Are you a fan of thrills, chills, and things that go bump in the night? With Halloween right around the corner, it is the perfect time to check out some spooky reads to get you in the "spirit" of things? Here are a few of my suggested titles. Be careful, read a few of these and you may have to sleep with the lights on!
Right now we are celebrating Fond du Lac Reads with the book Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson. Mr. Hingson is a blind man who was in the World Trade Center on 9/11 and survived with the help of his guide dog Roselle. Dogs do not have to be service dogs or therapy dogs to have a big effect on our lives. If you are a dog lover, you know what I mean. Books that highlight the dog/human bond are on display at the Library in conjunction with Fond du Lac Reads.
If you knew you were dying, what would you do? What would you see? Who would you spend your last year with? Susan Spencer-Wendel faced these decisions at forty-four years old when she was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - Lou Gehrig's disease - an irreversible condition that systematically destroys the nerves that power the muscles. She shares her story in Until I Say Goodbye: My Year of Living With Joy.
Chris Lang from Tails A Waggin in Fond du Lac will present Basic Pet Grooming at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 12, during the Fond du Lac Public Library’s pet-themed event, Come. Sit. Stay. The presentation is free and open to the public. No registration required.
Lang will demonstrate the do’s and don’ts of keeping your pet healthy, clean and happy. Note: Pets are not allowed to attend with their human friends.
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.
On Saturday, October 25, kids 12 and under are invited to come in costume for Monster Mash from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Children’s Room.
Kids will enjoy games, activities and treats. Costumes encouraged. The library's Monster Mash will coincide with the Downtown Fond du Lac Monster March free trick-or-treating from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street.
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.