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Tiny Writing Contest

2024-05-02 00:00:00 2024-05-02 23:59:00 America/Chicago Tiny Writing Contest Write a mini masterpiece inspired by a mini masterpiece! Submissions due by May 31. Writers age 6+ welcome to participate Main Library -

Thursday, May 02
All day

Add to Calendar 2024-05-02 00:00:00 2024-05-02 23:59:00 America/Chicago Tiny Writing Contest Write a mini masterpiece inspired by a mini masterpiece! Submissions due by May 31. Writers age 6+ welcome to participate Main Library -

Write a mini masterpiece inspired by a mini masterpiece! Submissions due by May 31. Writers age 6+ welcome to participate

  • Select a piece that inspires you from the Tiny Art Show in the Langdon Divers Gallery and write a submission for the Tiny Writing Contest!
  • Submissions must be 300 words or fewer. Short stories, poems, song lyrics, etc. are all welcome.
  • Pieces can be turned in using this online form (click here) May 1-31 or they can be dropped off at the Help Desk in the library. Submissions must be turned in by 5:59 pm on May 31. Physical submissions must include author's name, email and/or phone, age category and title in order to be considered.
  • Pieces and titles of pieces must be appropriate for all ages.
  • Submissions must not be generated by artificial intelligence.
  • Library staff reserves the right to reject any submissions that do not follow these guidelines.
  • By submitting your piece, you are giving Fond du Lac Public Library permission to publicly post and promote it.
  • Pieces and images of the art that inspired them will be posted on the Library's social media account in June. 
  • Age categories
    • Kids 6-12
    • Teens 13-18
    • Adults 19+
  • Prizes per age category
    • Best in show
    • Library staff choice

Judges are local educators and writers. Writing related prizes will be awarded to the winners in each age category.

One entry per person. Staff and family of staff may not enter the contest.

AGE GROUP: | Children | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Library Event |

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Main Library

Phone: 920-929-7080

Hours
Mon, May 27 Closed
(Closed for Memorial Weekend)
Tue, May 28 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 29 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 30 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 31 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 01 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, Jun 02 12:00PM to 4:00PM

About the branch

The Main Library is 1 block east of Main Street in downtown Fond du Lac.  Entrances are located on both the north and south sides of the building.

Upcoming events

Thu, May 30, All day
Main Library
Write a mini masterpiece inspired by a mini masterpiece! Submissions due by May 31. Writers age 6+ welcome to participate

Thu, May 30, 9:00am - 11:00am
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Sr. Marilyn ELL Class

Thu, May 30, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Sr. Marilyn ELL Class

Thu, May 30, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Schedule time with an Employment and Training Specialist for one-on-one job searching assistance, resume assistance, mock interviews, and more.

Canceled
Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Mary Rose Obholz Literacy Group

Fri, May 31, All day
Main Library
Write a mini masterpiece inspired by a mini masterpiece! Submissions due by May 31. Writers age 6+ welcome to participate

Sat, Jun 01, All day
Main Library
Dig out your crayons, sharpen your colored pencils, and gather your watercolors - the Fond du Lac Public Library Bookmark Contest is back!

Sat, Jun 01, 10:00am - 11:30am
Main Library - McLane Meeting Room
Bring a plant, take a plant!

Sat, Jun 01, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - McLane Meeting Room
Sign up to participate in our Jigsaw Puzzle Contest! Each team will get the same 500 piece puzzle and the first to assemble their puzzle will win a prize! Please read registration instructions.

Sun, Jun 02, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Valerie Dorow Literacy Group

Mon, Jun 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Community Services for Health Department MAT Program Participants

Mon, Jun 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Community Room
Peer Support circle for Health Department recovery participants.

Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - McLane Meeting Room
Celebrate the mediocre, the tacky, and the campy during our Bad Art Night for adults!

Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Community Room
Monthly Meeting

Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Idea Studio - Kitchen
Get badged on how to use our Silhouette Cameo 4, a desktop cutting machine.

Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Sr. Mary Rose Intro to ELL Class

Tue, Jun 04, 9:30am - 4:00pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Schedule time with an Employment and Training Specialist for one-on-one job searching assistance, resume assistance, mock interviews, and more.

Tue, Jun 04, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Discovery Room
Calling all anime enthusiasts! Join us the first Tuesday of each month to watch a couple episodes of an anime we choose (and eat snacks). Cosplay is always welcome!

Tue, Jun 04, 5:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Idea Studio - Shop
Take the required training session to earn your badge for use of the Idea Studio's X-Carve CNC Router.

Tue, Jun 04, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Room
Library sponsored book discussion.

Wed, Jun 05, All day
Main Library - Langdon Divers Gallery
From June 5-26, celebrate the work of Fond du Lac High School AP Art Students at the Langdon Divers Gallery.

Wed, Jun 05, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - McLane Meeting Room,Children's Room
Celebrate the end of school and the start of summer vacation with a kick-off party at the library!

Thu, Jun 06, 9:00am - 11:00am
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Sr. Marilyn ELL Class

Thu, Jun 06, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Sr. Marilyn ELL Class

Thu, Jun 06, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Schedule time with an Employment and Training Specialist for one-on-one job searching assistance, resume assistance, mock interviews, and more.

Thu, Jun 06, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Teen Area
Have you ever wanted to try out Magic the Gathering but don't know where to start? Join us for this beginner class where we will learn the basics and try out some pre-made decks.

Canceled
Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Mary Rose Obholz Literacy Group

Sun, Jun 09, All day
Main Library
Each month, the Fond du Lac Public Library creates a new Browser Cache for teens!

Sun, Jun 09, All day
Main Library - Langdon Divers Gallery
From June 5-26, celebrate the work of Fond du Lac High School AP Art Students at the Langdon Divers Gallery.

Sun, Jun 09, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Valerie Dorow Literacy Group

Mon, Jun 10, 9:30am - 10:15am
Main Library - Discovery Room
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and more designed to develop early literacy skills and encourage a love of reading. Programs are held on the Lower Level; look for signs.

Mon, Jun 10, 11:00am - 11:30am
Main Library - Discovery Room
Intended for pre-walkers and their caregivers, we’ll sing songs & rhymes, explore books, and have a relaxing playtime with an opportunity for babies and caregivers to connect.

Mon, Jun 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Community Services for Health Department MAT Program Participants

Mon, Jun 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Community Room
Peer Support circle for Health Department recovery participants.

Mon, Jun 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - McLane Meeting Room
Love to craft? Join us for our monthly evening adult craft program.

Mon, Jun 10, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Idea Studio - Kitchen
Take the required training session to earn your badge for use of the Idea Studio's Janome 500E embroidery machine.

Mon, Jun 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Sr. Mary Rose Intro to ELL Class

Tue, Jun 11, 9:30am - 4:00pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Schedule time with an Employment and Training Specialist for one-on-one job searching assistance, resume assistance, mock interviews, and more.

Tue, Jun 11, 9:30am - 10:15am
Main Library - Discovery Room
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and more designed to develop early literacy skills and encourage a love of reading. Programs are held on the Lower Level; look for signs.

Tue, Jun 11, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - McLane Meeting Room
Learn about propagation and plant growth, then pot your own plant to take home and watch grow! Prepare to get messy; wear old clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.

Tue, Jun 11, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Room
Board Meeting

Tue, Jun 11, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Idea Studio
Take the required training session to earn your badge for use of the Idea Studio's recording studio.

Wed, Jun 12, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Library - McLane Meeting Room
Come enjoy a tour around the world, traveling 6 continents, as we learn about some amazing animals that live in deserts, rainforests, island jungles, woodlands, grasslands and prairies.

Wed, Jun 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Library sponsored book discussion.

Wed, Jun 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - McLane Meeting Room
Come enjoy a tour around the world, traveling 6 continents, as we learn about some amazing animals that live in deserts, rainforests, island jungles, woodlands, grasslands and prairies.

Thu, Jun 13, 9:00am - 11:00am
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Sr. Marilyn ELL Class

Thu, Jun 13, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Sr. Marilyn ELL Class

Thu, Jun 13, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Schedule time with an Employment and Training Specialist for one-on-one job searching assistance, resume assistance, mock interviews, and more.

Thu, Jun 13, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - Display 1st floor -- South entrance
V3NTO, a Chicago-based brass trio, will offer a free daytime performance by the south entrance of the Fond du Lac Public Library's downtown library.

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - McLane Meeting Room
Dr. Michael D. Jacobs will present “The KKK in Fond du Lac County and Wisconsin 100 Years Ago” on Thursday, June 13 at 6 pm. History at Home programs focus on stories about the area's past every month

Canceled
Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Mary Rose Obholz Literacy Group

Sun, Jun 16, All day
Main Library - Langdon Divers Gallery
From June 5-26, celebrate the work of Fond du Lac High School AP Art Students at the Langdon Divers Gallery.

Sun, Jun 16, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Valerie Dorow Literacy Group

Mon, Jun 17, 9:30am - 10:15am
Main Library - Discovery Room
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and more designed to develop early literacy skills and encourage a love of reading. Programs are held on the Lower Level; look for signs.

Mon, Jun 17, 11:00am - 11:30am
Main Library - Discovery Room
Intended for pre-walkers and their caregivers, we’ll sing songs & rhymes, explore books, and have a relaxing playtime with an opportunity for babies and caregivers to connect.

Mon, Jun 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Community Services for Health Department MAT Program Participants

Mon, Jun 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Community Room
Peer Support circle for Health Department recovery participants.

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Idea Studio - Kitchen
Take the required training to earn your badge for use of the Idea Studio's Janome sewing machines and serger to make your own reusable tote bag.
Registration opens Monday, June 3 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Sr. Mary Rose Intro to ELL Class

Tue, Jun 18, 9:30am - 4:00pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Schedule time with an Employment and Training Specialist for one-on-one job searching assistance, resume assistance, mock interviews, and more.

Tue, Jun 18, 9:30am - 10:15am
Main Library - Discovery Room
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and more designed to develop early literacy skills and encourage a love of reading. Programs are held on the Lower Level; look for signs.

Tue, Jun 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Discovery Room
Join us as we learn how to grow more food from scraps! Take home a scrap to cultivate, learn to take care of it, and get ideas for how to make it delicious. For those entering grades 6-12 this fall.

Tue, Jun 18, 5:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Idea Studio - Shop
Patrons will get badged on the Glowforge Pro Laser and they will also get to make a keychain.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 4 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Library sponsored book discussion.

Wed, Jun 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Library - McLane Meeting Room
Prepare to explore a world of wonder with a magic show about following your dreams and the power of imagination.

Wed, Jun 19, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Main Library - Community Room
Library sponsored book discussion.

Wed, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - McLane Meeting Room
Prepare to explore a world of wonder with a magic show about following your dreams and the power of imagination.

Wed, Jun 19, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Idea Studio,Idea Studio - Kitchen,Idea Studio - Recording Studio,Idea Studio - Shop
Join us for our monthly Boomerang Bag meetup and learn how you can help sew and make reusable tote bags.

Wed, Jun 19, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - McLane Meeting Room
Join interested community members in viewing the documentary "The Right to Read," followed by a brief community discussion about local initiatives and how you can get involved.

Thu, Jun 20, 9:00am - 11:00am
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Sr. Marilyn ELL Class

Thu, Jun 20, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Sr. Marilyn ELL Class

Thu, Jun 20, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Schedule time with an Employment and Training Specialist for one-on-one job searching assistance, resume assistance, mock interviews, and more.

Thu, Jun 20, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Teen Area
Join us in the Teen Space for a lowkey, gaming hangout. Check the calendar for more details about what we're up to each month.

Thu, Jun 20, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Community Room
Monthly meeting of the library board

Canceled
Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Mary Rose Obholz Literacy Group

Fri, Jun 21, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Main Library - Community Site
It’s the longest day of the year! We’ll take advantage of all that extra daylight with a special StoryWalk Storytime!

Sun, Jun 23, All day
Main Library - Langdon Divers Gallery
From June 5-26, celebrate the work of Fond du Lac High School AP Art Students at the Langdon Divers Gallery.

Sun, Jun 23, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Valerie Dorow Literacy Group

Mon, Jun 24, 9:30am - 10:15am
Main Library - Discovery Room
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and more designed to develop early literacy skills and encourage a love of reading. Programs are held on the Lower Level; look for signs.

Mon, Jun 24, 11:00am - 11:30am
Main Library - Discovery Room
Intended for pre-walkers and their caregivers, we’ll sing songs & rhymes, explore books, and have a relaxing playtime with an opportunity for babies and caregivers to connect.

Mon, Jun 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Community Services for Health Department MAT Program Participants

Mon, Jun 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Community Room
Peer Support circle for Health Department recovery participants.

Mon, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Sr. Mary Rose Intro to ELL Class

Mon, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Idea Studio - Kitchen
Take the required training to earn your badge for use of the Idea Studio's Sublimation Printer and Heat Press, plus you get to make your own cup holder coaster for your car.
Registration opens Monday, June 10 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 25, 9:30am - 4:00pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Schedule time with an Employment and Training Specialist for one-on-one job searching assistance, resume assistance, mock interviews, and more.

Tue, Jun 25, 9:30am - 10:15am
Main Library - Discovery Room
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and more designed to develop early literacy skills and encourage a love of reading. Programs are held on the Lower Level; look for signs.

Tue, Jun 25, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Idea Studio
Learn how to use the basics of Inkscape, which is a professional quality vector graphics software.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 4 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jun 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Library - McLane Meeting Room
Oshkosh Taiko will introduce you to a new world of music with this energy-filled performance!

Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - McLane Meeting Room
Oshkosh Taiko will introduce you to a new world of music with this energy-filled performance!

Thu, Jun 27, 9:00am - 11:00am
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Sr. Marilyn ELL Class

Thu, Jun 27, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - Discovery Room
Can you escape the Underworld and return the thunder to Zeus? This event is strictly for those entering grades 4-12.
Registration opens Thursday, June 13 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
Main Library - Discovery Room
Can you escape the Underworld and return the thunder to Zeus? This event is strictly for those entering grades 4-12.
Registration opens Thursday, June 13 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 27, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Sr. Marilyn ELL Class

Thu, Jun 27, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Main Library - Discovery Room
Can you escape the Underworld and return the thunder to Zeus? This event is strictly for those entering grades 4-12.
Registration opens Thursday, June 13 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 27, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Library - McLane Meeting Room
Memory Cafe for early to mid-stage Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia

Thu, Jun 27, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Schedule time with an Employment and Training Specialist for one-on-one job searching assistance, resume assistance, mock interviews, and more.

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Library - Discovery Room
Can you escape the Underworld and return the thunder to Zeus? This event is strictly for those entering grades 4-12.
Registration opens Thursday, June 13 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 27, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Discovery Room
Can you escape the Underworld and return the thunder to Zeus? This event is strictly for those entering grades 4-12.
Registration opens Thursday, June 13 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 27, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Discovery Room
Can you escape the Underworld and return the thunder to Zeus? This event is strictly for those entering grades 4-12.
Registration opens Thursday, June 13 2024 at 9:00am

Canceled
Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Mary Rose Obholz Literacy Group

Thu, Jun 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Seefeld Room
Library sponsored book discussion.

Thu, Jun 27, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Discovery Room
Can you escape the Underworld and return the thunder to Zeus? This event is strictly for those entering grades 4-12.
Registration opens Thursday, June 13 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Jun 28, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - Discovery Room
Can you escape the Underworld and return the thunder to Zeus? This event is strictly for those entering grades 4-12.
Registration opens Thursday, June 13 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Jun 28, 11:00am - 11:30am
Main Library - Discovery Room
Can you escape the Underworld and return the thunder to Zeus? This event is strictly for those entering grades 4-12.
Registration opens Thursday, June 13 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Jun 28, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Main Library - Discovery Room
Can you escape the Underworld and return the thunder to Zeus? This event is strictly for those entering grades 4-12.
Registration opens Thursday, June 13 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Jun 28, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Library - Discovery Room
Can you escape the Underworld and return the thunder to Zeus? This event is strictly for those entering grades 4-12.
Registration opens Thursday, June 13 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Jun 28, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Discovery Room
Can you escape the Underworld and return the thunder to Zeus? This event is strictly for those entering grades 4-12.
Registration opens Thursday, June 13 2024 at 9:00am

Sat, Jun 29, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - Discovery Room
Can you escape the Underworld and return the thunder to Zeus? This event is strictly for those entering grades 4-12.
Registration opens Thursday, June 13 2024 at 9:00am

Sat, Jun 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Main Library - Discovery Room
Can you escape the Underworld and return the thunder to Zeus? This event is strictly for those entering grades 4-12.
Registration opens Thursday, June 13 2024 at 9:00am

Sat, Jun 29, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Main Library - Discovery Room
Can you escape the Underworld and return the thunder to Zeus? This event is strictly for those entering grades 4-12.
Registration opens Thursday, June 13 2024 at 9:00am

Sat, Jun 29, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Library - Discovery Room
Can you escape the Underworld and return the thunder to Zeus? This event is strictly for those entering grades 4-12.
Registration opens Thursday, June 13 2024 at 9:00am