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Summer 2014 by the numbers

Summer in Fond du Lac is full of boating, biking, picnicking, gardening. Add to the list: reading. Lots and lots of reading.

Great fall programs for kids

Leaves are turning, kids are going back to school and the Fond du Lac Public Library unveils great fall programs for kids.

WI Visual Artists at gallery in Sept

Members of the Wisconsin Visual Artists Northeast Chapter will exhibit their works in the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery from September 4 through October 1.

Marian History offers 3 classes this fall

Marian University’s History program is offering three stand-alone classes at the Fond du Lac Public Library this fall, one each in September, October and November. The classes – all at 6 p.m. – are free and open to the public; no registration required.

Plant Swap & Sale on Sept 13

The Fond du Lac County Master Gardeners and the Fond du Lac Public Library are teaming up to host the second annual Plant Swap and Sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 13, at the downtown library.

Sign-up starts Sept. 6 for Jeans Pocket Purse

Sign-up starts Saturday, September 6, for the September 20 Jeans Pocket Purse Crafternoon class at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The class meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Canning, fermenting series Tuesdays in Sept.

It’s harvest season, the perfect time to enjoy the bounty of Wisconsin’s gardens and farms. It’s also the best time to get serious about canning, preserving and fermenting these fresh foods.

Story of the Yellowstone Trail in WI Sept. 18

Conceived in 1912, when the automobile was just starting to take hold, the Yellowstone Trail – “A Good Road from Plymouth Rock to Puget Sound” – was one of the nation’s first long-distance roadways, and it helped revolutionize the way Americans travel. In its transcontinental reach, the road traveled through the heart of Wisconsin, a path that traversed Fond du Lac on its way from Milwaukee to Eau Claire and beyond.

'Where Does the Money Go' Sept. 3

Where does the money go? If that question seems to come up a lot, it’s time to take control. At 9 a.m. Wednesday, September 3, Family Living Educator Michelle Tidemann will present Where Does the Money Go? at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

SRO for Mercury Marine history talk

 

Retired Mercury Marine executive Jim Hubbard was pleasantly surprised with the crowd that turned out for his 75 Years of Mercury Marine history program at the Fond du Lac Public Library on August 6. The McLane Meeting Room, at standing room only, was full of faces familiar to Hubbard, who moved to Indiana after retiring as vice president and chief of staff in 2008.

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