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In the Mood for a Thriller?

Thriller is just one of the words I would use to describe Crashers by Dana Haynes. Other words that come to mind; brilliant, spellbinding, breathtaking, and... surprising. The story revolves around an airplane crash and the investigation that follows. Whenever a plane crashes, a "Go Team" is assembled to investigate. Each team member is a leading expert in a specific field. This time, the team has only three days to find out what caused the plane to crash – what normally takes months to determine. Why the rush?

Poem in Your Pocket April 20-26

April is National Poetry Month, and the Fond du Lac Public Library will celebrate with Poem in Your Pocket.

Documentary about Freeganism April 19

On the surface, it’s a movie about Freeganism – getting your groceries from Dumptster diving – but on a deeper level, DIVE! is about wastefulness, hunger and saving the planet.

Money Smart Week schedule April 21-28

Money Smart Week 2012, April 21-28, is a series of classes and activities designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.

Money Smart Week Big Read for kids

It’s the Big Read – a statewide celebration of Money Smart Week just for kids. From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, the Fond du Lac Public Library will feature stories and activities for children in kindergarten through third grade that focus on teaching kids how to be smart consumers.

Conference features mom who saved $40K in 1 year

Dannelle Gay was just your average mom with an active household in Madison. When the family decided they wanted a new house, Gay decided to get serious about saving money. Very serious.

May the odds be ever in your favor-- a review of The Hunger Games movie

As a fan of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, I was pretty excited to see the movie adaptation. After watching the series of trailers released, I was pretty sure they had done a good job. I have a history of not loving movie adaptations, as I think they often lack the depth of books. While The Hunger Games movie does change some details, remove certain scenes and characters, and add in a few things, overall I thought it a very skilled adaptation of a book that hit a chord with a lot of people. Warning: spoilers ahead.

Open Door Artists gallery show

Open Door Artists will present Figuratively Speaking, their fourth annual theme show, April 4 to May 2 in the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery.

Kids' drawings earn custard

Kids love to color and they love frozen custard, so this is a win-win. Kids ages 11 and younger can pick up a special coloring sheet at the Fond du Lac Public Library Children’s Desk throughout April. All they have to do is draw a picture about their favorite book, turn the picture in to the library and they get a coupon for a free scoop of custard. The coupon is redeemable at any neighborhood Culvers.

The free custard promotion is taking place in recognition of National Library Week, April 8-14. The library is holding a number of activities during the week and month.

How technology will transform libraries April 10

You probably know that the Fond du Lac Public Library offers more than just books. You can borrow e-readers, audio books, DVDs, CDs and a lot more. But these options just scratch the surface of what’s to come at the public library of the future.

From 3D printers to tablet PCs, robotics to custom professional cake pans, the technology world is helping to transform 21st Century libraries into vibrant, creative community spaces, rich with opportunities to make, share and collaborate.

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