Joan Rivers - you either loved her or hated her

No one knew comedienne Joan Rivers better than her daughter Melissa. In her book, The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation, Melissa Rivers shares stories and life lessons from her life shared with her mother and father, Edgar Alfred Rosenberg. Most people either loved or hated Joan, and, if you thought she said some outrageous things to her audiences as a comedian, you won't believe what she said and did in private. Not a fan? You may change your mind about her as the book reveals a completely other side to this comedic icon.

Scrabble Bee champs x 3

For the third straight year, a fearsome foursome won top honors in the Fond du Lac Literacy Services annual Scrabble Bee, held November 5.

Journeys branch to become book exchange Jan 4

Journeys: a health resource center and the Fond du Lac Public Library are excited to join a nationwide movement to make books accessible to everyone through a new Take a Book, Leave a Book exchange starting January 4, 2016.

Local author at Chapter 52 Nov 28

Local author Susan M. Baganz will be on hand at Chapter 52 Bookstore from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wisconsin Connection Books 2015

I like reading books with a Wisconsin connection.  If you do too, here is a list for you of books with a Wisconsin connection that were published in 2015.



Bostwick, Marie. The Second Sister

Estate planning presentation Nov 24

Attorney Ron Hammer of the Fond du Lac law firm Averbeck & Hammer, SC, will present Estate Planning: Things to Think of While You Can Still Think at 6 pm Tues Nov 24 at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Kolstad's turn to shine in Dec

In the show Paper, Ink, Wax, Thread, artist Mel Kolstad will get her due. As volunteer curator of the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery, Kolstad has put dozens of artists’ works in the best light. Now it’s her time to shine.

How to Be a Grown-Up by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus

How to Be a Grown-Up: a novel is coauthored by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus and reads like the perfect mix of The Devil Wears Prada and Sex and the City. Definitely considered chick-lit, the novel gives the reader a glimpse into the reality of a woman having to reenter the workforce after sacrificing a successful career for home and family. To make matters worse, her new bosses are half her age and full of themselves, and have no experience beyond their sheltered, posh upbringing.

Exhibit explores Washington, medicine

As a head of household, plantation owner, businessman, Revolutionary War general and president, George Washington had his hands full. Alongside the demands of political life and military leadership, however, he focused considerable attention on the health and safety of his family, troops, staff and slaves.

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