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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.

Prairie ecosystems, Gottfried history talk Jul 10

Harkening back to an era when bison roamed our prairie-covered region, the Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum on the UW-Fond du Lac campus is an oasis of an ecosystem to be understood and treasured. Tracy McDermott, Gottfried executive director, will explain the history and value that prairies bring to our region at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

Memory Café celebrates the state fair Jul 26

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 themed programs are free; no registration required. Programs coming up:

Hand-sewers’ group meets Jul 25

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, July 25, and will meet every fourth Wednesday of the month at the same time. Sewers of all skill levels are invited. Free. No registration.

Yarn Crafters meet Jul 12, 26

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

Everyday Tech explores crafting apps, sites July 12

Technology is everywhere, all the time. It can seem overwhelming. The Fond du Lac Public Library, with help from its friends, is offering help through a monthly series – Everyday Tech – at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month in the library’s Idea Studio. The programs are free; no registration required.

Small and interesting: History of Peebles Jul 19

It might be small, but Peebles – Fond du Lac’s neighbor to the northeast – has played an integral role in the history of Fond du Lac County. The fascinating story of the rise of Peebles will be presented at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The History at Home programs are free; no registration is required.

Explore basil at Jul 17 Flavors of the World

For many a fan, the taste of summer is basil. Used around the world, basil delivers a fresh, green and sunny flavor. The Fond du Lac Public Library’s monthly Flavors of the World program will focus on basil at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 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.

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