When the holidays are over but winter’s just beginning, it’s nice to find a constructive indoor hobby. Crafternoons at the Fond du Lac Public Library and Jan Stoegbauer to the rescue. Beginning Knitting will be offered 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 17.
The Fond du Lac Public Library’s popular Storytimes programs resume on January 13, with a few changes.
All Storytime programs are drop-ins (no registration required) full of age-appropriate fun stories, songs and activities. Programs change weekly. Adults are encouraged to stay with their children; all children 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
The Clean Waters Project and Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association will present Rules and Recommendations for Preventing Polluted Runoff at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 13, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
The program is aimed at area farmers, shoreline owners and anyone living in the Lake Winnebago watershed. It will be an opportunity to learn about the current rules and upcoming regulatory changes governing runoff – what is and is not allowed.
The Stockbridge Mohicans, a long-suffering, proud and determined people, lost their land in Massachusetts in the 1780s. They eventually located in Shawano County in 1856, where they live today. Jeff Siemers, author of Proud and Determined: A History of the Stockbridge Mohicans, 1734-2014, will present a slide show at 6 p.m.
Think big. Very big. Marian University Associate Prof. Richard Whaley and geologist Herman Bender are returning to the Fond du Lac Public Library with a history class that takes a gigantic step back, “The Big History of the Upper Midwest and Wisconsin: From the Big Bang to Today.”
Are you in need of a little Christmas inspiration or looking for a last minute Christmas gift for the reader on your list? I have been reading a few of the 2014 Christmas books over the past few weeks and want to share my favorites with you. There is a little bit of everything on the list, from mystery to romance, with both historical and contemporary settings.
Pulitzer-prizewinning novelist Jane Smiley’s latest book, Some Luck, is the first in her “Last Hundred Years” trilogy which chronicles the hopes and sorrows of the Langdon family of rural Iowa from 1920 to the present. If you enjoy family sagas such as Ken Follett’s “Century” trilogy, then you should read Some Luck. Each chapter of Some Luck covers a year from1920 to 1953 as Walter returns from WWI to the land that he just purchased and to start a family with his wife Rosanna.