Wisconsin

Calling artists for 'All Hallows Eve' exhibit

Artists are invited to submit samples for a special exhibit in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery. The All Hallows Eve exhibit from October 7 to November 4 will complement the library’s annual Fond du Lac Reads program – one book for the whole community, with programs to match.

Teen wrap-up party Aug 15 will be mega

Behold! The Power of Reading summer program at the Fond du Lac Public Library runs through August 15 with rewards for time spent reading.

Review of help for domestic violence victims Aug 17

Agnesian HealthCare’s monthly domestic violence awareness program, Shine On Sessions, will review the interventions available locally for victims of domestic violence at 6 p.m. Monday, August 17, at Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

Bootlegging and Moonshining in the Holyland Aug 20

Why were bootleggers and moonshiners drawn to the Holyland during the Prohibition? Local historian J.J. Jenkins has been investigating the area’s notorious past and will tell tales at Bootlegging and Moonshining in the Holyland at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 20, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

WI Regional Art Show returns in August

The Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery is the site of the annual Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) show August 5 through September 2.

Share your best market-fresh recipes in August

It’s the peak of the season; gardens and farms are bursting with the best of nature’s bounty. Local cooks know how to make the most of this special time of year, and the Fond du Lac Public Library is inviting them to share.

Is Wisconsin a hotbed for crime?

Wisconsin is the setting for a number of crime novels lately. Here are 4 of them:

Mysteries of Soldiers Grove by Paul Zimmer

Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel by Jason Padgett

Struck by Genius tells how Jason Padgett went from a partying college dropout to mathematical savant after a 2002 mugging in which he sustained brain damage. After his brain injuries, Padgett could understand high level mathematics and could see fractal geometric patterns in everyday objects. He had acquired savant syndrome and synesthesia. Padgett’s story has a Fond du Lac connection. Dr.

Drugs, alcohol and domestic violence July 20

Agnesian HealthCare’s monthly domestic violence awareness program, Shine On Sessions, will examine “Drugs, Alcohol and Domestic Violence” at 6 p.m. Monday, July 20, at Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

The session, facilitated by Amy Rodriguez, Agnesian HealthCare's Domestic Violence Program prevention educator, will take a closer look at how drugs and alcohol are used in violent relationships.

More homespun humor from Wisconsin author Michael Perry

After publishing nonfiction books (Population 485, Coop, Visiting Tom), Wisconsin author Michael Perry has published his first novel, Jesus Cow, which just may leave you laughing out loud. His new novel is much like his previous books—full of humor, quirky characters, and some food for thought. Main character Harley Jackson is just trying to hold on to the last few acres of farmland that belonged to his family.

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