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2 artists, 6 legs, 1 great show

Artists are a rare breed. Some even are not human. The March show at the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery is a case in point.

Credit score class March 14

A person’s credit score – and its accuracy – can affect purchasing, loan rates and sometimes job prospects. The library will present a Money Smart U class, How to Build and Improve Your Credit Score, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 14.

Tammy Matzdorf, program director of Consumer Credit Counseling Service, will discuss how to improve a credit score, clean up credit and how to obtain a free credit report. Matzdorf has degrees in Accounting and Education.

Health reform program March 8

Health Reform: What it Means for Wisconsin Families will be presented at the main Fond du Lac Public Library at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 8. Presenter Kevin Kane will provide nonpartisan information on what the Affordable Care Act and other health policy changes mean for you, your family and your pocketbook.

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.

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