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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten


It’s a simple act: an adult reading aloud to a child. But the simplicity underlies great importance. According to reading and learning experts, reading aloud with children is the single most important activity for parents to prepare children to learn to read. It can:

Literacy program kickoff concert 'sold' out

All tickets for the Saturday, January 21, free family concert by Randy Peterson have been snapped up. The concert at 10:30 a.m. will kick off the library’s new early literacy program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Sign up for Team Trivia now

Are you smart? Do you have smart friends? Do you like to have a good time while helping a great cause? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, the 12th Annual Team Trivia is the event for you.

Teams of four can sign up now for the March 6 and March 8 event at Whispering Springs Golf Club. Teams pay $100 per team to participate. The event includes a cash bar and a $13.50 per person soup and sub buffet. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., and the quizzing begins at 6:30 p.m.

MEGA-zine sale at BookCellar

It's a MEGA-zine sale at the BookCellar Sat Jan 7 and Mon Jan 9. Bundles of 2009 editions just 25 cents each. Choose from popular titles such as People, Vanity Fair, Vogue and National Geographic.

New Express desk unveiled

Several dozen people gathered to help the Fond du Lac Public Library celebrate their first-ever branch location, FDLPL Express, on Saturday. Highlighting the event was the unveiling of a one-of-a-kind, custom-made circulation desk made of books.

FDL Visual Arts member show in Dec

The 21 members of Fond du Lac Visual Arts have collaborated in a show aptly named “21,” at the Fond du Lac Public Library gallery through December. Each member submitted two works, and the range is vast. Jewelry, ceramics, watercolor, collage, oils … it’s a multimedia exhibit that showcases the diversity of the group.

St. Nicholas sale at the BookCellar

The BookCellar is celebrating St. Nicholas Day with a two-day half-off sale. On Saturday, December 3, and Monday, December 5, books, movies, CDs and more are all half off (with exception of collectors’ materials and the newest best sellers).

Desk unveiling at grand opening

What’s under the cover? The grand opening of FDLPL Express, the Fond du Lac Public Library’s first branch, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, will feature a major unveiling. The wrapping will come off the branch’s circulation desk, which was designed and created locally.

Homemade Christmas gifts program Dec 6

One sure way to stretch Christmas shopping dollars and still make a big impression is to give gifts that you made yourself. The Fond du Lac Public Library will offer a hands-on program, Thrifty Gifts to Make, on Tuesday, December 6, at 6 p.m.

Three crafters – librarian Annette Clark and her friends Sue Derge and Charlotte Clark – will demonstrate several make-it-yourself gift projects. They will provide instructions and tools and supplies lists for each project. Everyone will make a decoupage Christmas ornament to take home.

Christmas Tree Ship program Dec 13

In the 1900s, holidays in Chicago meant the arrival of The Christmas Tree Ship, which carried hundreds of freshly cut northern evergreens to brighten the streets and homes of the city.

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