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Painting Crafternoon repeated April 16

Due to popular demand, the Crafternoon painting project at the Fond du Lac Public Library will be repeated – twice – on Saturday, April 16. The project will be taught in two separate sessions: at 10 a.m. and at 1 p.m.

2 programs canceled March 23

Concerns over inclement weather have caused the cancellation of two programs at the FDL Public Library on Wednesday, March 23:

• 5:30 p.m. Evening Storytime

• 6 p.m. Big History of Futures Past, presented by Dr. Rick Whaley and Herman Bender.

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Kids, teens get Money Smart, too

Kids are a big part of what Money Smart Week is all about. The annual program this year runs April 23 to April 30 and promotes the importance of financial literacy with free programming for all ages. Programs this year created especially for kids and teens include:

April's the month for fine forgiveness

Every April, the Fond du Lac Public Library buzzes with activity. April is the time to celebrate National Library Week (April 10-16) and Money Smart Week (April 23-30). It’s a time for programming, learning and having fun. At the Fond du Lac Public Library, it’s also a time for fine forgiveness.

Teen events for April

The Fond du Lac Public Library has these programs for teens in grades 6 through 12 in April:

'Reinventing Urban' in gallery in April

The Open Door Artists will be presenting their 8th annual themed show April 6 to May 3 at the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery. The theme this year is Reinventing Urban, which harkens back to the group’s first show, Reinventing Rural.

Why Does the Other Line Always Move Faster? By David Andrews

Hate waiting in line? I know I do. The new book Why Does the Other Line Always Move Faster? by David Andrews explores the myths and misery, secrets and psychology of waiting in line. Andrews went in search of answers to this age old question and unearthed a world of science, history and cultural norms about the often stressful, sometimes nonexistent and usually time-consuming act of waiting in line.

A funny book for dog lovers

Dogs Are People,Too by Dave Coverly has the subtitle “a collection of cartoons to make your tail wag” and that is exactly what it is.

The Primates of Park Avenue: a memoir by Wednesday Martin

What a funny and interesting memoir. Wednesday Martin, PhD, has worked as a writer and social researcher in New York City for more than two decades. Using her background in anthropology and primatology, Primates of Park Avenue compares Martin's research of primates to the social climbing rituals she discovered while trying to fit in upon her arrival on the Upper East Side of New York with her husband and young son.

New debut thriller set in Milwaukee

If you like thrillers or if you are waiting for the next Jack Reacher book, you should try The Drifter by Nicholas Petrie. The Drifter is set in Milwaukee and features a Marine veteran named Peter Ash who suffers from “white static” when he has to be indoors. Peter learned that his sergeant, Jimmy Johnson, died as a result of suicide, and Peter feels guilty that he was not there to help Jimmy.

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