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Marian U history class finishes in April

The wildly popular weekly American History class offered by Marian University at the Fond du Lac Public Library will conclude in April with five classes, marching through to 1865. Classes meet at 6 p.m. The schedule:

April 2: Revolution and early national period styles and regionalism, Part one

Food for Fines in April

Throughout April, the Fond du Lac Public Library will waive $1 in overdue fines for each donation of a nonperishable food item to celebrate Money Smart Week (April 5-12) and National Library Week (April 13-19) and to support local food pantries.

Kids' Zumba April 29 & 30

It’s easy. It’s fun. It’s a total-body “fitness party.” Zumba is coming to the Fond du Lac Public Library in two programs:

Register April 5 for Soda Bottle Flowers Crafternoon

Sign-up starts April 5 for the April 19 Soda Bottle Flowers Crafternoon class at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Class meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Space is limited, and registration is required beginning at 9 a.m. April 5 at the Calendar or by calling the Help Desk at (920) 322-3929.

THELMA dominates Team Trivia 2014

 

One team was double trouble for opponents, winning both nights of the 14th annual Fond du Lac Literacy Services Team Trivia at Whispering Springs Golf Club.

While Beauty Slept

I liked fairy tales as a child and was drawn to this new book While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell--a retelling of the tale of Sleeping Beauty with an emphasis on court life and power struggles rather than magic. It is fantasy that reads like historical fiction. 

April sales at The BookCellar

Spring might be elusive, but sales are popping up all over at The BookCellar at the Fond du Lac Public Library, the city’s only used book store:

Saturday, April 12: Play It Again, all recreation and sports books half price.

Monday, April 21: Earth Day, buy-one, get one free from the natural science section.

Saturday, April 26 and Monday, April 28, Biography Bonanza, choose from a huge selection of biographies and memoirs, just 25 cents.

Celebration of the Book April 12

The word “book” used to mean one thing: a bunch of printed pages bound together with a sturdy cover. Now, it can be something you listen to or – more frequently – a digital file accessed on an electronic device. Regardless of how it’s delivered, the book is the thing at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Friends host author Ann Peters April 15

Ann Peters grew up in Taycheedah, just off Highway 151. After graduating from Goodrich, she went to University of Notre Dame and, armed with her degree, off to New York City. Peters’ father, Roger Peters, was a successful local architect. He designed the family home on the Ledge as well as many other notable residences.

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