The beach scene with the cute little dog in a sweater might make you think it is a light beach read. Take my word for it, The Widow Waltz by Sally Koslow is anything but. It is a story of a wife and two daughters trying to move on after the death of their husband and father. It is hard enough to lose a loved one, but what if you discover the loved one you are grieving was not the person you thought they were, and the life of luxury you have been living is all based on lies?
What? William Shakespeare and Star Wars? Yes! Ian Doescher, with the cooperation of George Lucas, has written the story of the original Star Wars movie, A New Hope, in iambic pentameter in the style of a Shakespeare play. The language is fun to read with plenty of “thou” and “prithee” among the references to “droids” and “hyperspace”. It’s not really such a stretch to put Shakespeare and StarWars together. Both the Star Wars movies and Shakespeare’s plays are epic tales with villains and colorful supporting characters.
Picture this: You're walking into school. You approach your new locker. It's dull. It's boring. It's probably dirty.
Hang on. It doesn't have to stay that way. Teens in grades 6-12 should stop in 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 14, to put some personality into that bland metal box. Make cool gadgets to glam it up or rock it out. Just attending enters you in a drawing for a Back to School Survival Kit, complete with delicious candy.
Pump Up Your Locker is just the first of several great teen programs this fall:
Boy, you really dug into reading this summer. This has been one of the busiest summers ever at the Fond du Lac Public Library. With magicians, wild animals and tons of reading – more than 2 million minutes were logged by kids, teens and adults - we hope you had as much fun as we did.
As summer winds down and school gets started, we’re heading into a great fall season.
Kids are starting school any day now, and that means the calendar will be filling up. The Fond du Lac Public Library Crafternoon program has a solution: Make a handy message board to get the gang’s attention. Crafters will have supplies provided to make one board and three magnets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 21. Space is limited, and registration is required beginning 9 a.m.
Arab Spring continues to bring hope for reform to the Middle East and Northern Africa. But these revolutionary movements are bringing violence and turmoil while exposing the fault lines between religious and political groups. This is true especially in Syria, where a violent civil war rages, and Lebanon, where tensions threaten to unravel its civil society.