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Laaadies and gentlemen: Big Top celebration April 20

Come one, come all to Big Top: The Greatest Library on Earth at the Fond du Lac Public Library Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lisa Scottoline Writes Humor?

I am a huge Lisa Scottoline fan. Her suspense novels are fabulous and keep me guessing to the very last page. Who knew she could also write humor? Scottoline and her daughter, Francesca Serritella, teamed up to put together one of the funniest books I have read in a long time. Titled Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim, the book caught my eye on the new nonfiction shelves the other day and I read it last night from cover to cover. It is hilarious!

It's raining savings at BookCellar

It’s raining bargains at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s BookCellar. The city’s only used book store is holding two great sales in April:

April 6 No Foolin’ Sale: Free magazine with every purchase of an audio book.

April 15 and April 20 Sideshow Sale: Three paperbacks for $1 (some restrictions apply). This sale is being held to celebrate National Library Week (April 14-20). The library is holding a Big Top: The Greatest Library Event party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20.

Five Counties Lake Project presentation April 17

Five counties – Fond du Lac, Calumet, Outagamie, Waushara and Winnebago – are working together on a plan to improve the Lake Winnebago system.

Michael Lizotte, president of the Winnebago Lakes Council and professor of biology at UW-Oshkosh, will provide an update on the project at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is presented by the Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association.

Czech novelist to discuss writing, book on April 4

Fond du Lac author Edita Birschbach will present A Czech Novelist in America, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Birschbach, who recently published her e-book Brilliant Nightmare, will talk about how growing up in the Czech Republic influenced her writing of the suspense novel.

A book to celebrate Irish storytelling

St. Patrick’s Day is coming, so here is a fun book to celebrate Irish storytelling. The Pig Did It by Joseph Caldwell is the first book in a humorous trilogy set in present day Ireland. The main character, Aaron McCloud, goes to Ireland from New York to see his Aunt Kitty and brood about his bad luck in love. Aunt Kitty is close to Aaron’s age and writes “corrected’ versions of classic novels. On the bus to Kitty’s house, some loose pigs are blocking the road, and Aaron helps round them up only to find himself stranded with a pig no one claims.

Paws to Read helps young readers

Kids ages 6 and older who could benefit from practicing their reading are invited to participate in Paws to Read at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Burgess wins Wisconsin Financial Literacy Award

Lori Burgess, Support Services coordinator at the Fond du Lac Public Library, received the 2012 Wisconsin Financial Literacy Award by Gov. Scott Walker in a March 1 ceremony in Madison.

Help for Homeless hygiene drive

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s downtown and Express locations will be drop-off sites for the annual Help for the Homeless hygiene drive through March 22.

Donations of new cleaning and personal care items such as laundry soap, hair and dental items, diapers and bathroom tissue, will be collected and distributed locally.

The local drive is part of a regional effort that includes Oshkosh, the Fox Cities, Manitowoc and Brown County and spearheaded by Appleton radio station 91.9/91.5 The Family.

The New Thriller by Lisa Gardner is Outstanding

Touch and Go, the new thriller by Lisa Gardner, can only be described as an edge-of-your seat thrill ride. The story features the kidnapping of a high-flying CEO Justin Denbe, along with his wife, Libby, and their teenage daughter Ashlyn. The Denbe's have the kind of life you read about in the pages of a glossy magazine; a gorgeous brownstone on a tree-lined street in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, a great marriage, a perfect life.

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