Have you ever wondered about that thing you found while digging in the yard? Maybe it’s a piece of pottery or perhaps an ancient tool. Bring it to the November 4 meeting of the Fond du Lac Genealogical Society, when local Secrets of the Ledge author and “archeo-historian” Dwight Weiser will take a look.
It’s getting closer: that day you set aside to decorate for the holidays. The Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library will help add a festive flair. Using upcycled book pages, ribbon and a few beads, crafters will make a retro-cool Holiday Greeting Bunting at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 16. Space is limited, and registration is required beginning at 9 a.m.
Kids restless? Need to get out of the house? Take in a free family movie at the Fond du Lac Public Library with the new Sunday Matinees program every third Sunday. The program starts off with I’ll Be Home For Christmas at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 17.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a humorous story of a man finding love. Don Tillman is a professor of genetics at an Australian university. He is extremely intelligent, quirky and probably has Asperger Syndrome. His only friends are Gene, also a professor and a philanderer, and Gene’s wife Claudia, a clinical psychologist. Don decides he wants a wife and gets advice from Gene and Claudia. He makes a questionnaire to weed out smokers and those who are chronically late. Then Rosie comes into his life. She smokes and is chronically late.
Are you a fan of thrills, chills, and things that go bump in the night? With Halloween right around the corner, it is the perfect time to check out some spooky reads to get you in the "spirit" of things? Here are a few of my suggested titles. Be careful, read a few of these and you may have to sleep with the lights on!
Right now we are celebrating Fond du Lac Reads with the book Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson. Mr. Hingson is a blind man who was in the World Trade Center on 9/11 and survived with the help of his guide dog Roselle. Dogs do not have to be service dogs or therapy dogs to have a big effect on our lives. If you are a dog lover, you know what I mean. Books that highlight the dog/human bond are on display at the Library in conjunction with Fond du Lac Reads.
If you knew you were dying, what would you do? What would you see? Who would you spend your last year with? Susan Spencer-Wendel faced these decisions at forty-four years old when she was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - Lou Gehrig's disease - an irreversible condition that systematically destroys the nerves that power the muscles. She shares her story in Until I Say Goodbye: My Year of Living With Joy.