Using a wooden birdhouse, upcycled children's books and lots of glue, you can create a one-of-a-kind indoor decoration at the 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20 Crafternoon program, Storybook Birdhouse. The program for adults and children in middle school and older at the Fond du Lac Public Library is free, but space is limited.
With Valentine's Day just a few days away, I thought it would be a perfect time to highlight what I consider one of the best romantic trilogies I have read in a long time, The Rosewood Trilogy by Laura Moore. I read the first of the trilogy, Remember Me, last summer. The first book introduces you to the Radcliffe sisters, Margot, Jordan, and Jade, with the focus on Margot. At 18 years of age, Margot leaves home to become a model after her father refuses to let her help manage Rosewood, the family horse-breeding farm in Virginia -- and the man she loves has cast her aside.
Puccini’s beloved opera La Boheme was a smash hit when it debuted in Italy in 1896. Today, it's one of the most-frequently performed operas in the world. Local aficionado the Rev. Jack Stubbs will host a lively discussion of the work at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
I like reading historical fiction because it puts a human face on historical events. Different books that cover the same historical period have different points of view and add to understanding that period. I recently read 2 novels on the Civil War set in Washington, DC and 2 novels on Mormon life in the 19th century. All four novels feature strong female characters.