Books to better understand mental illness

Books to better understand mental illness

May 26, 2020

By Emilyn Linden

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. During this time of increased stress, it’s more important than ever to acknowledge the importance of mental health and the strain these times are putting on everyone. There are many resourc...

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Time to fire up those grills people!

Time to fire up those grills people!

May 22, 2020

By Joanne Mengel

Warm weather is finally here, and that means we’ve entered grilling season. Before you grab your apron and tongs, think about using this time of social distancing to take your grilling game to new heights. The library has so ma...

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Top 10 things I hope survive social isolation

Top 10 things I hope survive social isolation

May 11, 2020

By Chris Durkin

There’s no arguing that being at home now feels difficult, especially with children under foot. I tend to be on the cynical side, but lately I’ve found myself trying to find the silver lining. I don’t know if this is a copin...

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What bird is that?

What bird is that?

May 8, 2020

By Joanne Mengel

About the only good thing I can say about this quarantine situation is that it’s given me a chance to watch the slow transition to spring in my yard. I’m learning to appreciate the little things. For instance, last night I sa...

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Burkhart named May 2020 maker-in-residence

Burkhart named May 2020 maker-in-residence

May 4, 2020

Owing to the times, the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio has named its first of four paid virtual summer makers-in-residence. Sewer and needleworker Stacey Burkhart will be offering virtual classes, interactive question-and-answer sessio...

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Mary Leb retires after 24 years with FDLPL

Mary Leb retires after 24 years with FDLPL

May 1, 2020

Mary Leb – a welcome smiling face in the Reference department – will retire May 1 after 24 years with the Fond du Lac Public Library. Normally a milestone such as this would be celebrated with a staff potluck, cake and lots of laughs. But, lif...

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Curbside pickup starts Mon Apr 27

Curbside pickup starts Mon Apr 27

April 27, 2020

The Fond du Lac Public Library will provide curbside pickup for hold items starting 10 am Mon Apr 27 at the north entrance of the downtown Main Library. Pickup is easy as 1, 2, 3:

Step 1: Place items on hold

  1. Go to the Catalog at fdlpl.org and ...

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Time is right for starting a vegetable garden

Time is right for starting a vegetable garden

April 22, 2020

By Chris Durkin

Today I read an article about Victory Gardens, which were popular during World War II. According to Patty Percy, Community Garden coordinator at Extension Fond du Lac County, our current pandemic has lots of folks considering star...

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DIY personal protective equipment, Part 3

DIY personal protective equipment, Part 3

April 15, 2020

By Crystal Valentine

Face Masks for Personal Use

In an earlier blog post we explored sewing face masks to donate to health-care workers.

Now, since the CDC issued guidelines recommending the wearing of “cloth face coverings in public settings...

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She who laughs ... lasts

She who laughs ... lasts

April 14, 2020

By Joanne Mengel

I’m dating myself but, how many of you remember Erma Bombeck?

She was an American humorist whose newspaper column describing suburban life was wildly popular from the mid-1960s to the late ’90s. She published 15 books, most ...

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