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'Reinventing Urban' in gallery in April

The Open Door Artists will be presenting their 8th annual themed show April 6 to May 3 at the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery. The theme this year is Reinventing Urban, which harkens back to the group’s first show, Reinventing Rural.

Preschoolers' art in gallery in March

Preschoolers tend to be imaginative, carefree and creative. So it’s no surprise that their artwork is just as fun. An exhibit dedicated to their work will be on display at the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery March 2 to April 5.

'Irish of FDL' history programs March 17

The exodus of famine-fleeing Irish in the mid-1800s brought a surge of Irish people to the Midwest and, eventually, central Wisconsin. Local historian Tracy Reinhardt (whose father's family traces its roots to Inishcarra, County Cork) will present The Irish of Fond du Lac, at 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m.

Red Cross blood drive March 31

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at the Fond du Lac Public Library from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31. Donors must be 17 years old (or 16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Donors can schedule their appointment at www.redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Library detritus inspires February exhibit

There’s beauty in the small things, the forgotten things, the leftovers. Local artists have taken inspiration from the stuff normally sent to the trash bin for the exhibit, The Detritus Project: Turning Library Cast-offs into Art, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery February 3-March 2. A public reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Soups & Chowders Recipe Swap Feb 24

Brrrrrr. If there ever was soup weather, it’s this winter. Soups come in so many flavors, varieties and styles, they’re perfect for a recipe swap potluck at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Browser Open looking for golf fans

The Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library are busy planning a fun and family friendly event on March 13, 2016: the second annual Browser Open. It will be a great antidote to late winter cabin fever. The fundraiser will feature a creative mini-golf course inside the library with 18 unique holes designed for children and adults.

Sign up for Team Trivia March 1 & 3

Grab a friend who’s into sports. Another history buff. And maybe a science nerd. Voila: you have the perfect Team Trivia roster. Or not. You’d probably do just as well by corralling a few friends for the 16th annual Team Trivia. The quizmasters are notorious for their off-the-wall questions, stumping college professors and algebra drop-outs alike.

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