This Is Where I Leave You is now a movie playing in theaters, but before it was a movie, it was a book by Jonathan Tropper. In the book, main character Judd Foxman’s father Mort has just died and his marriage to Jen has fallen apart after Judd caught her having sex with his boss. Now Judd finds out that his father wanted the family to sit shiva, a Jewish custom in which the family receives condolences at home. He joins his family at the family home in a New York suburb.
In the Fond du Lac Reads pick, Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, OASIS creator James Halliday worships 1980s culture. We honor that obsession with an '80s Movie Marathon Saturday, October 4, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., featuring seven classic movies.
With '80s refreshments like Jello Jigglers and Cool Ranch Doritos.
The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances by Ellen Cooney was definitely a change from my normal reading. Seeing the word dog in the title of the book is what initially caught my eye, but once I started reading I soon realized this was not a cute little dog story, but a tender story of broken people and broken dogs and how they help one another. It took a few chapters to get into the book, but I soon discovered that dogs and humans really are very much alike.
Supple Marsh and its importance to Lake Winnebago and Fond du Lac will be discussed in two upcoming programs at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Both programs are free; no registration required.
Supple Marsh is the 107-acre wetland in Lakeside Park West, Fond du Lac. It was purchased from the Supple family by the City of Fond du Lac in 1967. The public is invited to bring items related to the marsh – photos, maps, plans; historical and recent – to share at the events.
Just like Wade Watts in Ready Player One, players in the 3 Keys Easter Egg Hunt must solve a series of clues in cyberspace to find three keys in the right order — copper, jade and crystal — to win the final prize.
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.
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.