The weekly American History class offered by Marian University at the Fond du Lac Public Library continues weekly through March as it marches through our nation’s early years. Classes meet at 6 p.m. The schedule:
March 5: Lifestyle and the evolving material culture in Colonial America, Part one
March 12: Maps and mapping with emphasis on the historic fur trade
Valentine's Day is almost here and love is in the air. The library is THE place for romance readers. No matter what kind of love story is your favorite - contemporary, historical, paranormal, or just good old fashioned "boy meets girl, they fall in love and live happily ever after" stories - we have them all. Stop in and check out our Love Stories display on the first floor. We pulled together some of the greatest love stories of all time, from Gone With the Wind, to the tumultuous love affair of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go,” said the wise Cat in the Hat.
The Fond du Lac Public Library hopes kids will go to the Children’s Room on Sunday, March 2, to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day. Kids ages 3-12 can stop in from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to hear stories, try their hands at a make-and-take craft, cookie decorating, do a bit of coloring and hope to win one of the door prizes. The event is free. No registration required.
Touted by foodies and the medical community alike for their complex flavors and purported health benefits, fermented foods are making a big comeback. They’ve been around for centuries; ancient people used what nature provided to preserve foods in a healthy way. The same basic techniques are available to any home cook.
Kids love books, and kids love clubs. Voila, the Fond du Lac Public Library has put together Book Club Kits for kids. Each kit comes with eight copies of the same book accompanied by discussion questions. They can be checked out for 60 days (instead of the usual 21 days for a single book).
The Fond du Lac Public Library is lending Kindle e-readers loaded with kids’ and teens’ chapter books. Books such as the uber-popular Divergent, Hunger Games, Percy Jackson and Harry Potter series are preloaded on the devices. The Kindles can be borrowed for 21 days and can be renewed just like other library materials. Children checking them out must have parents sign a release form.
The Kindles are available at the Main Desk in the downtown library.
Lake of Tears is Mary Logue’s latest mystery set in Pepin County and featuring the character Claire Watkins. This is a good choice for people who like to read books with a Wisconsin connection, and people who like police procedural mysteries. The story is set in autumn as the local people are doing an annual ritual of constructing a Viking boat and setting it on fire. Claire is a deputy sheriff, and her daughter Meg will be going to college soon.
Love to write? Hate to write? Want to improve your writing? The Teen Writers’ Workshop at the Fond du Lac Public Library will give young writers a chance to get feedback and help from students and faculty from UW-Oshkosh Writing Center. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to bring works, completed or in progress, at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 23. The workshop is free; no registration required.