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Adapt your home to suit your needs - class Sept 18

A seminar on the many ways that people can use everyday items to adapt their homes and maintain their independence – Dish Towel or Door Opener? – will be offered at 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free and open to the public; no registration required.

'When I'm 65' class on Sept 11

Retirement can be a great time of life, but understanding the intricacies of the paperwork can cause headaches. The library is offering a free class, When I’m 65, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 11.

Presented by Julie Hilbert, senior benefit specialist from the Fond du Lac County Dept. of Senior Services, the class will provide information on insurance, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Social Security.

Fun, easy, creative Crafternoons starts Sept 15

Handmade is better. Nothing beats the love, meaning and care that come with a gift made by hand. A home decorated with hand-crafted items is unique. Besides, making stuff is a lot of fun.

The Fond du Public Library kick-starts the fun this fall with Crafternoons, a new program for adults and teens. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every third Saturday, library staff and local crafters will host a different how-to, make-and-take fun project.

Adult book clubs open to new members

The slow turn from summer to fall sends all sorts of signals to our bodies and minds. Even if a person’s back-to-school days are long gone, this can be a time when books and reading get extra attention. So it’s a perfect time to consider a book club.

Both of the Fond du Lac Public Library’s book clubs are accepting new members. Ladies of the Evening Book Group meets 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month, and the Afternoon Delight Book Group meets 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month.

Q&A with new library director

Jon Mark Bolthouse, 47, is a technology expert, father of 11-year-old Ivy, husband to Monica Walk and, in his spare time, an accomplished (and busy) keyboard and guitar player for the Madison-based band Fuzzy Side Up. He took over as director of the Fond du Lac Public Library on July 23.

BookCellar dries out in time for sale

The lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library is clean and dry following flooding last week from a burst pipe. The BookCellar will reopen on Saturday, August 4, in time for a special sale. All books in the Finance section – on money management, personal finance, retirement, etc. – will be half price on Saturday and Monday.

Flooding causes BookCellar closure

A burst pipe in the lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library will cause The BookCellar to close on Saturday, July 28, and Monday, July 30. The library plans to reopen the store on Saturday, August 4.

The flooding occurred sometime during Wednesday’s overnight storm that dropped about 2 ½ inches of rain on Fond du Lac. Some of the meeting rooms are closed temporarily for cleanup, but all other library programs and services are operating as normal.

2 BookCellar sales in August


The Fond du Lac Public Library’s BookCellar – the used books and more store in the lower level – is having two great sales in August.

On Saturday, August 4, and Monday, August 6, everything in the Business & Finance section is half off. The section includes books on personal finance, retirement, management and more that regularly sell for $1.

Oshkosh painter featured in 'New Trees'

Oshkosh artist Edsel LaBillois will present an exhibit of his paintings, New Trees, in the library's Langdon Divers Gallery in August. The public is invited to a reception at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 9, at the gallery. Refreshments provided.

Wedgie Power! Capt. Underpants Party Aug 13

He’s bald. He’s hypnotized. He likes to shout, “tra-la-laaaa.” And aside from a red curtain tied around his neck, all he wears are white cotton underpants. Kids know him as Captain Underpants, the evil school principal-turned underdressed superhero and the star of an extremely popular series of kids’ books.

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