Monday, December 28, 2020

The Idea Studio at Fond du Lac Public Library will help patrons learn basic programming and electronics, as well as introduce them to the basics of 3-D printing.

Both programs are virtual and free of charge:

  • Idea Studio Learning Circle: Basic Programming and Electronics: Group meets via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. on six Wednesdays: Jan. 13, 20, & 27; Feb. 3, 10 & 17: Join Idea Studio staff and other community members in learning about basic programming and electronics using a Circuit Playground Express board from Adafruit, included free of charge for participants. Registrants should plan to attend all sessions. Requires a Windows or Mac computer, with permission to install software, and internet access. Adults and teens 13+ should register by Jan 8 in order to pick up free Circuit Playground Express board Jan 9 to 13 (registrants will receive further instructions).
  • What is 3-D Printing?: Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m. via Facebook Live on Idea Studio FDLPL page: This program, including both live and pre-recorded elements, is an introduction to 3-D printing technology in general, the 3-D printers offered in FDLPL's Idea Studio makerspace, and our online project setup service that allows patrons to use 3-D printers even during our limited pandemic schedule. Staff will be available to answer questions.

Fond du Lac Public Library operates two locations: the Main Library at 32 Sheboygan St. in downtown Fond du Lac, and FDLPL Express at 1132 E. Johnson St. near Festival Foods. At this time, the main library is open for curbside service only on weekdays, and in-person on weekends. Computer use is available by appointment.

For more information on either of these locations, visit