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Mourning Hours by Paula Treick DeBoard

Set in rural Manitowoc County mainly during 1994-1995, Mourning Hours tells the story of what happened after teenager Stacy Lemke disappeared in an early March snowstorm. Although in the end the mystery is solved, the story is more about how her disappearance affected the Hammarstrom family and the community. The tone of the book is tense as the strain on the family causes their lives together to come apart. Paula Treick DeBoard’s details of life in rural Wisconsin ring true, and her characters are realistic and believable.

'Thunder Dog' author to talk via Skype on Oct 29

A Talk with Michael Hingson will be presented at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The presentation is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Monster Mash-up on Oct 26

On Saturday, October 26, kids 12 and under are invited to come in costume for Monster Mash-up from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Children’s Room.

Kids will enjoy a make-and-take craft and treats. Monster Mash-up will take place during the Downtown Fond du Lac Monster March free trick-or-treating from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street.

Craft a Halloween Jar Lantern on Oct 19

It’s getting close to the witching hour: time to brew up a scary craft at the Fond du Lac Public Library Crafternoon program.

Experience England on Oct 16

Veteran travelers Valerie and Wayne Graczyk will share their photos, memories and stories from their extensive travels at Experience England, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free. No registration required.

History at Home series starts with 'Wisconsin Death Trip'

Fond du Lac’s history is layers-deep and rich. It encompasses wartime, peace, crazy characters, pillars of the community and everything in between. It’s a fascinating story, one that’s at the center of a new Fond du Lac Public Library program, History at Home.

Pet supplies for fines Oct 12 & Oct 13

In support of the Fond du Lac Reads book, Thunder Dog, the Fond du Lac Public Library will offer a two-day pet supplies for fines promotion.

For every new pet supply item (pet food, toys, leashes, etc.) donated, the library will waive $1 in overdue fines on Saturday, October 12, and Sunday, October 13, at the Main Library downtown and at FDLPL Express, near Festival Foods. All items will go to the Fond du Lac Humane Society, which has a wish list of items they need on their website, www.fdlhumane.org, click Make a Donation.

Come. Sit. Stay. on Oct 12

The library is hosting Come. Sit. Stay., a fun, dog-themed event for the whole family from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 12. The event is free and open to all and includes:

• 11 a.m.: Basic Dog Grooming. Do’s and don’ts anyone can do at home to keep their pets happy, clean and healthy presented by Chris Lang of Tails A Waggin of Fond du Lac.

'How Does Michael Hingson Do That?' on Oct 10

How Does Michael Hingson Do That? will be presented at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 10, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The presentation is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Prepare for emergencies with Oct 8 class

Emergency Preparedness at Home and Away will be presented at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The presentation is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Jim McNabb, who heads up the Fond du Lac County Dept. of Communication/Emergency Mangement, will talk about the easy steps anyone can take to protect themselves and their families during a natural or manmade disaster. This includes how to create an emergency supply kit, have an evacuation or sheltering plan and how to stay informed.

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