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Annual Mega-Zine Sale Jan 3-12

The Fond du Lac Public Library BookCellar will hold its annual Mega-Zine Sale January 3, 5, 10 and 12. Bundles of magazines from 2012 will be sold for 25 cents each and will include such popular titles as Vanity Fair, Shape, Outdoor Life, Fortune, Poetry, NASCAR, Outside, Field & Stream, Car & Driver and Women's Health.

The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson

In my last blog post I said I would share my thoughts on this year's Christmas books and I have to tell you there are some good ones out this year. I just read The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson and I think it would make the perfect gift for the animal lover on your list. It is a humorous and heartwarming tale filled with colorful characters, cats, wit and humor, a little light romance, and... cats.

Learn about our changing weather online

Ever wonder how global warming affects our area? Dramatic reports from the Arctic and Sahara don’t seem to translate to life in the upper Midwest. The scientists at UW-Madison have studied it thoroughly, and they’re excited to share what they know.

2014 staff favorites

As the year draws to a close, FDL Library staff reflects on 2014's most memorable books. Click on any book title to place a hold.

Make Dixie Cup Lights Dec 6

Crafters will use Dixie Cups, upcycled book pages and stamps and inks to add some retro warmth to a string of holiday lights in the December 6 Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Crafters must bring their own strand of twinkle lights (50 lights maximum) to make a festive garland in the program that runs 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for adults and teens in middle school and older.

Listen to holiday story on radio

Once upon a time there was a magical story about what happened when Santa crash-landed during a terrible storm. Who did Santa meet? Why was he in danger? How can he, his angels and invisible reindeer save Christmas?

Visit with Santa Dec 3

Kids, get your lists ready: Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Fond du Lac Public Library from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3. Every family will receive a free, new holiday book to take home. Parents can take photos of their kids with Santa, and the whole family can enjoy making a holiday craft. Santa’s visit is free and open to the public; no registration required.

Optimists' holiday gift to the library

Thanks to members of the Fond du Lac Evening Optimist Club, families who attend the Fond du Lac Public Library's Evening with Santa 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, each will receive a copy of the book, Mouse's First Christmas, by Lauren Thompson. Pictured, from left, bottom row: club member Tricia Bonlander, library Children's and Teen Services Coordinator Sarah Newton and club member Lynn Nickel. Top row: club members Dick Baumhardt, Gail Harder and Gerry Bonlander.

It is official - I have been bitten by the Christmas bug!

I know it is early.... but I have officially been bitten by the Christmas bug. There is a fresh dusting of snow on the ground and the library is already partially decorated for the holidays. This is the time of year when many authors offer up their yearly Christmas book and I hope to read new titles as I catch them and share my thoughts with you. Luckily, most of the books are short and sweet and very easy reads. My first selection is An Island Christmas by Nancy Thayer.

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