Adults

Schools throughout the Kaukauna Area School District will be displaying works of art throughout the building from May 7th-31st. Please stop in to see their wonderful projects!

State tax forms have arrived and are located in our main desk area next to the elevator. Some Federal tax forms have arrived. If the form you need is not available here, you can visit the Wisconsin Department of Revenue website or the Federal IRS website to print forms. Library staff will be happy to print forms for you, however standard copy fees apply at ten cents per page. Disclaimer: Librarians are not tax experts and will not be able to answer tax-related questions beyond printing out requested forms.

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys has been selected as the 2018 communty read title. Salt to the Sea takes place in 1945 during World War II. The war is drawing to a close in East Prussia and refugees are desperate to make it out. The story is told in alternating points of view, among them, Joana, Emilia, Florian and Alfred, whose paths are forced together on their route to the ship that they hope, will provide them with the freedom they deserve. Readers follow the characters as they struggle to their goal, the Wilhelm Gustloff, which is not the salvation that they had hoped it to be. The Wilhelm Gustloff proves to be the greatest maritime disaster, something that history has forgotten.

Ruta Sepetys will be presenting at four locations around the Fox Valley. The public is encouraged to attend her presentation at Kaukauna High School on Thursday, April 12th at 12:45p and at Appleton North High School that evening at 6:30p. Ruta Sepetys will also be presenting at Appleton Public Library on Friday, April 13th at 10:00a. Thomas A. Lyons Fine Books and The Reader’s Loft will be selling copies of her books at the presentations and Ms. Sepetys will be signing books after. Neenah High School students will also be learning from Ms. Sepetys; however their presentation is for students only and not open to the public. The Fox Cities Reads is a Fox Cities Book Festival community read in partnership with Fox Valley public libraries. For more information on events, please visit the Fox Cities Book Festival 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.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Scott Lovejoy, AAMS, RICP Financial Security Consultant will be presenting about social security. One of the greatest concerns of retirees and near retirees is the fear of outliving their assets. Social Security offers benefits similar to a pension. Whether you’re single, married, divorced or widowed, there are strategies that might increase the lifetime benefits you receive from Social Security. It is important to understand the claiming options that may be available to you and to avoid costly mistakes that could reduce the social Security income that you and your survivor receive. This presentation is sponsored by Money Smart Week Fox Cities.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Estate planning is a lifelong process, not a one-time decision. Learn the basics of estate planning documents including wills, trusts and powers of attorney. We will discuss what you should be considering in your own estate planning documents and how you can best protect yourself and your family. Sponsored by Unison Credit Union and The Estate Planning Group of Kaukauna.  Attorney Kevin Davidson and Financial Advisor Greg Ziegler – Presenters.

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

This is a showcase of Nature Journaling and Discovery History students' work this year. Nature Journaling students will be showing off their paper mache birds and canvases and Discover History students will be showing their plate designs.

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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.

*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, April 30, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Join us for our used book sale to benefit the Friends of the Kaukauna Public Library! Materials range in price from $.25 to $1.

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).

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 May 8, 2018: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

“[Rachel] Joyce’s beguiling debut is [a] modest-seeming story of ‘ordinary’ English lives that enthralls and moves you as it unfolds.”—People (four stars)
 
Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning a letter arrives, addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl, from a woman he hasn’t heard from in twenty years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. But before Harold mails off a quick reply, a chance encounter convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person. In his yachting shoes and light coat, Harold Fry embarks on an urgent quest. Determined to walk six hundred miles to the hospice, Harold believes that as long as he walks, Queenie will live. A novel of charm, humor, and profound insight into the thoughts and feelings we all bury deep within our hearts, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry introduces Rachel Joyce as a wise—and utterly irresistible—storyteller.
 
Praise for The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

“[A] gorgeously poignant novel of hope and transformation.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
 
“A cause for celebration . . . [Joyce] has a lovely sense of the possibilities of redemption. In this bravely unpretentious and unsentimental take, she’s cleared space where miracles are still possible.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post
 
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is not just a book about lost love. It is about all the wonderful everyday things Harold discovers through the mere process of putting one foot in front of the other.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

 

About the Author

Rachel Joyce is an award-winning writer of more than twenty plays for BBC Radio 4. She started writing after a twenty-year acting career, in which she performed leading roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and won multiple awards. Rachel Joyce lives in Gloucestershire on a farm with her family and is at work on her second novel.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

A reception celebrating the art projects on display! The display will run from May 7th-May 31st throughout the building.

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 2:00pm to 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.

For May:  Come join us for a Spring Celebration! We'll be making a spring project to take home and enjoy! As always, treats and camaraderie are involved!

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us to learn how to make a fun leather bracelet. All supplies will be provided. Registration required; begins 5/7. 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, May 17, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

The Kaukauna Public Library Foundation and Friends of the Library are hosting a joint fundraiser to benefit the Library! Support the Friends of the Library with our Give a Gift program! 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 all day, 9a-8p. 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. 

Starting at 6:00p, join us for a presentation about our Interactive Reading Garden with refreshments. At 6:30p Outagamie County Master Gardner, Mary Nuni Learnman, will be presenting on Growing Herbs (free.) Families can join us between 6-8p for free garden projects in the youth area and a meet and greet with Tower View Rabbitry to pet some bunnies! Support the Foundation by bidding silent auction items and a quilt raffle as well! Raffle tickets can be purchased at the service desk. The silent auction will close that evening at 7:45p and the winner of the quilt will also be drawn and announced at that time.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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.

*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.

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