This is the story of Lila, the much younger wife of Reverend John Ames, first introduced in the Pulitzer prize-winning novel Gilead. Marilynne Robinson’s books, Gilead,Home, and Lilaare set in the small Iowa town of Gilead and are about things of the heart and spirit.
What do you remember about shopping for Christmas in downtown Fond du Lac? In the 1950s and 1960s, Main Street was a shopping mecca for the small towns and rural areas for miles around. Families made special weekend trips just to visit stores such as Fond du Lac Dry Goods, Ragatz Shoes and Yost’s College Shop.
Where does the money go? If that question seems to come up a lot, it’s time to take control. At 9 a.m. Wednesday, November 12, Family Living Educator Michelle Tidemann will present Where Does the Money Go? at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.
At 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, Marian University’s Dr. Rick Whaley together with geologist and internationally published author Herman Bender will offer Big History Preview at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
You can wait in line, throw elbows and scramble for deals at the superstore. Or you can spend Black Friday in the pleasant confines of the Fond du Lac Public Library and walk away with great savings. On Friday, November 28, the downtown Main Library will offer unprecedented special deals:
Fond du Lac Artists’ Association will showcase the diverse talents of its members November 5 through December 3 at the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery. The exhibit will showcase the association’s two Artists of the Year, Mary Ann Pahnke and Charles Wilke.
The Fond du Lac County Genealogical Society invites the public to their meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 3, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. They’ll host Russell Horton from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison, who will talk about how to research Wisconsin veterans.