FDL Reads

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:

The Bond between Dogs and Humans

Right now we are celebrating Fond du Lac Reads with the book Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson. Mr. Hingson is a blind man who was in the World Trade Center on 9/11 and survived with the help of his guide dog Roselle. Dogs do not have to be service dogs or therapy dogs to have a big effect on our lives. If you are a dog lover, you know what I mean. Books that highlight the dog/human bond are on display at the Library in conjunction with Fond du Lac Reads.

Heartwarming 'Hachi' on Oct 15

A movie the whole family will love, Hachi: A Dog’s Tale will be shown for free at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Snacks will be served. No registration required.

Basic Pet Grooming on Oct 12

Chris Lang from Tails A Waggin in Fond du Lac will present Basic Pet Grooming at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 12, during the Fond du Lac Public Library’s pet-themed event, Come. Sit. Stay. The presentation is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Lang will demonstrate the do’s and don’ts of keeping your pet healthy, clean and happy. Note: Pets are not allowed to attend with their human friends.

'Thunder Dog' author to talk via Skype on Oct 29

A Talk with Michael Hingson will be presented at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The presentation is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Pet Fostering on Oct. 22

Pet Fostering will be presented at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The presentation is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Representatives from the Fond du Lac Humane Society will talk about how to get started in pet fostering, what a foster parent can expect and how the program works.

Pet supplies for fines Oct 12 & Oct 13

In support of the Fond du Lac Reads book, Thunder Dog, the Fond du Lac Public Library will offer a two-day pet supplies for fines promotion.

For every new pet supply item (pet food, toys, leashes, etc.) donated, the library will waive $1 in overdue fines on Saturday, October 12, and Sunday, October 13, at the Main Library downtown and at FDLPL Express, near Festival Foods. All items will go to the Fond du Lac Humane Society, which has a wish list of items they need on their website, www.fdlhumane.org, click Make a Donation.

Come. Sit. Stay. on Oct 12

The library is hosting Come. Sit. Stay., a fun, dog-themed event for the whole family from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 12. The event is free and open to all and includes:

• 11 a.m.: Basic Dog Grooming. Do’s and don’ts anyone can do at home to keep their pets happy, clean and healthy presented by Chris Lang of Tails A Waggin of Fond du Lac.

'How Does Michael Hingson Do That?' on Oct 10

How Does Michael Hingson Do That? will be presented at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 10, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The presentation is free and open to the public. No registration required.

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