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Q&A with new library director

Jon Mark Bolthouse, 47, is a technology expert, father of 11-year-old Ivy, husband to Monica Walk and, in his spare time, an accomplished (and busy) keyboard and guitar player for the Madison-based band Fuzzy Side Up. He took over as director of the Fond du Lac Public Library on July 23.

BookCellar dries out in time for sale

The lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library is clean and dry following flooding last week from a burst pipe. The BookCellar will reopen on Saturday, August 4, in time for a special sale. All books in the Finance section – on money management, personal finance, retirement, etc. – will be half price on Saturday and Monday.

Flooding causes BookCellar closure

A burst pipe in the lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library will cause The BookCellar to close on Saturday, July 28, and Monday, July 30. The library plans to reopen the store on Saturday, August 4.

The flooding occurred sometime during Wednesday’s overnight storm that dropped about 2 ½ inches of rain on Fond du Lac. Some of the meeting rooms are closed temporarily for cleanup, but all other library programs and services are operating as normal.

2 BookCellar sales in August


The Fond du Lac Public Library’s BookCellar – the used books and more store in the lower level – is having two great sales in August.

On Saturday, August 4, and Monday, August 6, everything in the Business & Finance section is half off. The section includes books on personal finance, retirement, management and more that regularly sell for $1.

Oshkosh painter featured in 'New Trees'

Oshkosh artist Edsel LaBillois will present an exhibit of his paintings, New Trees, in the library's Langdon Divers Gallery in August. The public is invited to a reception at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 9, at the gallery. Refreshments provided.

Wedgie Power! Capt. Underpants Party Aug 13

He’s bald. He’s hypnotized. He likes to shout, “tra-la-laaaa.” And aside from a red curtain tied around his neck, all he wears are white cotton underpants. Kids know him as Captain Underpants, the evil school principal-turned underdressed superhero and the star of an extremely popular series of kids’ books.

Tablet/e-reader program repeated Aug 15

Back by popular demand. A team of experts from the Fond du Lac Best Buy store and the Fond du Lac Public Library will again present How to Use Tablets and E-readers at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, at the library.

Experience Alaska on Aug 22

Veteran travelers Valerie and Wayne Graczyk will share their photos, memories and stories from a recent seven-day trip at Experience Alaska, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 22, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free. No registration required.

Learn geocaching Aug 8

Rediscover how fun it can be to play outside at night in the summertime through the family-friendly phenomenon of geocaching.

Avid local geocachers Kyle Schmitz and Vanessa Theel will offer Intro to Geocaching at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Mondays on the Moon now double the fun

Heavy demand and a generous gift from the Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library have combined to double the fun on Mondays.

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