Kids love to color and they love frozen custard, so this is a win-win. Kids ages 11 and younger can pick up a special coloring sheet at the Fond du Lac Public Library Children’s Desk throughout April. All they have to do is draw a picture about their favorite book, turn the picture in to the library and they get a coupon for a free scoop of custard. The coupon is redeemable at any neighborhood Culvers.
The free custard promotion is taking place in recognition of National Library Week, April 8-14. The library is holding a number of activities during the week and month.
You probably know that the Fond du Lac Public Library offers more than just books. You can borrow e-readers, audio books, DVDs, CDs and a lot more. But these options just scratch the surface of what’s to come at the public library of the future.
From 3D printers to tablet PCs, robotics to custom professional cake pans, the technology world is helping to transform 21st Century libraries into vibrant, creative community spaces, rich with opportunities to make, share and collaborate.
First there was 47. Then there were six. Then there were two. The 12th annual Fond du Lac Literacy Services Team Trivia 2012 drew a total of 47 teams of four players over two nights of tough questioning on March 6 and March 8 at Whispering Springs Golf Club.
On March 6, the winning team was the Schraufiderios: Jeanine Schraufnagel, Shawn Schraufnagel, Sarah Desiderio and Joe Desiderio. On March 8, the winners were The Operators: Anthony Strigenz, John Moen, Linda Englehardt and Tammi Flaherty.
I am very excited about the recently published novel One Hundred and One Nights by former Brandon resident Benjamin Buchholz. This is his first novel, although he already has published a book of poems and is the author of Private Soldiers, which tells of his deployment in Iraq with the Wisconsin National Guard.
Six candidates are vying for four open City Council seats in the April 3 municipal election. The Fond du Lac Public Library, in cooperation with local media, will hold a candidates’ forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15.
The candidates will face questions from a panel of local journalists in a session moderated by Marty Ryan, former councilman and council president. The candidates also will address their backgrounds, qualifications, personal histories and reasons for seeking local office.
Wisconsin author Sandra Kring’s new book A Life of Bright Ideas has just been published. It is a sequel to The Book of Bright Ideas with many of the same characters. Kring writes about small town life, family, and friendship in a down-to-earth, humorous, conversational tone. It is best to start with Book of BrightIdeas to understand the characters and so that the ending from the first book is not spoiled.
A person’s credit score – and its accuracy – can affect purchasing, loan rates and sometimes job prospects. The library will present a Money Smart U class, How to Build and Improve Your Credit Score, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 14.
Tammy Matzdorf, program director of Consumer Credit Counseling Service, will discuss how to improve a credit score, clean up credit and how to obtain a free credit report. Matzdorf has degrees in Accounting and Education.