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Could Horicon Marsh efforts help Supple Marsh? Program May 2

Cattails and reeds are integral to marshland beauty, but some of those species actually are invasive, creating an unfriendly habitat to native plants and animals.

Library's long-dormant 1904 clock wakes up

An antique grandfather clock – sitting dormant for years at the Fond du Lac Public Library – got a gentle jolt back to life this winter. The stately clock sits near the fireplace on the first floor. When crews moved the clock to make way for new carpet earlier this year, something magical happened. It came back to life.

Explore oregano at May 15 Flavors of the World

Fond du Lac Public Library’s monthly Flavors of the World program will focus on the versatile herb oregano at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, in the Idea Studio. The program is free and open to adults and teens 13 and older. Registration is required and begins at 9:30 a.m.

Yarn Crafters meet May 10, 24

The drop-in Yarn Crafters group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursdays May 10 and May 24 at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Hand-sewers’ group meets May 23

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, May 23, and will meet every fourth Wednesday of the month at the same time. Sewers of all skill levels are invited. Free. No registration.

Memory Café celebrates wordplay May 24

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 programs are free; no registration required. Each month features a new theme:

Books that Introduce Mindfulness and Meditation to Kids

With cell phones, crammed calendars and responsibilities of all sorts clamoring for our attention, many of us cannot achieve mindfulness. Mindfulness is about being fully present and paying close attention to the moment we're in. The benefits of mindfulness are numerous-not just for us but for our children as well.

4th Teen Photo Contest winners

A moody black and white photo of a rainy day struck a chord with judges, awarding tenth-grader Devon Krueger of Oakfield the grand prize – a $250 gift card – in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s fourth annual Teen Photo Contest.

Judges also awarded one winner in each of the three contest categories: Anything Goes, Typography and Books on the Move. The winners:

Beginning Readers

It can be so exciting when a child begins to read! The library has a collection of books for this stage in the reading process called Beginning Readers. Beginning Readers are special because they have controlled vocabulary, simple plots, a lot of white space, larger print, and they work with context clues. All of these helpful writing strategies combined with high interest characters and themes will keep your child interested and eager to continue reading. Beginning Readers are great books to help build your child's confidence on the path to successful reading.

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