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A favorite book of mine--Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Gilead is a quiet, reflective book about things of the heart and spirit—forgiveness and the relationship between father and son. John Ames is an elderly pastor in the small town of Gilead, Iowa in the 1950s. He had a son late in life and is writing down his thoughts and memories for his son so that his son will know about his family and heritage. Pastor Ames is the grandson and son of preachers. His grandfather had been a fiery abolitionist preacher before the Civil War and his father a pacifist preacher. His best friend is Robert Boughton, also a pastor in Gilead.

Movie series starts June 18 with 'Matilda'

The Solutions Center and the Fond du Lac Public Library are collaborating to hold free movie nights at 6 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month starting June 18.

Summer volunteer fair for kids June 19

Kids from age 9 through high school can sign up for summer volunteer projects at the Summer Youth Volunteer Fair at the Fond du Lac Public Library on Wednesday, June 19, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Did You Know…....May is “Get Caught Reading” Month?

Launched by the Association of American Publishers, "Get Caught Reading" is a nationwide public service campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read – not only in the month of May, but all year long. Why not let the library help you "get caught"? Reading is a central part of what the library is all about. We have loads of titles, sure to please any reader. Feel like browsing for new authors to try? Stop in and check out our display of hand-picked staff favorites near the main staircase. We pulled our favorite fiction and nonfiction titles just for you.

New time for Storytime at Express

Family Storytime at Express – the all-ages early literacy program of stories and songs – has moved to a new time: 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

The content of the program changes weekly; children ages 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. There’s no registration required; just drop in.

Wanted: Kids who 'dig' art for July exhibit

Ask a kid what’s cool, and you’ll get as many answers as there are kids. Ask them to paint or draw or sculpt something they love, and you’ll be delighted by the creativity.

Author talks of the rise, fall of Rust Belt

In the years during and after World War II, the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region became the greatest manufacturing center in the world. Decades of prosperity followed.

Fight trafficking with your pocketbook: Program June 11

In many parts of the world, being poor isn’t just a hardship, it can be life threatening. In some countries, the most-endangered – orphans, single women and single mothers – are targeted for human trafficking. Desperation and false claims of a better life draw them into danger.

BookCellar needs volunteers

It’s a hidden gem in the basement of the Fond du Lac Public Library. The BookCellar, the city’s only used book store, supports the library through the sale of books, movies, magazines and more.

A Fascination with Lighthouses

Lighthouses are settings for a number of novels. People are fascinated by the mystery surrounding such remote places. Two recent novels that have lighthouse settings are: Light between Oceans by M. L. Stedman and Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz.

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