Puccini’s beloved opera La Boheme was a smash hit when it debuted in Italy in 1896. Today, it's one of the most-frequently performed operas in the world. Local aficionado the Rev. Jack Stubbs will host a lively discussion of the work at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
The ins and outs of selling on eBay will be covered in free classes at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Three classes will be offered in February: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 19; 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 26. The class will be repeated at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12.
Prospective college students and their parents can get help with filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Lauren Lopez from Great Lakes Higher Education will hold a free open workshop from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, February 18, in the library’s Mid-States Aluminum Training Room, in the lower level. Computers will be available, or students can bring their laptops, for applications to be filled out on site.
Thirty award-winning works of art by Wisconsin children and adults with disabilities will be featured in Creative Power: VSA Wisconsin’s Traveling Exhibition February 1 through 25 in the Fond du Lac Public Library gallery.
Close Is Fine is a collection of 8 short stories featuring people who live and work on farms, at blue-collar jobs, and in the forests and taverns of Wisconsin, especially the area around Antigo and Shawano, and is a good choice for people who appreciate reflective, character-driven stories with a Wisconsin connection. These are not stories of dramatic redemption or tearful endings. The appeal of the stories is in the description of one particular event that happens to an ordinary individual at one point in time.
Are you smart? Do you have smart friends? Do you like to have a good time while helping a great cause? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, the 13th Annual Team Trivia is the event for you.
Teams of four can sign up now for the March 5 and March 7 event at Whispering Springs Golf Club. Team members pay $25 for adults and $15 for teens (ages 13-18). The event includes a cash bar and a $12.50 per person Pulled Pork Sandwich dinner. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., accompanied by live music from Daryl Rogers, and the quizzing begins at 6:30 p.m.
The members of Fond du Lac Visual Arts have collaborated in an annual show at the Fond du Lac Public Library gallery through December. The range of work is vast: jewelry, ceramics, watercolor, collage, oils … it’s a multimedia exhibit that showcases the diversity of the group.
Just in time to avert the mini-crisis on your holiday shopping list: What to get that helpful neighbor/adorable niece/plucky cat sitter? The Fond du Lac Public Library’s BookCellar sells $5 gift certificates.
The BookCellar, located in the library’s lower level, is Fond du Lac’s only used books store. It sells books, movies, music and more at great prices: most books are $1, kids’ books and paperbacks are 50 cents. It also has rare, vintage and collectible books at very affordable prices. The store is run primarily by volunteers, and proceeds benefit library programming.