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Author talks of the rise, fall of Rust Belt

In the years during and after World War II, the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region became the greatest manufacturing center in the world. Decades of prosperity followed.

Fight trafficking with your pocketbook: Program June 11

In many parts of the world, being poor isn’t just a hardship, it can be life threatening. In some countries, the most-endangered – orphans, single women and single mothers – are targeted for human trafficking. Desperation and false claims of a better life draw them into danger.

Call to artists extended

Fond du Lac Public Library has extended the deadline on artists’ proposals for the creation/fabrication of a unique piece to be installed in the Main Library downtown. The library wants to commission a piece that would recognize persons who donate money to the library.

The proposals must creatively solve the following requirements:

BookCellar needs volunteers

It’s a hidden gem in the basement of the Fond du Lac Public Library. The BookCellar, the city’s only used book store, supports the library through the sale of books, movies, magazines and more.

A Fascination with Lighthouses

Lighthouses are settings for a number of novels. People are fascinated by the mystery surrounding such remote places. Two recent novels that have lighthouse settings are: Light between Oceans by M. L. Stedman and Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz.

The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat

The title of this book intrigued me from the moment I first saw it. I enjoy reading books with settings in the South, and this title is as Southern as it gets. The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat is set in a fictional town in southern Indiana called Plainview. Reminiscent of The Help, this debut novel by Edward Kelsey Moore is filled with the charm and wit of the South. As African American teenagers in the late 1960's, Clarice, Barbara Jean, and Odette hung out with most of their peers in a diner called Earl's.

Express open 7 days/week starting May 1

Hours at FDLPL Express, the branch of the Fond du Lac Public Library located near Festival Foods, will change effective May 1.

The branch will be open seven days a week: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The branch previously had been closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

"I need a book for my book club."

Book club members are often faced with the problem of getting enough copies of a title for members to read at the same time. If you belong to a book club, you should know about the Library’s book club kits. Each kit contains 10 copies of a title plus book discussion questions. The kits can be checked out for 60 days. Since most clubs meet monthly, one member can check out the kit, pass out copies to members at the meeting, and collect the copies at the next meeting after discussing the book. Right now there are about 60 titles available with more being added.

A rare look at Havana through photos, music

Giving a rare inside look at the vibrant and rich culture of Havana, Judy Goldsmith will present Cuba Today at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

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