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James Patterson does it again..

James Patterson has numerous fans out there, and I count myself as one of them. I just finished reading Now You See Her, one of his latest thrillers, written in collaboration with author Michael Ledwidge. What a perfect summer read. I read it in one day! Imagine being a young and carefree 18 year old. You are having the time of your life on spring break in Key West with your best friends, and then in an instant your entire life changes forever. That is exactly what happened to poor Jeanine.

Community comes through for FDLPL Express branch

The Fond du Lac Public Library asked, and it has received. After announcing that it needed to raise $40,000 from the community to open an historic branch location, the library has surpassed its goal in just eight weeks.

“This is just phenomenal,” said library Director Ken Hall. “We now have the funds to open and furnish what will be a real asset to our community. We’re bowled over and very grateful.”

Rosendale satellite to close Aug 19

The Fond du Lac Public Library satellite location at the Rosendale Community Center will close; its last day of operation will be Friday, August 19.

The satellite – a parked bookmobile – had been operating at that location since February 2010. Previously, Rosendale was visited by the traveling bookmobile.

Family Game Day Sat Aug 13

The family that plays together comes to the Fond du Lac Public Library.

The Children’s Room and local business Fay’s Fun 'n Learning are hosting Family Game Day from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 13, at the library. All ages are welcome for this free event, which will feature games such as The Camp Game, Blunders, Bingo Link and Spot It. No registration needed; just stop in.

Games will be provided, but families are welcome to bring favorite games they’d like to share with others.

 

Dystopias and You

Dystopian novels are all the rage in YA lit right now—from The Hunger Games, Matched, and Scott Westerfield's

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  • Learn a Language--from the comfort of your living room

    Have you ever wanted to learn another language? Did you take Spanish or French in school, but have long lost the ability to have a conversation? Are you hoping to help your kids with their language homework? Or are you going on a trip to a foreign country?

    Compost class PowerPoint

    The library's July 19 presentation, Composting at Home, was a big SRO success, thanks to the expert advice given by Dr. David Demezas, of UW-FDL, and Sarah Everson, of Compost Joe's.

    For attendees - and anyone else interested - the PowerPoint is now available online at www.fonddulac.uwex.edu.

     

    Friendly dogs help young readers relax

    Kids ages 6 to 12 who could benefit from practicing their reading are invited to participate in Paws to Read. Kids read aloud to certified therapy dogs in a relaxed setting. Studies have shown that reading aloud to dogs helps put the child at ease.

    Sudden Spin Causes New Appreciation for Reading

    I just had an inner ear infection which causes a spinning sensation, dizziness, loss of balance and nausea. I also found it hard to focus and concentrate and therefore hard to read. This episode made me appreciate being able to read. Reading is important to understanding your health and doing the right thing to get better. But even more, I missed reading fiction. Fiction is a part of my life and has been a part of every human’s life. Think of all of those children’s bedtime stories, ancient sagas and myth, campfire stories, novels, and adventure tales.

    Donation for branch encourages community giving

    The Fond du Lac Public Library has received just over $30,000 in donations for the new FDLPL Express branch. The new site, to open this fall in the Shops at Johnson Crossing, at Highways 23 and 151, will be the first branch in the library’s 107-year history.

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