If you like books featuring animal/human relationships such as those by James Herriot, Susan Wilson, and W. Bruce Cameron, or if you like books with quirky characters, humor, and a touch of romance such as those by Fannie Flagg and Anne Tyler, then you probably would enjoy this warm and fuzzy debut novel from a veterinarian who wrote two memoirs, Tell Me Where It Hurts and LoveIs the Best Medicine.
Fun, fast, and trashy, with delicious characters skillfully woven into a complex plot and set against glitz and glamour, The Power Trip by Jackie Collins contains just the right amount of sex, mystery, greed and murder to make it the bestseller that it is. Five dynamic, powerful, and famous couples set sail on Russian billionaire Aleksandr Kasianenko's luxury yacht off the coast of Cabo San Lucas. Each of the couples accepted the coveted invitation for the cruise for their own - mostly selfish - reasons.
Fond du Lac Public Library is seeking 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:
From April 14 through May 24, the Fond du Lac Public Library will waive $1 in overdue fines for each donation of a nonperishable food item. Food for Fines is being offered to celebrate National Library Week (April 14-20) and Money Smart Week (April 20-27), and to support the local Food for Freedom drive.
The Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library will hold their annual membership drive in the lobby of the library April 15-19 in celebration of National Library Week. The group promotes and encourages the use of library services by fundraising, supporting special events such as FDL Reads and providing programs for the community.
Memberships are $8 for an individual, $12 for family, $25 for a contributing membership and $100 for a lifetime membership.
Stop by the Friends table near the main entrance of the downtown library to join or renew your membership.
When I read Ready Player One it reminded me of a cross between the last Harry Potter book and Hunger Games with the same premise of a lone teen battling evil. The book is set in the United States in the year 2044 when things have gone bad due to climate change and poverty. Wade Watts is an impoverished 18-year-old orphan living in a vertical trailer park called the “stacks”. He has rigged up a junked van as his sanctuary where he can log into his virtual school and spend all of his free time in the virtual world of OASIS.
Exactly what’s up at the Windhover? Find out at the Friends of the Fond du Lac Library’s annual meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16. The public is invited to listen to a presentation by Windhover Center for the Arts Executive Director Kevin Miller.