Summer reading ends soon!

Summer is almost over, the children are getting ready to return to school, and that means the library's summer reading program is coming to an end. The program officially ends this Saturday, August 11. Providing that we don't run out of prizes, we will still accept reading cards until the end of August. However, after August 11 you will not receive another reading card when you turn in your current card. For example, if you turn in your third card on August 22, you will still receive your third card prize but you will not receive the fourth card.

2019 calendar winners announced

The Fond du Lac Public Library challenged local artists and photographers to submit illustrations for the My Favorite Fondy 2019 wall calendar, which will be sold at library and other community locations this fall as a library fundraiser. 

Memory Café celebrates lighthouses Aug 23

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 themed programs are free; no registration required. Programs coming up:

Scrabble tile coasters spell fun in August

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s “best of” Craftermornings finishes up the summer with drop-in make-and-take Scrabble tile coasters every Saturday in August from noon to 4 p.m. Adults and teens age 13 and older can drop into the Idea Studio in the library’s lower level and make coasters. Free; all supplies provided; no registration required.

Everyday Tech explores wellness online Aug 9

Technology is everywhere, all the time. It can seem overwhelming. The Fond du Lac Public Library, with help from its friends, is offering help through a monthly series – Everyday Tech – at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month in the library’s Idea Studio. The programs are free; no registration required.

Chapter 52 Bookstore: Summer vacation stop

It’s easy and affordable to stock up on music and books for the family vacation at Fond du Lac Public Library’s Chapter 52 Bookstore this August:

WI Visual Arts chapter show Aug 1-Sep 4

Twenty-three artists from as far north as Rhinelander and as close as Fond du Lac will exhibit “small works” in the annual Wisconsin Visual Arts/Northeast Chapter show at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery from August 1 to September 4.

Hand-sewers’ group meets Aug 22

The Fond du Lac Public Library hosts a monthly casual gathering of people interested in hand-sewing projects, From Our Hands. The group will meet from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 22, and will meet every fourth Wednesday of the month at the same time. Sewers of all skill levels are invited. Free. No registration.

Programs for kids & teens in August

All Summer Reading @ the Library reading cards must be turned in at any Fond du Lac Public Library by August 11 to score great rewards. But summer programs for kids and teens continue well into August. The full roster of summer 2018 events is listed at and at the Calendar.

Save money, save the planet with stormwater management Aug 29

Learn how simple stormwater management techniques around your home can conserve water, improve local water quality, lower your water bill and provide beautiful landscaping at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 29, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

Representatives from the Northeast Wisconsin Stormwater Consortium, Chad VandenLangenberg and Kelly Reyer, who also work for the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance, will provide examples and ideas, such as rain barrels, rain gardens and more. With plenty of time for questions.

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