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All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner

Bestselling chick-lit author Jennifer Weiner goes a bit darker with her newest book All Fall Down, a compelling story about the price some people pay in the pursuit of having it all. Weiner tackles the growing epidemic in our society of middle and upper-class suburban parents who abuse prescription medication to cope with their overworked and overstressed lifestyles, yet writes this story beautifully and in a way that doesn't make you hate the addict or necessarily feel sorry for her either.

Calling all '80s board games

Have a box of forgotten board games? Maybe Scattergories? Operation? Pictionary? The Fond du Lac Public Library seeks donations of 1980s-era board games for an event in the fall.

End of Always by Randi Davenport

End of Always is historical fiction set in 1907 Waukesha and concerns domestic abuse and family violence. It is based on the author’s family history. The tone can be quite grim, but the story is not without hope. This is a good choice for people who like to read historical fiction with Wisconsin settings, but be prepared for some scenes of violence which may be upsetting.

Solar Light Centerpiece sign-up starts July 5

Sign-up starts Saturday, July 5, for the July 19 Solar Light Centerpiece Crafternoon class at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The class meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Explosion of Art in July

The members of Fond du Lac Visual Arts offer Explosion of Art in July, in the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery July 3 to A

Wisconsin's First Scientist July 24

He’s been called Wisconsin’s first scientist. Increase Lapham was an early chronicler of plants, rocks, rivers, mounds and all things Wisconsin.

At 6 p.m. Thursday, July 24, authors Martha Bergland and Paul Hayes will present a program on the remarkable life and achievements of Lapham (1811-1875). The program is free; no registration required.

FDL's Forgotten Pipe Man July 17

Historian and author Sally Powers-Albertz will present Fond du Lac’s Forgotten Pipe Man, the 1909 story of Jared Taylor, a member of the Taylor Park family and pipe man (hose tender) for the FDL Fire Dept. at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

Lake Winnebago spill discussion July 16

County Executive Allen Buechel will be joined by Beth Erdman from the Dept. of Natural Resources to discuss and answer questions about the recent Lake Winnebago manure spill and other polluted runoff at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

Intro to 3-D Printing

They’re all the rage, but what can 3-D printers really do and how do they work?

Annual BookCellar Bag Sale on July 12

The BookCellar’s annual Bag Sale will take place Saturday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library. The sale is being held in conjunction with the downtown Sidewalk Sale.

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