Trench warfare during World War I was particularly brutal. The Great War encompassed four long years of suffering: of the more than 70 million military personnel mobilized, more than nine million were killed.
But something remarkable happened in 1914, the year war broke out.
The Fond du Lac Public Library’s annual Fond du Lac Reads celebration in October focused on the novel, Wingshooters, by Nina Revoyr. During the month, the community was invited to “write” poems in the library’s Book Spine Poetry Contest – Talking About Tolerance. Poems were written using the words on the spines of books, movies or CDs.
On Wednesday, Mary Wehner and Paula Sergi of the Foot of the Lake Poetry Collective judged the entries and awarded first, second and third place prizes.
Like so many other authors, Karen Robards decided to follow the popular paranormal route in her latest novel, Last Victim. Charlotte "Charlie" Stone is a psychologist studying serial killers for the Department of Justice. She is definitely qualified for this profession because as a teenager she was the only survivor of a killer known as the Boardwalk Killer. Having witnessed her friend's family brutally murdered, Charlie has since dedicated her life to finding out what makes these killers do what they do.
One thing the folks at the Fond du Lac Public Library know for sure is that Reading ROCKS! They’re going to prove it on Tuesday, November 20, at a free event for kids ages 3 to 8. From 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., kids are invited to come to the Children’s Room for stories, games, crafts and more. There will be a drawing for door prizes at 6 p.m. (must be present to win).
Sign-up starts December 1 for the Crafternoon: Book Page Wreath. Crafters will cut, fold, staple and glue pages from discarded books to create a distinctive, lacy literary holiday wreath. All supplies will be provided.
She’s lived in Germany, Georgia, Belgium, Kansas, Maine and Virginia, but Sarah Newton has wanted to live in the Midwest for many years. As the new children’s services coordinator at the Fond du Lac Public Library, the 27-year-old former military kid finally has her wish.
Another great story by one of my favorite authors. As with her other books, reading Porch Lights made me long to visit the South Carolina Lowcountry, specifically Sullivan's Island, the setting for most of her books and where the author was born and raised. The way she describes the grasslands, amazing sunsets, and the gentle ocean breezes make it sound like paradise.
Extended until October 31, the Fond du Lac Reads Book Spine Poetry Contest: Talking About Tolerance challenges visitors to the Main Library to "write” a poem about tolerance using the words on the spines of books, movies or CDs at the library.
In 1974, 9-year-old Michelle LeBeau arrives in fictional Deerhorn, Wisc., to live with her father’s parents. She’s the daughter of a white American father and a Japanese mother. The townspeople – especially her classmates – are not accepting.