UW instructor’s work at gallery Jan 3-Feb 6

UW-Fond du Lac art instructor Wendi Turchan is showcasing her mixed media paintings and cut-paper works in Gestures, an exhibit at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery from January 3 to February 6.

Big History series returns Jan 31

Enormous divisions that seemed capable of ripping America apart. Deep disagreements on basic principles of government. Leadership styles in conflict. Welcome to the colonies before the Revolutionary War.

Come in from the cold at Jan 25 Memory Café

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:

My Hometown local history project meets Jan 24

Historians Dr. Rick Whaley and Herman Bender invite the public to learn about their grassroots, community-based historical research project, My Hometown, at 6 p.m. Wednesday January 24 at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Annual Mega-Zine Sale starts New Year at Chapter 52

Chapter 52 Bookstore will hold its annual Mega-Zine Sale from January 2 to January 8: bundles of magazines from 2015 will be sold for 50 cents each and will include such popular titles as Vanity Fair, Shape, Outdoor Life, Country Living, Sports Illustrated, Reader’s Digest and Wisconsin Sportsman.

Intro to Robotics Jan 23 for kids grades 4-9

What can’t robots do? Kids in grades 4-9 are invited to find out in “Blast Off: Intro to Robotics” at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 23. The program is free. Space is limited. Registration is required at, click Calendar.

History of Germans in WI Jan 18

Most Wisconsinites know that German culture has deep roots throughout the state. At the 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Hand-sewers’ group meets starting Jan 24

The Fond du Lac Public Library will host a monthly casual gathering of people interested in hand-sewing projects, From Our Hands. Meetings start Wednesday, January 24, and will recur every fourth Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sewers of all skill levels are invited. Free. No registration.

Make neck warmer Jan 24 or 25

Learn to make a warm reversible neck warmer while getting trained on either the sewing machine or the serger in separate classes at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio. Students must bring their own fabric. The free classes are open to adults and teens age 13 and older. Registration is required for either class:

New Year, new budget control Jan 23

It’s fun to splurge during the holidays. It’s not as much fun, though, to face the consequences when the bills come due in January.

With a new approach, the holidays – and every other time of year – can be easier and less stressful. Sandy Syms of Consumer Credit Counseling Service will present “New Year, New Budget” at 10 a.m. and repeated at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The programs are free; no registration required.

Syms will share tips and advice on how to create a spending plan that avoids the end-of-the-month scramble.

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