I am interested in reading books with a Wisconsin connection—either the author is from Wisconsin or the setting is Wisconsin. In this case both the author and the setting have a Wisconsin connection. Chad Harbach grew up in Racine and has set his debut novel The Art of Fielding in Wisconsin at a fictional college called Westish which is somewhere north of Milwaukee and south of Door County.
Night Road by Kristin Hannah is a story of parental love, young love, teenage social angst, loss, sacrifice, and most of all; forgiveness. Telling the story of Lexie Baill and the Farraday family, it is not only about true love, but also true friendship. Lexie has been tossed from foster home to foster home all her life. When she moves to the small town of Port George, Washington to live with the great-aunt she never knew existed, her life changes forever. Jude Farraday's whole life has been dedicated to her family, and specifically her two twins Zach and Mia.
I don’t know anything about cars. I couldn’t tell you what a carburetor looks like to save my life. The idea of changing my own oil is laughable. Last year when my tire pressure light came on, I had to have the guys at the Goodyear store show me how to add air to my tires. (Thanks again guys!)
But if you are handy, and I know a lot of you in FDL are, you might see a car problem as a challenge. You might think to yourself, “I can totally fix that.” You’re probably right. But you’ll probably need a little guidance along the way, and that is where I come in.
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”—Frederick Douglas
In our country, the ability to read what you want and access information is a right that has been cherished—and challenged. Libraries have long been champions of intellectual freedom and that role continues today. We will always fight for your right to read what you want.
Libraries across the country celebrate this during Banned Books Week, which started Saturday, September 24 and runs through October 1. To celebrate, we’ll be posting about banned books on Twitter, Facebook, and our website.
He was a perfectionist who expected as much out of his players and his family as he expected from himself. He was a complicated man from simple origins, the son of an Italian butcher who grew up in Brooklyn. He was a good player, hardnosed and hard working, but at 5’8,” too small for big-time football, so he turned to coaching. His perfectionism became an obsession with winning.
Construction delays at FDLPL Express, the library's new branch, are forcing the postponement of grand opening festivities planned for October 22.
FDLPL Express will be located at the Shops at Johnson Crossing, on east Johnson Street. It will feature a "to-go" collection of materials, that emphasizes best sellers and new releases, with a sizable children's corner and materials chosen to help people in their daily lives, such as cookbooks and materials on home repair, family and parenting, crafting and more.