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Charity Club donates to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Charity Club, Inc., has donated $1,500 to the Fond du Lac Public Library’s early literacy program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Pop the corn: Big VHS sale at The BookCellar

To celebrate a bumper crop of VHS movies from the Children’s Room, The BookCellar is holding a big sale – all VHS tapes are 25 cents on Saturday, February 25, and Monday, February 27. Visitors to the store can enter to win a Family Movie Night Basket door prize, with popcorn, movies, books and snacks.

Find 3 smart friends for Team Trivia

What’s the only bird that can see the color blue? In which Wisconsin town was the ice cream sundae invented? What’s the only number with letters in alphabetical order?

These questions just might pop up at the 12th annual Team Trivia March 6 and March 8 at Whispering Springs Golf Club. Teams of four pay $100 to play at the event that benefits Fond du Lac Literacy Services.

New Book Club Kits put it all together

Book clubs no longer have to scramble to find enough copies of their reading selections. The Fond du Lac Public Library will offer Book Club Kits starting February 13.

Special Storytime for youngest 'readers'

Ever try to get a toddler to sit still for a half-hour? Who’s that’s foolhardy? Certainly not the Storytime presenters at the Fond du Lac Public Library. They’ve specially designed Tiny Tots Storytimes for children ages 12 months to 23 months that uses puppets, music, singing, lots of movement along with reading aloud.

Browser birthday party Feb 11

He’s more than 6 feet tall, covered head to toe in soft brown fur and still just 1 year old. The library’s doggy mascot, Browser, invites all his friends to his first birthday party on Saturday, February 11, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

2-part Beginning Genealogy class

It’s easy to get lost amid the myriad online resources that cater to people filling in their family trees. The Fond du Lac Public Library will hold a two-part class, Beginning Genealogy: Using FDLPL Online Resources. Part one is Tuesday, February 7; part two is Tuesday, February 21; and both are held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the McLane Meeting Room in the lower level.

Bundles of Love just 25 cents


Romance is in the air at The BookCellar. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Fond du Lac Public Library’s used books-and-more store is holding a Bundles of Love sale: bundles of five to six romance paperbacks are just 25 cents. The sale will take place February 4, February 6, February 11 and February 13.

Faith Lutheran student art on display

Artwork by students kindergarten through eighth grade will be featured in the exhibit, A Taste of Art from Faith Lutheran School, at the library's Langdon Divers Gallery through February.

Director Ken Hall announces retirement plans

Fond du Lac Public Library Director Ken Hall has announced he will retire on July 27, 2012, completing 10 years with the library.

Hall has worked for more than 34 years in public libraries in Appleton, Wisconsin Rapids and Two Rivers. He was brought to Fond du Lac in 2002 to oversee the library’s massive expansion and renovation project.

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