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Help for Homeless hygiene drive March 1-25

The library’s three locations will be drop-off sites for the annual Help for the Homeless hygiene drive March 1 through March 25.

Donations of new cleaning and personal care items, such as laundry soap, hair and dental items, diapers and bathroom tissue, will be collected and distributed locally to the Fondy Food Pantry, New Beginnings, Salvation Army and Solutions Center.

The local drive is part of a regional effort that includes Oshkosh, the Fox Cities, Manitowoc and Brown County and spearheaded by Appleton radio station 91.9/91.5 The Family.

New play structure at FDLPL Express

Hickory Dickory Dock, the kids played with the clock. They also played with the dancing frogs, the wave and magnet letters.

Kids invited to Dr. Seuss Day March 2

The Cat in the Hat was silly but smart. He said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

LearningExpress Library--a hidden gem

We seem to be a culture obsessed with self-improvement. And for good reason—a better skill set, a new certification, a good education can help you land a new job or a promotion. The library is committed to helping job seekers, whether through our Opportunity Center, JobSmart and MoneySmart classes, or by providing resources that help you advance personally and professionally.

Happy Valentine's Day!

In honor of Valentine's Day, this post is dedicated to my love of romance novels. I admit it. I am an incurable romantic. I love that light-headed, stomach dropping, lump-in-your-throat feeling you get when the man you love says something sweet, does something silly that touches your heart. What do I look for in a good romance novel? I want my heart to flutter, I want to laugh....and cry too....

Get Engaged (or Outraged) with "Time for Outrage"

Time for Outrage is a book written by a ninety something Frenchman. So why should you pick it up? This slim little book doesn’t look like much and only takes about 30 minutes to read, but it is both an inspiration and a history lesson in one. Hessel was a member of the French Resistance in World War II, worked closely with the postwar French government, and helped to craft the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

Catherine the Great

Robert Massie has written several books about the Romanov dynasty in Russia, including a biography of Peter the Great for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. After years of research, Massie recently released a biography of Catherine the Great.

Find the Right Book

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy. ~Edward P. Morgan

 Are you looking for a new book to read? Are you struggling to find something that really suits your mood or taste? As always, we can help.

Charity Club donates to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Charity Club, Inc., has donated $1,500 to the Fond du Lac Public Library’s early literacy program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Pop the corn: Big VHS sale at The BookCellar

To celebrate a bumper crop of VHS movies from the Children’s Room, The BookCellar is holding a big sale – all VHS tapes are 25 cents on Saturday, February 25, and Monday, February 27. Visitors to the store can enter to win a Family Movie Night Basket door prize, with popcorn, movies, books and snacks.

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