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Learn to make ciabatta Nov 21

A loaf of ciabatta bread looks so rustic and simple that one could assume it was created by Italian monks around 1400 or so. In fact, ciabatta was invented in 1982 by a Verona baker who named the loaf (ciabatta means slipper) because he thought the shape resembled his wife’s favorite footwear. In the intervening 35 years, ciabatta has become a favorite worldwide.

Real-life ‘Wonder’ to speak at library

All October long, the Fond du Lac Public Library is celebrating the book, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, the fictional story of Auggie, a 10-year-old boy born with severe facial deformities who deals with cruelty and kindness in his first classroom experience.

Teens geek out on ‘Star Wars’ Oct 14

All month long, the Fond du Lac Public Library is celebrating the book, Wonder, by R.J.

Author Engels to sell sci-fi thriller Nov 11

Local author Mark J. Engels will sell and sign copies of his paranormal sci-fi thriller, Always Gray in Winter, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, November 11, at Chapter 52 Bookstore, next door to the Fond du Lac Public Library at 52 Sheboygan St.

Learn to use free marketing database Oct 16

Fond du Lac Public Library account holders have free access to the business-marketing tool, AtoZdatabases. Representatives from the online resource will explain and demonstrate its features at a free class at noon Monday, October 16, at the library. The 45-minute session is free; no registration required.

Block printing, video editing at Idea Studio in Oct

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio makerspace is offering two special programs in October that are open to adults and teens age 13 and older. Space is limited, and online registration is required for each at www.fdlpl.org, click Calendar.

Get wild with Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Think Halloween pumpkins should be cute? Scary? Look like Jabba the Hut? It’s anything goes – and the wackier the better – for the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Pumpkin Decorating Contest.

Oct 26 Memory Café visits old-time radio days

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. usually on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The programs are free; no registration required. Each month features a new theme:

Prices falling like leaves at Chapter 52

Like the falling leaves, prices are coming down at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Chapter 52 Bookstore in October with these sales:

Yarn Crafters meet Oct 12, 26

The drop-in Yarn Crafters group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursdays October 12 and October 26 at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

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