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Supple Marsh programs Oct 8 & Nov 17

Supple Marsh and its importance to Lake Winnebago and Fond du Lac will be discussed in two upcoming programs at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Both programs are free; no registration required.

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:

Get your 'I Bark for Books' T-shirt

To help celebrate National Library Week, the Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library will be selling I Bark for Books T-shirts sporting the smiling face of Browser, the library’s furry mascot. The T-shirts will be sold for $8 in the library’s lobby from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 9 through April 13.

Rank the Lake

With temperatures heating up this week, nothing feels quite as good as a swim. As residents of Fond du Lac, we're lucky to have access to beautiful Lake Winnebago. Did you know that Lake Winnebago is the largest inland lake in Wisconsin at 215 square miles? That's pretty huge! According to the National Atlas of the United States of America, it's actually the third largest freshwater lake completely in the confines of one state (within the lower 48). The largest is Lake Okeechobee in Florida at 700 sq. miles and number two is Red Lake in Minnesota at 452 sq. miles.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Happy National Ice Cream Month! In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared July National Ice Cream Month in recognition of the 90% of Americans who say they love ice cream. In fact, according to the International Dairy Foods Association, 9% of the milk produced in this country goes towards ice cream production. The ice cream industry generates about $21 billion in sales each year!

Mona Lisa's Mystery

Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile has long challenged viewers: what is she thinking? What is her secret? But if you're like many people, you might not have noticed the other mystery in the painting--Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.

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