I like to read books with a Wisconsin connection, or that feature dogs or are humorous, intriguing, or historical. I also like to read literary “book club” type books that sometimes take me outside of my usual reading habits. Right now I am reading a book that falls outside of what I would normally pick--On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee.
Performing three Celtic tales – from myth, legend and Ireland’s early Christian era - professional storyteller Midge Miles will go beyond St. Patrick’s Day clichés with Celtic Soul: Celtic Stories at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
Crafters should bring two washed T-shirts (sizes L and XL work best) to No-Sew Scarves Crafternoon at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Space is limited, and registration is required beginning at 9 a.m. March at the Calendar or by calling the Help Desk at (920) 322-3929.
The weekly American History class offered by Marian University at the Fond du Lac Public Library continues weekly through March as it marches through our nation’s early years. Classes meet at 6 p.m. The schedule:
March 5: Lifestyle and the evolving material culture in Colonial America, Part one
March 12: Maps and mapping with emphasis on the historic fur trade
Valentine's Day is almost here and love is in the air. The library is THE place for romance readers. No matter what kind of love story is your favorite - contemporary, historical, paranormal, or just good old fashioned "boy meets girl, they fall in love and live happily ever after" stories - we have them all. Stop in and check out our Love Stories display on the first floor. We pulled together some of the greatest love stories of all time, from Gone With the Wind, to the tumultuous love affair of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go,” said the wise Cat in the Hat.
The Fond du Lac Public Library hopes kids will go to the Children’s Room on Sunday, March 2, to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day. Kids ages 3-12 can stop in from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to hear stories, try their hands at a make-and-take craft, cookie decorating, do a bit of coloring and hope to win one of the door prizes. The event is free. No registration required.
Touted by foodies and the medical community alike for their complex flavors and purported health benefits, fermented foods are making a big comeback. They’ve been around for centuries; ancient people used what nature provided to preserve foods in a healthy way. The same basic techniques are available to any home cook.