? The Fond du Lac Public Library seeks donations of 1980s-era board games for an event in the fall.

End of Always by Randi Davenport

End of Always is historical fiction set in 1907 Waukesha and concerns domestic abuse and family violence. It is based on the author’s family history. The tone can be quite grim, but the story is not without hope. This is a good choice for people who like to read historical fiction with Wisconsin settings, but be prepared for some scenes of violence which may be upsetting.

Solar Light Centerpiece sign-up starts July 5

Sign-up starts Saturday, July 5, for the July 19 Solar Light Centerpiece Crafternoon class at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The class meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Explosion of Art in July

The members of Fond du Lac Visual Arts offer Explosion of Art in July, in the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery July 3 to A

Wisconsin's First Scientist July 24

He’s been called Wisconsin’s first scientist. Increase Lapham was an early chronicler of plants, rocks, rivers, mounds and all things Wisconsin.

At 6 p.m. Thursday, July 24, authors Martha Bergland and Paul Hayes will present a program on the remarkable life and achievements of Lapham (1811-1875). The program is free; no registration required.

FDL's Forgotten Pipe Man July 17

Historian and author Sally Powers-Albertz will present Fond du Lac’s Forgotten Pipe Man, the 1909 story of Jared Taylor, a member of the Taylor Park family and pipe man (hose tender) for the FDL Fire Dept. at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

Lake Winnebago spill discussion July 16

County Executive Allen Buechel will be joined by Beth Erdman from the Dept. of Natural Resources to discuss and answer questions about the recent Lake Winnebago manure spill and other polluted runoff at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

Intro to 3-D Printing

They’re all the rage, but what can 3-D printers really do and how do they work?

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