June 2013

Why read this summer? It's rewarding!

In Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, Howard Carter found the tomb of King Tut. Kathleen Kenyon’s excavation on the banks of the Jordan River unearthed Jericho, the world’s oldest city. Peter Brown and Michael Morwood found traces of ancient Hobbit-like people in Indonesia.

Summer programs for kids

There’s a full roster of great Dig Into Reading events for kids this summer at the Fond du Lac Public Library, starting Monday, June 10. Full details are available at the Calendar.

Mighty Mighty Mondays: Professional entertainers come for two shows, 1 p.m. and repeated at 2:30 p.m. For all ages. Free tickets are required for entry; tickets are available from the Children’s Desk at the Main Library starting the Tuesday before the performance. The lineup:

Summer programs for adults

Summer library programs for adults offer an eclectic mix:

Summer programs for teens

Teens going into grades 7 through 12 are welcome to come to the library to enjoy Dig Into Reading summer programming

Contests: Come to the second floor of the Main Library to face fun challenges. Prizes go to the best guessers:

Teen crafts at Walleye Weekend

Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library will be running the Teen Art Village at Walleye Weekend June 7, 8 and 9. Teens can drop in and try their hand at these crafts and art projects:

Life after Life and Life after Life

There are 2 recently published books with the title Life after Life. One is by Kate Atkinson, and the other is by Jill McCorkle. Both deal with death and how we choose to live the life we have. The book by Kate Atkinson has a British slant and centers on one character that is born and dies repeatedly and is a blend of historical fiction, alternate history, and literary fiction. The book by Jill McCorkle is set at a North Carolina retirement home and centers on the characters that live, die, work, and visit there.

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