From April 14 through May 24, the Fond du Lac Public Library will waive $1 in overdue fines for each donation of a nonperishable food item. Food for Fines is being offered to celebrate National Library Week (April 14-20) and Money Smart Week (April 20-27), and to support the local Food for Freedom drive.
The Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library will hold their annual membership drive in the lobby of the library April 15-19 in celebration of National Library Week. The group promotes and encourages the use of library services by fundraising, supporting special events such as FDL Reads and providing programs for the community.
Memberships are $8 for an individual, $12 for family, $25 for a contributing membership and $100 for a lifetime membership.
Stop by the Friends table near the main entrance of the downtown library to join or renew your membership.
When I read Ready Player One it reminded me of a cross between the last Harry Potter book and Hunger Games with the same premise of a lone teen battling evil. The book is set in the United States in the year 2044 when things have gone bad due to climate change and poverty. Wade Watts is an impoverished 18-year-old orphan living in a vertical trailer park called the “stacks”. He has rigged up a junked van as his sanctuary where he can log into his virtual school and spend all of his free time in the virtual world of OASIS.
Exactly what’s up at the Windhover? Find out at the Friends of the Fond du Lac Library’s annual meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16. The public is invited to listen to a presentation by Windhover Center for the Arts Executive Director Kevin Miller.
I am a huge Lisa Scottoline fan. Her suspense novels are fabulous and keep me guessing to the very last page. Who knew she could also write humor? Scottoline and her daughter, Francesca Serritella, teamed up to put together one of the funniest books I have read in a long time. Titled Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim, the book caught my eye on the new nonfiction shelves the other day and I read it last night from cover to cover. It is hilarious!
It’s raining bargains at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s BookCellar. The city’s only used book store is holding two great sales in April:
April 6 No Foolin’ Sale: Free magazine with every purchase of an audio book.
April 15 and April 20 Sideshow Sale: Three paperbacks for $1 (some restrictions apply). This sale is being held to celebrate National Library Week (April 14-20). The library is holding a Big Top: The Greatest Library Event party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20.
Five counties – Fond du Lac, Calumet, Outagamie, Waushara and Winnebago – are working together on a plan to improve the Lake Winnebago system.
Michael Lizotte, president of the Winnebago Lakes Council and professor of biology at UW-Oshkosh, will provide an update on the project at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is presented by the Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association.
Fond du Lac author Edita Birschbach will present A Czech Novelist in America, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Birschbach, who recently published her e-book Brilliant Nightmare, will talk about how growing up in the Czech Republic influenced her writing of the suspense novel.