Children 12 and under are invited to enter the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Kids can get creative and use whatever they like to decorate whole pumpkins (not hollowed out) and drop them off at the Children’s Desk Saturday, October 20, and Sunday, October 21. All children who enter will win a prize.
Each entry must be accompanied by an entry form. The forms and contest rules can be picked up at the Children’s Desk. Decorated pumpkins should be picked up by Saturday, October 27.
Paranormal explorer Curt Strutz, cast member of the cable show, Paranormal Generation, will present an exciting program rich in history, storytelling and personal experiences. Visiting the Beyond will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 8, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is recommended for teens and adults.
Kids ages 6 to 12 who could benefit from practicing their reading are invited to participate in Paws to Read Monday evenings and Saturday mornings at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
Paws to Read pairs young readers with certified therapy dogs in a relaxed setting. Studies have shown that reading aloud to dogs helps put children at ease. Kids benefit from the dogs’ patience, acceptance and comforting presence while they practice reading and build skills.
Silver Sparks by Starr Ambrose is a contemporary romance with lots of "sparks". The story begins with Maggie Larkin being groped by arrogant Hollywood playboy Rafael de Luca (Rafe) in a posh Alpine ski resort in Two Bears Mountain, Colorado. Little does he know that he picked the wrong fiery redhead to try and dazzle with his so-called irresistible charms. When grinding her three-inch heels into his toes doesn't work to fend off his unwanted attentions, Maggie is left no choice but to drive her palm up into his perfect, surgically enhanced, nose to get her point across.
People 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.
The hands-on classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. September 17, 18, 24 and 25. 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.
Stop by The BookCellar, in the lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library, during the September 8 downtown Fondue Fest to stock up on cookbooks, all marked down half price (regularly $1). The BookCellar is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. every Monday.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is a must-read for those who enjoy stories with a plot that keeps you guessing until the very end. To be honest, when I read the first few paragraphs I did not think I was going to like it. Seriously. In the first few paragraphs a man is talking about the shape of his wife's head and how when he first saw it he thought she had a "finely shaped head". OK. Next, he describes how he could picture himself opening her skull, un-spooling her brain, and sifting through it.