In 2002, Jason Padgett was just an average guy. Not the best student; he had graduated from high school a few years back, just. He got by selling futons and spending his off time pumping iron and partying. But a brutal attack changed all that. Muggers jumped him outside a bar and left him on the sidewalk, a victim of severe head trauma.
Karl L. Stewart, author of two Legend of See Bird Westerns and The Seventh Cruise, a World War II novel, will sell and sign copies of his books 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 1, at Chapter 52 Bookstore.
Outdoor writer and wildlife biologist Bob Willging will answer that question in his History at Home programs at 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 20, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.
Back by popular demand, the teen Cosplay Party will be held Friday, October 21, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Teens in grades 6 through 12 should wear fandom-inspired (library-appropriate) costumes for a party that includes a costume contest with prizes, trivia, games, snacks and door prizes, including a chance to win a Harry Potter Clue game. Free. No registration required.
More information is available by calling the Children’s Desk at (920) 322-3940.
Do you have a passion to create? A strong opinion? Want to express your thoughts and ideas? You can be a publisher – an underground publisher. The world of zines will be explored at 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio.
Calling all sharp cookies, competitors, social animals and good-deed-doers. The September 27 Scrabble Bee will challenge your brain as you have fun and benefit a great cause: Fond du Lac Literacy Services.
When life gets you down try looking at what others are going through. You may realize that your troubles are minuscule compared to theirs. Reading the memoir When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi made me sad, but also gave food for thought on life and how precious each day is.