I am very excited about the recently published novel One Hundred and One Nights by former Brandon resident Benjamin Buchholz. This is his first novel, although he already has published a book of poems and is the author of Private Soldiers, which tells of his deployment in Iraq with the Wisconsin National Guard.
Six candidates are vying for four open City Council seats in the April 3 municipal election. The Fond du Lac Public Library, in cooperation with local media, will hold a candidates’ forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15.
The candidates will face questions from a panel of local journalists in a session moderated by Marty Ryan, former councilman and council president. The candidates also will address their backgrounds, qualifications, personal histories and reasons for seeking local office.
Wisconsin author Sandra Kring’s new book A Life of Bright Ideas has just been published. It is a sequel to The Book of Bright Ideas with many of the same characters. Kring writes about small town life, family, and friendship in a down-to-earth, humorous, conversational tone. It is best to start with Book of BrightIdeas to understand the characters and so that the ending from the first book is not spoiled.
A person’s credit score – and its accuracy – can affect purchasing, loan rates and sometimes job prospects. The library will present a Money Smart U class, How to Build and Improve Your Credit Score, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 14.
Tammy Matzdorf, program director of Consumer Credit Counseling Service, will discuss how to improve a credit score, clean up credit and how to obtain a free credit report. Matzdorf has degrees in Accounting and Education.
Health Reform: What it Means for Wisconsin Families will be presented at the main Fond du Lac Public Library at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 8. Presenter Kevin Kane will provide nonpartisan information on what the Affordable Care Act and other health policy changes mean for you, your family and your pocketbook.
The library’s three locations will be drop-off sites for the annual Help for the Homeless hygiene drive March 1 through March 25.
Donations of new cleaning and personal care items, such as laundry soap, hair and dental items, diapers and bathroom tissue, will be collected and distributed locally to the Fondy Food Pantry, New Beginnings, Salvation Army and Solutions Center.
The local drive is part of a regional effort that includes Oshkosh, the Fox Cities, Manitowoc and Brown County and spearheaded by Appleton radio station 91.9/91.5 The Family.