Last Bus to Wisdom is a charming, funny, heartwarming, and autobiographical novel set mainly in Montana and briefly in Manitowoc. Donal is an eleven-year-old orphan living in Montana with his grandmother who is a cook on the Double W ranch. In the summer of 1951, his grandmother needs surgery, and Donal is sent on the Greyhound Bus (which he calls the dog bus) to Manitowoc to stay with his Great Aunt Kate and Great Uncle Herman.
Book artist, professor and maker Steve Miller will explore the power of making things by hand in Making in a Digital World, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 15, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required. Miller’s presentation is sponsored by UW-Fond du Lac, where he will give his talk on campus the same day.
What a wild ride! Author Jackie Collins is an expert at creating a perfect blend of sex, ambition, drugs, alcohol, mayhem and murder, and she delivers exactly that in her latest novel, The Santangelos. The characters are strongly developed with lots of flaws and faults (and scandals). Collins is known for giving her readers an unrivaled insider's knowledge of Hollywood and the glamorous lives and loves of the rich, famous, and... infamous!
It started over summer and went over gangbusters, so the Fond du Lac Public Library will bring back its tech programs for kids. Techie Thursdays, held the third Thursday of the month at 4 p.m., will encourage kids ages 7-12 to get in the tech zone with hands-on, creative projects. Some involve mechanics, some don’t, but all are maker-y. The program is free; no registration required.
The Clean Waters Project and Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association will present Agricultural Efforts for Healthy Waters at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
Agnesian HealthCare’s monthly domestic violence awareness program, Shine On Sessions, will review the dynamics of a violent relationship in the program, Teen Dating Violence, at 6 p.m. Monday, September 21, at Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.
The overview, facilitated by Amy Rodriguez, Agnesian HealthCare's Domestic Violence Program prevention educator, will cover the warning signs of a violent relationship.
Incredible digital creativity will be on display in Altered Images, photographer Dale Van Minsel’s show in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery September 2 to October 7. The exhibit features a collection of photographs captured with both a conventional camera and an iPhone. The images in the show were edited using mobile apps.
When cocooning season hits, it’s good to have a fun indoor hobby. Crafternoons at the Fond du Lac Public Library and Jan Stoegbauer to the rescue. Beginning Knitting will be offered 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 19. Signup starts September 5.