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Different Looks at the Same Historical Event

I like reading historical fiction because it puts a human face on historical events. Different books that cover the same historical period have different points of view and add to understanding that period. I recently read 2 novels on the Civil War set in Washington, DC and 2 novels on Mormon life in the 19th century. All four novels feature strong female characters.

'How to Sell on eBay' classes in Feb & March

The ins and outs of selling on eBay will be covered in free classes at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Three classes will be offered in February: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 19; 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 26. The class will be repeated at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12.

Sign up for Feb 16 double Crafternoon


It’s easy to save money on glam accessories if you use the skills you learn in the Saturday, February 16, Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Crafternoons for Kids: Painting with Bubbles Feb 14

Kids love to be creative, and getting messy and crafty along the way is a win-win-win. The Fond du Lac Public Library now is offering Crafternoons for Kids every second Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. It’s free, no registration required. Kids ages 6 to 12 just pop in at the McLane Room in the lower level.

College aid application workshop Feb 18

Prospective college students and their parents can get help with filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Lauren Lopez from Great Lakes Higher Education will hold a free open workshop from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, February 18, in the library’s Mid-States Aluminum Training Room, in the lower level. Computers will be available, or students can bring their laptops, for applications to be filled out on site.

February gallery exhibit features disabled artists

Thirty award-winning works of art by Wisconsin children and adults with disabilities will be featured in Creative Power: VSA Wisconsin’s Traveling Exhibition February 1 through 25 in the Fond du Lac Public Library gallery.

1-year birthday party at Express Jan. 26

Fond du Lac Public Library opened its first branch – FDLPL Express – a year ago on east Johnson Street offering a “to-go” collection of popular materials for all ages.

Close Is Fine by Eliot Treichel

Close Is Fine  is a collection of 8 short stories featuring people who live and work on farms, at blue-collar jobs, and in the forests and taverns of Wisconsin, especially the area around Antigo and Shawano, and is a good choice for people who appreciate reflective, character-driven stories with a Wisconsin connection. These are not stories of dramatic redemption or tearful endings. The appeal of the stories is in the description of one particular event that happens to an ordinary individual at one point in time.

Hobby groups invited to Expo March 2

The Fond du Lac Public Library will host a Hobby Expo on Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is inviting area clubs and organizations to participate.

E-book downloading FAQs

1. Do I have to be in the library to download e-books to my e-reader?

No. Most items can be downloaded wirelessly to your device from Overdrive anywhere there's a wireless connection.

2. Can I do it all from my device?

That depends on what device you own. Currently the e-readers that do not require a computer are: Kindle Fire and Fire HD, iPad, Smart phones, Nook HD and Nook Color and Android tablets. You must have your own computer to download to other e-readers.

3. Do I need a library card?

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