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Ex-Packer: 'Life After Football?' Jan. 26

It takes years and superhuman dedication for athletes to reach the National Football League. But once there, players cannot count on a long career. What happens when injuries, bad breaks or simple aging turn a laser-focused professional football player into a man without a team?

December sales at The BookCellar

Fond du Lac’s only used book store – The BookCellar in the lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library, 32 Sheboygan St. – has two great sales in December:

Annual Mega-Zine Sale Jan 3-12

The Fond du Lac Public Library BookCellar will hold its annual Mega-Zine Sale January 3, 5, 10 and 12. Bundles of magazines from 2012 will be sold for 25 cents each and will include such popular titles as Vanity Fair, Shape, Outdoor Life, Fortune, Poetry, NASCAR, Outside, Field & Stream, Car & Driver and Women's Health.

Library Giving Trees 2014


The Fond du Lac Public Library has set up Giving Trees at the downtown library and at FDLPL Express to collect donations of hats, scarves, mittens, gloves and socks. Donated items will be given to the Fond du Lac Salvation Army before Christmas for distribution to local children.

The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson

In my last blog post I said I would share my thoughts on this year's Christmas books and I have to tell you there are some good ones out this year. I just read The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson and I think it would make the perfect gift for the animal lover on your list. It is a humorous and heartwarming tale filled with colorful characters, cats, wit and humor, a little light romance, and... cats.

Learn about our changing weather online

Ever wonder how global warming affects our area? Dramatic reports from the Arctic and Sahara don’t seem to translate to life in the upper Midwest. The scientists at UW-Madison have studied it thoroughly, and they’re excited to share what they know.

Action and Adventure in Ancient Egypt

Desert God by Wilbur Smith is the latest book that he has written about ancient Egypt. If you like action, battle scenes, and intrigue, if you like books such as the “Game of Thrones” series, or if you like books by Bernard Cornwell, you should give Desert God a try. The story is narrated by Taita, a eunuch, former slave and now an advisor and confidante to Pharaoh. Taita has a mystical side that is explained midway through the book.

'Landscapes of Wisconsin' exhibit Dec 3-Jan 7

Local artist Nina Schmidt honors her home state in Landscapes of Wisconsin, an exhibit of artwork in the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery December 3 to January 7.

Mini-golf event hole designer meeting Dec 7

The Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library are planning a fun and family friendly event on March 15, 2015: The Browser Open.

2014 staff favorites

As the year draws to a close, FDL Library staff reflects on 2014's most memorable books. Click on any book title to place a hold.

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