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Kids get Money Smart, too

Kids are a big part of what Money Smart Week is all about.

Roar like a lion BookCellar's March sales

Two great sales are on tap in March at the Fond du Lac Public Library BookCellar, the city’s only used book store.

Saturday, March 15: Pot o’ Gold Sale, kids’ books are buy one, get one free (some restrictions).

Saturday, March 29, and Monday, March 31: Spring in Your Step Sale, all health and wellness books are half price.

Team Trivia raffle tickets on sale

What’s a new way to help literacy in our community? Team Trivia raffle tickets, of course. Tickets are on sale starting February 23 at the Fond du Lac Public Library, Saavy Boutique, Dynamic Chiropractic and Gallery & Frame Shop.

Tickets are $5 each or three for $10 and offer a chance to win:

'Cutting Boards & Collages' in gallery in March

Retired college instructor Roxine McQuitty will bring her eclectic collection, Cutting Boards and Collages, to the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery from March 3 to April 2.

MPTC IT Club teaching tech classes

The Moraine Park Technical College IT Club is offering a series of four classes – Technology Sampling – free to the public at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

American History classes continue in March

The weekly American History class offered by Marian University at the Fond du Lac Public Library
continues weekly through March as it marches through our nation’s early years. Classes meet at 6 p.m. The schedule:

March 5: Lifestyle and the evolving material culture in Colonial America, Part one

March 12: Maps and mapping with emphasis on the historic fur trade

Fermentation series in March

Touted by foodies and the medical community alike for their complex flavors and purported health benefits, fermented foods are making a big comeback. They’ve been around for centuries; ancient people used what nature provided to preserve foods in a healthy way. The same basic techniques are available to any home cook.

March 20 history program on the Wide Awakes

Bands of young men carrying torches down Main Street Fond du Lac! Militant politicos! Uniform-wearing radicals! We’re talking, of course, of the ’60s. The 1860s.

Library lending Kindles to kids, teens

The Fond du Lac Public Library is lending Kindle e-readers loaded with kids’ and teens’ chapter books. Books such as the uber-popular Divergent, Hunger Games, Percy Jackson and Harry Potter series are preloaded on the devices. The Kindles can be borrowed for 21 days and can be renewed just like other library materials. Children checking them out must have parents sign a release form.

The Kindles are available at the Main Desk in the downtown library.

 

A Pepin County Mystery

Lake of Tears is Mary Logue’s latest mystery set in Pepin County and featuring the character Claire Watkins. This is a good choice for people who like to read books with a Wisconsin connection, and people who like police procedural mysteries. The story is set in autumn as the local people are doing an annual ritual of constructing a Viking boat and setting it on fire. Claire is a deputy sheriff, and her daughter Meg will be going to college soon.

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