January 2014

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks is an author whose writing appeals to all ages. His latest, The Longest Ride, is an amazing book that tells what life and love are supposed to be about, and has a lesson for everyone no matter what stage of life they are in. It is the tale of two love stories, one at the end of its life and one just beginning, and the journey each couple took to find what they wanted and needed in the person they loved. Reality, fate, destiny and love are all present in this novel, and I think both men and women will enjoy the story.

Library unveils 'card catalog' for donors

In its 164-year history, the Fond du Lac Public Library has enjoyed the generosity of individuals and organizations in the community to augment municipal funding. On Tuesday, the library unveiled a display in the Main Library that honors new donors to its endowment fund.

Cover Me Collage on Feb 15

Collage artist Mel Kolstad will return as Crafternoon instructor for a special class, Cover for Me Collage, set for 1 p.m. Saturday, February 15, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Space is limited, and registration is required beginning at 9 a.m. February 1 at the Calendar or by calling the Help Desk at (920) 322-3929.

Early American history through objects

The hands-on American History class offered by Marian University at the Fond du Lac Public Library continues at 6 p.m. every Wednesday in February with a trip through the earliest days of our nation’s history.

'Monsters U' canceled

Sunday Matinee host Solutions Center has canceled the program until further notice. The Feb 16 showing of Monsters University is canceled.

 

Feb exhibit honors Aldo Leopold

Area artists have collaborated to create Green Fire: Art Inspired by Aldo Leopold, Wildlife and Nature, an exhibit February 1 through March 3 at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery.

Local African American history Feb 20

During the Civil War, about 300 African Americans were living in Fond du Lac. They had been brought to the community by the Rev. Rogers, a local Methodist minister. But, by the 1940s, the group dwindled to just one person, former slave Mrs. Frances Shirley. What happened to make the young African Americans leave? How did Fond du Lac react to the minister’s good works?

Choco-lympics for teens Feb 23

Up for a challenge, teens? Forget Sochi. The Great Choco-lympics start at 1 p.m. Sunday, February 23, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Teens in grades six to 12 are invited to experience the glory of chocolate as they battle it out in games such as Rapid-fire Sorting, Hershey’s Squirt Challenge, A Whopper of a Race and Chocolate Pie Eating.

In the Bleak Midwinter

Here is a mystery with a winter setting to pull you through a winter slump. The title of this mystery by Julia Spencer-Fleming comes from the hymn “In the Bleak Midwinter,” and the descriptions of the snow and cold add to the atmosphere of the story. Clare Fergusson is the new priest at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in the small town of Millers Kill, NY who finds an abandoned infant at the church at the beginning of December. The baby boy has a note saying that his name is Cody and that he should go to Mr. and Mrs.

February sales at The BookCellar

Two great sales are coming up in February at the Fond du Lac Public Library BookCellar, the city’s only used book store.

February 1 and February 3: Groundhog Sale, buy one hardcover mystery and get one free from a wide selection that includes authors Tom Clancy, Suzanne Alleyn, John Le Carré, Patricia Cornwell, Loren D. Estleman, Mary Higgins Clark and Faye Kellerman.

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