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Ex-Packer: 'Life After Football?' Jan. 21

It takes years and superhuman dedication for athletes to reach the National Football League. But once there, players cannot count on a long career. What happens when injuries, bad breaks or simple aging turn a laser-focused professional football player into a man without a team?

December sales at The BookCellar

Fond du Lac’s only used book store – The BookCellar in the lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library, 32 Sheboygan St. – has two great sales in December:

Annual Mega-Zine Sale Jan 3-12

The Fond du Lac Public Library BookCellar will hold its annual Mega-Zine Sale January 3, 5, 10 and 12. Bundles of magazines from 2012 will be sold for 25 cents each and will include such popular titles as Vanity Fair, Shape, Outdoor Life, Fortune, Poetry, NASCAR, Outside, Field & Stream, Car & Driver and Women's Health.

Library Giving Trees 2014


The Fond du Lac Public Library has set up Giving Trees at the downtown library and at FDLPL Express to collect donations of hats, scarves, mittens, gloves and socks. Donated items will be given to the Fond du Lac Salvation Army before Christmas for distribution to local children.

Learn about our changing weather online

Ever wonder how global warming affects our area? Dramatic reports from the Arctic and Sahara don’t seem to translate to life in the upper Midwest. The scientists at UW-Madison have studied it thoroughly, and they’re excited to share what they know.

'Landscapes of Wisconsin' exhibit Dec 3-Jan 7

Local artist Nina Schmidt honors her home state in Landscapes of Wisconsin, an exhibit of artwork in the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery December 3 to January 7.

Mini-golf event hole designer meeting Dec 7

The Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library are planning a fun and family friendly event on March 15, 2015: The Browser Open.

2014 staff favorites

As the year draws to a close, FDL Library staff reflects on 2014's most memorable books. Click on any book title to place a hold.

Where Does the Money Go? on Dec 3

This time of year, money seems to fly away at light speed. What better time to slow it down? At 9 a.m. Wednesday, December 3, Family Living Educator Michelle Tidemann will present “Where Does the Money Go?” at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

Make Dixie Cup Lights Dec 6

Crafters will use Dixie Cups, upcycled book pages and stamps and inks to add some retro warmth to a string of holiday lights in the December 6 Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Crafters must bring their own strand of twinkle lights (50 lights maximum) to make a festive garland in the program that runs 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for adults and teens in middle school and older.

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