'Where Does the Money Go?' Nov 17

Get a handle on holiday spending and beyond at Where Does the Money Go?, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

Family Living Educator Michelle Tidemann will discuss ways to take control of your money and better manage the money you have. She’ll provide money management materials to take charge of finances.

Holiday Appetizer Recipe Swap Nov 18

Holidays are coming up, and so are the parties. Parties mean food, and that means it’s time to think about expanding your potluck horizons. Fond du Lac Public Library comes to the rescue with a fun, social and tasty event: Holiday Appetizer Recipe Swap at 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 18.

Lawyer for the Dog by Lee Robinson

With a title like Lawyer for the Dog, how could you not want to read this one? Charleston Attorney Sally Baynard is assigned by Judge Joe Baynard (her ex-husband) to represent a dog in a custody battle in a divorce case that is tying up his court docket. Soon, she is juggling the needs of the dog, the angry owners, her amorous ex-husband, her aging mother, and the exasperating expectations of the court. So many issues crammed into 230 pages, but so much fun to read.

'Cathedral Mice' presented twice Nov 19

From their humble beginnings at a 1960 craft fair where all 25 mice sold for $1 each, to today's 3,000-mice-a-year output, the Cathedral Mice of St. Paul’s are a phenomenon and an engaging tale. Ruth Du Frane will tell their story at two programs on Thursday, November 19: at 2 pm and repeated at 6 pm at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The programs are free. No registration required.

Stories on Ice return in Nov

Kids ages 3 to 5 and their adult friends are invited to Stories on Ice – a program of stories and skating – at 10 a.m. and repeated at 5 p.m. Thursdays November 5, 12 and 19 at Blue Line Family Ice Center, 550 Fond du Lac Ave. The program is free, no registration required.

Half-Day Party Nov 6

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.

'I Got Rhythm' Nov. 14

Kids ages 2 to 6 and their parents are invited to I Got Rhythm at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 14, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Kids will explore songs, dancing and fun musical instruments, as well as books and stories. The program is free. No registration required.


Big deals on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday

You can wait in line, throw elbows and scramble for deals at the superstore. Or you can spend Black Friday in the pleasant confines of the Fond du Lac Public Library and get a great deal. On Friday, November 27, the downtown Main Library will offer half off overdue fines, 9 a.m. to noon. No restrictions. Pay half your fees – overdue, lost, damaged, etc.

Ornament Crafternoon signup starts Nov 7

Using scrapbook paper, a Styrofoam ball and a few festive embellishments, crafters will make a unique and beautiful holiday ornament at the November 21 Crafternoon class at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Washing the Dead by Michelle Brafman

No, this is not some scary Halloween story. The unusual title Washing the Dead refers to a sacred Jewish ritual, and in this novel the ritual helps to strengthen the bond between mothers and daughters. Set in Milwaukee and alternating between the 1970s and 2009, main character Barbara is a teen in 1973 who is being raised in an Orthodox Jewish family. Their shul (church) is in an old mansion that was donated anonymously and also provides the living quarters for the rabbi's family.

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