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Build-a-Zine Week at Idea Studio Dec 12-16

It’s Build-a-Zine Week at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio December 12-16. Zines are usually small, handmade magazines that focus on a certain topic.

The Idea Studio’s community zine will explore the theme of making. Stop in any time to create a page: tell a story, write a poem, illustrate an idea – anything goes, as long as it fits in the margins of the preprinted outlines. When the project is done, all the pages will be combined into one zine and displayed in the studio. Materials will be provided. Free. No registration.

Chapter 52 having a sweet time in Dec

Just in time for holiday celebrations, Chapter 52 Bookstore is now selling Vande Walle’s chocolates – sea-salt caramels, caramel pops and snowman-box assorted chocolates.

‘Indication’ of abstract expressionism in Dec

Displaying abstract expressionist influences, Ripon College student Tara Schultz will exhibit her art in Indication from December 7 to January 3 in the Langdon Divers Gallery at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

The public is invited to an artist’s reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 15, in the gallery. Refreshments will be served; no registration required.

Visit with Santa Dec 7

The Fond du Lac Public Library will be transformed into a holiday wonderland, with rooms of fun and creative activities for families and a visit from a Christmas VIP, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 7. The event is free; no registration required.

Cookie decorating class repeated Dec 8

Back by popular demand: the Fond du Lac Public Library will repeat the Fancy Holiday Cookies class at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 8.

Giving Trees benefit local kids

The Fond du Lac Public Library has set up Giving Trees at the downtown library and at FDLPL Express branch to collect donations of new hats, scarves, mittens, gloves and socks. Donated items will be accepted through Dec 23 and given to the Fond du Lac Salvation Army for distribution to local children.

Take a puzzle, leave a puzzle

Once you’ve put together all 1,000 pieces of that sweeping view of the Matterhorn, the prospect of doing it all over again doesn’t excite. But the family is bored. What to do?

Shrinky Dinks ornaments Crafternoon Dec 10

Crafters will color Shrinky Dinks designs, bake them in the Idea Studio oven and leave with brightly colored Christmas ornaments at the 1 p.m. Saturday, December 10, Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; all supplies provided.

Teen DIY Holiday Party, Library Council in Dec

Teens in grades 6 through 12 can come to the Fond du Lac Public Library’s DIY Holiday Party at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 4, and cross off at least one gift on their shopping list. Teens will make a wall-accent clothespin wreath, good for displaying photos, holding cocoa packets or teabags. Hot cocoa and snacks will be served, and some teens will score door prizes.

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