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In the Mood for a Thriller?

Thriller is just one of the words I would use to describe Crashers by Dana Haynes. Other words that come to mind; brilliant, spellbinding, breathtaking, and... surprising. The story revolves around an airplane crash and the investigation that follows. Whenever a plane crashes, a "Go Team" is assembled to investigate. Each team member is a leading expert in a specific field. This time, the team has only three days to find out what caused the plane to crash – what normally takes months to determine. Why the rush?

Poem in Your Pocket April 20-26

April is National Poetry Month, and the Fond du Lac Public Library will celebrate with Poem in Your Pocket.

Money Smart Week Big Read for kids

It’s the Big Read – a statewide celebration of Money Smart Week just for kids. From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, the Fond du Lac Public Library will feature stories and activities for children in kindergarten through third grade that focus on teaching kids how to be smart consumers.

Kids' drawings earn custard

Kids love to color and they love frozen custard, so this is a win-win. Kids ages 11 and younger can pick up a special coloring sheet at the Fond du Lac Public Library Children’s Desk throughout April. All they have to do is draw a picture about their favorite book, turn the picture in to the library and they get a coupon for a free scoop of custard. The coupon is redeemable at any neighborhood Culvers.

The free custard promotion is taking place in recognition of National Library Week, April 8-14. The library is holding a number of activities during the week and month.

How technology will transform libraries April 10

You probably know that the Fond du Lac Public Library offers more than just books. You can borrow e-readers, audio books, DVDs, CDs and a lot more. But these options just scratch the surface of what’s to come at the public library of the future.

From 3D printers to tablet PCs, robotics to custom professional cake pans, the technology world is helping to transform 21st Century libraries into vibrant, creative community spaces, rich with opportunities to make, share and collaborate.

Team Trivia 2012 winners

First there was 47. Then there were six. Then there were two. The 12th annual Fond du Lac Literacy Services Team Trivia 2012 drew a total of 47 teams of four players over two nights of tough questioning on March 6 and March 8 at Whispering Springs Golf Club.

On March 6, the winning team was the Schraufiderios: Jeanine Schraufnagel, Shawn Schraufnagel, Sarah Desiderio and Joe Desiderio. On March 8, the winners were The Operators: Anthony Strigenz, John Moen, Linda Englehardt and Tammi Flaherty.

Dollar Design Contest for kids

Canada’s paper money comes in five different colors. The Euro is likewise a rainbow. Put the U.S. dollar up against other countries’ currencies, and it seems a bit drab.

Home Front by Kristin Hannah

Another amazing novel by Kristin Hannah! I didn't think she could top Night Road, but she certainly did with this one. I could not put the book down and have been raving about it to my coworkers for days. Jolene Zarkades is a wife and mother of two young daughters and.....a Black Hawk Pilot with the National Guard. Her husband, Michael, is a workaholic defense attorney who puts in long hours and is losing touch with his family. With their marriage of 12 years on shaky ground, the unthinkable happens; Jolene is deployed to Iraq.

One Hundred and One Nights by Benjamin Buchholz

I am very excited about the recently published novel One Hundred and One Nights by former Brandon resident Benjamin Buchholz. This is his first novel, although he already has published a book of poems and is the author of Private Soldiers, which tells of his deployment in Iraq with the Wisconsin National Guard.

Dial M for March at The BookCellar

It’s mad! The BookCellar’s Dial M for March sale March 10 through March 17 is offering hardcover books by authors whose last name begins with M for just 50 cents.

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