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College financial aid class Aug. 30

Financial Aid for Your College Adventure, a free Money Smart U class, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, in the lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library. College-bound students and their parents can get the scoop on everything they need to know about financial aid: what it is, the responsibilities that come with it, the types available, how to apply and how it’s awarded.

Job interview free class on Aug. 25

Interviewing: Selling Yourself Effectively to Potential Employers will give job seekers the tools they need to ace the interview at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 25, in the McLane Meeting Room in the lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library. The Job Smart U class is free. 

Community comes through for FDLPL Express branch

The Fond du Lac Public Library asked, and it has received. After announcing that it needed to raise $40,000 from the community to open an historic branch location, the library has surpassed its goal in just eight weeks.

“This is just phenomenal,” said library Director Ken Hall. “We now have the funds to open and furnish what will be a real asset to our community. We’re bowled over and very grateful.”

Rosendale satellite to close Aug 19

The Fond du Lac Public Library satellite location at the Rosendale Community Center will close; its last day of operation will be Friday, August 19.

The satellite – a parked bookmobile – had been operating at that location since February 2010. Previously, Rosendale was visited by the traveling bookmobile.

Family Game Day Sat Aug 13

The family that plays together comes to the Fond du Lac Public Library.

The Children’s Room and local business Fay’s Fun 'n Learning are hosting Family Game Day from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 13, at the library. All ages are welcome for this free event, which will feature games such as The Camp Game, Blunders, Bingo Link and Spot It. No registration needed; just stop in.

Games will be provided, but families are welcome to bring favorite games they’d like to share with others.

 

Compost class PowerPoint

The library's July 19 presentation, Composting at Home, was a big SRO success, thanks to the expert advice given by Dr. David Demezas, of UW-FDL, and Sarah Everson, of Compost Joe's.

For attendees - and anyone else interested - the PowerPoint is now available online at www.fonddulac.uwex.edu.

 

Friendly dogs help young readers relax

Kids ages 6 to 12 who could benefit from practicing their reading are invited to participate in Paws to Read. Kids read aloud to certified therapy dogs in a relaxed setting. Studies have shown that reading aloud to dogs helps put the child at ease.

Donation for branch encourages community giving

The Fond du Lac Public Library has received just over $30,000 in donations for the new FDLPL Express branch. The new site, to open this fall in the Shops at Johnson Crossing, at Highways 23 and 151, will be the first branch in the library’s 107-year history.

‘Fibers of Our Being’ on exhibit at FDL Library in August

“The Fibers of Our Being” will showcase the malleability and creativity of fiber arts at the Fond du Lac Public Library gallery through the month of August.

Items on display were submitted by artists around the region and curated by the professional artists’ collective Fond du Lac Visual Arts.

Road work in Oshkosh to disrupt catalog, internet July 26

Road construction in Oshkosh will disrupt internet service and the online catalog at the Fond du Lac Public Library on the morning of Tuesday, July 26. If all goes as planned, the public will be able to access the internet on the free computers at the library around noon, and the catalog – available through the website – should be back up at that time as well. The work is weather-dependent, so the outage date may change.

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