Rabies survivor Jeanna Giese presented a program at the FDL Public Library on Sep 10, 2019. Read her resume here.


Idea Studio makerspace hosts special programs all the time. Check out the Idea Studio page.


The 2017 monthly Breads of the World series offered demonstrations of how to make bread from a different part of the world.

The 12 Breads program handouts are gathered this 29-page document, where you'll find recipes from the programs below:

  • Jan 17: India, paratha and chapati
  • Feb 21: Ireland, soda bread
  • Mar 21: Israel, challah
  • Apr 18: Mexico, tortilla
  • May 16: Italy, pizza dough
  • Jun 20: Ethiopia, injera
  • Jul 18: England, Cornish saffron bread
  • Aug 15: Germany, soft pretzel
  • Sep 19: US, sourdough
  • Oct 17: Mexico, pan de muertos
  • Nov 21: Italy, ciabatta
  • Dec 19: Denmark, aebleskiver 

Fond du Lac Public Library's monthly History at Home programs focus on local and state history. Many are captured on video and available on the library's YouTube channel.

The series began in October 2013 and has run monthly since (skipping Decembers). The programs so far:


  • Oct 17: Wisconsin Death Trip, presented by Terri Fleming
  • Nov 21: Christmas on Main Street, presented by Mary Leb


  • Jan 16: People of the Sturgeon, presented by Kathy Kline
  • Feb 20: African Americans in FDL, presented by Sally Powers-Albertz
  • Mar 20: The Wide Awakes & the Election of 1860, presented by Andrew Lang
  • Apr 17: 80 Acres & the Founding of FDL, presented by Tracy Reinhardt
  • May 15: History of Memorial Day, presented by Wayne King
  • Jun 19: How Cows Created Wisconsin, presented by Ed Janus
  • Jul 17: FDL’s Forgotten Pipeman, presented by Sally Powers-Albertz
  • Aug 21: Wheel Fever: How Wisconsin Became a Great Bicycling State, presented by Nicholas Hoffman
  • Sep 18: Yellowstone Trail, presented by Mark Mowbray
  • Oct 16: Brothertown Nation, presented by Patty Loew
  • Nov 20: Christmas on Main Street, presented by Mary Leb


  • Jan 15: Getting to Know the Stockbridge Mohicans, presented by Jeff Siemers
  • Feb 19: Fond du Lac’s Grand Manner, presented by Terry Gaffney
  • Mar 19: Fond du Lac Children's Home, presented by Sally Powers-Albertz
  • Apr 16: History of Wisconsin Supper Clubs, presented by Ron Faiola
  • May 21: Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin’s Historic Bars & Breweries, presented by FDL Historic Preservation Commission
  • Jun 18: History of The Little Farmer, presented by Theresa Mayer
  • Jul 16: Following in Their Footsteps: Local WWI Soldiers in Europe, presented by Wayne King and Maureen Betz
  • Aug 20: Moonshining and Bootlegging in the Holy Land, presented by J.J. Jenkins Part 1    Part 2
  • Sep 17: Railroading in Early Fond du Lac, presented by Tracy Reinhardt
  • Oct 15: Houdini, presented by Emily Rock
  • Nov 19: Cathedral Mice of St. Paul’s, presented by Ruth Du Frane











Desserts of the World demonstrations were held very third Tuesday of the month Jan-Nov 2019, featuring a dessert from a different cuisine. 


Take a tasty world tour with the 2018 Flavors of the World monthly series recipe handouts: