June 2012

Summer Reading Program week 5 recap

The Summer Reading Program is in full swing. There are currently 1054 kids signed up.

Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney was voted the favorite bedtime story with 73 total votes (26%).

Noah S. (left) was the winner of our Lego Guessing contest. He took home the Lego Ideas Book and a $2 gift certificate to the Book Cellar. Ashleigh S. (right) took home a R2D2 Play-doh set consolation prize for having the 2nd closest guess. There were 385 Legos in the guessing jar.

Ever Choose a Book By Its Cover?

Maybe it was all the hot, humid weather we had been experiencing, but as I was browsing the Lucky Day shelves the other day I took one look at the pretty green gingham patterned dress on the cover of the new novel by Joshilyn Jackson, A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty, and it just seemed like the perfect summer read. I love reading books about the south and this one takes you right into the heart of Mississippi and its unique culture. A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty is about 3 generations of women: Big (Ginny), Little (Liza), and Mosey Slocumb. Every 15 years they are cursed.

Combat back pain July 25

Low back pain is one of the most common physical ailments in our society. It interrupts our lives, interferes with our ability to work, disrupts our sleep and costs Americans billions of dollars each year.

Exhibit, presentation honor Georgia O'Keeffe

It was a remarkable voyage – from birth on a Wisconsin dairy farm in 1887 to universal acclaim as an artistic original. In her 98 years, Georgia O’Keeffe defied convention, forged new territory and became an icon in her dramatic and surprising path through life.

Farewell reception for Ken Hall July 17

Ken Hall will retire as director of the Fond du Lac Public Library on July 27, but before he goes, the public has an opportunity to wish him well at a reception 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, in the library gallery. Refreshments will be served.

Lego club madness

Today's Lego Club was a success. There were 24 creative kids in attendance. The topic of discussion for the day's build was "walls" and how to build them using staggering and overlapping techniques. We also discussed the Great Wall of China. Photos from today's build are available on our Facebook page @ FDLPL Kids. Or check out the display case near the entrance to see some of the structure on display.

My dream is to ...

“Someday walk my daughter down the aisle.”

“Be the first in my family to finish college.”

“To stay with my teacher, Mrs. Emmer, forever.”

Tablet, e-reader program July 10

Tablets and e-readers are growing in popularity, and new devices hit the market all the time. They’re wonderful, but they can be confusing to new users.

How to Use Tablets and E-readers will help clear up the confusion at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the library. The session will co-presented by staff members from the Fond du Lac Best Buy store and by library staff.

Get ready for the BookCellar bag sale

It’s that time again – The BookCellar’s annual bag sale will take place Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library. The sale is being held in conjunction with the downtown Sidewalk Sale.

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