Updated bootlegging programs June 16

Did moonshiners and bootleggers come to the Holyland or were they born and raised there? Local historian J.J. Jenkins has been investigating the area’s fascinating past and will tell tales at Bootlegging and Moonshining in the Holyland presented twice – 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Patriotic door rosette Crafternoon June 18

Using red, white and blue papers, crafters at the 1 p.m. June 18 Fond du Lac Public Library Crafternoon program will make a patriotic door rosette.

The program is free and open to adults and teens in middle school or older. Space is strictly limited. All supplies will be provided. Under-aged children and walk-ins are not allowed.

'Bloody' author at Chapter 52 June 4

Her fixation on a particular drink has driven Susan Fiebig on a hunt that has covered thousands of miles and into establishments of every stripe for more than 14 years. It also has produced two lively travel guides, The Bloody Trail: In Quest of the Best Wisconsin Bloody Marys and her new sequel, Adventures on the Bloody Trail: The Quest Continues.

Extreme athletes Haase, Land, VanDyke tell their stories

What separates the good athlete from the truly great? How do some athletes transcend the pain and agony of extreme physical performance?

‘Sculpting with Light’ at gallery in June

For the first time, artist Anthony Dallmann-Jones will show his three unique types of art together in one exhibit, Sculpting with Light, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery June 1 to July 5.

A new take on old classics

If you are a fan of Jane Austen's works you might enjoy these authors' modern versions of some of her greatest classics. I finished Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld this weekend and I have to say I was impressed. The story was very well written and the author has some thoughtful commentary on modern society, which I think Miss Austen would have appreciated.

2 new stories at StoryWalk

Two very funny new stories have been installed in the StoryWalk® on the east end of Lakeside Park near the intersection of Harbor View and Winnebago drives.

The new stories, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach and Move Over, Rover by Karen Beaumont, encourage families to enjoy reading and the outdoors by reading a book – a page at a time – at intervals on the walking trail.

The Lakeside Park project was installed in 2015 by the Fond du Lac Public Library and City of Fond du Lac Parks Dept. and sponsored by Morning Kiwanis.

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.

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