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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).

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:

Girls at July 27 Coding Camp will create playlists

Girls in grades 6-12 can learn just how much they can do with computer coding at the second of three Girls’ Coding Camps 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 27, 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, July 13, at fdlpl.org, click Calendar.

'Folktales and Legends of the Middle West' Jul 14

 According to author Edward McClelland, America’s first superheroes lived in the Midwest.

Shrinky Dink to your heart’s delight Saturdays in July

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s popular monthly Craftermorning program will offer special, “best of” projects every Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. through August.

Not-so-lazy days at Chapter 52 Bookstore

July is the heart of summer; there’s so much going on, and the weather is right for just about every kind of pastime. The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Chapter 52 Bookstore makes exploring interests easy and affordable in July:

Book drive to help young summer readers

Children love books they pick out themselves. In an effort to get more books in the homes of local children, the fourth annual book drive by Family Connections, Inc., in partnership with Supporting Families Together Association, will benefit the hundreds of young readers participating in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s summer reading program.

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