'Following the Train Tracks' Sept. 17

Since the earliest days of railroading, Fond du Lac has been a hub. In her program, Following the Train Tracks, at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 17, local historian Tracy Reinhardt will share stories and photos from Fond du Lac’s early days of railroading, including depots and famous wrecks.

'Healthy Waters' program Sept. 30

The Clean Waters Project and Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association will present Agricultural Efforts for Healthy Waters at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Summer Secrets by Jane Green

The title may sound like a typical beach read, but Summer Secrets by Jane Green is a rich, well developed story about how alcohol and its related disease and addiction can impact generations of a family across an ocean and on two continents. Anyone reading this book will relate to something as it deals with the heart and soul of society and real life issues. It is a sensitive and honest account and the author has made it as true as anyone could make it.

World War II on the home front in Door County

The Cherry Harvest by Lucy Sanna is historical fiction set in 1944 in Door County. Thomas and Charlotte have a farm and cherry orchard. Son Ben is fighting in Italy, and daughter Kate is looking forward to going to the University of Wisconsin. The family is struggling with rationing and with finding people to help with the upcoming cherry harvest. Charlotte’s life is all about the farm and her children.

This guy knows his romance

Chris Harrison has been the host of ABC's hot series The Bachelor since 2002 and has spent his career helping men and women find their soul mate. Who better to write a romance novel? The Perfect Letter is Harrison's writing debut and, I have to say, this guy really knows his romance. Not bad for a first attempt. Light and easy, it is a must-read for Bachelor fans and hopeless romantics everywhere.

Calling artists for 'All Hallows Eve' exhibit

Artists are invited to submit samples for a special exhibit in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery. The All Hallows Eve exhibit from October 7 to November 4 will complement the library’s annual Fond du Lac Reads program – one book for the whole community, with programs to match.

Teen wrap-up party Aug 15 will be mega

Behold! The Power of Reading summer program at the Fond du Lac Public Library runs through August 15 with rewards for time spent reading.

Review of help for domestic violence victims Aug 17

Agnesian HealthCare’s monthly domestic violence awareness program, Shine On Sessions, will review the interventions available locally for victims of domestic violence at 6 p.m. Monday, August 17, at Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Go Set a Watchman, the novel that Harper Lee wrote before writing her beloved prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird, was finally published July 14 with much interest and excitement. I just finished reading the book, and it was well worth it. I felt transported back in time to the South with its mindset, culture, and way of life. Go Set a Watchman is set in the 1950s when Jean Louise (Scout) returns to her hometown of Maycomb from New York.

Bootlegging and Moonshining in the Holyland Aug 20

Why were bootleggers and moonshiners drawn to the Holyland during the Prohibition? Local historian J.J. Jenkins has been investigating the area’s notorious past and will tell tales at Bootlegging and Moonshining in the Holyland at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 20, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

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