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.
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.
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.
Heading to the beach this summer? The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews would make a perfect beach read. Set on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, North Carolina, the author takes us on a wild ride of secrets, betrayal and deception. Written in her trademark blend of humor and warmth, and with characters and a setting you can't help but fall in love with, this book is a perfect summer escape.
Why did the United States’ relationship with Mexico influence our country’s participation in The Great War? Local historian Wayne King will delve into the complex forces at work and their ramifications in Fond du Lac in his program, Prelude to War presented at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
I was drawn to the debut novelDodgers by Bill Beverly because of the great reviews and the possibility that there was a Wisconsin connection. There is not much of a Wisconsin connection, but I am happy that I read this novel. Main character East is a 15-year-old black teen living in Los Angeles who is a lookout for his uncle Fin’s drug house. When the house is raided, East is told to go with 3 other young men to kill a judge who was a key witness and who is hiding out in Wisconsin.
School's finally out and now it's time for summer vacation road trips. Nothing makes a road trip fly by faster than listening to a great story on audio while you drive. The Fond du Lac Public Library has a great collection of books on CD and playaways, with everything from the latest James Patterson thriller to family friendly titles guaranteed to entertain.
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith is inspired by a real-life 17th century female Dutch painter and alternates with the fictional story of a woman who was an art student in the 1950s. The character of Sara de Vos is based on the real Sarah van Baalbergen who was the first woman to be admitted to the Haarlem Guild of St. Luke in the Netherlands in 1631.