As a head of household, plantation owner, businessman, Revolutionary War general and president, George Washington had his hands full. Alongside the demands of political life and military leadership, however, he focused considerable attention on the health and safety of his family, troops, staff and slaves.
The Fond du Lac Public Library will be transformed into a holiday wonderland, with rooms of fun and creative activities for families and a visit from a Christmas VIP, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 9. The event is free; no registration required.
Kids 12 and younger are invited to the Gingerbread Decoration Party on Saturday, December 19. Registration for one of two sessions – 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. – is required starting December 7 online at the Calendar, or by calling the Children’s Desk at (920) 322-3940. Space is limited.
Madam President by Nicolle Wallace is the perfect book for those who never miss an episode of the ever popular ABC television series Scandal. Filled with strong women characters, it follows Charlotte Kramer, the forty-fifth president of the United States, as she faces a day of five major terrorist attacks on the US. Mix in a little behind the scenes underhanded goings on, and you won't want to put this one down.
The whole family is invited to enjoy Frights at Home and Far Away – scary folktales from around the world – at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 29, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required. Refreshments will be served.
With a title like Lawyer for the Dog, how could you not want to read this one? Charleston Attorney Sally Baynard is assigned by Judge Joe Baynard (her ex-husband) to represent a dog in a custody battle in a divorce case that is tying up his court docket. Soon, she is juggling the needs of the dog, the angry owners, her amorous ex-husband, her aging mother, and the exasperating expectations of the court. So many issues crammed into 230 pages, but so much fun to read.
Kids ages 3 to 5 and their adult friends are invited to Stories on Ice – a program of stories and skating – at 10 a.m. and repeated at 5 p.m. Thursdays November 5, 12 and 19 at Blue Line Family Ice Center, 550 Fond du Lac Ave. The program is free, no registration required.
Kids ages 6 to 12 who attend school in Fond du Lac School District get a bonus: early release on the first Fridays of the month. The Fond du Lac Public Library is offering Half Day Parties from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. featuring a kid-friendly movie, snacks and games of bingo in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. The program, in the McLane Meeting Room in the Main Library’s lower level, is free. No registration required.