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Tablet, e-reader program July 10

Tablets and e-readers are growing in popularity, and new devices hit the market all the time. They’re wonderful, but they can be confusing to new users.

How to Use Tablets and E-readers will help clear up the confusion at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the library. The session will co-presented by staff members from the Fond du Lac Best Buy store and by library staff.

Get ready for the BookCellar bag sale

It’s that time again – The BookCellar’s annual bag sale will take place Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library. The sale is being held in conjunction with the downtown Sidewalk Sale.

Wedding woes in Chesapeake Bay...

The Singles is a quick, funny read by Meredith Goldstein, Boston Globe "Love Letters" columnist. In this debut novel, the wedding saga begins with Beth "Bee" Evans stressing out on how to fit her five friends, who decline to bring a guest to her lavish Chesapeake Bay nuptials, into her seating chart. She dubs them the "Singles".

Bolthouse named new FDLPL director

Jon Mark Bolthouse has accepted the position of director of the Fond du Lac Public Library, effective July 23. He will replace Ken Hall, who retires on July 27.

Local author discusses new novel set in FDL area

Local author Richard Curtis Hauschild has published a prequel to his popular Ledge Trilogy, The Book of Roland.

Library castoffs become art

Artist Mel Kolstad is interested in ephemera – stuff like stickers and tickets that aren’t meant to last a long time – because they’re often beautiful pieces of history that people overlook. She’s also a big library fan, so when she came across a new movement – The Library as Incubator Project – something went click.

Feeling adventurous? Try Book of Your Dreams

Are you a dreamer? A adventurer? Do you like a little mystery in your life? Then challenge yourself by picking up a Book of Your Dreams. Books - fiction and non in every genre - have been hand-picked by staffers Joanne Mengel and Susan Ringer and wrapped in brown paper. They're waiting to be checked out by the first floor staircase.

Exhibit inspired by 'Rent'

Fond du Lac Visual Arts will present Rent: Addressing the Issues, an art exhibit inspired by the musical of the same name during the month of June at the Fond du Lac Public Library gallery. Artworks in the show will reflect the themes of the play – falling in love, reaching for your dreams, living with HIV, poverty and drug use.

Summer reading programs end Aug 18

Reading has inspired countless real-life heroes and heroines to follow their dreams. Sometimes a story sparks an idea, and an invention is born. Sometimes a vivid character gives a reader courage to try something new. Henri Rousseau never left France; he turned to books to inspire his famous jungle paintings. Reading is the stuff of dreams.

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s summer reading programs – Dream Big: Read – will encourage readers of every age to indulge their deepest wishes through the magic of books and reading.

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