Adults

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.

 

June Menu

July Menu

August Menu

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

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 with novelist extraordinaire Sarah Read guiding the way.

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.

Tuesday, August 28, 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. 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

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm

Disney fans, this is for you! Bring your family and friends and Disney knowledge to this family trivia session! All ages welcome! The program will be held in Conference Room ABC.

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Let's help those in need! Starting anytime in June, donate new school supplies to the Library for those in need. We are specifically looking for new school supplies and backpacks.

We are also looking for donations of new or very gently used clothing 4K-12th grade. New school shoes are in high demand. Undergarments must be new and still in their packaging.

If you are in need, please stop in and take what you need during the event. If you are thirfty and want to swap that day, bring in something to swap! Donations are always greatly appreciated and tax deductible.

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Let's help those in need! Starting anytime in June, donate new school supplies to the Library for those in need. We are specifically looking for new school supplies and backpacks.

We are also looking for donations of new or very gently used clothing 4K-12th grade. New school shoes are in high demand. Undergarments must be new and still in their packaging.

If you are in need, please stop in and take what you need during the event. If you are thirfty and want to swap that day, bring in something to swap! Donations are always greatly appreciated and tax deductible.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Welcome to a night just for parents sharing encouragement, challenges, questions, or just plain funny stories about your homeschool experiences over a cup of tea. We will have designated topics to discuss each session ranging from new homeschooler advice to ACT prep. This relaxed event aims to provide a “moment” to regroup and a chance to connect with others who have “been there.”

September: Starting the Homeschool Journey

October: Half and Half (homeschooling students while traditional schooling others)

November: Math challenges/successes

December: Reading challenges/successes

 

 

 

 

 

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 August:  Did you know that August is Rock Collectors month? Come join us and "rock out" with activities and games related to rocks and stones. We will make special rocks for the Fox Valley Hidden Rock project or you may keep one for a "pet". If you collect rocks or have found a special one, bring it in and tell us how and where you found it!

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 occasion, 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).

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 September 11, 2018: Sworn to Silence

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A killer is preying on sacred ground....

In the sleepy rural town of Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and "English" residents have lived side by side for two centuries. But sixteen years ago, a series of brutal murders shattered the peaceful farming community. In the aftermath of the violence, the town was left with a sense of fragility, a loss of innocence. Kate Burkholder, a young Amish girl, survived the terror of the Slaughterhouse Killer but came away from its brutality with the realization that she no longer belonged with the Amish.

Now, a wealth of experience later, Kate has been asked to return to Painters Mill as Chief of Police. Her Amish roots and big city law enforcement background make her the perfect candidate. She's certain she's come to terms with her past—until the first body is discovered in a snowy field. Kate vows to stop the killer before he strikes again. But to do so, she must betray both her family and her Amish past—and expose a dark secret that could destroy her.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for a Pressed Flower Workshop! Learn how to properly press flowers and see some of the fun projects you can create when your flowers are fully dried! All supplies provided. No registration necessary! Teens in grades five and up may attend with an adult.  Will be held in conference room AB.

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Join stylist, April Van Hoof, from Hanna’s Nails & Salon, for a fun Daddy Daughter Hair Workshop! This workshop will teach dad’s some quick and easy hair styles for their preschool and early-elementary-aged daughters! No more crying about tangles or confusion on how to get all that hair bound into one tiny hair tie! April will show you step by step, how to manage a few simple hair styles, so that you can feel confident in your styling abilities. Light refreshments will be provided for this special daddy-daughter outing. Registration required and begins 9/4. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). The program will be held in Conference Room ABC.     

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Join local historican and Library staff member, Gavin Schmitt, as he selects topics fifty years ago for some brief history, memory sharing, group discussion, and opinion of the historical event. Enjoy a cup of coffee during discussion! 

September: End of the Death Penalty

October: The Apollo Space Program

November: Nixon's the One!

December: The Zodiac Killer

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 7:00pm to 7:30pm

Come for tea, decaf coffee, coloring (if you like) and some listening! We will be selecting short stories to read to you while you relax with tea, coffee, or with our fun adult coloring books! This storytime is only for grown-ups please; not to be confused with our youth storytime programs. :) Held in Conference ABC.

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