Readers

'A Christmas Carol' shown Dec 15

The 2009 animated retelling of the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, will be shown at the Fond du Lac Public Library at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 15.

Shop for readers at BookCellar sales

Shopping for readers this holiday season? The BookCellar at the Fond du Lac Public Library – the city’s only used book store – sells used books, movies, music and magazines for all ages at deep discounts. Most hardcover books are $1, paperbacks and kids’ books are 50 cents.

In December, two special sales offer even-better deals:

Calling All Romantics

First in the new Nantucket Brides Trilogy, True Love by Jude Deveraux combines a little mystery, a ghost, a big family, with some reincarnation mixed in to make this a perfect choice for all you hopeless romantics out there. The Taggerts and Montgomerys from the author's Velvet series are together again in this magical tale set on the island of Nantucket.

Chillax, teens, on Dec 8

School. Finals. Big papers due. Concerts to give. Presents to buy. Teens are under a lot of stress as the school semester and the holidays both close in on their already hectic schedules.

Time to Chillax. Teens in grades six to 12 are invited to do just that at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 8, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

2 great holiday parties for kids

The Children's Dept. is planning two great holiday parties in December:

New backpack book bags

Forget the stockings: The Fond du Lac Public Library’s new backpack-style book bags will hold a lot more of Santa’s loot, and they’re just $2. The backpacks are sold at the Main Library downtown and at FDLPL Express, near Festival Foods. The library’s popular red totes also are available for sale at both locations for $2.

Butterfly Sister by Amy Gail Hansen

Author Amy Gail Hansen went to Carthage College in Kenosha and her debut novel is set at Tarble College, a fictional women’s college in Kenosha that is based on the Carthage campus. (As an alumna of Carthage I really enjoyed the descriptions of the campus!) Main character Ruby Rousseau dropped out of Tarble at the end of first semester her senior year after trying to commit suicide. She is now living with her mother in Oak Park, IL and seeing a therapist. Then a suitcase arrives at her house with her name on the tag. She borrowed the suitcase from Beth Richards, an acquaintance at college.

Volunteer to hand out free books

Fond du Lac Public Library will be a distribution center for World Book Night, April 23, 2014, the annual global effort “spreading the love of reading, person to person.”

Friends donate for book-cover technology

Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library, represented by board member Barbara Lukas, center, donated funds to purchase a new machine that covers library books more quickly and economically. Colleen Sweeney of the library’s Technical Services Dept. demonstrates the machine for Lukas and library Director Jon Mark Bolthouse. The clear, custom-fit covers are available to the public for $3 each. The nonprofit Friends organization promotes and encourages the use of library services by fundraising, supporting special events such as Fond du Lac Reads and providing programs for the community.

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