September 2011

Let the library repair your car

I don’t know anything about cars. I couldn’t tell you what a carburetor looks like to save my life. The idea of changing my own oil is laughable. Last year when my tire pressure light came on, I had to have the guys at the Goodyear store show me how to add air to my tires. (Thanks again guys!)

But if you are handy, and I know a lot of you in FDL are, you might see a car problem as a challenge. You might think to yourself, “I can totally fix that.” You’re probably right. But you’ll probably need a little guidance along the way, and that is where I come in.

Celebrate Banned Books Week

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”—Frederick Douglas

In our country, the ability to read what you want and access information is a right that has been cherished—and challenged. Libraries have long been champions of intellectual freedom and that role continues today. We will always fight for your right to read what you want.

Libraries across the country celebrate this during Banned Books Week, which started Saturday, September 24 and runs through October 1. To celebrate, we’ll be posting about banned books on Twitter, Facebook, and our website.

FDL Reads schedule of events

All events take place at the Fond du Lac Public Library and are free, except where noted. For additional details, visit the Calendar.

Big Guy Hats Display, throughout October: The best of Jeff Kahlow’s Packer-themed foam creations will be on display.

FDL Reads celebrates Coach Lombardi

He was a perfectionist who expected as much out of his players and his family as he expected from himself. He was a complicated man from simple origins, the son of an Italian butcher who grew up in Brooklyn. He was a good player, hardnosed and hard working, but at 5’8,” too small for big-time football, so he turned to coaching. His perfectionism became an obsession with winning.

Money Smart Week classes

Money Smart Week Wisconsin will be held October 8-15, and Money Smart U at the Fond du Lac Public Library is celebrating by offering two personal finance classes for adults and one for families.

Halloween fun for kids

The Fond du Lac Public Library is the place this October for little monsters.

Express opening delayed

Construction delays at FDLPL Express, the library's new branch, are forcing the postponement of grand opening festivities planned for October 22.

FDLPL Express will be located at the Shops at Johnson Crossing, on east Johnson Street. It will feature a "to-go" collection of materials, that emphasizes best sellers and new releases, with a sizable children's corner and materials chosen to help people in their daily lives, such as cookbooks and materials on home repair, family and parenting, crafting and more.

Flu shots Oct 11

The Aurora Visiting Nurse Association of Wisconsin will offer Shoo the Flu (& Pneumonia Too)! shots at the Fond du Lac Public Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11.

The flu shot is $30; pneumonia shot is $65. Medicare Part B, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid accepted with card. Shot recipients must be 9 years old or older to receive a vaccination. A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under age18.

Questions about flu and pneumonia shots should be directed to the Aurora Visiting Nurse Association at (800) 862-2201.

 

Job interview help Oct 17 & 18

A great resume can get you in the door, but landing the job depends on the interview. Job Smart U is offering free practice job interviews conducted by a veteran human resources specialist at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Sessions will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 17, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18.

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