Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel by Jason Padgett

Struck by Genius tells how Jason Padgett went from a partying college dropout to mathematical savant after a 2002 mugging in which he sustained brain damage. After his brain injuries, Padgett could understand high level mathematics and could see fractal geometric patterns in everyday objects. He had acquired savant syndrome and synesthesia. Padgett’s story has a Fond du Lac connection. Dr.

'When I'm 65' class July 29

Retirement can be a great time of life, but understanding the intricacies of the paperwork can cause headaches. The Fond du Lac Public Library is offering a free class, When I’m 65, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 29.

Picnic Table Caddy sign-up starts July 3

Smarten up the cookout table with the Picnic Table Caddy Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18, is free and open to adults and teens in middle school or older. All supplies provided. Space is limited. Registration is required and starts at 9 a.m.

Bag-on-Fire Sale at BookCellar July 11

To get ready for its big move, the Fond du Lac Public Library’s BookCellar is holding a one day Bags-on-Fire Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11.

Customers will receive a grocery bag and can fill it up with all the hardcover and paperback books, magazines, movies and more and pay just $5 for the lot.

Reading - the ultimate superpower!

The summer reading program is in full swing at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The theme this year is Behold! The Power of Reading. You can sign up for the program online at, or at any of the library service desks. Anyone can participate, and it only takes a minute to sign up. It is so easy - simply mark off a circle on your reading card for every 30 minutes of reading you do. It can be reading together as a family, or reading to others. Any format of reading qualifies, even listening to audiobooks.

Following the footsteps of local WWI soldiers July 16

It was called the War to End All Wars, and the Fond du Lac area played a role.

Following In Their Footsteps: Local WWI Soldiers in Europe, will be presented at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 16, as part of the Fond du Lac Public Library's monthly History at Home program.

FDL Visual Arts Annual July Show July 1-Aug 4

Fond du Lac Visual Arts presents their Annual July Show at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery July 1-August 4. The public is invited to an artists’ reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 9.

Drugs, alcohol and domestic violence July 20

Agnesian HealthCare’s monthly domestic violence awareness program, Shine On Sessions, will examine “Drugs, Alcohol and Domestic Violence” at 6 p.m. Monday, July 20, at Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

The session, facilitated by Amy Rodriguez, Agnesian HealthCare's Domestic Violence Program prevention educator, will take a closer look at how drugs and alcohol are used in violent relationships.

More homespun humor from Wisconsin author Michael Perry

After publishing nonfiction books (Population 485, Coop, Visiting Tom), Wisconsin author Michael Perry has published his first novel, Jesus Cow, which just may leave you laughing out loud. His new novel is much like his previous books—full of humor, quirky characters, and some food for thought. Main character Harley Jackson is just trying to hold on to the last few acres of farmland that belonged to his family.

And the winner is ...

It went from 620 down to one winner: Chapter 52.

Kathy Dreifuerst wins the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Name the Bookstore contest with her entry she said was inspired by great art galleries.

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