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FDL Picture Show: Church and School Aug 17

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s popular History at Home series on August 17 will feature the third installment of the quarterly Fond du Lac Picture Shows. At 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m., Tracy Reinhardt of the Fond du Lac County Historical Society will share a slideshow of historical photos of area churches and schools.

‘Back 2 Basics’ art exhibit Aug 2-Sep 5

To mark the coming of fall and return to school, the Fond du Lac Artists Association will present Back 2 Basics, a themed exhibit at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery August 2 to September 5. The public is invited to a reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday, August 10, in the gallery. Refreshments will be served.

Stop in, make a tile in the Idea Studio

Local artist Kathryn Dreifuerst is the first-ever summer resident at the Idea Studio in the Fond du Lac Public Library. The painter, sculptor and potter invites the public to stop in during her studio hours to create an original clay tile. Dreifuerst will fire all the tiles and install them in a community mosaic at the library.

Fond du Lac Reads 2017

Every year, Fond du Lac Reads focuses on one title and encourages the community to read and discuss the book. The library hosts special events to help foster discussion and understanding on the ideas and themes brought forward by that year's title.

Our selection for 2017: Wonder by R.J. Palacio. From Goodreads:

Kids ride free! Buses to Books every Thursday

Fond du Lac Transit’s Buses to Books program allows kids ages 6 to 17 to ride the bus to the downtown Main Library and back for free on Thursdays this summer through August 24 using their library cards as bus passes. Kids ages 6 to 9 must be accompanied by an adult, and adults pay full fare. Bus routes and other transit information are available on the Transit Dept.

My Hometown researchers meet Jul 19

This spring, historians Dr. Rick Whaley and Herman Bender have a grassroots, community-based historical research project called My Hometown. Open to anyone who wished to learn how to research the past, the group embarked on researching buildings in Fond du Lac.

FDL Visual Arts exhibit in July

The artists in Fond du Lac Visual Arts collaborative will exhibit a wide variety of work – painting, collage, photography, sculpture and more – at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery July 5 to August 1. The public is invited to an artists’ reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 13. Refreshments will be served.

Jul 27 Memory Café celebrates music

Persons with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, their caregivers and family members are invited to monthly Alzheimer’s Association Memory Cafés held at 1 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The programs are free; no registration required. Each month features a new theme:

Improve your finances Jul 18

Do these sound familiar: spending too much, saving too little, carrying too much debt and ignoring your financial future? If so, you’re not alone. Get help dealing with these common financial problems in Improving Your Financial Position at noon Tuesday, July 18, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The free program is presented by Certified Credit and Housing Counselor Maylean Tryon from Consumer Credit Counseling Service. No registration required.

 

Create tiles for community mosaic Jul 8

Local artist Kathryn Dreifuerst will guide three sessions of DIY Ceramic Tiles on Saturday, July 8: 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio. Participants will create original tiles that Dreifuerst will fire and install in a community mosaic that will be displayed in the studio. The programs are free and open to adults and teens age 13 and older. Registration required at the Calendar.

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