Wisconsin

Makeathon! at Idea Studio Jan 6

The Idea Studio at the Fond du Lac Public Library will kick off the New Year with Makeathon! From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, January 6, makers, hackers, doers, shakers of all disciplines age 13 and older are invited to gather and create. Makeathon! is free; no registration required. Children under age 13 are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments will be provided.

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.

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.

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.

‘State of Craft Beer’ author event Dec 9

Author Matthew Janzen will sell and sign copies of his coffee table book, The State of Craft Beer, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, December 9, at Chapter 52 Bookstore, located next to the Fond du Lac Public Library at 52 Sheboygan St.

Vibrant paintings by Picazo in Dec

With bold strokes, stark colors and deep lines, viewers will find much to admire in Art by Jorge Picazo at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery December 6 through January 2.

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.

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.

Dreifuerst: Artist in Residence exhibit in Oct

Painter, potter and art educator Kathryn Dreifuerst was chosen as the Fond du Lac Public Library Idea Studio’s first artist in residence this summer. She had open hours working on projects in the studio and taught art classes to the public.

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