Readers

Talk with Ernie Cline Oct 29

The author of Ready Player One talks to Fond du Lac readers via Skype at 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 29, answering such pressing questions as what's your favorite video game? How do you make a Flux Capacitor? What's happening with the “RPO” movie? Free. No registration.

Returning to Gilead: Lila by Marilynne Robinson

This is the story of Lila, the much younger wife of Reverend John Ames, first introduced in the Pulitzer prize-winning novel Gilead. Marilynne Robinson’s books, Gilead, Home, and Lila are set in the small Iowa town of Gilead and are about things of the heart and spirit.

Christmas on Main Street Nov 20

What do you remember about shopping for Christmas in downtown Fond du Lac? In the 1950s and 1960s, Main Street was a shopping mecca for the small towns and rural areas for miles around. Families made special weekend trips just to visit stores such as Fond du Lac Dry Goods, Ragatz Shoes and Yost’s College Shop.

Marian History class preview Nov 19

This history is so sweeping it needs an intro.

At 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, Marian University’s Dr. Rick Whaley together with geologist and internationally published author Herman Bender will offer Big History Preview at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

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.

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