Have you ever dreamed of becoming a famous author, or maybe even written a few things of your own that was not quite bestseller material? Don't be discouraged. Writing takes work and we all have to start somewhere. Journalist and Editor Julia Scott put together a book appropriately titled Drivel in which dozens of respected, professional writers share the worst thing they have ever written. If you think your favorite author simply woke up one day and wrote a bestseller, think again.
Struck by Genius tells how Jason Padgett went from a partying college dropout to mathematical savant after a 2002 mugging in which he sustained brain damage. After his brain injuries, Padgett could understand high level mathematics and could see fractal geometric patterns in everyday objects. He had acquired savant syndrome and synesthesia. Padgett’s story has a Fond du Lac connection. Dr.
Retirement can be a great time of life, but understanding the intricacies of the paperwork can cause headaches. The Fond du Lac Public Library is offering a free class, When I’m 65, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 29.
Smarten up the cookout table with the Picnic Table Caddy Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18, is free and open to adults and teens in middle school or older. All supplies provided. Space is limited. Registration is required and starts at 9 a.m.
The summer reading program is in full swing at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The theme this year is Behold! The Power of Reading. You can sign up for the program online at www.fdlpl.org, or at any of the library service desks. Anyone can participate, and it only takes a minute to sign up. It is so easy - simply mark off a circle on your reading card for every 30 minutes of reading you do. It can be reading together as a family, or reading to others. Any format of reading qualifies, even listening to audiobooks.
Fond du Lac Visual Arts presents their Annual July Show at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery July 1-August 4. The public is invited to an artists’ reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 9.
Agnesian HealthCare’s monthly domestic violence awareness program, Shine On Sessions, will examine “Drugs, Alcohol and Domestic Violence” at 6 p.m. Monday, July 20, at Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.
The session, facilitated by Amy Rodriguez, Agnesian HealthCare's Domestic Violence Program prevention educator, will take a closer look at how drugs and alcohol are used in violent relationships.
After publishing nonfiction books (Population 485, Coop, Visiting Tom), Wisconsin author Michael Perry has published his first novel, Jesus Cow, which just may leave you laughing out loud. His new novel is much like his previous books—full of humor, quirky characters, and some food for thought. Main character Harley Jackson is just trying to hold on to the last few acres of farmland that belonged to his family.