Scary stories for whole family Oct 29

The whole family is invited to enjoy Frights at Home and Far Away – scary folktales from around the world – at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 29, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required. Refreshments will be served.

Lawyer for the Dog by Lee Robinson

With a title like Lawyer for the Dog, how could you not want to read this one? Charleston Attorney Sally Baynard is assigned by Judge Joe Baynard (her ex-husband) to represent a dog in a custody battle in a divorce case that is tying up his court docket. Soon, she is juggling the needs of the dog, the angry owners, her amorous ex-husband, her aging mother, and the exasperating expectations of the court. So many issues crammed into 230 pages, but so much fun to read.

Stories on Ice return in Nov

Kids ages 3 to 5 and their adult friends are invited to Stories on Ice – a program of stories and skating – at 10 a.m. and repeated at 5 p.m. Thursdays November 5, 12 and 19 at Blue Line Family Ice Center, 550 Fond du Lac Ave. The program is free, no registration required.

Half-Day Party Nov 6

Kids ages 6 to 12 who attend school in Fond du Lac School District get a bonus: early release on the first Fridays of the month. The Fond du Lac Public Library is offering Half Day Parties from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. featuring a kid-friendly movie, snacks and games of bingo in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. The program, in the McLane Meeting Room in the Main Library’s lower level, is free. No registration required.

Big deals on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday

You can wait in line, throw elbows and scramble for deals at the superstore. Or you can spend Black Friday in the pleasant confines of the Fond du Lac Public Library and get a great deal. On Friday, November 27, the downtown Main Library will offer half off overdue fines, 9 a.m. to noon. No restrictions. Pay half your fees – overdue, lost, damaged, etc.

Ornament Crafternoon signup starts Nov 7

Using scrapbook paper, a Styrofoam ball and a few festive embellishments, crafters will make a unique and beautiful holiday ornament at the November 21 Crafternoon class at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Washing the Dead by Michelle Brafman

No, this is not some scary Halloween story. The unusual title Washing the Dead refers to a sacred Jewish ritual, and in this novel the ritual helps to strengthen the bond between mothers and daughters. Set in Milwaukee and alternating between the 1970s and 2009, main character Barbara is a teen in 1973 who is being raised in an Orthodox Jewish family. Their shul (church) is in an old mansion that was donated anonymously and also provides the living quarters for the rabbi's family.

All ages invited to flash mob to 'Thriller'

UPDATE: Due to the inclement weather on Halloween, the flash mob is rescheduled for Saturday, Nov 7. Meet with choreographer Julie Wilson at her studio, Shut Up and Dance, 17 Forest Ave., at 11 am. Flash mob downtown at 11:30, then mob the library at noon.

Flash mobbers should come dressed in their zombie worst and made up to look their undead-iest.

One Way or Another by Elizabeth Adler

For Angie Morse, what begins as a beautiful evening off the Turkish coast at a party on a large luxury yacht ends with attempted murder and a quest for revenge. Standing on the yacht's deck enjoying the sunset, someone hits her over the head with a champagne bottle and pushes her over the side. The yacht pulls away and those on deck appear to turn their backs on her. How can that be? These are her friends, and one is her love, or so she thought. At that moment, Angie vows to survive and get even with those who did this to her - one way or another.

Sign up now for Nov 5 Scrabble Bee

Calling all good spellers, competitors, social animals and good-deed-doers. The November 5 Scrabble Bee will challenge your brain as you have fun and benefit a great cause: Fond du Lac Literacy Services.

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