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Underground Publisher program Sept 27

Do you have a passion to create? A strong opinion? Want to express your thoughts and ideas? You can be a publisher – an underground publisher. The world of zines will be explored at 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio.

Zines are usually small, homemade magazines that often focus on a certain topic. The beauty of a zine is it can be about anything and take on any appearance the publisher wants.

Sign up now for Sept 27 Scrabble Bee

Calling all sharp cookies, competitors, social animals and good-deed-doers. The September 27 Scrabble Bee will challenge your brain as you have fun and benefit a great cause: Fond du Lac Literacy Services.

Back-to-school sales at Chapter 52

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s used-books-and-more Chapter 52 Bookstore has great sales in September to help recharge the brain as summer wanes and kids go back to school.

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

When life gets you down try looking at what others are going through. You may realize that your troubles are minuscule compared to theirs. Reading the memoir When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi made me sad, but also gave food for thought on life and how precious each day is.

Sept. 15 history program delves into Civil War

Local boys and men who signed up to fight for the Union during the Civil War were attached to the Iron Brigade, the only all-Western unit in the Union’s Eastern army, the Army of the Potomac.

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

They say patience is a virtue, and you are really put to the test with Liane Moriarty's new book titled Truly Madly Guilty. Six responsible adults, three cute kids, and one small dog are all enjoying a neighborhood barbecue. Something happens at the barbecue, but you are kept hanging until halfway through the book before you find out what it is. In my opinion - this one is truly, madly, intriguing.

Relativity by Antonia Hayes—family relations and a boy savant

Relativity by Antonia Hayes is a novel for people who enjoy stories about family relationships such as those by Jodi Picoult. It is also a good book for anyone interested in the subject of savants. Twelve-year-old Ethan lives in Sydney, Australia with his mother Claire and is brilliant in physics and astronomy. Claire has not told Ethan anything about his father Mark until Ethan has a seizure which sends him to the hospital. Then the story comes out that Mark was convicted of shaking Ethan and causing brain damage when Ethan was 4 months old.

Sizzling-hot Aug sales at Chapter 52

Escape the heat and snap up great bargains at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s used-books-and-more Chapter 52 Bookstore located at 52 Sheboygan St. Through August, the store is offering two sales:

‘Murder, Mayhem & Scallywags’ Aug. 18

Lower Town Fond du Lac, circa 1800s, was located at Scott Street Landing. There, where the road met the river, workers from nearby lumber mills and foundries poured into 24-hour saloons and nearly every night somebody was up to no good.

Plotted: A Literary Atlas by Andrew DeGraff

Classic literature buffs are sure to enjoy this book. In Plotted: A Literary Atlas, author and San Francisco-based illustrator Andrew DeGraff has created 19 idiosyncratic and highly detailed maps based on the landscapes and locales in popular literature that offers readers a new way of looking at their favorite fictional worlds. Each chapter begins with a short essay by the book's editor Daniel Harmon with a somewhat philosophical look at some great classics.

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