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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.

New Storytimes schedule for 2013

Storytimes at the Fond du Lac Public Library are an immensely popular drop-in program for parents and young children. Kids think the sessions – full of stories, rhymes and songs – are a lot of fun. Parents know they reinforce and emphasize important early literacy skills.

All programs are free; no registration required:

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. 

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