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Explore WI food traditions Oct 19

Booyah! From small-town cafés to supper clubs to church picnics, Wisconsin’s food culture is surprisingly diverse. In her 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, October 19, History at Home presentations, food writer Terese Allen will explore the stories and multilayered meanings behind Wisconsin’s eating history.

Author shares Appalachian odyssey Oct 25

A lifelong passion has lead Ripon College grad and Maine-based author, speaker and photographer Jeff Ryan to pen two books on the Appalachian Trail.

Learn Mexican pan de muertos Oct 17

In Mexico, preparations begin early for the annual Dia de los Muertos celebrations that run October 31 to November 2. It’s a time set aside to remember friends and family who have died, and like any good holiday, it has its own special foods. One of those – pan de muertos (bread of the dead) – will be featured in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Breads of the World series.

Make a coaster set Oct 21

Use upcycled CDs, twine and fabric scraps to make a handy set of coasters for the home at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, October 21, Crafternoon programs at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Supplies provided. The free programs are identical and open to adults and teens age 13 and older. Space is strictly limited. No walk-ins or under-aged children allowed.

Connect with Facebook Oct 12

The Fond du Lac Public Library, with a little help from its friends, is offering Try Something New, a series of classes at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month in the library’s Idea Studio in the lower level. All are free; no registration required.

Opportunity Center hours change Oct 1

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Opportunity Center is a free computer lab resource where under- and unemployed people can get help looking for work, writing resumes and researching employers. The center is staffed by local volunteers who work one-on-one with users, many of whom lack computer skills.

Operating hours are changing. As of October 1, the center will be open Monday through Thursday, 4-7 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon.

Idea Studio: A look inside

A look inside FDLPL's makerspace and the people who create there.

Original soundtrack created at Idea Studio's recording studio.

 

 

QPR suicide prevention training Sep 27

A licensed clinical social worker and local nurse practitioner will offer parents and guardians training in the innovative Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) approach to suicide prevention at 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

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