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Brothertown Nation program Oct 16

Author and UW Prof. Patty Loew will present The Brothertown Indian Nation: A History of Endurance at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 16, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is a part of the History at Home series. The program is free; no registration required.

‘Emergency Preparedness’ Oct 2 at FDL Library

What would you do if disaster struck? Would your family know what to do? Prepare yourself and loved ones by attending Emergency Preparedness at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 2, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program will be presented by Fond du Lac County Emergency Management AmeriCorps volunteer Gabrielle Petersen.

Library prime habitat for teens in Oct

Teens are social animals, and the Fond du Lac Public Library is just their kind of habitat, especially in October.

Marian U presents 'Deciphering Old Documents' Oct 22

Have a bunch of old papers in storage? Marian University History professors Mary Gross and Matt Szromba can help sort the valuable from recyclable.

They’re presenting “Deciphering Old Documents” at 6 p.m. Wednesday October 22 at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

The Mathematician's Shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer

The mathematician in the debut novel Mathematician’s Shiva is Rachela Karnokovitch, a fictional professor at the University of Wisconsin who was a Polish-born Soviet defector and formidable woman of intellect. This is an enjoyable book for those who like to read humorous and heartwarming stories with a Wisconsin connection. The story is told by her son Sasha as he looks back on the time in January 2001 when she died, and the family observed shiva, the Jewish custom of 7 days of mourning.

FDL Reads celebrates 'Ready Player One'

Can a gamer save the world? In Ernest Cline’s rollicking novel, Ready Player One, 18-year-old Wade Watts escapes the bleakness of the year 2044 to spend his time in OASIS, a multiplayer virtual reality world.

'Ready Player One' events schedule

 

Events will take place through October to celebrate Fond du Lac Reads: Ready Player One. To view the schedule online, go to the Calendar.

Call to artists to interpret 'Versions of Reality'

Area artists are invited to submit pieces for a themed exhibit, Versions of Reality, at the Fond du Lac Public Library in October.

One last beach read for the summer

Summer is winding down and beach season is almost over. In a feeble attempt to hold on to those last days of summer I grabbed On the Rocks by Erin Duffy off of the new fiction shelves. The cover picture displays what looks like a tranquil afternoon spent on the beach, but this book was anything but tranquil. On the Rocks is a well written and highly amusing look at one woman's attempt to put her life back together after a very public breakup - via Facebook.

Don’t read this book while drinking a diet soda

Sweetness #9 by Stephan Eirik Clark is a satirical debut novel about the food additives industry. In 1973 David is a young flavor chemist or flavorist hired by a big company to research an artificial sweetener called Sweetness #9. He notices that the lab rats and monkeys being fed Sweetness #9 are becoming obese and showing behavioral problems. Before he gets very far with his concerns, he is fired.

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