Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy Wright is a sweet romance set in Milwaukee. Main character Elizabeth Johnson (who likes to be called Lou) is a chef with a new restaurant called Luella’s. Lou is engaged to Devlin, an ambitious lawyer. For Devlin’s birthday she bakes him a special coconut cake (recipe is included) and takes it to his apartment as a surprise, stopping along the way at a newsstand where she bumps into a stranger.
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.
Fond du Lac Artists Association will showcase the diverse talents of its members November 4 through December 2 at the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery. The exhibit will showcase Artist of the Year Roxine McQuitty.
From their humble beginnings at a 1960 craft fair where all 25 mice sold for $1 each, to today's 3,000-mice-a-year output, the Cathedral Mice of St. Paul’s are a phenomenon and an engaging tale. Ruth Du Frane will tell their story at two programs on Thursday, November 19: at 2 pm and repeated at 6 pm at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The programs are free. No registration required.
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.
Using scrapbook paper, a Styrofoam ball and a few festive embellishments, crafters will make a unique and beautiful holiday ornament at the November 21 Crafternoon class at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
No, this is not some scary Halloween story. The unusual title Washing the Dead refers to a sacred Jewish ritual, and in this novel the ritual helps to strengthen the bond between mothers and daughters. Set in Milwaukee and alternating between the 1970s and 2009, main character Barbara is a teen in 1973 who is being raised in an Orthodox Jewish family. Their shul (church) is in an old mansion that was donated anonymously and also provides the living quarters for the rabbi's family.
UPDATE: Due to the inclement weather on Halloween, the flash mob is rescheduled for Saturday, Nov 7. Meet with choreographer Julie Wilson at her studio, Shut Up and Dance, 17 Forest Ave., at 11 am. Flash mob downtown at 11:30, then mob the library at noon.
Flash mobbers should come dressed in their zombie worst and made up to look their undead-iest.
Inspired by the classic creepiness of Dracula, which is the selection for Fond du Lac Reads this year, area artists have tapped into their dark sides for the exhibit, “All Hallows Eve” at the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery from October 7 through November 4. The show includes a variety of works in myriad media.
Be the un-Dracula: donate blood to save lives. The Fond du Lac Public Library is hosting a Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, to support the community and to celebrate its Fond du Lac Reads book, Dracula, by Bram Stoker.
Donors must be 17 years old (or 16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health.