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Are You a Dawdler or a Lollygagger?

Did you put off filing your income taxes until the last minute again this year? Do you continually struggle with deadlines, surf the Web instead of paying the bills, and prefer distraction to action? If so, I have the perfect self-help book for you. The Art of Procrastination, written by John Perry, an emeritus professor of philosophy at Stanford University, claims to be the effective guide to the art of dawdling, lollygagging and postponing.

Celebrating National Library Week

So much going on at FDLPL during National Library Week, April 14-20:

Patron Saint of Lost Dogs

If you like books featuring animal/human relationships such as those by James Herriot, Susan Wilson, and W. Bruce Cameron, or if you like books with quirky characters, humor, and a touch of romance such as those by Fannie Flagg and Anne Tyler, then you probably would enjoy this warm and fuzzy debut novel from a veterinarian who wrote two memoirs, Tell Me Where It Hurts and Love Is the Best Medicine.

The Power Trip by Jackie Collins

Fun, fast, and trashy, with delicious characters skillfully woven into a complex plot and set against glitz and glamour, The Power Trip by Jackie Collins contains just the right amount of sex, mystery, greed and murder to make it the bestseller that it is. Five dynamic, powerful, and famous couples set sail on Russian billionaire Aleksandr Kasianenko's luxury yacht off the coast of Cabo San Lucas. Each of the couples accepted the coveted invitation for the cruise for their own - mostly selfish - reasons.

Call to artists: Library seeks proposals

Fond du Lac Public Library is seeking artists’ proposals for the creation/fabrication of a unique piece to be installed in the Main Library downtown. The library wants to commission a piece that would recognize persons who donate money to the library.

The proposals must creatively solve the following requirements:

Open Door Artists show: 'Green'

Open Door Artists will present Green, their fifth annual theme show, through April in the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery.

BookCellar Sideshow Sale April 15 & 20

The BookCellar is jumping on the circus bandwagon with a Sideshow Sale Monday, April 15, and Saturday, April 20, offering three paperbacks for $1 (some restrictions apply).

Food for Fines April 14-May 24

From April 14 through May 24, the Fond du Lac Public Library will waive $1 in overdue fines for each donation of a nonperishable food item. Food for Fines is being offered to celebrate National Library Week (April 14-20) and Money Smart Week (April 20-27), and to support the local Food for Freedom drive.

Friends annual membership drive April 15-19

The Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library will hold their annual membership drive in the lobby of the library April 15-19 in celebration of National Library Week. The group promotes and encourages the use of library services by fundraising, supporting special events such as FDL Reads and providing programs for the community.

Memberships are $8 for an individual, $12 for family, $25 for a contributing membership and $100 for a lifetime membership.

Stop by the Friends table near the main entrance of the downtown library to join or renew your membership.

 

Storytime guidelines

The goal of FDL Library Storytimes is to introduce and develop a love of reading and learning to children.

Our storytellers help your children develop essential pre-reading skills and pre-classroom skills. We want to help your children become first-rate, excited readers and excel in school.

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