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Sizzling-hot Aug sales at Chapter 52

Escape the heat and snap up great bargains at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s used-books-and-more Chapter 52 Bookstore located at 52 Sheboygan St. Through August, the store is offering two sales:

‘Murder, Mayhem & Scallywags’ Aug. 18

Lower Town Fond du Lac, circa 1800s, was located at Scott Street Landing. There, where the road met the river, workers from nearby lumber mills and foundries poured into 24-hour saloons and nearly every night somebody was up to no good.

Wisconsin Regional Art show at gallery in Aug

The Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery is the site of the annual Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) show August 3 through September 6.

'When I'm 65' class Aug. 15

Retirement can be a great time of life, but understanding the intricacies of the paperwork can cause headaches. The Fond du Lac Public Library is offering a free class, “When I’m 65,” at 10 a.m. Monday, August 15.

Key chain Crafternoon Aug. 20

Using scraps of fabric, felt and a few buttons, crafters will make a key chain at the 1 p.m. Saturday, August 20, Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio.

The program is free and open to adults and teens in middle school or older. Space is strictly limited. All supplies will be provided. Under-aged children and walk-ins are not allowed.

Idea Studio wants ideas to Fill the Hexagon

 

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s new Idea Studio makerspace is up and running with tools and equipment for public use, space for gatherings, classes and more. The studio’s entrance on the lower level of the Main Library is announced with distinctive hexagon-shadowbox wall art.

Plotted: A Literary Atlas by Andrew DeGraff

Classic literature buffs are sure to enjoy this book. In Plotted: A Literary Atlas, author and San Francisco-based illustrator Andrew DeGraff has created 19 idiosyncratic and highly detailed maps based on the landscapes and locales in popular literature that offers readers a new way of looking at their favorite fictional worlds. Each chapter begins with a short essay by the book's editor Daniel Harmon with a somewhat philosophical look at some great classics.

New historical fiction from Tracy Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier’s latest book At the Edge of the Orchard is set in the 1830’s and 1850’s in Ohio and California. One of the reasons that I like to read historical fiction is that I learn new things. And I learned new things about apple trees, redwoods, sequoias, and the real life people--Johnny Appleseed, William Lobb, and Billie Lapham from At the Edge of the Orchard.

Chapter 52 Bookstore open Thursdays in summer

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Chapter 52 Bookstore is located at 52 Sheboygan St., right across the street from Thelma Center for the Arts.

Serenity - what a great place to live

Sherryl Woods is one of my all-time favorite authors. If you enjoy reading appealing, character-driven stories infused with the flavor and fragrance of the South, her Sweet Magnolia novels can't be beat. I just finished Where Azaleas Bloom and could not put it down. With all the turmoil in the world today, sometimes it helps to escape to a small town setting where everyone pulls together to help those in need.

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