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Serenity - what a great place to live

Sherryl Woods is one of my all-time favorite authors. If you enjoy reading appealing, character-driven stories infused with the flavor and fragrance of the South, her Sweet Magnolia novels can't be beat. I just finished Where Azaleas Bloom and could not put it down. With all the turmoil in the world today, sometimes it helps to escape to a small town setting where everyone pulls together to help those in need.

A tearjerker for dog lovers

Lily and the Octopus by debut author Steven Rowley is a book about a 12-year-old dachshund (Lily) who has a brain tumor (the octopus). Lily’s human, Ted, discovers Lily’s tumor but cannot face up to it so he calls it the octopus. Ted is a gay man who works as a freelance writer in Los Angeles and has ended his long-term relationship with Jeffery. Ted is a bit self-absorbed and sees a therapist to work through some emotional issues although the sessions are not helpful.

Hanging book organizer Crafternoon July 16

Using an upcycled hardcover book, card stock, glue and decorations, crafters will make a hanging organizer at the 1 p.m. Saturday, July 16, Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

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.

Tune up with 'Brain Aerobics' July 12

Dementia can’t be prevented, but progression of the disease can be slowed through exercising the mind. Get a fun mental workout at Brain Aerobics 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s new Idea Studio. The program is free; no registration required.

Budgeting class July 14

Does your money seem to disappear faster than a snow cone in summer? Want to go on vacation without going into debt? Family Living Educator Michelle Tidemann will provide budgeting tips to help you better manage your money at a free program at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Registration is recommended at the Calendar or by calling the library Help Desk at (920) 322-3929. Drop-ins are welcome also.

Chapter 52 Bookstore warms up with July sales

Summer is in full swing, and so are savings at the Fond du Lac Public Library's used-books-and-more Chapter 52 Bookstore. Through July, the store is offering two sales:

Red Cross blood drive July 27

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at the Fond du Lac Public Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. Donors must be 17 years old (or 16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Donors can schedule their appointment at www.redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

FDL Visual Arts at gallery in July

The 14 artists in Fond du Lac Visual Arts will exhibit a wide variety of work – painting, collage, photography, jewelry, sculpture and fabric art – at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery from July 6 to August 2. The public is invited to an artists’ reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 7. Refreshments will be served.

Dave Haase recounts 2016 RAAM at FDL Library July 20

Despite a detour to the emergency room with possible pneumonia and forced bed rest, Dave Haase rallied to finished second overall and first among U.S. riders on June 24 in the 2016 Race Across America (RAAM), the world’s toughest bicycle race.

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