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Man versus Rooster

A memoir by award winning journalist and Boston Globe writer Brian McGrory, Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man is a moving and funny account of one man's journey from bachelor to husband and stepfather, aided by a menagerie of pets - including a cute baby chick who turned out to be a rooster. As a self-proclaimed animal lover, I found myself shedding a tear one minute and snorting with laughter the next as I read about the author's transition from a city dwelling, globetrotting single guy to a life in the suburbs as a family man.

A favorite book of mine--Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Gilead is a quiet, reflective book about things of the heart and spirit—forgiveness and the relationship between father and son. John Ames is an elderly pastor in the small town of Gilead, Iowa in the 1950s. He had a son late in life and is writing down his thoughts and memories for his son so that his son will know about his family and heritage. Pastor Ames is the grandson and son of preachers. His grandfather had been a fiery abolitionist preacher before the Civil War and his father a pacifist preacher. His best friend is Robert Boughton, also a pastor in Gilead.

Movie series starts June 18 with 'Matilda'

The Solutions Center and the Fond du Lac Public Library are collaborating to hold free movie nights at 6 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month starting June 18.

FDL Visual Arts Member Exhibit in June

The members of Fond du Lac Visual Arts have collaborated in an exhibit at the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery in June. The range of work is vast: jewelry, ceramics, watercolor, collage, oils … it’s a multimedia exhibit that showcases the diversity of the group.

3 Basic Car Care classes in June

Nationally certified auto instructor Cory Clark, a teacher at Fond du Lac High School, will offer a series of three Basic Car Care classes at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The classes are on three consecutive Wednesdays in June, at 6:30 p.m.:

June 12: How to Change Your Oil

June 19: Tire Maintenance

June 26: Fluids – What to Change & When

Clark will talk about supplies needed, cost, common mistakes and procedures. There will be plenty of time for questions.

The classes are free. Registration is not required.

Summer volunteer fair for kids June 19

Kids from age 9 through high school can sign up for summer volunteer projects at the Summer Youth Volunteer Fair at the Fond du Lac Public Library on Wednesday, June 19, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Did You Know…....May is “Get Caught Reading” Month?

Launched by the Association of American Publishers, "Get Caught Reading" is a nationwide public service campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read – not only in the month of May, but all year long. Why not let the library help you "get caught"? Reading is a central part of what the library is all about. We have loads of titles, sure to please any reader. Feel like browsing for new authors to try? Stop in and check out our display of hand-picked staff favorites near the main staircase. We pulled our favorite fiction and nonfiction titles just for you.

New time for Storytime at Express

Family Storytime at Express – the all-ages early literacy program of stories and songs – has moved to a new time: 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

The content of the program changes weekly; children ages 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. There’s no registration required; just drop in.

Wanted: Kids who 'dig' art for July exhibit

Ask a kid what’s cool, and you’ll get as many answers as there are kids. Ask them to paint or draw or sculpt something they love, and you’ll be delighted by the creativity.

Author talks of the rise, fall of Rust Belt

In the years during and after World War II, the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region became the greatest manufacturing center in the world. Decades of prosperity followed.

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