Monday, July 25, 2022

Love arts and crafts? August is supersized with extra activities to enjoy before the summer comes to a close, including the library’s first-ever Craft Swap event late in the month.

First, though, join the Fond du Lac Public Library on Monday, Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. for its quirkiest art program, Bad Art Night. Bring an enthusiasm for art, even if you do not have a talent for it. We’ll celebrate the mediocre, the tacky, and the campy while featuring a new style of tasteless art each month. For August, participants will Stamp It Up. All materials provided; register at

Then, on Monday, Aug. 8, join one of the library’s most popular adult programs: the Evening Craft Class. The program, which begins at 6 p.m. in the McLane Room, will invite participants to make their own pottery toadstools. Paint it any way you prefer, and place it in a garden to see who shows up. All supplies are provided; Registration begins two weeks in advance of the program and is required; register by visiting Limited space is available for this popular program.

Have crafting supplies you no longer need? It’s a common problem, and in August the Fond du Lac Public Library will help. 

Drop off unwanted but still good-to-use craft supplies from Aug. 4 to 18 at the library  during regular library hours. Then, visit our first-ever Craft Swap event Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon to swap them out with new-to-you supplies in the McLane Room.

Meanwhile, Good-Natured Crafts returns Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. in the Idea Studio. Create a Lavender Wand: a beautiful and elegant traditional craft. Register at; space will be limited.