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Real-life ‘Wonder’ to speak at library

All October long, the Fond du Lac Public Library is celebrating the book, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, the fictional story of Auggie, a 10-year-old boy born with severe facial deformities who deals with cruelty and kindness in his first classroom experience.

Author Engels to sell sci-fi thriller Nov 11

Local author Mark J. Engels will sell and sign copies of his paranormal sci-fi thriller, Always Gray in Winter, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, November 11, at Chapter 52 Bookstore, next door to the Fond du Lac Public Library at 52 Sheboygan St.

Learn to use free marketing database Oct 16

Fond du Lac Public Library account holders have free access to the business-marketing tool, AtoZdatabases. Representatives from the online resource will explain and demonstrate its features at a free class at noon Monday, October 16, at the library. The 45-minute session is free; no registration required.

Block printing, video editing at Idea Studio in Oct

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio makerspace is offering two special programs in October that are open to adults and teens age 13 and older. Space is limited, and online registration is required for each at www.fdlpl.org, click Calendar.

Get wild with Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Think Halloween pumpkins should be cute? Scary? Look like Jabba the Hut? It’s anything goes – and the wackier the better – for the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Pumpkin Decorating Contest.

Oct 26 Memory Café visits old-time radio days

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. usually on 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:

Yarn Crafters meet Oct 12, 26

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

Explore WI food traditions Oct 19

Booyah! From small-town cafés to supper clubs to church picnics, Wisconsin’s food culture is surprisingly diverse. In her 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, October 19, History at Home presentations, food writer Terese Allen will explore the stories and multilayered meanings behind Wisconsin’s eating history.

Learn Mexican pan de muertos Oct 17

In Mexico, preparations begin early for the annual Dia de los Muertos celebrations that run October 31 to November 2. It’s a time set aside to remember friends and family who have died, and like any good holiday, it has its own special foods. One of those – pan de muertos (bread of the dead) – will be featured in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Breads of the World series.

Make a coaster set Oct 21

Use upcycled CDs, twine and fabric scraps to make a handy set of coasters for the home at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, October 21, Crafternoon programs at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Supplies provided. The free programs are identical and open to adults and teens age 13 and older. Space is strictly limited. No walk-ins or under-aged children allowed.

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