Inspired by the classic creepiness of Dracula, which is the selection for Fond du Lac Reads this year, area artists have tapped into their dark sides for the exhibit, “All Hallows Eve” at the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery from October 7 through November 4. The show includes a variety of works in myriad media.
Be the un-Dracula: donate blood to save lives. The Fond du Lac Public Library is hosting a Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, to support the community and to celebrate its Fond du Lac Reads book, Dracula, by Bram Stoker.
Donors must be 17 years old (or 16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health.
The whole family is invited to a Día de los muertos celebration 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 24, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Children’s Room.
Translated as day of the dead, Día de los muertos is celebrated throughout Mexico and acknowledged around the world in other cultures. It focuses on remembering family members and friends who have died.
Last Bus to Wisdom is a charming, funny, heartwarming, and autobiographical novel set mainly in Montana and briefly in Manitowoc. Donal is an eleven-year-old orphan living in Montana with his grandmother who is a cook on the Double W ranch. In the summer of 1951, his grandmother needs surgery, and Donal is sent on the Greyhound Bus (which he calls the dog bus) to Manitowoc to stay with his Great Aunt Kate and Great Uncle Herman.
Book artist, professor and maker Steve Miller will explore the power of making things by hand in Making in a Digital World, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 15, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required. Miller’s presentation is sponsored by UW-Fond du Lac, where he will give his talk on campus the same day.
The Clean Waters Project and Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association will present Agricultural Efforts for Healthy Waters at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
Agnesian HealthCare’s monthly domestic violence awareness program, Shine On Sessions, will review the dynamics of a violent relationship in the program, Teen Dating Violence, at 6 p.m. Monday, September 21, at Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.
The overview, facilitated by Amy Rodriguez, Agnesian HealthCare's Domestic Violence Program prevention educator, will cover the warning signs of a violent relationship.
Incredible digital creativity will be on display in Altered Images, photographer Dale Van Minsel’s show in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery September 2 to October 7. The exhibit features a collection of photographs captured with both a conventional camera and an iPhone. The images in the show were edited using mobile apps.
Since the earliest days of railroading, Fond du Lac has been a hub. In her program, Following the Train Tracks, at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 17, local historian Tracy Reinhardt will share stories and photos from Fond du Lac’s early days of railroading, including depots and famous wrecks.