Fond du Lac and area library news

8:30 PM, Oct. 27, 2013  |  Comments
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32 Sheboygan St., (920) 929-7080;

? Wisconsin Regional Art Program, Oct. 28. Program provides statewide art workshops and exhibits for nonprofessional artists. Sessions encourage creative growth through noncompetitive community exhibits, learning opportunities and group critiques and evaluation discussions at Langdon Divers Gallery.

? Introduction to computers, 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 28-29. A computer class aimed at first-time computer users will teach participants how to use a mouse, basic terminology, how to find things on the Internet, basic commands such as cut/copy/paste and an introduction to email. Registration is required and the class size is limited to 14 participants, plus laptop owners.

? BookCellar, Noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 28. The library's used book store will be open. Proceeds benefit library programming.

? Advocap Job Club, 9-11 a.m. Oct. 29. Employment and job skills training with Advocap. Session is by appointment only through Advocap.

? Toddler Storytime, 10-10:20 a.m. Oct. 29, 31. A 20-minute program for caregivers and children ages 3 and under. Children must be accompanied by adults, but no registration is required.

? Preschool Storytime, 10:30-11 a.m. Oct. 29, 31. Children ages 3-5 can participate in storytelling and songs each week. Parents are encouraged to stay with their children who must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required.

? A Talk with Michael Hingson, 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Michael Hingson, author of "Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero," will discuss his book and answer questions via remote Skype hookup.

? Rockin' Good time, 6-6:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Families and children can participate in fun books, dancing and other activities.

? FDL Literacy adult tutors needed, Nov. 5, 7 and 12. The Wisconsin Literacy-run campaign is seeking volunteer tutors, who will receive training and instructional materials, at training sessions in November. Tutors are required to attend all three sessions, but accommodations can be made for makeup sessions if necessary. A pre-training orientation is required. Please call (920) 322-3932 or visit for more information. Tutors will help adults improve basic skills in reading, writing, math or learning the English language.

? Author, Historian to Review Backyard Discoveries, 6 p.m. Nov. 4. "Secrets of the Ledge" author and archeo-historian Dwight Weiser will be on hand to give an illustrated presentation on what Fond du Lac County's Ledge reveals about the state's prehistoric people. His book "Secrets of the Ledge" is a pictorial report of archeological findings of the ancient treasures on Fond du Lac's Niagara Escarpment. Visitors are asked to bring their artifacts to the presentation.


Spillman Public Library, 719 Wisconsin Ave.; (920) 929-3771;

? Read to a Dog Program, 2 p.m. Nov. 13. Children can spend time reading to one of two certified READ dogs at the library. No meetings will take place in December or January for this event. Upcoming dates in 2014 include: Feb. 12, March 12, April 9, and May 7.


379 Main St., (920) 583-4325;

? Preschool Story Time "Spooky Spiders," 10 a.m. Oct. 29. Spooky stories will be read at a Halloween party. Children may dress up in costumes.


427 S. Water St., (920) 269-4115;

? Teen Fun Night, 6-11 p.m. Nov. 1. Teenagers interested in a night of food, fun and friends must pre-register by Oct. 30.

? Glen Gerard's Halloween Magic Show, 6 p.m. Oct. 30. Glen Gerard will perform a magic show for families. The event will not scare children.

? Book Sale, through Oct. 31. The Library is having a fall book sale on adult, young adult, juvenile, and children's books. All proceeds benefit library programs and purchase of new library items.


130 N. Main St., (920) 583-4552,

? Preschool Story Time, 10:15 a.m. Oct. 29. The sights and spooks of Halloween will be presented during storytime for children.


120 Jefferson St., (920) 748-6160;

? UFO's and Government: A Historical Inquiry, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Author Richard Thieme will discuss the phenomenon of UFOs and how governments around the world deal with sightings, speculation and controversy. Topics are covered in his book "UFO's and Government: A Historical Inquiry."

? "The Heart Mender" Book Discussion Group, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Teens and adults will discuss this World War II inspired story.

? Cross-Cultural Differences in Family Structure, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Emily Stovel, chair of the anthropology department and coordinator of the Museum Studies Program at Ripon College, will address family structure, globalization and cross-cultural differences.

Sulley and Mike: the prequel (Rated-G). 3:30 p.m. Nov. 1. A screening of the movie, Sulley and Mike, tells the story of a duo's university days, before they became a team. No admission fee.

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