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Our Furry Friends

Pets have always been an important part of my life; over the course of my life I’ve had lots of fish, a guinea pig, a rabbit and dogs. I currently have a cat. For me these creatures are like family and I like to learn the best ways to train, feed, and care for them. The library has tons of books on pet care. Here are three that I find particularly useful: 

Kindle users can now borrow library ebooks

The Fond du Lac Public Library now has Kindle e-books for borrowing. For many months, the library has had e-books compatible with other formats, but it wasn't until September 21, 2011 that Amazon entered into a partnership with OverDrive Media, the program used by libraries across the United States. 

Packer Pet Parade Sat Oct 15

Dress up your dog, cat, ferret, turtle, wombat – anything goes – in his best Green Bay Packers finery and parade around the library (or inside, if weather is uncooperative) at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 15.

Prizes for Best Use of Green and Gold, Most Like Lombardi and Most Enthusiastic Fan (pet, that is).

Big Guy Hats getting attention

Wisconsin is in a state of sports nirvana. The Packers and Badgers are undefeated, and the Brewers are battling the Diamondbacks in the playoffs.

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

I am interested in reading books with a Wisconsin connection—either the author is from Wisconsin or the setting is Wisconsin. In this case both the author and the setting have a Wisconsin connection. Chad Harbach grew up in Racine and has set his debut novel The Art of Fielding in Wisconsin at a fictional college called Westish which is somewhere north of Milwaukee and south of Door County.

Nooks, Kindles available Oct 10

Starting Monday, October 10, the Fond du Lac Public Library will lend out Nook and Kindle e-reader devices to anyone holding a local library card age 18 or older.

Jodi Picoult fans will love this one

Night Road by Kristin Hannah is a story of parental love, young love, teenage social angst, loss, sacrifice, and most of all; forgiveness. Telling the story of Lexie Baill and the Farraday family, it is not only about true love, but also true friendship. Lexie has been tossed from foster home to foster home all her life. When she moves to the small town of Port George, Washington to live with the great-aunt she never knew existed, her life changes forever. Jude Farraday's whole life has been dedicated to her family, and specifically her two twins Zach and Mia.

Let the library repair your car

I don’t know anything about cars. I couldn’t tell you what a carburetor looks like to save my life. The idea of changing my own oil is laughable. Last year when my tire pressure light came on, I had to have the guys at the Goodyear store show me how to add air to my tires. (Thanks again guys!)

But if you are handy, and I know a lot of you in FDL are, you might see a car problem as a challenge. You might think to yourself, “I can totally fix that.” You’re probably right. But you’ll probably need a little guidance along the way, and that is where I come in.

Celebrate Banned Books Week

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”—Frederick Douglas

In our country, the ability to read what you want and access information is a right that has been cherished—and challenged. Libraries have long been champions of intellectual freedom and that role continues today. We will always fight for your right to read what you want.

Libraries across the country celebrate this during Banned Books Week, which started Saturday, September 24 and runs through October 1. To celebrate, we’ll be posting about banned books on Twitter, Facebook, and our website.

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