December 2011

Meagan's Favorite Reads of 2011

2011 saw a lot of wonderful books published. Whether they made me laugh, cry, or look under the bed for monsters, here are some of my favorites.


Bossypants
by Tina Fey 

2 classes on e-readers

Fond du Lac Public Library cardholders have access to free e-books through the library’s website. The main library will hold two classes in January to help e-reader users learn the system and provide information about other e-book resources.

New Year: New financial start

Every time the calendar rolls over, many people resolve to do a better job saving more and spending less. The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Money Smart U program will offer a great start with It’s a New Year: Where's Your Money Going? at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 11.

FDL native's illustrations on display

Fond du Lac native Dorothy Donohue has published 16 children’s books that feature her remarkable cut-paper illustrations. A collection of her illustrations will be on display January 4-January 31 in the Fond du Lac Public Library gallery.

OverDrive: the gift that keeps on giving

Ho ho ho! Santa's on his way and a lot of you are getting e-readers this year. In fact, sales of e-readers are projected to go way up this year. Whether this will be your first e-reader or an upgrade, the library is here to help. 

Need a Little Christmas Spirit?

Christmas is right around the corner and stress levels are on the rise. Need a little something to get you back into the holiday spirit? There is nothing like a warm, heartfelt Christmas story to lift your spirits and bring back the true meaning of the holiday season. Take your pick from this list of new books by some of your favorite authors.

Susan's Top 15 Picks for 2011

Susan’s 15 Picks for 2011

These are all books that were published in 2011 that I read and liked.  Since I like books with a Wisconsin connection, about half of the titles have a Wisconsin connection.

My Top Four, Alphabetically by Author

Kids donate their St. Nicks money

It's the season for giving. Jonathan, 6, and Arianna, 9, stopped by the Fond du Lac Public Library Children’s Desk on December 13 to give Children's Coordinator Julia Cartwright each a five-dollar bill. The kids were following a family tradition handed down by their father, Mike Korb, of donating what they received on St. Nicholas Day.

Cujak's donation for early literacy

Sara Cujak hosted the annual Cujak’s Wine Market Holiday Wine Tasting at the Fond du Lac Public Library in November.

Paws to Read helps young readers

Kids ages 6 to 12 who could benefit from practicing their reading are invited to participate in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Paws to Read program. Kids read aloud to certified therapy dogs in a relaxed setting. Studies have shown that reading aloud to dogs helps put the child at ease. Kids benefit from the dogs’ patience, acceptance and comforting presence while they practice reading and build skills. The therapy dogs will be accompanied by their certified handlers and are from the group Healing Paws, Inc.

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