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Your Next Read

You've just finished the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Worlds Collide, the final book in The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer. Your first thought after you're done with the book is "That was awesome!" quickly followed by "Now what?" Trying to figure out what book to read next can be a challenge. Luckily, the library can help! The library has a number of tools that can help you find your next favorite read.

Great Gifts for Kids and Teens

Taking care of some last minute shopping? Here are some of the best books from 2017 that would make great gifts for:

Young Children

Uke Club meets Jan 6

The informal, drop-in Fond du Lac Ukulele Club will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 6, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The club is a fun get-together for uke players of all ages and skill levels to learn songs, practice and share. The program is free; no registration required. Players are encouraged to bring their own instruments.

Yarn Crafters meet Jan 11, 25

The drop-in Yarn Crafters group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursdays January 11 and January 25 at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Democracy Begins at Home: The Importance of Learning About Our American Government

Politics affect everything we do; the air we breathe, the water we drink, the amount of taxes we pay, the quality of roads upon which we drive, the kind of education your child receives, and more.

Who's Col. Mustard? Teens find out Jan 30

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to play Life-size Clue at 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The teens will serve as the famously named games pieces, such as Professor Plum, Col. Mustard and Miss Scarlet, and solve the murder mystery in a fun, life-size game. Snacks provided. The program is free; no registration required.

For more information about teen programs at the library, call (920) 322-3940.

 

Makeathon! at Idea Studio Jan 6

The Idea Studio at the Fond du Lac Public Library will kick off the New Year with Makeathon! From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, January 6, makers, hackers, doers, shakers of all disciplines age 13 and older are invited to gather and create. Makeathon! is free; no registration required. Children under age 13 are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments will be provided.

Felted soap craft Jan 20

What’s a cross between a washcloth and a bar of soap? Felted soap. Crafters will learn how to felt special wool onto a bar of soap to create an all-in-one bathing delight at the 10 a.m. Saturday, January 20, free Craftermorning program at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is open to adults and teens age 13 and older. Registration is required and begins at 9:30 a.m.

4th annual Teen Photo Contest

The smartphone era has created a renaissance in photography; and no group has embraced the art like teens. Their creativity has been the driving force behind the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Teen Photo Contest, now going into its fourth year.

January kids’ events

It might be nasty out, but never fear, there’s plenty for kids to do inside at the Fond du Lac Public Library in January. All programs are free. For all, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult:

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