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Artist-library collaboration featured in new book

A collage created by local artist Mel Kolstad is featured in a new book, The Artist’s Library, created by the founders of the Madison-based The Library as Incubator Project.

Historical Society Attic Show in gallery


The Fond du Lac County Historical Society is bringing treasures out of storage for an exhibit, From the Attic, at the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery from June 4 to July 2.

Summer 2014: Reading is Brain Food

Summer’s a great time to upgrade the body’s hard drive: the brain. And the best way to do that is to read, read, read. Summer reading programs at the Fond du Lac Public Library – Reading is Brain Food – reward kids, teens and adults for giving their brains a boost.

Zentangle Crafternoon sign-up starts June 7


Sign-up starts Saturday, June 7, for the June 21 Zentangle Coaster/Bookmark Crafternoon class at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The class meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Space is limited, and registration is required beginning at 9 a.m. June 7 at the Calendar or by calling the Help Desk at (920) 322-3929.

'How Cows Created Wisconsin' on June 19

Author Ed Janus will talk about the history of the state’s dairy industry in his talk, How Cows Created Wisconsin at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

“This is the great American success story, as written by cows and the men and women who learned to care for them,” Janus said.

Superhero Princess Party May 31

It’s going to be a celebration of princesses and superheroes. Children ages 12 and younger are invited to come to the Fond du Lac Public Library Children’s Room from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 31, with their cape, crown, tutu, mask or any favorite hero and/or princess gear for a power-packed afternoon of fun. Free. No registration required.

May brimming with bargains at BookCellar

Celebrate the return of sunny skies and warm weather by shopping at the Fond du Lac Public Library BookCellar in May:

Free custard for kids

Kids love to color and they love frozen custard, so this is a win-win. Kids ages 11 and younger can pick up a special coloring sheet at the Fond du Lac Public Library Children’s Desk throughout April. All they have to do is draw a picture about their favorite book, turn the picture in to the library and they get a coupon for a free scoop of custard. The coupon is redeemable at any neighborhood Culvers.

A story of friendship set at a vintage clothing shop in Madison

Three women, Violet, April, and Amithi, deal with their problems and bond at the Hourglass Vintage shop in Madison in the debut novel Vintage by Susan Gloss. This is a feel-good story that should appeal to people who like Cecelia Ahern, Elizabeth Berg, and Debbie Macomber. Each chapter starts with a description of a vintage item that is featured in that chapter’s storyline.

Remembering FDL's fallen on May 15

Army veteran and historian Wayne King will present Remembering Memorial Day at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 15, a program in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s History at Home series. The program is free; no registration required.

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