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Artist-library collaboration featured in new book

A collage created by local artist Mel Kolstad is featured in a new book, The Artist’s Library, created by the founders of the Madison-based The Library as Incubator Project.

Big Sky Wedding by Linda Lael Miller

It has been said that author Linda Lael Miller considers the cowboy to be the great North American myth, the ideal of honor, courage and persistence we need to live up to. After reading Big Sky Wedding, the fifth installment in her Parable, Montana series, I think I agree. The story is the perfect mix of hot cowboy and strong woman intent on ignoring their instant attraction to each other. The author's love for children, animals and nature shine through in this small town, family-oriented, western romance.

Historical Society Attic Show in gallery


The Fond du Lac County Historical Society is bringing treasures out of storage for an exhibit, From the Attic, at the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery from June 4 to July 2.

Summer 2014: Reading is Brain Food

Summer’s a great time to upgrade the body’s hard drive: the brain. And the best way to do that is to read, read, read. Summer reading programs at the Fond du Lac Public Library – Reading is Brain Food – reward kids, teens and adults for giving their brains a boost.

Casebook by Mona Simpson

There are many ways of choosing a book to read. It could be because of the subject matter, the cover, the series, the author, or because everyone is talking about it. I chose Casebook by Mona Simpson because I was intrigued by the author and the excellent reviews. Simpson was born in Green Bay (a Wisconsin connection!). Before her parents married, they had a son whom they gave up for adoption. Simpson did not know about her brother until she was an adult. Her brother was Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple.

Zentangle Crafternoon sign-up starts June 7


Sign-up starts Saturday, June 7, for the June 21 Zentangle Coaster/Bookmark Crafternoon class at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The class meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Space is limited, and registration is required beginning at 9 a.m. June 7 at the Calendar or by calling the Help Desk at (920) 322-3929.

'How Cows Created Wisconsin' on June 19

Author Ed Janus will talk about the history of the state’s dairy industry in his talk, How Cows Created Wisconsin at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

“This is the great American success story, as written by cows and the men and women who learned to care for them,” Janus said.

Early literacy program benefits from Holiday Wine Tasting

It’s a good guess that the hundreds who attended the annual Cujak’s Wine Market Holiday Wine Tasting at Fox Valley Savings Bank in November didn’t know their evening out was benefitting such a good cause. On Monday, Sara Cujak and Jim Ziebarth, vice president for FVSB Financial Services, presented a check for $3,500 to the Fond du Lac Public Library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

A modern-day fairy tale

Debbie Macomber has written another feel good novel with several happy endings that reminds me of a modern-day fairy tale. In Blossom Street Brides, several lives intertwine and connect as they face the trials and triumphs in their varying stages of life. All are connected in some way to that little yarn store on Blossom Street called A Good Yarn, first featured in the second of her Blossom Street novels. The characters eventually get to their happy endings, but it sure takes some time to get there.

Money Smart kids at the library!

The Fond du Lac Public Library has been leading the charge for Money Smart Week since 2007. Money Smart Week Wisconsin is an initiative of the Governor's Council on Financial Literacy, in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

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