Maybe it is the centennial anniversary of the start of World War I or the TV series Downton Abbey, but whatever it is, World War I themed books are popular now. World War I is the setting of the new book Stella Bain by Anita Shreve. The story starts in France during March of 1916. An unconscious woman was brought to a battlefield hospital. She does not know who she is but thinks her name is Stella Bain and that she knows how to drive an ambulance.
No other author writes about Las Vegas glitz and glamour, or chronicles the lives of the rich and famous, as well as Jackie Collins. Her latest, Confessions of a Wild Child, is the prequel to the long running Lucky Santangelo series and gives us a glimpse into the teenage years of Lucky Santangelo. They may have been wild and wicked, but those teenage years are what helped make Lucky into the powerful 50-something woman she is portrayed as in the last book in the series, Goddess of Vengeance (2011).
What’s a new way to help literacy in our community? Team Trivia raffle tickets, of course. Tickets are on sale starting February 23 at the Fond du Lac Public Library, Saavy Boutique, Dynamic Chiropractic and Gallery & Frame Shop.
Tickets are $5 each or three for $10 and offer a chance to win:
I like to read books with a Wisconsin connection, or that feature dogs or are humorous, intriguing, or historical. I also like to read literary “book club” type books that sometimes take me outside of my usual reading habits. Right now I am reading a book that falls outside of what I would normally pick--On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee.
Performing three Celtic tales – from myth, legend and Ireland’s early Christian era - professional storyteller Midge Miles will go beyond St. Patrick’s Day clichés with Celtic Soul: Celtic Stories at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
Crafters should bring two washed T-shirts (sizes L and XL work best) to No-Sew Scarves Crafternoon at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Space is limited, and registration is required beginning at 9 a.m. March at the Calendar or by calling the Help Desk at (920) 322-3929.
The weekly American History class offered by Marian University at the Fond du Lac Public Library continues weekly through March as it marches through our nation’s early years. Classes meet at 6 p.m. The schedule:
March 5: Lifestyle and the evolving material culture in Colonial America, Part one
March 12: Maps and mapping with emphasis on the historic fur trade