2 authors coming to Chapter 52 Dec 5

Have a book lover on your holiday gift list? Chapter 52 Bookstore will host two area authors who will be selling and signing copies of their books from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, December 5.

Half Day Party Dec 4

Kids ages 6 to 12 who attend school in Fond du Lac School District get a bonus: early release on the first Fridays of the month. The Fond du Lac Public Library is offering Half Day Parties from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. featuring a kid-friendly movie, snacks and games of bingo in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. The program, in the McLane Meeting Room in the Main Library’s lower level, is free. No registration required. The December 4 party will show Disney’s The Descendants.

Paper Christmas Tree signup starts Nov 21


Take one upcycled paperback book, employ a few folds, a bit of glitter and voila! A pretty Christmas tree for the tabletop or mantle. Crafters will make a Paperback Christmas Tree at the 1 p.m. December 5 Crafternoon class at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Gingerbread programs for kids, teens

Kids 12 and younger are invited to the Gingerbread Decoration Party on Saturday, December 19. Registration for one of two sessions – 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. – is required starting December 7 online at the Calendar, or by calling the Children’s Desk at (920) 322-3940. Space is limited.

Can a basketball star write a story about Sherlock Holmes’s older brother?

Yes. Former NBA star (and former Milwaukee Bucks player) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and screen writer Anna Waterhouse have written Mycroft Holmes. This book is a good choice for people who like Sherlock Holmes stories and who like action as well as deduction with their mysteries. The story is set around 1870 in London and Trinidad.

Madam President by Nicolle Wallace

Madam President by Nicolle Wallace is the perfect book for those who never miss an episode of the ever popular ABC television series Scandal. Filled with strong women characters, it follows Charlotte Kramer, the forty-fifth president of the United States, as she faces a day of five major terrorist attacks on the US. Mix in a little behind the scenes underhanded goings on, and you won't want to put this one down.

Food and romance in Milwaukee

Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy Wright is a sweet romance set in Milwaukee. Main character Elizabeth Johnson (who likes to be called Lou) is a chef with a new restaurant called Luella’s. Lou is engaged to Devlin, an ambitious lawyer. For Devlin’s birthday she bakes him a special coconut cake (recipe is included) and takes it to his apartment as a surprise, stopping along the way at a newsstand where she bumps into a stranger.

Scary stories for whole family Oct 29

The whole family is invited to enjoy Frights at Home and Far Away – scary folktales from around the world – at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 29, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required. Refreshments will be served.

FDL Artists Association show Nov 4-Dec 2

Fond du Lac Artists Association will showcase the diverse talents of its members November 4 through December 2 at the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery. The exhibit will showcase Artist of the Year Roxine McQuitty.

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