I am interested in reading books with a Wisconsin connection—either the author is from Wisconsin or the setting is Wisconsin. In this case both the author and the setting have a Wisconsin connection. Chad Harbach grew up in Racine and has set his debut novel The Art of Fielding in Wisconsin at a fictional college called Westish which is somewhere north of Milwaukee and south of Door County.
Night Road by Kristin Hannah is a story of parental love, young love, teenage social angst, loss, sacrifice, and most of all; forgiveness. Telling the story of Lexie Baill and the Farraday family, it is not only about true love, but also true friendship. Lexie has been tossed from foster home to foster home all her life. When she moves to the small town of Port George, Washington to live with the great-aunt she never knew existed, her life changes forever. Jude Farraday's whole life has been dedicated to her family, and specifically her two twins Zach and Mia.
He was a perfectionist who expected as much out of his players and his family as he expected from himself. He was a complicated man from simple origins, the son of an Italian butcher who grew up in Brooklyn. He was a good player, hardnosed and hard working, but at 5’8,” too small for big-time football, so he turned to coaching. His perfectionism became an obsession with winning.
Every year the library encourages the whole community to participate in summer reading programs. Along with helping children hold onto critical reading skills through their break from school, the programs reinforce the importance of lifelong learning for all ages. The programs – for young kids, teens and adults – all encouraged reading with events and rewards.
Who knew werewolves could be sexy? The paperback Werewolf in Manhattan by Vicki Lewis Thompson puts a whole new spin on steamy romances. The story unfolds as Emma Gavin, bestselling author, is being stalked by some crazy guy who claims he is a werewolf. Even though her novels are about werewolves, Emma doesn't really believe they exist. That is - until she meets one in person. Aidan Wallace just happens to be the wealthy and prominent Manhattan werewolf pack leader's son and heir. He pretends to be her bodyguard in order to get close to her. Why?
If you’re a person who finds a room of smiling young faces undaunting and who loves to tell a good story, the Fond du Lac Public Library hopes you will consider applying to be a Storytime Presenter.
Over the years, the Storytime program has grown in popularity. Children are invited to come (with a grown-up) for 30-minute sessions of stories and play that instill a love of reading and a love of books. The library would like to expand the program, and needs help doing so.
Fond du Lac Public Library’s Storytimes for children 12 months to 5 years old start September 13, no registration necessary. Parents and kids can drop in at their convenience. The three Storytimes are broken down by age group: