Readers

Call to artists to interpret 'Versions of Reality'

Area artists are invited to submit pieces for a themed exhibit, Versions of Reality, at the Fond du Lac Public Library in October.

One last beach read for the summer

Summer is winding down and beach season is almost over. In a feeble attempt to hold on to those last days of summer I grabbed On the Rocks by Erin Duffy off of the new fiction shelves. The cover picture displays what looks like a tranquil afternoon spent on the beach, but this book was anything but tranquil. On the Rocks is a well written and highly amusing look at one woman's attempt to put her life back together after a very public breakup - via Facebook.

Summer 2014 by the numbers

Summer in Fond du Lac is full of boating, biking, picnicking, gardening. Add to the list: reading. Lots and lots of reading.

The Stories We Tell by Patti Callahan Henry

Being a true Southerner means keeping up appearances at all costs. As a result, many Southern couples put on pretenses and sometimes lead double lives. In The Stories We Tell by Patti Callahan Henry, Eve and Cooper Morrison are that golden couple, seemingly leading the ideal life as the cream of Savannah society. But, things are not always as they seem. This powerful novel about the value of truth focuses on the Morrison family and the one night that changed the dynamics of their family forever.

Great fall programs for kids

Leaves are turning, kids are going back to school and the Fond du Lac Public Library unveils great fall programs for kids.

Marian History offers 3 classes this fall

Marian University’s History program is offering three stand-alone classes at the Fond du Lac Public Library this fall, one each in September, October and November. The classes – all at 6 p.m. – are free and open to the public; no registration required.

Sign-up starts Sept. 6 for Jeans Pocket Purse

Sign-up starts Saturday, September 6, for the September 20 Jeans Pocket Purse Crafternoon class at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The class meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Canning, fermenting series Tuesdays in Sept.

It’s harvest season, the perfect time to enjoy the bounty of Wisconsin’s gardens and farms. It’s also the best time to get serious about canning, preserving and fermenting these fresh foods.

Story of the Yellowstone Trail in WI Sept. 18

Conceived in 1912, when the automobile was just starting to take hold, the Yellowstone Trail – “A Good Road from Plymouth Rock to Puget Sound” – was one of the nation’s first long-distance roadways, and it helped revolutionize the way Americans travel. In its transcontinental reach, the road traveled through the heart of Wisconsin, a path that traversed Fond du Lac on its way from Milwaukee to Eau Claire and beyond.

SRO for Mercury Marine history talk

 

Retired Mercury Marine executive Jim Hubbard was pleasantly surprised with the crowd that turned out for his 75 Years of Mercury Marine history program at the Fond du Lac Public Library on August 6. The McLane Meeting Room, at standing room only, was full of faces familiar to Hubbard, who moved to Indiana after retiring as vice president and chief of staff in 2008.

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