Set in rural Manitowoc County mainly during 1994-1995, Mourning Hours tells the story of what happened after teenager Stacy Lemke disappeared in an early March snowstorm. Although in the end the mystery is solved, the story is more about how her disappearance affected the Hammarstrom family and the community. The tone of the book is tense as the strain on the family causes their lives together to come apart. Paula Treick DeBoard’s details of life in rural Wisconsin ring true, and her characters are realistic and believable.
On Saturday, October 25, kids 12 and under are invited to come in costume for Monster Mash from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Children’s Room.
Kids will enjoy games, activities and treats. Costumes encouraged. The library's Monster Mash will coincide with the Downtown Fond du Lac Monster March free trick-or-treating from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street.
Veteran travelers Valerie and Wayne Graczyk will share their photos, memories and stories from their extensive travels at Experience England, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free. No registration required.
Fond du Lac’s history is layers-deep and rich. It encompasses wartime, peace, crazy characters, pillars of the community and everything in between. It’s a fascinating story, one that’s at the center of a new Fond du Lac Public Library program, History at Home.
In support of the Fond du Lac Reads book, Thunder Dog, the Fond du Lac Public Library will offer a two-day pet supplies for fines promotion.
For every new pet supply item (pet food, toys, leashes, etc.) donated, the library will waive $1 in overdue fines on Saturday, October 12, and Sunday, October 13, at the Main Library downtown and at FDLPL Express, near Festival Foods. All items will go to the Fond du Lac Humane Society, which has a wish list of items they need on their website, www.fdlhumane.org, click Make a Donation.
Emergency Preparedness at Home and Away will be presented at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The presentation is free and open to the public. No registration required.
Jim McNabb, who heads up the Fond du Lac County Dept. of Communication/Emergency Mangement, will talk about the easy steps anyone can take to protect themselves and their families during a natural or manmade disaster. This includes how to create an emergency supply kit, have an evacuation or sheltering plan and how to stay informed.