The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances by Ellen Cooney was definitely a change from my normal reading. Seeing the word dog in the title of the book is what initially caught my eye, but once I started reading I soon realized this was not a cute little dog story, but a tender story of broken people and broken dogs and how they help one another. It took a few chapters to get into the book, but I soon discovered that dogs and humans really are very much alike.
Just like Wade Watts in Ready Player One, players in the 3 Keys Easter Egg Hunt must solve a series of clues in cyberspace to find three keys in the right order — copper, jade and crystal — to win the final prize.
Author and UW Prof. Patty Loew will present The Brothertown Indian Nation: A History of Endurance at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 16, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is a part of the History at Home series. The program is free; no registration required.
What would you do if disaster struck? Would your family know what to do? Prepare yourself and loved ones by attending Emergency Preparedness at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 2, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program will be presented by Fond du Lac County Emergency Management AmeriCorps volunteer Gabrielle Petersen.
The mathematician in the debut novel Mathematician’s Shiva is Rachela Karnokovitch, a fictional professor at the University of Wisconsin who was a Polish-born Soviet defector and formidable woman of intellect. This is an enjoyable book for those who like to read humorous and heartwarming stories with a Wisconsin connection. The story is told by her son Sasha as he looks back on the time in January 2001 when she died, and the family observed shiva, the Jewish custom of 7 days of mourning.