Go Set a Watchman, the novel that Harper Lee wrote before writing her beloved prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird, was finally published July 14 with much interest and excitement. I just finished reading the book, and it was well worth it. I felt transported back in time to the South with its mindset, culture, and way of life. Go Set a Watchman is set in the 1950s when Jean Louise (Scout) returns to her hometown of Maycomb from New York.
Why were bootleggers and moonshiners drawn to the Holyland during the Prohibition? Local historian J.J. Jenkins has been investigating the area’s notorious past and will tell tales at Bootlegging and Moonshining in the Holyland at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 20, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
Are cowboys and sweet romance your thing? The Sweet, Texas series by Candis Terry is full of hot cowboys and good old fashioned romance guaranteed to satisfy. I just finished book number three, Something Sweeter, and highly recommend this author to those who enjoy authors Robyn Carr or Jill Shalvis. Once you meet the Wilder family from Sweet, Texas in book one, it won't take long until you feel like you are one of the family – and what a family they are!
You can add kids’ tablets to the growing list of tech equipment available for checkout at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
Six Playaway Launchpads are now available for checkout. The Launchpads are preloaded with age-specific educational, advertisement-free games grouped by topic (such as animals, dinosaurs and princesses) and by subject matter (such as math, science and the arts).
Have you ever dreamed of becoming a famous author, or maybe even written a few things of your own that was not quite bestseller material? Don't be discouraged. Writing takes work and we all have to start somewhere. Journalist and Editor Julia Scott put together a book appropriately titled Drivel in which dozens of respected, professional writers share the worst thing they have ever written. If you think your favorite author simply woke up one day and wrote a bestseller, think again.
Struck by Genius tells how Jason Padgett went from a partying college dropout to mathematical savant after a 2002 mugging in which he sustained brain damage. After his brain injuries, Padgett could understand high level mathematics and could see fractal geometric patterns in everyday objects. He had acquired savant syndrome and synesthesia. Padgett’s story has a Fond du Lac connection. Dr.
Smarten up the cookout table with the Picnic Table Caddy Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18, is free and open to adults and teens in middle school or older. All supplies provided. Space is limited. Registration is required and starts at 9 a.m.
The summer reading program is in full swing at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The theme this year is Behold! The Power of Reading. You can sign up for the program online at www.fdlpl.org, or at any of the library service desks. Anyone can participate, and it only takes a minute to sign up. It is so easy - simply mark off a circle on your reading card for every 30 minutes of reading you do. It can be reading together as a family, or reading to others. Any format of reading qualifies, even listening to audiobooks.