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It Happened in Wisconsin by Ken Moraff

Winner of the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. The story is told by an elderly unnamed man who was a pitcher for the minor league baseball team Racine Robins during the Great Depression. The tight-knit team played in cities all around the Great Lakes states and was committed to the cause of helping the poor and laboring class. The team was happy with traveling in their beat-up bus, eating sandwiches on the road, and playing for enthusiastic crowds who received a portion of the money from the gate for soup kitchens and strikers.

Stumped for gifts? BookCellar to the rescue

What to get that helpful neighbor/adorable niece/plucky cat sitter? The Fond du Lac Public Library’s BookCellar sells $5 gift certificates.

Giving Trees at the library

The Fond du Lac Public Library has set up Giving Trees at the downtown library and at FDLPL Express to collect donations of hats, scarves, mittens and gloves. Donated items will be given to the Fond du Lac Salvation Army before Christmas for distribution to local children. Donations accepted through December 23.

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

In the Greek myth Pandora's Box, Pandora was given a beautiful jar and told not to open it under any circumstance. But, curiosity got the best of her and Pandora opened it and all the evils of the world escaped and spread over the earth. An action so small, yet with severe and far-reaching consequences. In The Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty, Cecelia Fitzpatrick's "jar" is in the form of a letter she finds in her attic, addressed "For my wife - to be opened only in the event of my death". This one small letter changes the course of many lives.

Sandra Lee writes a novel set in Wisconsin

Food Network TV host Sandra Lee has written a novel set in New London, Wisconsin. The book includes recipes and is a good choice for fans of Sandra Lee or those who like to read Debbie Macomber. Lee lived in Onalaska, Wisconsin in her teens and graduated from high school there. Her grandmother Lorraine was a stabilizing influence on her life, and the grandmother in Lee’s novel The Recipe Box is also called Lorraine. The main character in the story is Grace, a divorced woman with a fourteen-year-old daughter named Emma.

Money Smart WI is April 5-12, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press release provided by the WI Dept. of Financial Institutions

Send holiday photos for display

Uncle Fred doing the Macarena? Cousin Stella dressed as an elf? A Christmas hearth decorated just right? Everyone has favorite holiday photos that bring back great memories. Now you can share them in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Up On the Rooftop, Click, Click, Click photo display.

FDL Visual Artists Winter Show in gallery

Fond du Lac Visual Arts Winter Show will showcase the diverse talents of the membership group through December at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery. The public is invited to attend an artists’ reception 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, December 20, held in conjunction with the Tour the Town downtown art walk. Refreshments will be served.

'A Christmas Carol' shown Dec 15

The 2009 animated retelling of the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, will be shown at the Fond du Lac Public Library at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 15.

Sign up for Christmas-tree Crafternoon

December 7's Crafternoon project will use scraps of leftover holiday wrapping paper and odds and ends to make a pretty and festive Rolled Paper Tree wall hanging.

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