September 2013

What would you do?

If you knew you were dying, what would you do? What would you see? Who would you spend your last year with? Susan Spencer-Wendel faced these decisions at forty-four years old when she was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - Lou Gehrig's disease - an irreversible condition that systematically destroys the nerves that power the muscles. She shares her story in Until I Say Goodbye: My Year of Living With Joy.

Basic Pet Grooming on Oct 12

Chris Lang from Tails A Waggin in Fond du Lac will present Basic Pet Grooming at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 12, during the Fond du Lac Public Library’s pet-themed event, Come. Sit. Stay. The presentation is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Lang will demonstrate the do’s and don’ts of keeping your pet healthy, clean and happy. Note: Pets are not allowed to attend with their human friends.

Mourning Hours by Paula Treick DeBoard

Set in rural Manitowoc County mainly during 1994-1995, Mourning Hours tells the story of what happened after teenager Stacy Lemke disappeared in an early March snowstorm. Although in the end the mystery is solved, the story is more about how her disappearance affected the Hammarstrom family and the community. The tone of the book is tense as the strain on the family causes their lives together to come apart. Paula Treick DeBoard’s details of life in rural Wisconsin ring true, and her characters are realistic and believable.

'Thunder Dog' author to talk via Skype on Oct 29

A Talk with Michael Hingson will be presented at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The presentation is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Monster Mash on Oct 25

On Saturday, October 25, kids 12 and under are invited to come in costume for Monster Mash from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Children’s Room.

Kids will enjoy games, activities and treats. Costumes encouraged. The library's Monster Mash will coincide with the Downtown Fond du Lac Monster March free trick-or-treating from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street.

WI Regional Artists on display in Oct

The Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery is the site of the annual Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) member show through the month of October.

Craft a Halloween Jar Lantern on Oct 19

It’s getting close to the witching hour: time to brew up a scary craft at the Fond du Lac Public Library Crafternoon program.

Experience England on Oct 16

Veteran travelers Valerie and Wayne Graczyk will share their photos, memories and stories from their extensive travels at Experience England, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free. No registration required.

History at Home series starts with 'Wisconsin Death Trip'

Fond du Lac’s history is layers-deep and rich. It encompasses wartime, peace, crazy characters, pillars of the community and everything in between. It’s a fascinating story, one that’s at the center of a new Fond du Lac Public Library program, History at Home.

Pet Fostering on Oct. 22

Pet Fostering will be presented at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The presentation is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Representatives from the Fond du Lac Humane Society will talk about how to get started in pet fostering, what a foster parent can expect and how the program works.

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