May 2014

Casebook by Mona Simpson

There are many ways of choosing a book to read. It could be because of the subject matter, the cover, the series, the author, or because everyone is talking about it. I chose Casebook by Mona Simpson because I was intrigued by the author and the excellent reviews. Simpson was born in Green Bay (a Wisconsin connection!). Before her parents married, they had a son whom they gave up for adoption. Simpson did not know about her brother until she was an adult. Her brother was Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple.

Zentangle Crafternoon sign-up starts June 7


Sign-up starts Saturday, June 7, for the June 21 Zentangle Coaster/Bookmark Crafternoon class at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The class meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Space is limited, and registration is required beginning at 9 a.m. June 7 at the Calendar or by calling the Help Desk at (920) 322-3929.

'How Cows Created Wisconsin' on June 19

Author Ed Janus will talk about the history of the state’s dairy industry in his talk, How Cows Created Wisconsin at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

“This is the great American success story, as written by cows and the men and women who learned to care for them,” Janus said.

Early literacy program benefits from Holiday Wine Tasting

It’s a good guess that the hundreds who attended the annual Cujak’s Wine Market Holiday Wine Tasting at Fox Valley Savings Bank in November didn’t know their evening out was benefitting such a good cause. On Monday, Sara Cujak and Jim Ziebarth, vice president for FVSB Financial Services, presented a check for $3,500 to the Fond du Lac Public Library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

A modern-day fairy tale

Debbie Macomber has written another feel good novel with several happy endings that reminds me of a modern-day fairy tale. In Blossom Street Brides, several lives intertwine and connect as they face the trials and triumphs in their varying stages of life. All are connected in some way to that little yarn store on Blossom Street called A Good Yarn, first featured in the second of her Blossom Street novels. The characters eventually get to their happy endings, but it sure takes some time to get there.

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