April 2013

Express open 7 days/week starting May 1

Hours at FDLPL Express, the branch of the Fond du Lac Public Library located near Festival Foods, will change effective May 1.

The branch will be open seven days a week: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The branch previously had been closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

"I need a book for my book club."

Book club members are often faced with the problem of getting enough copies of a title for members to read at the same time. If you belong to a book club, you should know about the Library’s book club kits. Each kit contains 10 copies of a title plus book discussion questions. The kits can be checked out for 60 days. Since most clubs meet monthly, one member can check out the kit, pass out copies to members at the meeting, and collect the copies at the next meeting after discussing the book. Right now there are about 60 titles available with more being added.

A rare look at Havana through photos, music

Giving a rare inside look at the vibrant and rich culture of Havana, Judy Goldsmith will present Cuba Today at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Emerging Artists showcased in May exhibit

Visitors to the Langdon Divers Gallery at the Fond du Lac Public Library in May will get to see something special: artwork by new and emerging artists.

Are You a Dawdler or a Lollygagger?

Did you put off filing your income taxes until the last minute again this year? Do you continually struggle with deadlines, surf the Web instead of paying the bills, and prefer distraction to action? If so, I have the perfect self-help book for you. The Art of Procrastination, written by John Perry, an emeritus professor of philosophy at Stanford University, claims to be the effective guide to the art of dawdling, lollygagging and postponing.

Celebrating National Library Week

So much going on at FDLPL during National Library Week, April 14-20:

Patron Saint of Lost Dogs

If you like books featuring animal/human relationships such as those by James Herriot, Susan Wilson, and W. Bruce Cameron, or if you like books with quirky characters, humor, and a touch of romance such as those by Fannie Flagg and Anne Tyler, then you probably would enjoy this warm and fuzzy debut novel from a veterinarian who wrote two memoirs, Tell Me Where It Hurts and Love Is the Best Medicine.

The Power Trip by Jackie Collins

Fun, fast, and trashy, with delicious characters skillfully woven into a complex plot and set against glitz and glamour, The Power Trip by Jackie Collins contains just the right amount of sex, mystery, greed and murder to make it the bestseller that it is. Five dynamic, powerful, and famous couples set sail on Russian billionaire Aleksandr Kasianenko's luxury yacht off the coast of Cabo San Lucas. Each of the couples accepted the coveted invitation for the cruise for their own - mostly selfish - reasons.

Call to artists: Library seeks proposals

Fond du Lac Public Library is seeking artists’ proposals for the creation/fabrication of a unique piece to be installed in the Main Library downtown. The library wants to commission a piece that would recognize persons who donate money to the library.

The proposals must creatively solve the following requirements:

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