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Is Wisconsin a hotbed for crime?

Wisconsin is the setting for a number of crime novels lately. Here are 4 of them:

Mysteries of Soldiers Grove by Paul Zimmer

Kids' tablets available for checkout

You can add kids’ tablets to the growing list of tech equipment available for checkout at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Six Playaway Launchpads are now available for checkout. The Launchpads are preloaded with age-specific educational, advertisement-free games grouped by topic (such as animals, dinosaurs and princesses) and by subject matter (such as math, science and the arts).

Deliciously bad writing by your favorite authors

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a famous author, or maybe even written a few things of your own that was not quite bestseller material? Don't be discouraged. Writing takes work and we all have to start somewhere. Journalist and Editor Julia Scott put together a book appropriately titled Drivel in which dozens of respected, professional writers share the worst thing they have ever written. If you think your favorite author simply woke up one day and wrote a bestseller, think again.

Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel by Jason Padgett

Struck by Genius tells how Jason Padgett went from a partying college dropout to mathematical savant after a 2002 mugging in which he sustained brain damage. After his brain injuries, Padgett could understand high level mathematics and could see fractal geometric patterns in everyday objects. He had acquired savant syndrome and synesthesia. Padgett’s story has a Fond du Lac connection. Dr.

'When I'm 65' class July 29

Retirement can be a great time of life, but understanding the intricacies of the paperwork can cause headaches. The Fond du Lac Public Library is offering a free class, When I’m 65, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 29.

Picnic Table Caddy sign-up starts July 3

Smarten up the cookout table with the Picnic Table Caddy Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18, is free and open to adults and teens in middle school or older. All supplies provided. Space is limited. Registration is required and starts at 9 a.m.

Bag-on-Fire Sale at BookCellar July 11

To get ready for its big move, the Fond du Lac Public Library’s BookCellar is holding a one day Bags-on-Fire Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11.

Customers will receive a grocery bag and can fill it up with all the hardcover and paperback books, magazines, movies and more and pay just $5 for the lot.

Reading - the ultimate superpower!

The summer reading program is in full swing at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The theme this year is Behold! The Power of Reading. You can sign up for the program online at www.fdlpl.org, or at any of the library service desks. Anyone can participate, and it only takes a minute to sign up. It is so easy - simply mark off a circle on your reading card for every 30 minutes of reading you do. It can be reading together as a family, or reading to others. Any format of reading qualifies, even listening to audiobooks.

Following the footsteps of local WWI soldiers July 16

It was called the War to End All Wars, and the Fond du Lac area played a role.

Following In Their Footsteps: Local WWI Soldiers in Europe, will be presented at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 16, as part of the Fond du Lac Public Library's monthly History at Home program.

FDL Visual Arts Annual July Show July 1-Aug 4

Fond du Lac Visual Arts presents their Annual July Show at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery July 1-August 4. The public is invited to an artists’ reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 9.

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