Recently my husband was hospitalized for 3 days. I decided he needed a distraction to take his mind off of his pain, so I read to him. I can’t say that it cured him, but it did help to relax him. I chose to read the book Living a Country Year by Jerry Apps because of its nostalgic, folksy, calm tone. If you know someone having a difficult time, perhaps you will want to try reading to the person. Or, if you don’t feel comfortable with reading out loud, you can try one of the Library’s many audio-books. Help make someone feel better with reading out loud.
Over the years, so much has been written about the Kennedy family but little information has been available about Rosemary, the intellectually disabled daughter of Rose Fitzgerald and Joseph P. Kennedy. Author Kate Clifford Larson used Rose Kennedy's diaries and correspondence, letters from Rosemary's teachers and doctors, and exclusive family interviews to bring Rosemary's story to life in Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter, a profoundly revealing family story.
There’s beauty in the small things, the forgotten things, the leftovers. Local artists have taken inspiration from the stuff normally sent to the trash bin for the exhibit, The Detritus Project: Turning Library Cast-offs into Art, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery February 3-March 2. A public reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Painters will get step-by-step directions to create a Sunny Dandelion acrylic painting that will brighten up any wall at the February 20 Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library. All supplies are provided.
Back by popular demand: Family Lego Nights at the Fond du Lac Public Library, at 6 p.m. every first Thursday of the month, starting February 4. The event is open to kids in kindergarten through fifth grade, and their families. Lego and Duplo blocks will be available. The event is free, no registration required.
The Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library are busy planning a fun and family friendly event on March 13, 2016: the second annual Browser Open. It will be a great antidote to late winter cabin fever. The fundraiser will feature a creative mini-golf course inside the library with 18 unique holes designed for children and adults.