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Local author reads from Western May 22

Karl L. Stewart idolized his grandfather when he was young. The man was an icon from another age. A Choctaw raised in Oklahoma, his grandfather had magic hands – he could make and fix anything. One of Stewart’s most-prized possessions is a pair of leather chaps his grandfather made for him before he died when Stewart was only 10.

FDL Artists Association in gallery

The Fond du Lac Artists Association will present their annual Membership Show May 3 to May 26 at the library gallery.

The show will feature artwork by members and will include pieces from Artist of the Year Claire Mueller. The show will be judged and critiqued by local artist and teacher Pat Reiher.

'Experience Italy' on May 16

Veteran travelers Valerie and Wayne Graczyk have stored up a great deal of knowledge, passion and expertise – not to mention photographs – from their trips around the globe. They’re so excited about what they’ve seen and learned that they want to share with others.

Find a friend with this book

MWF Seeking BFF by Rachel Bertsche chronicles the attempt by Bertsche to make new close girlfriends in her adopted hometown of Chicago.

Changes to OverDrive

If you’re a frequent OverDrive user, you may have noticed some changes. The page has been redesigned by a statewide committee. The new site features a much larger, centrally located search box. Advanced search options are still available; Advanced Search is just to the right of the main search box.

On the left column, you’ll see that the various categories to browse are much easier to use. Instead of multiple nonfiction or fiction categories broken up by format, you can browse by format and then genre.

Rereading: Sin or Sanctuary?

Do you reread books? Rereading is a guilty pleasure for some readers; it feels sinful to read something you’ve already experienced when there are so many books out there to discover. And while it is unrealistic to think you’ll ever read everything, it doesn’t hurt to try, right? Ambition and passion are good things!

Get your 'I Bark for Books' T-shirt

To help celebrate National Library Week, the Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library will be selling I Bark for Books T-shirts sporting the smiling face of Browser, the library’s furry mascot. The T-shirts will be sold for $8 in the library’s lobby from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 9 through April 13.

Artists donate donor piece for Express

When the community was asked to contribute to the new library branch, FDLPL Express, they came out in force. More than $55,000 was raised in just over six months.

Bilingual 'dia' for kids April 28

Time to celebrate El día de los niños (Children’s Day)/El día de los libros (Book Day). The bilingual fun will take place in the Children's Room at the library on Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In the Mood for a Thriller?

Thriller is just one of the words I would use to describe Crashers by Dana Haynes. Other words that come to mind; brilliant, spellbinding, breathtaking, and... surprising. The story revolves around an airplane crash and the investigation that follows. Whenever a plane crashes, a "Go Team" is assembled to investigate. Each team member is a leading expert in a specific field. This time, the team has only three days to find out what caused the plane to crash – what normally takes months to determine. Why the rush?

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