Friday, March 29, 2024

Don’t hide a love for art; let it shine during April at the Fond du Lac Public Library. From a Tiny Art Contest for all ages to adult crafting programs, there’s something for everyone this month at the library.

Free 4-inch-by-4-inch canvases continue to be available for the Tiny Art Contest, though a limited number are available to be reserved at Artists also may supply their own canvas if they choose.

Pieces can be turned in at the Help Desk on the first floor of the Main Library from April 22 to April 29 at 8 p.m.; one entry per person. Anything except food or perishables may be used in the creation of the art. Winners will be selected in four age categories: 0-5 (Littles), 6-12 (Kids), 13-18 (Teens), and 19+ (Adults). Prizes issued in each category include Best in Show and Library Staff Choice.

All entries to the Tiny Art Show will be exhibited in the Langdon Divers Community Gallery from May 1 to June 4.

Not ready for the competition? Hone your skills during upcoming crafting events at the library.

Revel in campy and tacky art during Bad Art Night on Monday, April 1 at 6 p.m. in the McLane Room. This month, the theme is Digital Disco. All supplies will be provided; register now at

Then, join library staff Monday, April 8 at 6 p.m. in the McLane Room, to create a Spring Greeting Card during Evening Craft Class. All supplies will be provided. Register now at

Prefer to dabble with yarn? Drop into Yarn It All on Thursday, April 11 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Mid-States Meeting Room. Bring your latest project and chat with fellow yarn crafters at the library, whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch and more. No sign up necessary; bring your own supplies.

Know an adult who loves to craft but needs to keep it simple? The newest craft program at the Fond du Lac Public Library will be perfect for them. Join library staff on Tuesday, April 23 at 10 a.m. in the Idea Studio for Super Simple Crafts. Each month, library staff walk participants through an extremely easy craft appropriate for almost any skill or ability level. All supplies will be provided. Sign up starting April 9 at

Fond du Lac Public Library operates two locations: the Main Library at 32 Sheboygan St. in downtown Fond du Lac, and the Allen J. Buechel Branch at 1139 E. Johnson St. near Festival Foods. The main library is open daily: Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Chapter 52 Bookstore at 52 Sheboygan St. is open Monday through Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

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