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Dreifuerst chosen for Idea Studio summer residency

“Yoo hoo!” So said Kathryn Dreifuerst when she learned that her application was chosen for the paid summer residency program, a first, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio. Dreifuerst’s application was selected for the two-month program during which she’ll work on original art in the studio and conduct several classes for the public.

June sales at Chapter 52

Summer vacation season is nearly upon us and Summer Reading @ the Library starts June 1, so Chapter 52 Bookstore is celebrating with big sales on used books, movies and more for the cabin, car, plane and back yard.

Pizza & Pages meets May 17

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s teen book club, Pizza & Pages, will gather at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, to talk about Well, That Was Awkward, by Rachel Vail.

Mom’s the word at Chapter 52

No excuses: Chapter 52 Bookstore is offering a buy one, get one free sale the day before Mother’s Day on Saturday, May 13 (Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14). Grab all kinds of mom-pleasing goodies in the bookstore’s extensive fiction and nonfiction collections.

Other sales in May:

3-D design with TinkerCAD May 18

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio has two 3-D printers. To help trained users get more fun out of the machines, the library is offering a program teaching 3-D design on TinkerCAD at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 18. TinkerCAD, is a free web-based 3-D computer-aided design application designed for beginners.

No prerequisites are required, but users must have received training on the Idea Studio’s 3-D printers to print their designs. The classes are free and open to adults and teens aged 13 and older; no walk-ins or younger children allowed.

Ukulele Club meets May 6

Uke instructor and aficionado Stan Kocos will lead the Fond du Lac Ukulele Club at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Yarn Crafters drop-in group starts May 11

Needle arts enthusiast Jan Stoegbauer, who has taught Beginning Knitting and Beginning Crochet several times at the Fond du Lac Public Library, is starting an informal group – Yarn Crafters – that will meet every other Thursday 6-8 p.m. starting on May 11.

The group will gather to share the hobbies of knitting and crochet, work on projects, get help and advice and make projects for donation to community nonprofit groups. Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels and experience are invited.

May 18 Picture Shows: Fires & Firefighting

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s popular History at Home series on May 18 will feature the second installment of a new quarterly event: Fond du Lac Picture Shows. At 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m., Tracy Reinhardt of the Fond du Lac County Historical Society will share a slideshow of archival photos of the fires and firefighters in the area’s past.

My Hometown for budding historians May 17 & 24

Historians Dr. Rick Whaley and Herman Bender know there’s much to learn and uncover about our local history. In their annual wintertime history presentations at the Fond du Lac Public Library, now into year four, they’ve uncovered an enormous local appetite for the stories of our past.

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