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Mom’s the word at Chapter 52

No excuses: Chapter 52 Bookstore is offering a buy one, get one free sale the day before Mother’s Day on Saturday, May 13 (Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14). Grab all kinds of mom-pleasing goodies in the bookstore’s extensive fiction and nonfiction collections.

Other sales in May:

May 18 Picture Shows: Fires & Firefighting

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s popular History at Home series on May 18 will feature the second installment of a new quarterly event: Fond du Lac Picture Shows. At 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m., Tracy Reinhardt of the Fond du Lac County Historical Society will share a slideshow of archival photos of the fires and firefighters in the area’s past.

My Hometown for budding historians May 17 & 24

Historians Dr. Rick Whaley and Herman Bender know there’s much to learn and uncover about our local history. In their annual wintertime history presentations at the Fond du Lac Public Library, now into year four, they’ve uncovered an enormous local appetite for the stories of our past.

FDL Children’s Home updates Apr 20

Like many communities in the early 1900s, Fond du Lac struggled with how to care for orphaned or abandoned children. Fond du Lac decided that rather than send these children to big facilities in bigger towns and cities, they would care for them here in the Children’s Home. Active for more than 50 years, the Children’s Home was a sprawling complex located at 35 W. Follett St.

Teen programs in April

It's the last Teen Library Council meeting of the school year (already!): 1 p.m. Sunday, April 9. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to come to the Fond du Lac Public Library to talk about summer programs and prizes. Snacks and fun provided. Our motto: Be heard, be fed, be happy. Free. No registration.

Dealing with Fake News Apr 13

Fake news is in the news. From the highest seat in government to internet trolls, accusations of fakery have been getting a lot of press. The consequences are real, though, for an informed citizenry. It’s hard to know what to trust.

Great sales at Chapter 52, no foolin'

You’d be foolish to pass up the great savings at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Chapter 52 Bookstore in April.

'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.

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