Guests will never know that your pretty centerpiece started out as a lowly tissue box. Crafters at the May Crafternoon class at the Fond du Lac Public Library will create a vase or planter using upcycled boxes, book pages, glue and simple household items. The program from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16, is free and open to adults and teens in middle school or older.
It’s gotta go. It no longer fits. It’s currently called The BookCellar – the Fond du Lac Public Library’s gem of a used book store located in the basement of the downtown facility – but will be moving to the former pharmacy building at the corner of Sheboygan and Marr streets.
I don’t know what I would do without books. Before there was printing, books were handwritten and were rare. So I am glad that we have an abundance of printed books as well as e-books now. Gutenberg’s Apprentice by Alix Christie is historical fiction that tells the tale of the breakthrough in printing which produced the Gutenberg Bible and made possible all the books we have today. In 1450, Peter Schoeffer was called back to the German city of Mainz from Paris where he was working as a scribe.
I finished reading Love Letters by Debbie Macomber this weekend and it felt like I was visiting an old friend. I say that because with an old friend you know what to expect, you are always entertained and rarely disappointed. Love Letters is the third book in the Rose Harbor series (a spin-off of her Cedar Cove series) and is just as good as the two previous books. As usual, Macomber creates interesting and complicated characters that you grow to care about. Her writing truly touches your emotions, happy and sad, and that is a wonderful gift not all authors have.
Budding artists are invited to submit samples for the Emerging Artists Show at the Fond du Lac Public Library gallery in June. All mediums are accepted; if space permits, more than one piece per artist may be shown. Artists aged 16 and older are invited to submit the following:
Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon is about a father who wrestles with this question when his son Jake is a suspect in a school shooting. Simon is a stay-at-home father to two children while his wife Rachel has a job as an attorney. Jake, the older of their children, is bright, quiet, and doesn’t like crowds. Laney, the younger child, thrives in social situations. Jake is a good big brother to his sister. Jake follows his father’s advice to be nice to people and befriends Doug.