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A book for Star Wars fans: William Shakespeare's Star Wars

What? William Shakespeare and Star Wars? Yes! Ian Doescher, with the cooperation of George Lucas, has written the story of the original Star Wars movie, A New Hope, in iambic pentameter in the style of a Shakespeare play. The language is fun to read with plenty of “thou” and “prithee” among the references to “droids” and “hyperspace”. It’s not really such a stretch to put Shakespeare and Star Wars together. Both the Star Wars movies and Shakespeare’s plays are epic tales with villains and colorful supporting characters.

It all starts with a locker . . .

It all starts with the locker

Picture this: You're walking into school. You approach your new locker. It's dull. It's boring. It's probably dirty.

Hang on. It doesn't have to stay that way. Teens in grades 6-12 should stop in 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 14, to put some personality into that bland metal box. Make cool gadgets to glam it up or rock it out. Just attending enters you in a drawing for a Back to School Survival Kit, complete with delicious candy.

Pump Up Your Locker is just the first of several great teen programs this fall:

Summer Reading? Done. Now for some fall fun.

Hi everyone!

Boy, you really dug into reading this summer. This has been one of the busiest summers ever at the Fond du Lac Public Library. With magicians, wild animals and tons of reading – more than 2 million minutes were logged by kids, teens and adults - we hope you had as much fun as we did.

As summer winds down and school gets started, we’re heading into a great fall season.

Sign-up starts Sept 7 for Magnet Board Crafternoon

Kids are starting school any day now, and that means the calendar will be filling up. The Fond du Lac Public Library Crafternoon program has a solution: Make a handy message board to get the gang’s attention. Crafters will have supplies provided to make one board and three magnets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 21. Space is limited, and registration is required beginning 9 a.m.

Arab Spring program Sept 19

Arab Spring continues to bring hope for reform to the Middle East and Northern Africa. But these revolutionary movements are bringing violence and turmoil while exposing the fault lines between religious and political groups. This is true especially in Syria, where a violent civil war rages, and Lebanon, where tensions threaten to unravel its civil society.

Author describes kidnapping ordeal

One morning, Scott Lesnick woke up to discover that his wife had secreted his two small children away to the Middle East.

See 'Ant Bully' at the library Sept 17

The Solutions Center will show the movie Ant Bully at 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Call to artists for 'A Dog's Life'

Area artists are invited to submit pieces for a themed exhibit, “A Dog’s Life,” at the Fond du Lac Public Library in October.

The Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanen

Don't let the size of this little book fool you. The Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanen may be small, but it is loaded with complicated relationships and numerous twists and turns. A group of four college friends reunite for a fully-paid trip to Jamaica with their spouses, courtesy of Dwight Glass, the "nerd" of the group, who struck gold with his dot com business.

Book covers offered for $3 each

One of the many back-to-school rituals – covering the year’s new textbooks – has been made easy as pie with a new piece of equipment at the Fond du Lac Public Library. For just $3 per book, the library will cover books up to 15 inches tall in just a few seconds. The clear plastic covers are extra-durable and resist moisture and sticky fingers.

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