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Memory Cafes meet every fourth Thursday

Often persons living with Alzheimer’s disease become isolated. Going out to see friends or socializing becomes daunting. But since personal interaction is a healthy way to keep the disease at bay, the Alzheimer’s Association provides Memory Cafés to offer a solution.

Looking for a fresh start in 2017?

For most of us, New Year’s resolutions are easier said than done. The Fond du Lac Public Library, with a little help from its friends, will provide guidance, support and tips needed to make 2017 a great year with its Fresh Start series, January through April, at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month.

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.

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