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Summer 2014 by the numbers

Summer in Fond du Lac is full of boating, biking, picnicking, gardening. Add to the list: reading. Lots and lots of reading.

The Stories We Tell by Patti Callahan Henry

Being a true Southerner means keeping up appearances at all costs. As a result, many Southern couples put on pretenses and sometimes lead double lives. In The Stories We Tell by Patti Callahan Henry, Eve and Cooper Morrison are that golden couple, seemingly leading the ideal life as the cream of Savannah society. But, things are not always as they seem. This powerful novel about the value of truth focuses on the Morrison family and the one night that changed the dynamics of their family forever.

Great fall programs for kids

Leaves are turning, kids are going back to school and the Fond du Lac Public Library unveils great fall programs for kids.

WI Visual Artists at gallery in Sept

Members of the Wisconsin Visual Artists Northeast Chapter will exhibit their works in the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery from September 4 through October 1.

Marian History offers 3 classes this fall

Marian University’s History program is offering three stand-alone classes at the Fond du Lac Public Library this fall, one each in September, October and November. The classes – all at 6 p.m. – are free and open to the public; no registration required.

Plant Swap & Sale on Sept 13

The Fond du Lac County Master Gardeners and the Fond du Lac Public Library are teaming up to host the second annual Plant Swap and Sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 13, at the downtown library.

The Objects of Her Affection by Sonya Cobb

Here’s a debut novel for people who liked The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and the TV series Breaking Bad. As in The Goldfinch, The Objects of Her Affection is set in the world of art and priceless antiques, and as in Breaking Bad, the main character turns to illegal activity to get money for her family. The story starts in 2005 and ends in 2007. Main character Sophie is married to Brian, a curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Sign-up starts Sept. 6 for Jeans Pocket Purse

Sign-up starts Saturday, September 6, for the September 20 Jeans Pocket Purse Crafternoon class at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The class meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Canning, fermenting series Tuesdays in Sept.

It’s harvest season, the perfect time to enjoy the bounty of Wisconsin’s gardens and farms. It’s also the best time to get serious about canning, preserving and fermenting these fresh foods.

Story of the Yellowstone Trail in WI Sept. 18

Conceived in 1912, when the automobile was just starting to take hold, the Yellowstone Trail – “A Good Road from Plymouth Rock to Puget Sound” – was one of the nation’s first long-distance roadways, and it helped revolutionize the way Americans travel. In its transcontinental reach, the road traveled through the heart of Wisconsin, a path that traversed Fond du Lac on its way from Milwaukee to Eau Claire and beyond.

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