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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.

Dogs and humans are alike in many ways

The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances by Ellen Cooney was definitely a change from my normal reading. Seeing the word dog in the title of the book is what initially caught my eye, but once I started reading I soon realized this was not a cute little dog story, but a tender story of broken people and broken dogs and how they help one another. It took a few chapters to get into the book, but I soon discovered that dogs and humans really are very much alike.

Intro to the Arduino 3-part class in Oct

Unleash your inner inventor at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s three-part class, Intro to the Arduino at 6 p.m. Tuesdays October 14, 21 and 28.

Thriller Zombie Flash Mob

Learn the steps, get your zombie on and flash mob the library and downtown Fond du Lac to Michael Jackson's 1983 mega-hit. Free. No registration.

3 Keys Easter Egg Hunt

Just like Wade Watts in Ready Player One, players in the 3 Keys Easter Egg Hunt must solve a series of clues in cyberspace to find three keys in the right order — copper, jade and crystal — to win the final prize.

Here's how to play:

Brothertown Nation program Oct 16

Author and UW Prof. Patty Loew will present The Brothertown Indian Nation: A History of Endurance at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 16, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is a part of the History at Home series. The program is free; no registration required.

‘Emergency Preparedness’ Oct 2 at FDL Library

What would you do if disaster struck? Would your family know what to do? Prepare yourself and loved ones by attending Emergency Preparedness at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 2, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program will be presented by Fond du Lac County Emergency Management AmeriCorps volunteer Gabrielle Petersen.

Library prime habitat for teens in Oct

Teens are social animals, and the Fond du Lac Public Library is just their kind of habitat, especially in October.

Marian U presents 'Deciphering Old Documents' Oct 22

Have a bunch of old papers in storage? Marian University History professors Mary Gross and Matt Szromba can help sort the valuable from recyclable.

They’re presenting “Deciphering Old Documents” at 6 p.m. Wednesday October 22 at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

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