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LearningExpress Library--a hidden gem

We seem to be a culture obsessed with self-improvement. And for good reason—a better skill set, a new certification, a good education can help you land a new job or a promotion. The library is committed to helping job seekers, whether through our Opportunity Center, JobSmart and MoneySmart classes, or by providing resources that help you advance personally and professionally.

Happy Valentine's Day!

In honor of Valentine's Day, this post is dedicated to my love of romance novels. I admit it. I am an incurable romantic. I love that light-headed, stomach dropping, lump-in-your-throat feeling you get when the man you love says something sweet, does something silly that touches your heart. What do I look for in a good romance novel? I want my heart to flutter, I want to laugh....and cry too....

Get Engaged (or Outraged) with "Time for Outrage"

Time for Outrage is a book written by a ninety something Frenchman. So why should you pick it up? This slim little book doesn’t look like much and only takes about 30 minutes to read, but it is both an inspiration and a history lesson in one. Hessel was a member of the French Resistance in World War II, worked closely with the postwar French government, and helped to craft the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

Catherine the Great

Robert Massie has written several books about the Romanov dynasty in Russia, including a biography of Peter the Great for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. After years of research, Massie recently released a biography of Catherine the Great.

Find the Right Book

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy. ~Edward P. Morgan

 Are you looking for a new book to read? Are you struggling to find something that really suits your mood or taste? As always, we can help.

Charity Club donates to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Charity Club, Inc., has donated $1,500 to the Fond du Lac Public Library’s early literacy program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Pop the corn: Big VHS sale at The BookCellar

To celebrate a bumper crop of VHS movies from the Children’s Room, The BookCellar is holding a big sale – all VHS tapes are 25 cents on Saturday, February 25, and Monday, February 27. Visitors to the store can enter to win a Family Movie Night Basket door prize, with popcorn, movies, books and snacks.

Find 3 smart friends for Team Trivia

What’s the only bird that can see the color blue? In which Wisconsin town was the ice cream sundae invented? What’s the only number with letters in alphabetical order?

These questions just might pop up at the 12th annual Team Trivia March 6 and March 8 at Whispering Springs Golf Club. Teams of four pay $100 to play at the event that benefits Fond du Lac Literacy Services.

New Book Club Kits put it all together

Book clubs no longer have to scramble to find enough copies of their reading selections. The Fond du Lac Public Library will offer Book Club Kits starting February 13.

Special Storytime for youngest 'readers'

Ever try to get a toddler to sit still for a half-hour? Who’s that’s foolhardy? Certainly not the Storytime presenters at the Fond du Lac Public Library. They’ve specially designed Tiny Tots Storytimes for children ages 12 months to 23 months that uses puppets, music, singing, lots of movement along with reading aloud.

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