February 2017

1,000 Books receives $500 donation

The Fond du Lac Public Library's 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program was one of four local nonprofits that received donations from Fox Valley Savings Bank in January.

Take the 1000 Books Challenge!

Have you heard about our 1000 books Before Kindergarten program? If you have a child that is not yet in kindergarten, this is a program for you! 


Here's how it works:

Get started with Raspberry Pi Mar 1

Want to explore and expand your tech side? The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio is offering Getting Started with Raspberry Pi at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, for adults and teens 13 and older. The program is free, but online registration required at www.fdlpl.org, click Calendar.

Uke Club meets Mar 4

Uke instructor and aficionado Stan Kocos will lead a session of the new Fond du Lac Ukulele Club at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Teens travel with trolls in Mar 15 Pizza & Pages

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to the Fond du Lac Public Library’s teen reading club, Pizza & Pages, to talk about the funny-sweet fairy tale, Once Upon a Marigold, by Jean Ferris. Teens will meet at 6:30 p.m.

Amy Jarvis' 'temperamental' exhibit Mar 1-Apr 4

Artist Amy Jarvis presents her exhibit, temperamental, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery March 1 through April 4.

“After some major life changes this past year, it made sense to call this show ‘temperamental.’ My

moods have come out in my paintings and exploration in subject matter,” Jarvis said.

Learn to felt wool Mar 14

Felting is an ancient art that uses wool and a few simple tools, such as water, to create a thick fabric that can be turned into useful objects as well as art. Learn the deceptively simple technique at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Wet Felting class at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 14. The class for adults and teens age 13 and older is free; all materials provided.

Block Parties for kids 4-6 Mar 24

Simple wooden blocks. Not complicated. Nothing to plug in. Not trendy. But did you know that playing with blocks helps children develop skills that later will help them learn math and science, build vocabulary and exercise their dexterity?

Applications accepted for Idea Studio summer residency

Drop by the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio and you’re likely to see all kinds of creativity underway. Teens could be composing an original rap inside the recording studio. Students could be ogling a friend’s latest 3-D printer masterpiece. A grandfather could be machine-carving a nameplate for his family. To celebrate and enhance the makerspace’s devotion to creativity and invention, the Idea Studio is offering a summer residency program.

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