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A book to celebrate Irish storytelling

St. Patrick’s Day is coming, so here is a fun book to celebrate Irish storytelling. The Pig Did It by Joseph Caldwell is the first book in a humorous trilogy set in present day Ireland. The main character, Aaron McCloud, goes to Ireland from New York to see his Aunt Kitty and brood about his bad luck in love. Aunt Kitty is close to Aaron’s age and writes “corrected’ versions of classic novels. On the bus to Kitty’s house, some loose pigs are blocking the road, and Aaron helps round them up only to find himself stranded with a pig no one claims.

Paws to Read helps young readers

Kids ages 6 and older who could benefit from practicing their reading are invited to participate in Paws to Read at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Burgess wins Wisconsin Financial Literacy Award

Lori Burgess, Support Services coordinator at the Fond du Lac Public Library, received the 2012 Wisconsin Financial Literacy Award by Gov. Scott Walker in a March 1 ceremony in Madison.

Help for Homeless hygiene drive

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s downtown and Express locations will be drop-off sites for the annual Help for the Homeless hygiene drive through March 22.

Donations of new cleaning and personal care items such as laundry soap, hair and dental items, diapers and bathroom tissue, will be collected and distributed locally.

The local drive is part of a regional effort that includes Oshkosh, the Fox Cities, Manitowoc and Brown County and spearheaded by Appleton radio station 91.9/91.5 The Family.

The New Thriller by Lisa Gardner is Outstanding

Touch and Go, the new thriller by Lisa Gardner, can only be described as an edge-of-your seat thrill ride. The story features the kidnapping of a high-flying CEO Justin Denbe, along with his wife, Libby, and their teenage daughter Ashlyn. The Denbe's have the kind of life you read about in the pages of a glossy magazine; a gorgeous brownstone on a tree-lined street in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, a great marriage, a perfect life.

If you like Debbie Macomber and Jennifer Chiaverini...

Three Good Things by Wendy Francis is a debut novel set in the Madison area. This is a light and heartwarming story about two sisters who are trying to make the best of their lives while dealing with the difficulties that come along. If you like books about family dynamics with a dash of romance, then you may like Three Good Things.

Saturday March 2 an epic day at the library

Saturday, March 2, will be an epic day at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

eBay classes added in March

Due to popular demand, the Fond du Lac Public Library now is offering two additional How to Sell on eBay classes on Tuesday, March 12, at 1:30 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m.

The presentation will walk through setting up an eBay account and listing an item for sale.

Registration is appreciated at the Calendar or by calling the library Help Desk at (920) 322-3929.

 

Return to Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs

Susan Wiggs is my go-to author when I need a lift. I'd been feeling a bit under the weather for the past week so I scooped up Return to Willow Lake, her latest in the Lakeshore Chronicles series. You can tell from the majority of my blog posts that romance is my favorite genre, but Return to Willow Lake is so much more than just a romance novel. This is a book about family and what's really important in life. Sonnet Romano has always been an overachiever. She works in New York at a worldwide agency that helps underprivileged children.

'How to Eat Local' on March 20

The eat-local trend is mushrooming, with proponents such as food journalist Michael Pollan suggesting that buying local food conserves energy, supports farmers and preserves the natural landscape.

How to make that happen? Join farmer couple Paul and Sara Huber for How to Eat Local, 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

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