Once upon a time there was a magical story about what happened when Santa crash-landed during a terrible storm. Who did Santa meet? Why was he in danger? How can he, his angels and invisible reindeer save Christmas?
Thanks to members of the Fond du Lac Evening Optimist Club, families who attend the Fond du Lac Public Library's Evening with Santa 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, each will receive a copy of the book, Mouse's First Christmas, by Lauren Thompson. Pictured, from left, bottom row: club member Tricia Bonlander, library Children's and Teen Services Coordinator Sarah Newton and club member Lynn Nickel. Top row: club members Dick Baumhardt, Gail Harder and Gerry Bonlander.
In the debut novel North of the Tension Line by J. F. Riordan, Fiona Campbell is a writer currently living in Ephraim and formerly from Milwaukee and Chicago. This novel is leisurely-paced, character-driven, and humorous, and most loose ends are tied up neatly at the end. Fiona’s friend Elisabeth runs a gallery and has a dog named Rocco.
Golf fans know it. Movie fans, too. It’s the scene in the comedy Happy Gilmore when Adam Sandler has to hit his golf ball through a massive pile of wreckage to sink the putt and win the tournament. Spoiler alert: It’s ridiculously funny.
What do you remember about shopping for Christmas in downtown Fond du Lac? In the 1950s and 1960s, Main Street was a shopping mecca for the small towns and rural areas for miles around. Families made special weekend trips just to visit stores such as Fond du Lac Dry Goods, Ragatz Shoes and Yost’s College Shop.
Where does the money go? If that question seems to come up a lot, it’s time to take control. At 9 a.m. Wednesday, November 12, Family Living Educator Michelle Tidemann will present Where Does the Money Go? at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.
At 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, Marian University’s Dr. Rick Whaley together with geologist and internationally published author Herman Bender will offer Big History Preview at the Fond du Lac Public Library.