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What happened to the daughter from Not Without My Daughter?

In the new book, My Name Is Mahtob by Mahtob Mahmoody, the daughter from the bestselling book and movie Not Without My Daughter tells about her life—what she remembers of her escape from Iran, developing lupus as a teen, her strong relationship with her mother, her feelings about her father, her ongoing fear that her father would come back into her life, and her Christian faith.

Painting Crafternoon to be repeated in April

Due to popular demand, the Sunshine Dandelion Painting project in the Fond du Lac Public Library's Crafternoon series will be repeated - twice - on Saturday, April 16. The project will be taught in two separate sessions: at 10 a.m. and at 1 p.m.

Perfect Touch by Elizabeth Lowell

If you like authors Sandra Brown and Nora Roberts, Elizabeth Lowell ranks right up to their caliber when it comes to romantic suspense. Her latest, Perfect Touch, blends just the right amount of action, mystery, suspense, and thrills. A former soldier turned rancher and a beautiful designer and art appraiser must race to stop a vicious killer, all while fighting their sizzling attraction for each other.

The healing powers of reading out loud

Recently my husband was hospitalized for 3 days. I decided he needed a distraction to take his mind off of his pain, so I read to him. I can’t say that it cured him, but it did help to relax him. I chose to read the book Living a Country Year by Jerry Apps because of its nostalgic, folksy, calm tone. If you know someone having a difficult time, perhaps you will want to try reading to the person. Or, if you don’t feel comfortable with reading out loud, you can try one of the Library’s many audio-books. Help make someone feel better with reading out loud.

Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson

Over the years, so much has been written about the Kennedy family but little information has been available about Rosemary, the intellectually disabled daughter of Rose Fitzgerald and Joseph P. Kennedy. Author Kate Clifford Larson used Rose Kennedy's diaries and correspondence, letters from Rosemary's teachers and doctors, and exclusive family interviews to bring Rosemary's story to life in Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter, a profoundly revealing family story.

Library detritus inspires February exhibit

There’s beauty in the small things, the forgotten things, the leftovers. Local artists have taken inspiration from the stuff normally sent to the trash bin for the exhibit, The Detritus Project: Turning Library Cast-offs into Art, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery February 3-March 2. A public reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Half-off sales at Chapter 52 in Feb

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s used-books-and-more Chapter 52 Bookstore will hold two special sales in February:

Painting Crafternoon sign-up starts Feb 6

Painters will get step-by-step directions to create a Sunny Dandelion acrylic painting that will brighten up any wall at the February 20 Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library. All supplies are provided.

Soups & Chowders Recipe Swap Feb 24

Brrrrrr. If there ever was soup weather, it’s this winter. Soups come in so many flavors, varieties and styles, they’re perfect for a recipe swap potluck at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

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