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Storytime presenters needed

If you have experience working with groups of children, you find a room of smiling young faces undaunting and you love to tell a good story, the Fond du Lac Public Library hopes you will consider applying to be a Storytime presenter.

Over the years, the Storytime program has grown in popularity. Children are invited to come (with a grown-up) for 30-minute sessions of stories and play that instill a love of reading and a love of books. The library would like to expand the program, and needs help doing so.

Intro to Computer classes

People just starting out using computers can get a helping hand at “Introduction to Computers,” a series of four classes at the Fond du Lac Public Library in February.

The hands-on classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. February 7, 8, 14 and 15. Each class will tackle a computer skill: how to use a mouse, how to find things on the internet, basic terminology and commands (such as cut/copy/paste) and an introduction to email. Participants will be working on library computers. Laptop owners can bring their devices; make sure to note that when signing up.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten


It’s a simple act: an adult reading aloud to a child. But the simplicity underlies great importance. According to reading and learning experts, reading aloud with children is the single most important activity for parents to prepare children to learn to read. It can:

Warm Up With a Hot Romance

It's All Greek to Me by Katie MacAlister is both steamy and hilarious at the same time. Eglantine "Harry" Knight sets off for Greece at the last minute to stand in as manager of a friend's touring band. This six-foot-tall, wild-haired, tempestuous woman meets the man of her dreams, but there is one problem - she can't pronounce his name. It's much easier to call him "Yacky" instead of Iakovos, so you really can't blame the poor girl. Though the story line is a bit predictable – girl meets Greek playboy billionaire, sparks fly, etc...

New Year, New You

Now that the holiday season is over, we can all take a deep breath and get back into a normal routine. For lots of us though, we're trying out to change that routine. We've got lots of resources to help you with that. Whether you're trying to lose weight, eat healthier, get organized, stop smoking, or learn something new, there are literally thousands of books and DVDs to help you along the way. 

How to download e-books to your nook

  1. Visit www.fdlpl.org on your computer and click on OverDrive Media
  2. Under Sign In, select Fond du Lac Public Library and enter your library card and PIN numbers
  3. At Getting Started, download Adobe Digital Edition (ADE) to your computer
  4. Plug your Nook into your computer via USB
  5. Authorize your Nook
  6. Browse OverDrive Media for an EPUB or PDF title and click on Add to My Cart
  7. Proceed to Checkout
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How to download e-books to Kindle

  1. Visit www.fdlpl.org on your computer and click on OverDrive Media
  2. Select Fond du Lac Public Library and enter your library card and PIN numbers
  3. Browse and select a Kindle-compatible title.

Literacy program kickoff concert 'sold' out

All tickets for the Saturday, January 21, free family concert by Randy Peterson have been snapped up. The concert at 10:30 a.m. will kick off the library’s new early literacy program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Sign up for Team Trivia now

Are you smart? Do you have smart friends? Do you like to have a good time while helping a great cause? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, the 12th Annual Team Trivia is the event for you.

Teams of four can sign up now for the March 6 and March 8 event at Whispering Springs Golf Club. Teams pay $100 per team to participate. The event includes a cash bar and a $13.50 per person soup and sub buffet. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., and the quizzing begins at 6:30 p.m.

Sculptor donates 2 pieces

Sculptor John Casper, longtime pillar of the local art community, has donated two major pieces to the Fond du Lac Public Library.

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