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Tune up with 'Brain Aerobics' July 12

Dementia can’t be prevented, but progression of the disease can be slowed through exercising the mind. Get a fun mental workout at Brain Aerobics 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s new Idea Studio. The program is free; no registration required.

Budgeting class July 14

Does your money seem to disappear faster than a snow cone in summer? Want to go on vacation without going into debt? Family Living Educator Michelle Tidemann will provide budgeting tips to help you better manage your money at a free program at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Registration is recommended at the Calendar or by calling the library Help Desk at (920) 322-3929. Drop-ins are welcome also.

Chapter 52 Bookstore warms up with July sales

Summer is in full swing, and so are savings at the Fond du Lac Public Library's used-books-and-more Chapter 52 Bookstore. Through July, the store is offering two sales:

Red Cross blood drive July 27

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at the Fond du Lac Public Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. Donors must be 17 years old (or 16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Donors can schedule their appointment at www.redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. Drop-ins also will be welcome. All donors will receive refreshments.

 

FDL Visual Arts at gallery in July

The 14 artists in Fond du Lac Visual Arts will exhibit a wide variety of work – painting, collage, photography, jewelry, sculpture and fabric art – at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery from July 6 to August 2. The public is invited to an artists’ reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 7. Refreshments will be served.

Dave Haase recounts 2016 RAAM at FDL Library July 20

Despite a detour to the emergency room with possible pneumonia and forced bed rest, Dave Haase rallied to finished second overall and first among U.S. riders on June 24 in the 2016 Race Across America (RAAM), the world’s toughest bicycle race.

Summer’s officially here! Time for beach reading

Heading to the beach this summer? The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews would make a perfect beach read. Set on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, North Carolina, the author takes us on a wild ride of secrets, betrayal and deception. Written in her trademark blend of humor and warmth, and with characters and a setting you can't help but fall in love with, this book is a perfect summer escape.

‘Prelude to War’ July 21 explores US-Mexico strife

Why did the United States’ relationship with Mexico influence our country’s participation in The Great War? Local historian Wayne King will delve into the complex forces at work and their ramifications in Fond du Lac in his program, Prelude to War presented at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

A Debut Novel--Dodgers by Bill Beverly

I was drawn to the debut novel Dodgers by Bill Beverly because of the great reviews and the possibility that there was a Wisconsin connection. There is not much of a Wisconsin connection, but I am happy that I read this novel. Main character East is a 15-year-old black teen living in Los Angeles who is a lookout for his uncle Fin’s drug house. When the house is raided, East is told to go with 3 other young men to kill a judge who was a key witness and who is hiding out in Wisconsin.

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