Wisconsin

Día de los muertos party at library Oct. 24

The whole family is invited to a Día de los muertos celebration 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 24, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Children’s Room.

Translated as day of the dead, Día de los muertos is celebrated throughout Mexico and acknowledged around the world in other cultures. It focuses on remembering family members and friends who have died.

Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig

Last Bus to Wisdom is a charming, funny, heartwarming, and autobiographical novel set mainly in Montana and briefly in Manitowoc. Donal is an eleven-year-old orphan living in Montana with his grandmother who is a cook on the Double W ranch. In the summer of 1951, his grandmother needs surgery, and Donal is sent on the Greyhound Bus (which he calls the dog bus) to Manitowoc to stay with his Great Aunt Kate and Great Uncle Herman.

Book artist to give maker presentation Sept 15

Book artist, professor and maker Steve Miller will explore the power of making things by hand in Making in a Digital World, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 15, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required. Miller’s presentation is sponsored by UW-Fond du Lac, where he will give his talk on campus the same day.

Bootlegging program repeated Sept 23

Local historian J.J. Jenkins will repeat his program Bootlegging and Moonshining in the Holyland at 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

'Healthy Waters' program Sept 30

The Clean Waters Project and Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association will present Agricultural Efforts for Healthy Waters at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Shine On Session: Teen Dating Violence Sept 21

Agnesian HealthCare’s monthly domestic violence awareness program, Shine On Sessions, will review the dynamics of a violent relationship in the program, Teen Dating Violence, at 6 p.m. Monday, September 21, at Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

The overview, facilitated by Amy Rodriguez, Agnesian HealthCare's Domestic Violence Program prevention educator, will cover the warning signs of a violent relationship.

'Altered Images' in gallery in Sept

Incredible digital creativity will be on display in Altered Images, photographer Dale Van Minsel’s show in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery September 2 to October 7. The exhibit features a collection of photographs captured with both a conventional camera and an iPhone. The images in the show were edited using mobile apps.

History of FDL railroading Sept 17

Since the earliest days of railroading, Fond du Lac has been a hub. In her program, Following the Train Tracks, at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 17, local historian Tracy Reinhardt will share stories and photos from Fond du Lac’s early days of railroading, including depots and famous wrecks.

Chapter 52 grand opening set for Sept 12

 

It’s new, it’s fun and it’s the best bargain in town: Chapter 52, the Fond du Lac Public Library’s used-books-and-more store, will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, September 12, in conjunction with Fondue Fest.

The Finnish Girl by Dennis Frahmann

The Finnish Girl is an absorbing tale of loss, regrets, and secrets that highlights the little known history of Finns in Wisconsin. The novel opens in 1983 on a farm in far northern Wisconsin as fourteen year old Danny discovers that his mother Lempi has committed suicide. The story then backtracks to Milwaukee in 1967 when Lempi is thirty-four years old and working at fictional Bremen College. Her mentor, Pauline, from her hometown of Clover helped her get a job there.

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