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BookCellar greets New Year with sales

Two great sales will greet the New Year at the Fond du Lac Public Library BookCellar, the city’s only used book store.

'Faces ... Rotary in Peru' in gallery Jan 7-Feb 4

The Langdon Divers Gallery at the Fond du Lac Public Library will feature an unusual and inspiring exhibit January 7 to February 4: Faces Tell the Story: Fond du Lac Morning Rotary in Peru.

Storytimes resume Jan 13 with changes

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s popular Storytimes programs resume on January 13, with a few changes.

All Storytime programs are drop-ins (no registration required) full of age-appropriate fun stories, songs and activities. Programs change weekly. Adults are encouraged to stay with their children; all children 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Lake runoff program Jan 13

The Clean Waters Project and Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association will present Rules and Recommendations for Preventing Polluted Runoff at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 13, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

The program is aimed at area farmers, shoreline owners and anyone living in the Lake Winnebago watershed. It will be an opportunity to learn about the current rules and upcoming regulatory changes governing runoff – what is and is not allowed.

Teen & tween programs in January

In January, the Fond du Lac Public Library has three programs for teens in grades six through 12 and a new series of programs starting off for tweens ages 9 to 13.

Stockbridge Mohicans program Jan 15

The Stockbridge Mohicans, a long-suffering, proud and determined people, lost their land in Massachusetts in the 1780s. They eventually located in Shawano County in 1856, where they live today. Jeff Siemers, author of Proud and Determined: A History of the Stockbridge Mohicans, 1734-2014, will present a slide show at 6 p.m.

Marian U 'Big History' weekly class starts Jan 28

Think big. Very big. Marian University Associate Prof. Richard Whaley and geologist Herman Bender are returning to the Fond du Lac Public Library with a history class that takes a gigantic step back, “The Big History of the Upper Midwest and Wisconsin: From the Big Bang to Today.”

'Tis the Season!

Are you in need of a little Christmas inspiration or looking for a last minute Christmas gift for the reader on your list? I have been reading a few of the 2014 Christmas books over the past few weeks and want to share my favorites with you. There is a little bit of everything on the list, from mystery to romance, with both historical and contemporary settings.


For readers who like family sagas

Pulitzer-prizewinning novelist Jane Smiley’s latest book, Some Luck, is the first in her “Last Hundred Years” trilogy which chronicles the hopes and sorrows of the Langdon family of rural Iowa from 1920 to the present. If you enjoy family sagas such as Ken Follett’s “Century” trilogy, then you should read Some Luck. Each chapter of Some Luck covers a year from1920 to 1953 as Walter returns from WWI to the land that he just purchased and to start a family with his wife Rosanna.

Ex-Packer: 'Life After Football?' Jan. 26

It takes years and superhuman dedication for athletes to reach the National Football League. But once there, players cannot count on a long career. What happens when injuries, bad breaks or simple aging turn a laser-focused professional football player into a man without a team?

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