Calling all good spellers, competitors, social animals and good-deed-doers. The November 5 Scrabble Bee will challenge your brain as you have fun and benefit a great cause: Fond du Lac Literacy Services.
The whole family is invited to a Día de los muertos celebration 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 24, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Children’s Room.
Translated as day of the dead, Día de los muertos is celebrated throughout Mexico and acknowledged around the world in other cultures. It focuses on remembering family members and friends who have died.
Kids ages 3 to 5 and their adult friends are invited to Stories on Ice – a program of stories and skating – at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 1, at Blue Line Family Ice Center, 550 Fond du Lac Ave. The program is free, no registration required.
If you’re wondering how you’re going to afford the upcoming holiday season, it’s the perfect time to get a handle on spending. At 6 p.m. Thursday, October 29, Family Living Educator Michelle Tidemann will present Where Does the Money Go? at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.
Tidemann will discuss ways to take control of your money and better manage the money you have. She’ll provide money management materials to take charge of finances.
Kids ages 6 to 12 who attend school in Fond du Lac School District get a bonus: early release on the first Fridays of the month starting in October. Parents perhaps aren’t as thrilled. The Fond du Lac Public Library has stepped in with a free program, Half Day Party at the Library, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. every first Friday of the month starting October 2.
Those intrigued by the current political atmosphere may find Tiny Little Thing by Beatriz Williams an interesting read. Set in the mid-60s, it captures the world of politics and gives the reader a glimpse into what it can be like living under a microscope. Family dynamics play a large role in the book but there are also political agendas, secrets, lies and betrayals, and secret love affairs. The time frames switches back and forth between 1964 and 1966, but both stories are beautifully intertwined.
Bestseller Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal is a good novel for foodies and for people who are familiar with the Twin Cities. If you like food—church basement suppers, high-end locally sourced gourmet ingredients, or county fair bake-off bars—this is a tasty treat. If you are familiar with the Twin Cities you will enjoy references to St. Paul’s Farmer’s Market, First Avenue, Loring Park, and Seward Co-op.