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Jan 19 Crafternoon: Scribblers' Skivvies

Let your voice be heard at the January 19 Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Sign-up for the project – Scribblers’ Skivvies – will begin January 5.

Download e-books classes for Nook, Kindle, iPad & Android

Did you get a new e-reader for Christmas? Not interested in shelling out money for every new book? There’s an app for that.

Many people with new e-readers might not know they can use their Fond du Lac Public Library account to borrow free e-books from the library.

The library’s Reference Desk, located on the second floor of the Main Library, is e-book central. Patrons can visit the desk any time to get help with downloading books to their devices.

'Tis the Season!

Need a little holiday spirit? Is the hustle and bustle of this time of year getting you down? Try reading a good book with a holiday theme to make your spirit bright. Two of my favorites this year are A Winter Dream by Richard Paul Evans, and Angels at the Table by Debbie Macomber. Newly released, and just in time for the holidays, both of these quick reads touch on the true meaning of caring, sharing, family and forgiveness.

How to download e-books to an Android device

  • Access the Android Market on your device
  • Download the free app OverDrive Media Console and tap Accept
  • If you have an Adobe ID, tap Settings and scroll down to enter your email & password
  • If you don’t have an Adobe ID, tap Get ID and fill out the form
  • Return to OverDrive Media Console Settings and scroll down to e-book options to enter your email & password
  • Tap Authorize
  • Tap Menu then Get Books
  • Tap Add a library
  • Search Fond du Lac Public Library
  • Select FDLPL from list, tap STAR to remembe

How to download e-books to your Apple or Nook HD device

How to download e-books to iPad/iPhone/iTouch Nook HD(+)/Tablet/Color:

If you like Stuart Woods....

Fans of Stuart Woods might enjoy reading the latest novel by Randy Wayne White titled Gone. The greatest similarity between the two authors is the Florida setting, followed by the smooth flowing dialogue. Known for his Doc Ford novels, in which Ford is a marine biologist and sometime investigator, this new novel by White introduces a stunning new character, Hannah Smith. She is a descendant of the legendary Florida Smith women - Sarah, known as the 'Ox Woman' and Hannah, known as 'Big Six'.

Best best gift: BookCellar gift certificate

Just in time to avert the mini-crisis on your holiday shopping list: What to get that helpful neighbor/adorable niece/plucky cat sitter? The Fond du Lac Public Library’s BookCellar sells $5 gift certificates.

The BookCellar, located in the library’s lower level, is Fond du Lac’s only used books store. It sells books, movies, music and more at great prices: most books are $1, kids’ books and paperbacks are 50 cents. It also has rare, vintage and collectible books at very affordable prices. The store is run primarily by volunteers, and proceeds benefit library programming. 

Celebrate Home for the Holidays at the library

The Fond du Lac Public Library will celebrate the Downtown Fond du Lac Home for the Holidays on Saturday, December 1, with a kids’ holiday treasure hunt and guess-how-many game in the Children’s Room all day. Just drop in during open hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Glitterize your holidays at special Storytime

The Fond du Lac Public Library is holding a special Holiday Craft Storytime at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 13.

All ages are welcome for the family-oriented program that will feature stories about the holidays and wintertime, plus a special make-and-take glittery Christmas craft. Children ages 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Giving Trees at the library


The Fond du Lac Public Library has set up Giving Trees at the downtown library and at FDLPL Express on east Johnson Street to collect donations of hats, scarves, mittens and gloves. Donated items will be given to the Fond du Lac Salvation Army before Christmas for distribution to local children.

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