The first hints of fall are here: the chill in the early morning air, a few yellow leaves on trees in Lakeside Park, and kids heading back to school. While the kiddos may be dreading the end of summer break and the return to class, I love this time of year. I find myself reading more non-fiction as the days get longer and the leaves turn. Hints of fall just make me want to learn something new! Libraries often are called places of “lifelong learning.” What does that even mean?
Fond du Lac Public Library’s Storytimes for children 12 months to 5 years old start September 13, no registration necessary. Parents and kids can drop in at their convenience. The three Storytimes are broken down by age group:
The Green Bay Press-Gazette has a unique relationship with the Green Bay Packers. The home-town newspaper is as up close and personal as you can get with the historic franchise, and this closeness is readily apparent in “Back Home Again: A Photographic Journey of Green Bay’s 2010 Season.”
While reading The Informationist by Taylor Stevens I was struck by how this thriller has some of the same aspects of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I think people who enjoyed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo would also enjoy The Informationist.
Financial Aid for Your College Adventure, a free Money Smart U class, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, in the lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library. College-bound students and their parents can get the scoop on everything they need to know about financial aid: what it is, the responsibilities that come with it, the types available, how to apply and how it’s awarded.
Interviewing: Selling Yourself Effectively to Potential Employers will give job seekers the tools they need to ace the interview at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 25, in the McLane Meeting Room in the lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library. The Job Smart U class is free.
James Patterson has numerous fans out there, and I count myself as one of them. I just finished reading Now You See Her, one of his latest thrillers, written in collaboration with author Michael Ledwidge. What a perfect summer read. I read it in one day! Imagine being a young and carefree 18 year old. You are having the time of your life on spring break in Key West with your best friends, and then in an instant your entire life changes forever. That is exactly what happened to poor Jeanine.
The Fond du Lac Public Library asked, and it has received. After announcing that it needed to raise $40,000 from the community to open an historic branch location, the library has surpassed its goal in just eight weeks.
“This is just phenomenal,” said library Director Ken Hall. “We now have the funds to open and furnish what will be a real asset to our community. We’re bowled over and very grateful.”