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'How to Speak Midwestern' author Apr 18

Why do we do that? Why do we put a “no” at the end of a question? As in, “It’s cold out today, no?”

'Big History' extended to Mar 29

Inclement weather on March 1 canceled the popular Fond du Lac Public Library weekly program, “Big History of Overlooked America: First People to the Civil War,” so the series has been extended a week and will run through March 29. The programs are free; no registration required.

Lucky you: March sales at Chapter 52

Bargain hunters and collectors will luck out with the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Chapter 52 Bookstore’s great sales in March:

Story of state's 1st public school teacher Mar 16

In 1828, a young, highly educated Stockbridge Indian named Electa Quinney arrived in Statesburg in the Michigan Territory, brought west from New York to teach Indian students. It was 20 years before Wisconsin became a state. Statesburg, situated on a bend in the Fox River, is now known as Kaukauna, and Quinney is credited as Wisconsin’s first public school teacher.

Teens travel with trolls in Mar 15 Pizza & Pages

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to the Fond du Lac Public Library’s teen reading club, Pizza & Pages, to talk about the funny-sweet fairy tale, Once Upon a Marigold, by Jean Ferris. Teens will meet at 6:30 p.m.

Brainiacs unite! Time to register for Team Trivia

Basketball genius Michael Jordan once said, “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”

'Big History' series looks at overlooked America

Dr. Rick Whaley and Herman Bender return to the Fond du Lac Public Library for Big History of Overlooked America: First People to the Civil War, a series of eight weekly presentations starting at 6 p.m. February 1. The duo’s entertaining and thought-provoking presentations will involve great deal of show and tell involving artifacts from Bender’s personal collection.

Feb is for lovers (of bargains) at Chapter 52

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Chapter 52 Bookstore will throw some love at bargain hunters with sales in February, including:

New tech? Book a Libarian

Having trouble getting books or music on your new device? The Fond du Lac Public Library’s free Book a Librarian service can help.

Mega-Zine Sale starts off New Year at Chapter 52

The Fond du Lac Public Library will hold its annual Mega-Zine Sale the first week of January at Chapter 52 Bookstore. Bundles of magazines from 2014 will be sold for 50 cents each and will include such popular titles as Vanity Fair, Shape, Outdoor Life, Country Living, Sports Illustrated, Reader’s Digest and Wisconsin Sportsman.

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