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A Fascination with Lighthouses

Lighthouses are settings for a number of novels. People are fascinated by the mystery surrounding such remote places. Two recent novels that have lighthouse settings are: Light between Oceans by M. L. Stedman and Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz.

The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat

The title of this book intrigued me from the moment I first saw it. I enjoy reading books with settings in the South, and this title is as Southern as it gets. The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat is set in a fictional town in southern Indiana called Plainview. Reminiscent of The Help, this debut novel by Edward Kelsey Moore is filled with the charm and wit of the South. As African American teenagers in the late 1960's, Clarice, Barbara Jean, and Odette hung out with most of their peers in a diner called Earl's.

Express open 7 days/week starting May 1

Hours at FDLPL Express, the branch of the Fond du Lac Public Library located near Festival Foods, will change effective May 1.

The branch will be open seven days a week: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The branch previously had been closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

"I need a book for my book club."

Book club members are often faced with the problem of getting enough copies of a title for members to read at the same time. If you belong to a book club, you should know about the Library’s book club kits. Each kit contains 10 copies of a title plus book discussion questions. The kits can be checked out for 60 days. Since most clubs meet monthly, one member can check out the kit, pass out copies to members at the meeting, and collect the copies at the next meeting after discussing the book. Right now there are about 60 titles available with more being added.

A rare look at Havana through photos, music

Giving a rare inside look at the vibrant and rich culture of Havana, Judy Goldsmith will present Cuba Today at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Emerging Artists showcased in May exhibit

Visitors to the Langdon Divers Gallery at the Fond du Lac Public Library in May will get to see something special: artwork by new and emerging artists.

Are You a Dawdler or a Lollygagger?

Did you put off filing your income taxes until the last minute again this year? Do you continually struggle with deadlines, surf the Web instead of paying the bills, and prefer distraction to action? If so, I have the perfect self-help book for you. The Art of Procrastination, written by John Perry, an emeritus professor of philosophy at Stanford University, claims to be the effective guide to the art of dawdling, lollygagging and postponing.

Celebrating National Library Week

So much going on at FDLPL during National Library Week, April 14-20:

Patron Saint of Lost Dogs

If you like books featuring animal/human relationships such as those by James Herriot, Susan Wilson, and W. Bruce Cameron, or if you like books with quirky characters, humor, and a touch of romance such as those by Fannie Flagg and Anne Tyler, then you probably would enjoy this warm and fuzzy debut novel from a veterinarian who wrote two memoirs, Tell Me Where It Hurts and Love Is the Best Medicine.

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