Don't Tell Me You're Afraid by Giuseppe Catozella is a heartbreaking novel based on the true story of Samia Yusuf Omar who was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1991, ran in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and died in the Mediterranean Sea in April 2012 during a horrific journey trying to reach the London Olympics. The story starts in 1999 when Samia and her friend Ali were 8 years old. Ali realized that Samia was a faster runner and decided to be her coach. When Samia was 10 years old, she won a city-wide race.
Why did the United States’ relationship with Mexico influence our country’s participation in The Great War? Local historian Wayne King will delve into the complex forces at work and their ramifications in Fond du Lac in his program, Prelude to War presented at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
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.
Veteran travelers Valerie and Wayne Graczyk will share their photos, stories and travel tips at Highlights of Southern Spain travelogue program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 6, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.
Performing three Celtic tales – from myth, legend and Ireland’s early Christian era - professional storyteller Midge Miles will go beyond St. Patrick’s Day clichés with Celtic Soul: Celtic Stories at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
Veteran travelers Valerie and Wayne Graczyk will share their photos, stories and travel tips at The Best of Greece & Mediterranean Isles travelogue program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free, and no registration is required.
Greece is at the top of the Graczyks’ list of favorite travel destinations.
Shopping for readers this holiday season? The BookCellar at the Fond du Lac Public Library – the city’s only used book store – sells used books, movies, music and magazines for all ages at deep discounts. Most hardcover books are $1, paperbacks and kids’ books are 50 cents.
In December, two special sales offer even-better deals: