FDL Reads

'80s Movie Marathon

In the Fond du Lac Reads pick, Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, OASIS creator James Halliday worships 1980s culture. We honor that obsession with an '80s Movie Marathon Saturday, October 3, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., featuring seven classic movies.

With '80s refreshments like Jello Jigglers and Cool Ranch Doritos.

Home Video Arcade Experience Oct. 3

At Home Video Arcade Experience at the Fond du Lac Public Library, 1-6 pm Friday, October 3, you'll find:

Intro to the Arduino 3-part class in Oct

Unleash your inner inventor at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s three-part class, Intro to the Arduino at 6 p.m. Tuesdays October 14, 21 and 28.

Thriller Zombie Flash Mob

Learn the steps, get your zombie on and flash mob the library and downtown Fond du Lac to Michael Jackson's 1983 mega-hit. Free. No registration.

3 Keys Easter Egg Hunt

Just like Wade Watts in Ready Player One, players in the 3 Keys Easter Egg Hunt must solve a series of clues in cyberspace to find three keys in the right order — copper, jade and crystal — to win the final prize.

Here's how to play:

FDL Reads celebrates 'Ready Player One'

Can a gamer save the world? In Ernest Cline’s rollicking novel, Ready Player One, 18-year-old Wade Watts escapes the bleakness of the year 2044 to spend his time in OASIS, a multiplayer virtual reality world.

'Ready Player One' events schedule

 

Events will take place through October to celebrate Fond du Lac Reads: Ready Player One. To view the schedule online, go to the Calendar.

Call to artists to interpret 'Versions of Reality'

Area artists are invited to submit pieces for a themed exhibit, Versions of Reality, at the Fond du Lac Public Library in October.

Calling all '80s board games

Have a box of forgotten board games? Maybe Scattergories? Operation? Pictionary? The Fond du Lac Public Library seeks donations of 1980s-era board games for an event in the fall.

Shop for readers at BookCellar sales

Shopping for readers this holiday season? The BookCellar at the Fond du Lac Public Library – the city’s only used book store – sells used books, movies, music and magazines for all ages at deep discounts. Most hardcover books are $1, paperbacks and kids’ books are 50 cents.

In December, two special sales offer even-better deals:

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