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Half-day Fridays programs for kids

Kids who attend school in Fond du Lac School District get a bonus this year: early release on the first Fridays of the month starting in October. Parents perhaps aren’t as thrilled. The Fond du Lac Public Library has stepped in with a free program, Half Day Party at the Library, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. every first Friday of the month starting October 4 with A Ghoulishly Good Time. The movie Casper will be shown, and ghoulishly good treats served.

Teen Read Week Oct 13-19

School’s going full speed ahead, and that means homework, projects due, chapters to finish. Teens need a break. Why not do something just for the fun of it?

Upcycled Glam winner will get iPad

What do you get when you combine creative teens, a bit of glitz and the art of upcycling? If you’re really good, you get a new iPad.

FDL Reads events at a glance

Fond du Lac Read events are held throughout October.

All programs are free, open to the public and held at the Main Library downtown, except where noted.

No registration required. Complete details are found at the Calendar.

Meet Jake & Charlie Oct 12

Jake and Charlie have been working side by side for more than five months. In that time, Charlie’s mastered such important skills as opening and closing doors, getting a tissue and picking up after his human friends. The duo’s work is nearly done.

FDL Reads celebrates 'Thunder Dog'

It was a national nightmare. Watching the 9/11 attacks on TV was unfathomable. Imagine sitting at your desk on the 78th floor of the North Tower and hearing a tremendous boom. Then the horror of feeling the building groan and tip.

2 great sales at The BookCellar in Sept

The city’s only used book store, the Fond du Lac Public Library’s BookCellar, is holding two great sales in September.

Customers shopping the Back to School Sale on Saturday, September 7, and Monday, September 9, will get one free children’s book with every purchase of $1 or more.

Sign-up starts Sept 7 for Magnet Board Crafternoon

Kids are starting school any day now, and that means the calendar will be filling up. The Fond du Lac Public Library Crafternoon program has a solution: Make a handy message board to get the gang’s attention. Crafters will have supplies provided to make one board and three magnets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 21. Space is limited, and registration is required beginning 9 a.m.

Arab Spring program Sept 19

Arab Spring continues to bring hope for reform to the Middle East and Northern Africa. But these revolutionary movements are bringing violence and turmoil while exposing the fault lines between religious and political groups. This is true especially in Syria, where a violent civil war rages, and Lebanon, where tensions threaten to unravel its civil society.

Author describes kidnapping ordeal

One morning, Scott Lesnick woke up to discover that his wife had secreted his two small children away to the Middle East.

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