On August 31st, the Kaukauna Public Library was notified that it received requested grant funds from Best Buy for the Hour of Code program. According to Best Buy Community Relations, “Technology know-how is crucial for young people preparing to enter the job market for the first time. We open the door to opportunity with technology training and tools that transform underserved teens from consumers to creators – a new generation of engineers, entrepreneurs, teachers, designers and dreamers.”

The Library requested grant funds for the purchase of additional iPads and tablets for the new Hour of Code program the Library is offering to students. The Hour of Code program is a perfect fit for the Best Buy Community Grants Program, which “ignites teen potential through technology” because the program focuses on learning new technology including coding, robotics, animation, and game design. 

Hour of Code runs at the Library during the school year on the first Thursday of the month, running 10/5, 11/2 & 12/7 this year from 6:30-7:30p. Participants in grades three and up can expect to work on different projects during the program including coding with Osmos, robotics including Ozobots, learning animation and app building and more! Best Buy is “committed to giving underserved youth hands-on access to the tech education and tools they need to be successful in school and in their future careers.” As such, this new partnership gives the Library funding necessary to continue to have access to the technology required to help teach patrons of all ages about the importance of technological literacy.

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Support the Friends of the Kaukauna Public Library by shopping our book sale.  Items range between 25 cents and $1.00 and benefit the Friends. Donations greatly appreciated.

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

This event has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Coming to the new Fox Communities Exhibition Center opening in 2017, We Are Here is a installation by artist Rob Neilson intended to showcase the faces of the Fox Cities. Over the coming months, they will be traveling throughout the Fox Cities, coming to local events to photograph the faces of our communities. We are looking for people willing to showcase the diversity of the community. Kaukauna residents will have the opportunity to participate in the project on November 22nd between 9a-12p at the Library. For more information on the project, please visit:

Rob Neilson is the Frederick R. Layton Distinguished Professor of Art and Associate Professor at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Born and raised in Detroit, he received a BFA in Fine Arts from the College for Creative Studies. A professional artist since earning his MFA in sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rob has exhibited his sculpture, installations, and drawings at galleries, museums, and alternative spaces nationally and internationally.​

Neilson has created public art commissions throughout the United States, including projects in California, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Illinois, Michigan, Virginia, and North Carolina. In 2006 Rob completed a 6-month residency at the Kohler Arts/Industry program where he fabricated 54 iron castings for a public art project commissioned by the Los Angeles Metro Transit Authority.​

Equal parts artist and educator, Rob has been a visiting artist at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Virginia Tech University and Longwood University (Virginia), Dickinson College (Pennsylvania), Millikin University (Illinois) and California State University.

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Support the Friends of the Kaukauna Public Library by shopping our book sale. Fill a bag for just $1 today! Donations greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 3:00pm to 8:00pm

Local historian and genealogist Tom Duscher will be back to teach an intermediate genealogy workshop. Tom will cover breaking down genealogy brick walls and the use of DNA to prove family lines.  The workshop will also include some intermediate report generation, creating a simple family tree book and doing an online publishing of the book for family to view. The presentation begins at 6:00p and interested participants can stay after to work in the computer lab on Tom will also be available starting at 3:00p for one-on-one walk-sessions for assistance in researching family. Meets in conference ABC.  

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Give the Library a gift! The Library will have displays of books for you to purchase in honor/memory of loved ones to go in our Library collections for our community to check out. We will have a wide range of items (prices range from $5.99-$35) which will be nameplated in front of you to go into the collection. Enjoy refreshments and a looping presentation in the Conference Room during your visit. All items purchased for the Library that day are subject to regular collection management policy. Event courtesy of The Friends of the Kaukauna Public Library.  This event is open to anyone that loves to support their local Library!

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Participants are encouraged to bring projects, both completed and those you are working on finishing to share. Together we can share creative ideas, learn various forms of crafts and meet new people with a common interest in fiber arts. On occassion, presentations from artisans on specific fiber arts will be planned. Fiber art topics include, but are not limited to: quilting, spinning, rug hooking, sewing, knitting, and crochet. Meets in the Conference Room.  

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Holiday and themed planters, wreaths and trees will be available for silent auction bidding starting on November 13th. Items will also have a buy-at price for enthusiastic shoppers! Please register with the front desk for a bidding number. The silent auction will end on December 7th during the event at 7:15p. The event will include refreshments, music and a looping presentation in the conference room. A raffle will also begin on November 13th for a large snowman tree. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the front desk (1 for $1, 7 for $5 and 15 for $10). The raffle winner will be announced during the event at 7:15p, winners do not need to be present to win. Proceeds from the event benefit the Kaukauna Public Library Foundation.   

The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that provides financial support for Library programs and operations. Its goal is to generate and invest funds that can be used to establish and develop new programs and services. A tax-deductible donation to the Kaukauna Public Library Foundation Inc. will gift both present and future generations of Library users. The Library Foundation is pivotal in maintaining a sound financial legacy for the future of the Library.

Gracious sponsors of this event include, Abel Insurance, All Tied Up Floral Cafe, Bank of Kaukauna, Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Inc., Huntington Bank, Kaukauna Eye Care, Mary Lamers, Pat & Bonnie Landreman, Marshall Florist LLC, Meister & Behm Tax Services Inc., One 2 One, LLC, and St. Paul Elder Services.

Meets the 2nd Monday of the Month from 2pm - 3:30pm

Memory Cafes are for those experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss, or cognitive impairment, and for family and friends of those affected.  It's a great opportunity for lively discussions, information gathering, refreshments, camaraderie, and lots of creative fun thrown in.  We have a gerontology professional on hand to answer questions and an enormous weath wealth of experience among participants to be shared.  A program sponsored and held by the Fox Valley Memory Project. Meets in the Conference Room.



Monday, December 11, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Come in from the cold and enjoy a cup of hot Wassail as we learn how to make beautiful Froebel Star (a European decoration) ornaments out of paper. All supplies will be provided however donations are greatly appreciated. All participants will leave with one Froebel Star decoration. Registration required; runs 12/4-12/8. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). The program will be held in Conference Room ABC.  

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Author: Marie Benedict

"The Other Einstein takes you into Mileva's heart, mind, and study as she tries to forge a place for herself in a scientific world dominated by men."-Bustle

In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Come make some fabulous upcycled holiday crafts and gifts using recycled materials. Event being held at 1,000 Islands Environmental Center.* 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Come paint a beautiful seasonal wine glass! Sorry, no wine will be served during the event though. All supplies will be provided however donations are greatly appreciated. All participants will leave with one painted wine glass. Registration required; runs 12/4-12/8. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). The program will be held in Conference Room ABC.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Friends of the Library monthly meeting.  You do not need to be a Friend to attend the meeting!  Interested individuals are encouraged to attend meetings to see how this organization supports the Library.  The group meets in the Board Room (exception- the March 9th the meeting will be in conference room C). 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm

Join the Naturalist from 1,000 Islands to learn about our wintering bald eagles and head outside to watch for them along the river as the sun sets. A portion of this event will take place outdoors, so please dress appropriate for cold weather eagle viewing.

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

Schedule of events:
1030-12 Star Wars: Clone Wars 

1-3:15 Star Wars: The Force Awakens

4-5 Star Wars Team Trivia

5-6 Wisconsin Garrison 501st will be on site.

6-8 John Jackson Miller will be doing a talk about his work with Star Wars followed by a book signing. 

There will be "drop in" crafts and activities to do all day as part of Padawan Training Acadamy.