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Valentine’s Day Romance

With Valentine's Day just a few days away, I thought it would be a perfect time to highlight what I consider one of the best romantic trilogies I have read in a long time, The Rosewood Trilogy by Laura Moore. I read the first of the trilogy, Remember Me, last summer. The first book introduces you to the Radcliffe sisters, Margot, Jordan, and Jade, with the focus on Margot. At 18 years of age, Margot leaves home to become a model after her father refuses to let her help manage Rosewood, the family horse-breeding farm in Virginia -- and the man she loves has cast her aside.

Celebrate the great Dr. Seuss March 2

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go,” said the wise Cat in the Hat.

March into big sales at The BookCellar

The city’s only used book store, the Fond du Lac Public Library’s BookCellar, is holding two great sales in March.

To celebrate the annual Read Across America Day, all teen books and kids’ chapter books will be 25 cents each on Saturday, March 2, and Monday, March 4.

Cujak donates $3,300 to literacy program

Sara Cujak hosted the Cujak’s Wine Market Holiday Wine Tasting at the Fond du Lac Public Library in November.

Different Looks at the Same Historical Event

I like reading historical fiction because it puts a human face on historical events. Different books that cover the same historical period have different points of view and add to understanding that period. I recently read 2 novels on the Civil War set in Washington, DC and 2 novels on Mormon life in the 19th century. All four novels feature strong female characters.

1-year birthday party at Express Jan. 26

Fond du Lac Public Library opened its first branch – FDLPL Express – a year ago on east Johnson Street offering a “to-go” collection of popular materials for all ages.

Close Is Fine by Eliot Treichel

Close Is Fine  is a collection of 8 short stories featuring people who live and work on farms, at blue-collar jobs, and in the forests and taverns of Wisconsin, especially the area around Antigo and Shawano, and is a good choice for people who appreciate reflective, character-driven stories with a Wisconsin connection. These are not stories of dramatic redemption or tearful endings. The appeal of the stories is in the description of one particular event that happens to an ordinary individual at one point in time.

E-book downloading FAQs

1. Do I have to be in the library to download e-books to my e-reader?

No. Most items can be downloaded wirelessly to your device from Overdrive anywhere there's a wireless connection.

2. Can I do it all from my device?

That depends on what device you own. Currently the e-readers that do not require a computer are: Kindle Fire and Fire HD, iPad, Smart phones, Nook HD and Nook Color and Android tablets. You must have your own computer to download to other e-readers.

3. Do I need a library card?

Registration open for March 5 & 7 Team Trivia

Are you smart? Do you have smart friends? Do you like to have a good time while helping a great cause? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, the 13th Annual Team Trivia is the event for you.

Teams of four can sign up now for the March 5 and March 7 event at Whispering Springs Golf Club. Team members pay $25 for adults and $15 for teens (ages 13-18). The event includes a cash bar and a $12.50 per person Pulled Pork Sandwich dinner. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., accompanied by live music from Daryl Rogers, and the quizzing begins at 6:30 p.m.

Last Man by Vince Flynn

Vince Flynn is an author I turn to when I am in the mood for action and suspense. Last Man, the author's latest installment in the Mitch Rapp series, was just what I was looking for. It is a fast paced thriller set in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and as in other books in this series, it highlights numerous challenges faced by Mitch Rapp as a CIA operative. And, I do mean numerous. First, the head of CIA operations in Afghanistan is kidnapped and his bodyguards executed. Next, Mitch uncovers a global plot to discredit the United States and expose many of the CIA's hidden secrets.

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