Wisconsin

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.

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.

Author Ramirez at Chapter 52 on Aug 19

Local author Thomas Ramirez will sell and sign copies of his memoir, That Wonderful Mexican Band, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, August 19, at Chapter 52 Bookstore, next door to the Fond du Lac Public Library at 52 Sheboygan St.

FDL Picture Show: Church and School Aug 17

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s popular History at Home series on August 17 will feature the third installment of the quarterly Fond du Lac Picture Shows. At 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m., Tracy Reinhardt of the Fond du Lac County Historical Society will share a slideshow of historical photos of area churches and schools.

My Hometown researchers meet Jul 19

This spring, historians Dr. Rick Whaley and Herman Bender have a grassroots, community-based historical research project called My Hometown. Open to anyone who wished to learn how to research the past, the group embarked on researching buildings in Fond du Lac.

'Lovely Trees' exhibit Jun 7-Jul 5

As spring turns to summer, the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery will celebrate the greening of the landscape with Lovely Trees, a themed exhibit, June 7 to July 5. The show, organized by gallery curator Mel Kolstad, is the result of a public call to art.

More than 40 artists submitted pieces in a variety of media.

'Hickory: The Lost Legacy' on Jun 15

The indigenous hickory tree has played a dominant role in Wisconsin’s history stretching back more than 10,000 years. On hand to tell its story is Wisconsin Hickory Association’s Kevin DeCramer, who will present “Hickory: The Lost Legacy,” at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The programs are free; no registration required.

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