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History of the KKK in FDL presented Aug 16

Mention the Ku Klux Klan, and images of the Deep South come to mind. But as historian Sally Powers-Albertz will reveal, the KKK began activity in Fond du Lac as early as the 1860s. Fond du Lac and the KKK will be presented at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, August 16, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The History at Home programs are identical and free; no registration required.

Girls at Aug 17 Coding Camp will create news blog

Girls in grades 6-12 will learn just how much they can do with computer coding at Girls’ Coding Camp 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, August 17, 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, August 3, at the Calendar.

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.

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.

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