Relativity by Antonia Hayes—family relations and a boy savant

Relativity by Antonia Hayes is a novel for people who enjoy stories about family relationships such as those by Jodi Picoult. It is also a good book for anyone interested in the subject of savants. Twelve-year-old Ethan lives in Sydney, Australia with his mother Claire and is brilliant in physics and astronomy. Claire has not told Ethan anything about his father Mark until Ethan has a seizure which sends him to the hospital. Then the story comes out that Mark was convicted of shaking Ethan and causing brain damage when Ethan was 4 months old.

VanDyke ran 13 marathons in 13 days

How did a self-professed nonathlete run 13 marathons in 13 days?

“Your body can do anything your mind tells it to,” said Amy VanDyke.

'Move Your Body' on Aug 9

The Fond du Lac Public Library and community partners finish up their Healthy Brain/Healthy Body series of programs with Move Your Body at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 9 in the library’s new Idea Studio in the lower level.

Sizzling-hot Aug sales at Chapter 52

Escape the heat and snap up great bargains at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s used-books-and-more Chapter 52 Bookstore located at 52 Sheboygan St. Through August, the store is offering two sales:

‘Murder, Mayhem & Scallywags’ Aug. 18

Lower Town Fond du Lac, circa 1800s, was located at Scott Street Landing. There, where the road met the river, workers from nearby lumber mills and foundries poured into 24-hour saloons and nearly every night somebody was up to no good.

Wisconsin Regional Art show at gallery in Aug

The Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery is the site of the annual Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) show August 3 through September 6.

'When I'm 65' class Aug. 15

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 10 a.m. Monday, August 15.

Key chain Crafternoon Aug. 20

Using scraps of fabric, felt and a few buttons, crafters will make a key chain at the 1 p.m. Saturday, August 20, Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio.

The program is free and open to adults and teens in middle school or older. Space is strictly limited. All supplies will be provided. Under-aged children and walk-ins are not allowed.

Plotted: A Literary Atlas by Andrew DeGraff

Classic literature buffs are sure to enjoy this book. In Plotted: A Literary Atlas, author and San Francisco-based illustrator Andrew DeGraff has created 19 idiosyncratic and highly detailed maps based on the landscapes and locales in popular literature that offers readers a new way of looking at their favorite fictional worlds. Each chapter begins with a short essay by the book's editor Daniel Harmon with a somewhat philosophical look at some great classics.

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