Kids R.E.A.D. to dogs

Kids in grades kindergarten through six who might be struggling with reading or shy about reading aloud are perfect for the R.E.A.D. program at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Children can read aloud to Reading Education Assistance Dogs in a relaxed, nonjudgmental setting. Young readers benefit from the dogs’ patience and comforting presence.

Green Screen Photography for tweens Nov 10

Imagine yourself atop K2. Or at the bottom of Death Valley. Maybe picking flowers on planet Scarif. It’s all possible with a green screen.

Half off fines on Black Friday

You can wait in line, throw elbows and scramble for deals at the superstore. Or you can spend Black Friday in the pleasant confines of the Fond du Lac Public Library and get a great deal. On Friday, November 25, the downtown Main Library will offer half off all fines, 9 a.m. to noon. No restrictions. Pay half your fees – overdue, lost, damaged, etc. – and clear your account.

Chapter 52 planning busy Nov

Bring your Christmas lists: the Fond du Lac Public Library’s used-books-and-more Chapter 52 Bookstore is offering several sales in November:

FDL history through landmark ornaments Nov 17

It started, of course, with the Lakeside Park Lighthouse, back in 1990. The light-green Christmas ornament created by the Soroptimists of Fond du Lac as a fundraiser proved so popular they decided to do another the following year, the Galloway House. Fast forward 25 more years, and the program – landmark ornaments – is going strong.

Fancy cookie decorating Nov 15

Learn the wet-on-wet technique of cookie decorating, which creates beautifully vibrant frosting designs, at the Fancy Holiday Cookies class at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 15.

Concussion prevention program Oct 25

Athletes and parents of athletes are encouraged to attend Concussions & Impact: Prevention & Treatment, 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Learn about what’s being done to protect athletes young and old, with information about baseline testing, treatment and monitoring of head injuries. Presented by athletic trainer Tyler Schwarz with comments by Dr.

Snowman Crafternoon Nov 19

Easy painting and gluing transforms simple sticks into a smiling snowman decoration that will brighten any doorway or mantel at the 1 p.m. Saturday, November 19, Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Capture memories with listening events

Thanksgiving is a time of reflection, gathering and good eating. We swap stories, share memories and get to know one another better. It has given rise to a very un-Black Friday movement: National Day of Listening held the day after Thanksgiving.

Goodbye, Rolos; hello, Zine

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio is getting ready to start a new community art project. The current project – Rolos – is coming down to make way for contributions to Build-a-Zine.

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