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Summer 2011 was a barn-burner

Every year the library encourages the whole community to participate in summer reading programs. Along with helping children hold onto critical reading skills through their break from school, the programs reinforce the importance of lifelong learning for all ages. The programs – for young kids, teens and adults – all encouraged reading with events and rewards.

Networking for job seekers Sept 15

Finding a job can be tough, but the surest way to find opportunities is through networking. Job Smart U at the Fond du Lac Public Library is offering “Networking for Job Seekers” at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 15.

A job seeker’s most-powerful resource is their network of friends, family members, colleagues and acquaintances. But, to many, networking seems intimidating. It doesn’t have to be. Presenter Don Herrmann will focus on how to develop and maintain a job-seeking network.

Storytime Presenters needed

If you’re a person who finds a room of smiling young faces undaunting and who loves to tell a good story, the Fond du Lac Public Library hopes you will consider applying to be a Storytime Presenter.

Over the years, the Storytime program has grown in popularity. Children are invited to come (with a grown-up) for 30-minute sessions of stories and play that instill a love of reading and a love of books. The library would like to expand the program, and needs help doing so.

Fondue Fest fun with the library

Fondue Fest takes place in downtown Fond du Lac on Saturday, September 10, and the library will play a big part.

Outside, near the library's Sheboygan Street entrance, the Children's Dept. will feature Sunshine the Clown, a make-and-take cheese bookmark craft, the dogs from the Paws to Read program, The Amazing Daryl and of course our very own Browser.

Holiday Wine Tasting to benefit literacy program

Some people begin shopping for Christmas in July. Many start sprucing up their homes for holiday parties in August. Cujak’s Wine Market and the Fond du Lac Public Library hope you’ll think about holiday wines this fall.

Food for Fines in September

Customers always are the top priority at the Fond du Lac Public Library, but during September, they’re elevated to an even loftier perch. September 2011 is Customer Appreciation Month, when the benefits of being a library patron are bountiful.

Fall Storytimes for kids start Sept 13

Fond du Lac Public Library’s Storytimes for children 12 months to 5 years old start September 13, no registration necessary. Parents and kids can drop in at their convenience. The three Storytimes are broken down by age group:

Meet the author of Lombardi biography

Pulitzer Prize winner David Maraniss will discuss his book, “When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi,” at the Windhover Center for the Arts on Thursday, October 13.

Maraniss will discuss his book with Fond du Lac Reporter Managing Editor Mike Mentzer at a free gathering at 7 p.m.

Packers' Super Bowl season photos in gallery show

The Green Bay Press-Gazette has a unique relationship with the Green Bay Packers. The home-town newspaper is as up close and personal as you can get with the historic franchise, and this closeness is readily apparent in “Back Home Again: A Photographic Journey of Green Bay’s 2010 Season.”

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