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My dream is to ...

“Someday walk my daughter down the aisle.”

“Be the first in my family to finish college.”

“To stay with my teacher, Mrs. Emmer, forever.”

Tablet, e-reader program July 10

Tablets and e-readers are growing in popularity, and new devices hit the market all the time. They’re wonderful, but they can be confusing to new users.

How to Use Tablets and E-readers will help clear up the confusion at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the library. The session will co-presented by staff members from the Fond du Lac Best Buy store and by library staff.

Get ready for the BookCellar bag sale

It’s that time again – The BookCellar’s annual bag sale will take place Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library. The sale is being held in conjunction with the downtown Sidewalk Sale.

Defending Jacob by William Landay

Defending Jacob is a thriller, mystery, and book about family dynamics. It’s a suspenseful book that really stayed with me and made me think. If you like books by John Grisham, Scott Turow, Michael Connelly, and Jodi Picoult, then give this book a try. The main character Andy Barber is an assistant DA in a wealthy Boston suburb where he lives with his wife Laurie and 14 year old son Jacob. Andy narrates the story which is interspersed with transcripts from a grand jury and covers the period between April 2007 and April 2008.

Wedding woes in Chesapeake Bay...

The Singles is a quick, funny read by Meredith Goldstein, Boston Globe "Love Letters" columnist. In this debut novel, the wedding saga begins with Beth "Bee" Evans stressing out on how to fit her five friends, who decline to bring a guest to her lavish Chesapeake Bay nuptials, into her seating chart. She dubs them the "Singles".

Bolthouse named new FDLPL director

Jon Mark Bolthouse has accepted the position of director of the Fond du Lac Public Library, effective July 23. He will replace Ken Hall, who retires on July 27.

Dream Big, Read! and Contest Winners!

The Summer Reading Program kicked off on Monday, June 4 and so far, it has been a great success. We have 630 kids signed up and they keep coming! Tell your friends and family about the program, or help them sign up to earn a check mark on your own reading record!

Our first "Mondays on the Moon" performance is quickly approaching, June 25 at 2:30 p.m. and we are looking forward to seeing those peppy Pomeranians in action! Free tickets will be available at the Children's Desk on Tuesday, June 19 at 9 a.m.. We hope to see you all there!

Local author discusses new novel set in FDL area

Local author Richard Curtis Hauschild has published a prequel to his popular Ledge Trilogy, The Book of Roland.

Library castoffs become art

Artist Mel Kolstad is interested in ephemera – stuff like stickers and tickets that aren’t meant to last a long time – because they’re often beautiful pieces of history that people overlook. She’s also a big library fan, so when she came across a new movement – The Library as Incubator Project – something went click.

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