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Don’t fear the MSG: Explore flavor enhancer Aug 21

It started in 1968 with an article in a medical journal. Fifty years later, four in 10 Americans say they avoid monosodium glutamate (MSG), despite scientific study after study debunking its harmfulness.

August programs at Idea Studio

Summer goes out with a bang at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio makerspace, where there’s equipment to use for free and lots of free programs for adults and teens age 13 and older.

The program lineup for August:

History of the KKK in FDL presented Aug 16

Mention the Ku Klux Klan, and images of the Deep South come to mind. But as historian Sally Powers-Albertz will reveal, the KKK began activity in Fond du Lac as early as the 1860s. Fond du Lac and the KKK will be presented at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, August 16, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The History at Home programs are identical and free; no registration required.

Girls at Aug 17 Coding Camp will create news blog

Girls in grades 6-12 will learn just how much they can do with computer coding at Girls’ Coding Camp 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, August 17, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio. Camp is free; lunch will be provided. Registration is required and begins at 9:30 a.m. Friday, August 3, at the Calendar.

Calendar contest deadline extended to Jul 31

The Fond du Lac Public Library invites area photographers and artists to submit images for the 2019 My Favorite Fondy wall calendar, capturing what’s special about living in the area while bringing the talents of regional photographers and artists to a wider audience. Digital entries are due to the library by the extended deadline of July 31 (the original deadline was July 15).

Painting letters with water: A fun, summer learning activity

Summer is perfect for lazy days; there's no driving the kids to school or running in the mornings to catch the school bus. However, after a few weeks of summer it's easy to run out of fun activities to do with the kids.

If you're looking for a suggestion for an outdoor activity, try painting letters with water. This is a wonderful fun activity. You don't need any prep time, there is virtually no mess to clean up and, best of all, it will keep your youngsters learning.

Librarian shows artistic side in July exhibit

Librarian by day, artist all the time: Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery will showcase Of Art and Guesswork, an exhibit of the whimsical and colorful paintings of Sarah Newton July 5-31.

The public is invited to a reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11; refreshments will be served. No registration required.

July programs for kids, teens

Summer at the Fond du Lac Public Library is a busy, busy time. As of mid-June, more than 3,000 people – kids, teens, adults – had signed up for Summer Reading @ the Library, a record-setting pace. Registration is simple and takes just minutes at any library service desk or online here.

July sizzlin’ with programs at Idea Studio

Makers, doers and creative types are enjoying the extended summer hours at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio makerspace, where there’s equipment to use for free and lots of free programs for adults and teens age 13 and older.

The program lineup for July:

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