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Meet the author of Lombardi biography

Pulitzer Prize winner David Maraniss will discuss his book, “When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi,” at the Windhover Center for the Arts on Thursday, October 13.

Maraniss will discuss his book with Fond du Lac Reporter Managing Editor Mike Mentzer at a free gathering at 7 p.m.

Packers' Super Bowl season photos in gallery show

The Green Bay Press-Gazette has a unique relationship with the Green Bay Packers. The home-town newspaper is as up close and personal as you can get with the historic franchise, and this closeness is readily apparent in “Back Home Again: A Photographic Journey of Green Bay’s 2010 Season.”

A Book for People Who Liked Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

While reading The Informationist by Taylor Stevens I was struck by how this thriller has some of the same aspects of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I think people who enjoyed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo would also enjoy The Informationist.

College financial aid class Aug. 30

Financial Aid for Your College Adventure, a free Money Smart U class, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, in the lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library. College-bound students and their parents can get the scoop on everything they need to know about financial aid: what it is, the responsibilities that come with it, the types available, how to apply and how it’s awarded.

Job interview free class on Aug. 25

Interviewing: Selling Yourself Effectively to Potential Employers will give job seekers the tools they need to ace the interview at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 25, in the McLane Meeting Room in the lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library. The Job Smart U class is free. 

James Patterson does it again..

James Patterson has numerous fans out there, and I count myself as one of them. I just finished reading Now You See Her, one of his latest thrillers, written in collaboration with author Michael Ledwidge. What a perfect summer read. I read it in one day! Imagine being a young and carefree 18 year old. You are having the time of your life on spring break in Key West with your best friends, and then in an instant your entire life changes forever. That is exactly what happened to poor Jeanine.

Community comes through for FDLPL Express branch

The Fond du Lac Public Library asked, and it has received. After announcing that it needed to raise $40,000 from the community to open an historic branch location, the library has surpassed its goal in just eight weeks.

“This is just phenomenal,” said library Director Ken Hall. “We now have the funds to open and furnish what will be a real asset to our community. We’re bowled over and very grateful.”

Rosendale satellite to close Aug 19

The Fond du Lac Public Library satellite location at the Rosendale Community Center will close; its last day of operation will be Friday, August 19.

The satellite – a parked bookmobile – had been operating at that location since February 2010. Previously, Rosendale was visited by the traveling bookmobile.

Family Game Day Sat Aug 13

The family that plays together comes to the Fond du Lac Public Library.

The Children’s Room and local business Fay’s Fun 'n Learning are hosting Family Game Day from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 13, at the library. All ages are welcome for this free event, which will feature games such as The Camp Game, Blunders, Bingo Link and Spot It. No registration needed; just stop in.

Games will be provided, but families are welcome to bring favorite games they’d like to share with others.

 

Dystopias and You

Dystopian novels are all the rage in YA lit right now—from The Hunger Games, Matched, and Scott Westerfield's

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