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Like visiting an old friend

I finished reading Love Letters by Debbie Macomber this weekend and it felt like I was visiting an old friend. I say that because with an old friend you know what to expect, you are always entertained and rarely disappointed. Love Letters is the third book in the Rose Harbor series (a spin-off of her Cedar Cove series) and is just as good as the two previous books. As usual, Macomber creates interesting and complicated characters that you grow to care about. Her writing truly touches your emotions, happy and sad, and that is a wonderful gift not all authors have.

Double the history in April

Due to popular demand, there will be two History at Home programs in April at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Both programs are free; no registration required.

Children's Home history program repeating April 14

The program on the history of the Fond du Lac Children’s Home, originally presented on March 19, will be repeated at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Presenter Sally Powers-Albertz agreed to a reprise to satisfy the dozens turned away from the standing-room-only turnout.

A big story in a little book

Silver Thaw by Catherine Anderson might be a small paperback book but there is nothing small about the story within its covers. It gives a moving and terrifying view into the world of abuse as it follows a woman and her child as they escape from an abusive marriage and their struggle to survive without being found. You will be hooked from the first few chapters as little by little they both learn to trust and finally live and love again.

Kids are big on Money Smart Week 2015

Kids are a big part of what Money Smart Week is all about. The annual program is a one-week campaign to promote the importance of financial literacy. Kids have fun Money Smart opportunities at the Fond du Lac Public Library:

April showering with sales at BookCellar

Fond du Lac’s only used book store – The BookCellar in the lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library, 32 Sheboygan St. – has two great sales in April:

DVD Bonus Sale: Free kids’ DVD with the purchase of any teen book, Saturday, April 4, and Monday, April 6 Includes fiction and nonfiction.

History of WI supper clubs on April 16

If you’re not from Wisconsin, you might think supper clubs are members-only. But natives know that a supper club is the place for a brandy old fashioned and the best fish fry or prime rib around.

DEAR me! A day for readers April 11

D.E.A.R. me! Its Drop Everything And Read at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Fun for all ages will be on hand on Saturday, April 11, to help usher in National Library Week (April 12-18):

Warning! This book may make you hungry

Take it from me - you just can't read Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan without getting hungry...and laughing out loud. In this, his latest book, bestselling author and successful comedian Jim Gaffigan gives us an absolutely hysterical view of how important food is to him. Much of Gaffigan's success, in both writing and comedy, is due to his ability to make fun of food culture and his own obsession with eating. No wonder his shows sell out theatres around the world.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss Day March 1

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go,” said the wise Cat in the Hat.

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