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, 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.

Drugs, alcohol and domestic violence July 20

Agnesian HealthCare’s monthly domestic violence awareness program, Shine On Sessions, will examine “Drugs, Alcohol and Domestic Violence” at 6 p.m. Monday, July 20, at Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

The session, facilitated by Amy Rodriguez, Agnesian HealthCare's Domestic Violence Program prevention educator, will take a closer look at how drugs and alcohol are used in violent relationships.

More homespun humor from Wisconsin author Michael Perry

After publishing nonfiction books (Population 485, Coop, Visiting Tom), Wisconsin author Michael Perry has published his first novel, Jesus Cow, which just may leave you laughing out loud. His new novel is much like his previous books—full of humor, quirky characters, and some food for thought. Main character Harley Jackson is just trying to hold on to the last few acres of farmland that belonged to his family.

And the winner is ...

It went from 620 down to one winner: Chapter 52.

Kathy Dreifuerst wins the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Name the Bookstore contest with her entry she said was inspired by great art galleries.

Holy Cow by David Duchovny

Have you "herd" about the new book by actor David Duchovny? If you are in the mood for some silliness, Holy Cow, Duchovny's debut novel, approaches some serious real world issues in a highly humorous manner. There's nothing overly special about the book. It is a very whimsical story about farm animals that become friends and are looking to escape the inevitability of their lives. It is light, easy, entertaining, fast paced and, at times, just plain silly.

Summer 2015 programs for teens

Teens in grades 6 through 12 don’t have to retire to their Fortress of Solitude (i.e., bedrooms) to kick back and have fun this summer. Behold! The Power of Reading offers free activities all summer long.

Kids ride free! Buses to Books returns

Fond du Lac Transit’s Buses to Books program allows kids ages 6 to 17 to ride the bus to the downtown Main Library and back for free on Thursdays June 18 to August 20, using their library cards as bus passes. Kids ages 6 to 9 must be accompanied by an adult, and adults pay full fare. Bus routes and other transit information are available on the Transit Dept. page at


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