Adults

The Library is currently hiring for a part-time Library Assistant with an emphasis in programming. To apply, please visit the City of Kaukauna's website

Reading programs are available for all ages from June 11th until August 23rd. Youth complete activities to earn prizes and coupons with the opportunity to be part of prize drawings! Students attending KASD, KCSS and Trinity Lutheran will be recieving their reading logs from school. Reading logs will be available in the youth area May 14th. We have a preschool program (birth-four), school-age (K-5th) and teen (5th-12th). Grand prizes include play tent with four tunnels (preschool), a WowWee MiP robot (school age) and a 3-D pen (teen). 

Adults can also participate in Summer Reading Program too! Starting June 11th, enter what you read to win weekly prizes for gift certificates to local businesses or the grand prize of an Echo.

Please click on the attachment to view our summer events flyer, or visit our online event calendar

Summer Reading Program Events

Runs Tuesday, June 12th to Friday, August 17th 11:30am - 12:00pm

The Summer Feeding Program provides free meals to children who are 18 years old or younger and adults who are more than 18 years old and are enrolled in educational programs for persons with disabilities. For menus, please click on the attachments below. No service July 2-6.

Program courtesy of KASD and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

 

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for critiquing and writing sessions as a group! Meets in the Conference AB.

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Calling all GOT book nerds- it's time for some trivia! Bring your family, friends or pocket protector to this trivia game. There will even be a prize for the most knowledgeable amongst us. This program will be held in Conference Room ABC. 

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Questions about probate?  Wills & estates? A small claims matter?  Landlord/tenant rights, family law or other legal issues?

The Kaukauna Public Library Free Legal Clinic may be able to help with your legal questions.  The Clinic operates on a question and answer forum where participants have 10 to 15 minutes to ask questions.  One or more local attorneys will be available at each clinic to answer questions, as well as introduce topics and give free generic legal answers. All questions are answered in the most confidential manner possible.

The Free Legal Clinic is provided to offer guidance and consultation to the increasing number of people in the Kaukauna area with legal questions, to offer advice and consultation on a variety of common legal issues. Clinic located in Study Room A. Clinic courtesy of attorneys from Glenn & Daniels S.C. http://glenndaniels.com/john-daniels-attorney-at-law/.

*Disclaimer: Free Legal Clinic attorneys do not provide representation. The forum is for simple general legal advice to those with questions related to small-claims, probate, wills and estates, landlord-tenant, divorce and family law, debtor, creditor, bankruptcy, traffic, criminal, and several other areas. Participants will be asked to sign a waiver acknowledging there is no attorney client relationship and that the Library is not providing legal advice.

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, August 6, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

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 (except on 4/2 meets in Board Room).

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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.

For June:  Scents of Summer- Come and experience different fragrances associated with summer and share memories that they bring to mind. We'll enjoy exploring the sense of smell and discuss why the memories are so powerful!

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for outdoor movies!  Activities for families begin at 7:00p and movies start at sunset. In honor of Peter Rabbit, join us for a petting zoo with Cavanagh Carriages. Bring blankets for the hill or lawn chairs for the parking lot, space courtesy of Stadtmueller and Associates. Outside food and drink are welcome, but Carnival Time will be there for all your popcorn, soda/water and cotton candy needs! Ghost Town Fitness will be providing fun active activities before the movie. Music by Parker Collar of Appleton Rock School. Balloons courtesy of Mikey Air. Face painting courtesy of Girl Scout Troop 2342. Film equipment courtesy of Fun Flix! Sorry, but pets, alcohol, smoking and sidewalk chalk are not welcome at this event. No vendors/sales allowed on Grand KaKalin property during the event without the express permission of the Library. Event sponsored by Kaukauna Kiwanis Club and KATODA. 

Estimated time of sunset: 8:38p

Peter Rabbit; 95 min; PG

 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

 

Book Discussion Book for July 10, 2018: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

pepper.jpg

 

Don’t miss this curiously charming debut! In this hauntingly beautiful story of love, loneliness and self-discovery, an endearing widower embarks on a life-changing adventure.

Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden.

But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam’s death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam’s possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he’s never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife’s secret life before they met—a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places.

Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters with big hearts and irresistible flaws, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is a joyous celebration of life’s infinite possibilities.

 

About the Author:

Phaedra Patrick studied art and marketing and has worked as a stained glass artist, film festival organizer and communications manager. She is a prize winning short story writer and now writes full time. 

She lives in the UK with her husband and son. The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is her debut novel.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm

Join us for our new Cookbook Club! Check out a cookbook or use one from home to make a dish based on this month's theme. Bring a copy of the recipe and the fully prepared dish to share with the group! That night we can taste and talk about our recipes, and then make copies of them for interested participants to take home! The program will be held in Conference ABC.

Recipe Theme: TBD

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

This is an introductory class geared for people who dream of learning how to crochet that haven't had any luck getting started without the help of another human. All supplies will be provided, but if you are interested in bringing your own, we will be using a crochet hook 5 to 6 and worsted yarn. Registration required and begins 7/9. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). The program will be held in Conference Room ABC.  

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

This is an introductory class geared for people who dream of learning how to crochet that haven't had any luck getting started without the help of another human. All supplies will be provided, but if you are interested in bringing your own, we will be using a crochet hook 5 to 6 and worsted yarn. Registration required and begins 7/13. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). The program will be held in Conference Room ABC.  

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for outdoor movies!  Activities for families begin at 7:00p and movies start at sunset (estimated times below). Dress like a super hero at this event! Bring blankets for the hill or lawn chairs for the parking lot, space courtesy of Stadtmueller and Associates. Outside food and drink are welcome, but Carnival Time will be there for all your popcorn, soda/water and cotton candy needs! Ghost Town Fitness will be providing fun active activities before the movie. Music by Parker Collar of Appleton Rock School. Balloons courtesy of Mikey Air. Face painting courtesy of Girl Scout Troop 2342. Film equipment courtesy of Fun Flix! Sorry, but pets, alcohol, smoking and sidewalk chalk are not welcome at this event. No vendors/sales allowed on Grand KaKalin property during the event without the express permission of the Library. Event sponsored by Kaukauna Kiwanis Club and KATODA. 

Estimated time of sunset: 8:20p

The Lego Batman Movie; PG; 104 minutes

 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Happy Birthday Harry! In honor of the world of Harry Potter, we will be celebrating here all day! Join us all day for drop-in crafts in the youth area, find the snitch in adult fiction, and quidditch  pitch. Then join us for these special activities in our conference room:

9:30a-10:30a Harry Potter Floating Key Craft (all ages)

11:30a-12:00p Stories from Tales of the Beetle and the Bard (all ages) 

1:00p-2:00p Wand Making Craft (all ages)

3:00p-4:00p Harry Potter Potions Class (school-age and up)

5:00p-5:45p Harry Potter Trivia (Adults)

6:30p-7:15p Care of Magic Animals: Owls (school-age and up)

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 5:00pm to 5:45pm

Join us for Harry Potter Day at the Library!

Teams of people will test their knowledge on all things Harry Potter! While children are more than welcome to attend, this is an event that is geared towards adults.

FYI: Auto-Answer Quills, Remembralls, Detachable Cribbing Cuffs, and Self-Correcting Ink are all banned. Anyone caught with such will be sent to detention with Mr. Filch.

Will be held in the great hall (Conference Room ABC)

This round of trivia is for adults only and will be based on the books! Prizes will be given for first, second and third place.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Hagrid is under the weather so Professor Rebekah from Aves Wildlife Alliance will be stepping in to teach us all about owls.

Owls are a mysterious group of almost exclusively night time predators.  Learn how owls survive using their senses and pure stealth.  Owls will put even a world class spy to shame.  Get a chance to learn from living examples of Wisconsin owls.

Program courtesy of AVES Wildlife Alliance. This program is best for school age and up. Held in The Great Hall (Conference Room ABC).

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Join us for a fun big and little painting party! All supplies will be provided. This class is for students in kindergarten and up and an adult. Registration required and begins 7/31. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). The program will be held in Conference Room ABC.  

Pages