Wisconsin

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.

And the winner is ...

It went from 620 down to one winner: Chapter 52.

Kathy Dreifuerst wins the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Name the Bookstore contest with her entry she said was inspired by great art galleries.

Summer 2015 programs for teens

Teens in grades 6 through 12 don’t have to retire to their Fortress of Solitude (i.e., bedrooms) to kick back and have fun this summer. Behold! The Power of Reading offers free activities all summer long.

Summer 2015 programs for kids

There’s a full roster of great events for kids this summer at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Full details are available at the Calendar.

Be a summer superhero: Read

Not able to leap over tall buildings in a single bound? Outmatched by a locomotive? It’s OK. You can read, and that’s all you need to do to exercise your superpowers this summer at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

History of Little Farmer June 18

Learn how, over its 149 years, The Little Farmer has grown from a simple family farm to a bustling agri-tourism site at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s History at Home program at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 18. The program is free, no registration required.

June Crafternoon: Woven Map Travel Journal

These are the days of wanderlust; the road beckons. Every good traveler – or dreamer – knows that memories are for capturing. The June Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library is just the thing. Crafters will use upcycled maps to weave and cover a journal, perfect for the season (or a great Father’s Day gift).

Romance and suspense set in southwestern Wisconsin

Two senior citizens find love and danger in the driftless area around Soldiers Grove and Viroqua in Paul Zimmer’s novel The Mysteries of Soldiers Grove. This is a quick read with some humor, some serious points about growing old, and a happy ending. Told in alternate chapters by Cyril and Louise who both live at the assisted living center in Soldiers Grove. Cyril is alone in the world. He had a hard childhood with drunken parents and sought comfort in reading biographies in the encyclopedia.

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