Patrons

Summer 2011 was a barn-burner

Every year the library encourages the whole community to participate in summer reading programs. Along with helping children hold onto critical reading skills through their break from school, the programs reinforce the importance of lifelong learning for all ages. The programs – for young kids, teens and adults – all encouraged reading with events and rewards.

Networking for job seekers Sept 15

Finding a job can be tough, but the surest way to find opportunities is through networking. Job Smart U at the Fond du Lac Public Library is offering “Networking for Job Seekers” at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 15.

A job seeker’s most-powerful resource is their network of friends, family members, colleagues and acquaintances. But, to many, networking seems intimidating. It doesn’t have to be. Presenter Don Herrmann will focus on how to develop and maintain a job-seeking network.

Fondue Fest fun with the library

Fondue Fest takes place in downtown Fond du Lac on Saturday, September 10, and the library will play a big part.

Outside, near the library's Sheboygan Street entrance, the Children's Dept. will feature Sunshine the Clown, a make-and-take cheese bookmark craft, the dogs from the Paws to Read program, The Amazing Daryl and of course our very own Browser.

Food for Fines in September

Customers always are the top priority at the Fond du Lac Public Library, but during September, they’re elevated to an even loftier perch. September 2011 is Customer Appreciation Month, when the benefits of being a library patron are bountiful.

Fall Storytimes for kids start Sept 13

Fond du Lac Public Library’s Storytimes for children 12 months to 5 years old start September 13, no registration necessary. Parents and kids can drop in at their convenience. The three Storytimes are broken down by age group:

Meet the author of Lombardi biography

Pulitzer Prize winner David Maraniss will discuss his book, “When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi,” at the Windhover Center for the Arts on Thursday, October 13.

Maraniss will discuss his book with Fond du Lac Reporter Managing Editor Mike Mentzer at a free gathering at 7 p.m.

Packers' Super Bowl season photos in gallery show

The Green Bay Press-Gazette has a unique relationship with the Green Bay Packers. The home-town newspaper is as up close and personal as you can get with the historic franchise, and this closeness is readily apparent in “Back Home Again: A Photographic Journey of Green Bay’s 2010 Season.”

Community comes through for FDLPL Express branch

The Fond du Lac Public Library asked, and it has received. After announcing that it needed to raise $40,000 from the community to open an historic branch location, the library has surpassed its goal in just eight weeks.

“This is just phenomenal,” said library Director Ken Hall. “We now have the funds to open and furnish what will be a real asset to our community. We’re bowled over and very grateful.”

Rosendale satellite to close Aug 19

The Fond du Lac Public Library satellite location at the Rosendale Community Center will close; its last day of operation will be Friday, August 19.

The satellite – a parked bookmobile – had been operating at that location since February 2010. Previously, Rosendale was visited by the traveling bookmobile.

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