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Nov 6 Scrabble Bee deadline looms

Registration for the November 6 Scrabble Bee closes on October 31. Don’t miss out on challenging your brain as you have fun and benefit a great cause: Fond du Lac Literacy Services.

Researching WI veterans on Nov 3

The Fond du Lac County Genealogical Society invites the public to their meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 3, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. They’ll host Russell Horton from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison, who will talk about how to research Wisconsin veterans.

Sign-up starts Nov 1 for Rolled Paper Picture Frame

Using upcycled pages from books and magazines, crafters will make a colorful and unique picture frame at the 1 p.m. Saturday, November 15, Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

The Glass Kitchen: a novel of sisters by Linda Francis Lee

It might be the chill in the air, or the fact that winter is right around the corner, but lately I seem to be drawn to books about food. The storyline in The Glass Kitchen: a novel of sisters by Linda Francis Lee revolves around food, but is also the story of a young woman plucked from her childhood home in Texas and dropped into the bustling world of Manhattan. Struggling to make a new life for herself, with the help of her sisters, Portia Cuthcart uses her kitchen as a refuge which allows her to forgive, forget, and open herself up to her unique gift of magical food.

Highlights of Southern Spain Nov 6

Veteran travelers Valerie and Wayne Graczyk will share their photos, stories and travel tips at Highlights of Southern Spain travelogue program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 6, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

'80s Board Game Night Oct 15

’80s Board Game Night, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 15: All ages. Just drop in to try your hand at a variety of classic board games, including Trivial Pursuit, Pictionary, Battleship and lots more. Free. With refreshments. No registration.

Techno-fashion at Oct 18 Crafternoon

Tecchies: Wear your geek status with pride. Come to the Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. October 18 and use upcycled computer resistors and capacitors to make Kilobyte Earrings.

Chick-Lit novels with recipes

International bestselling author Jenny Colgan writes delicious little books that I consider total chick-lit. Similar to author Sophie Kinsella, most of Colgan's novels are set in England or France, and are fun reads filled with terms like "bugger" and "sod" that make the stories that much more engaging to me. The books I have read so far are Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe, The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris, and Sweetshop of Dreams. Each story is unique, and all contain recipes guaranteed to make your sweet tooth tingle.

This is where you find the book that the movie was based on

This Is Where I Leave You is now a movie playing in theaters, but before it was a movie, it was a book by Jonathan Tropper. In the book, main character Judd Foxman’s father Mort has just died and his marriage to Jen has fallen apart after Judd caught her having sex with his boss. Now Judd finds out that his father wanted the family to sit shiva, a Jewish custom in which the family receives condolences at home. He joins his family at the family home in a New York suburb.

'80s Movie Marathon

In the Fond du Lac Reads pick, Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, OASIS creator James Halliday worships 1980s culture. We honor that obsession with an '80s Movie Marathon Saturday, October 4, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., featuring seven classic movies.

With '80s refreshments like Jello Jigglers and Cool Ranch Doritos.

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