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Awards presented to teen contest winners

Surrounded by a display of all entries in the Fond du Lac Public Library's two contests for teens, awards were presented to winners in the Langdon Divers Gallery on May 12.

Teen Photo Contest:

Family Sagas

Check out the display on family saga novels at the Library! Family is a common theme for stories and a popular theme for readers. Among the titles on display is I Gave My Heart to Know This by Ellen Baker. This is a good book for anyone who likes family sagas and anyone who likes to read books with a Wisconsin connection.

New Leaf by Catherine Anderson

The second installment in her paperback Mystic Creek series, New Leaf by Catherine Anderson is another excellent read by one of my favorite authors. It is most definitely a romance novel, but the book also touches on some very real social issues trending in the world today; attitudes toward law enforcement officers, as well as how wealth and dishonesty can affect court decisions. I think the author addresses these issues in a very real and believable way.

This book made me chuckle and brought tears to my eyes

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman is a charming debut novel by a Swedish author. Ove is a grumpy man with fixed routines and standards who has been forced into early retirement. He loves his wife and his Saab but is difficult and bitter with everyone else. Yet beneath his crusty exterior is a tender heart. The first thing that brought tears to my eyes when I read this book was that (spoiler) Ove’s beloved wife Sonja is dead.

Winners announced in teen contests

Fond du Lac County is home to amazingly creative teens. Their ingenuity was on full display during separate judging sessions for the Fond du Lac Public Library’s two spring contests: Upcycled Glam and Teen Photo.

Teen Trivia Feud, Pizza & Pages in May

The Fond du Lac Public Library has these programs for teens in grades 6 through 12 in May:

'Finding Nemo' Half Day Party May 6

Kids ages 6 to 12 and their families are invited to Half Day Party at the Fond du Lac Public Library on Friday, May 6. Kids who attend Fond du Lac School District have early release that day. The library party will start at 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Kids will watch Finding Nemo (G), munch on snacks and play bingo in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Author event at bookstore May 14

Author Bruce Forciea will sell and sign copies of his novel, The X Cure, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Chapter 52 Bookstore, 52 Sheboygan St., Fond du Lac.

May sales at Chapter 52 Bookstore

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s used-books-and-more Chapter 52 Bookstore will hold two special sales in May:

Friends present local author Fiebig May 17

The Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library invite the public to their annual meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, featuring a presentation by Susan Fiebig, local author of two travel guides, “The Bloody Trail: In Quest of the Best Wisconsin Bloody Marys” and “Adventures on the Bloody Trail: The Quest Continues.” Refreshments will be served.

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