Food for Fines runs November 1st-30th! One non-perishable (non-expired) can or boxed item equals $1 of Library fines (not for billed/lost/damaged items). Donated food items will be used to stock our Little Free Pantry! Overflow food will be brought to our local food pantry. A maximum of 10 can/box items per account please. Sorry, but we don't have a way to credit your account for future fines, but we can offer you that fuzzy feeling you get from helping others.

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Our very own staff member, Sarah Read, recieved a book contract and has published her first book, The Bone Weaver's Orchard! We will be having a celebration at the Library for her in honor of her accomplishment. The evening will include a short reading of the story (for ages 15+) and cake, of course! If you would like to order your very own copy, click here. Sarah will be selling and signing copies that evening as well. 

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, May 27, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 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.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Each month, join local historian Gavin Schmitt (and the occasional guest speaker) to learn about a piece of Kaukauna. Maybe a founding father (or mother!), a long-time business, or perhaps an organization that has helped the city grow. The sharing of memories is strongly encouraged, and proposals for future topics are welcome.

February- The Rise and Fall of the Kaukauna Trolley

March- guest speaker Craig Lahm on the Kaukauna Public Library

April- guest speaker Dr. Patrick Jung on Jean Nicolet

May-guest speaker Josh Lambrecht on the Bank of Kaukauna

June- Charles Hartley and the Railroad

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us as we recycle dvds and cds into decorative coasters.  Registration required; begins 2/13/19.  To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). Program will be held in conference room ABC.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Thursday, Feb. 21 - Save Your Photos

Paper Photos: Family photos tell the stories of your life and those that came before you. Learn paper photo organizing strategies, tips, and resources.

Thursday, Feb. 28 - Save Your Photos

Digital Photos: Family photos tell the stories of your life and those that came before you. Learn digital photo organizing strategies, tips, and resources.

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

June 3rd Learn to Crochet Night

July 1st Learn to Knit Night

August 5th Learn to Weave Night

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, March 5, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 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.”

December: Reading challenges/successes

January:  Social Opportunities K-12

February:  Curriculum Comparisons

March:  Extra Curricular Opportunties

April:  Iowa Basics & SAT Testing

May:  Year Round Schooling





Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Discover how to get a handle on the financial side of your life.  Come by yourself, or come with your significant others!   We have had parents come with their teens, couples, singles, adult caregivers…all are invited.    This 90 minute workshop will give you the basics of how to get in the driver’s seat once again of your financial world -- planning for now and into the future.  The workshop is for people of all ages – it is never too late to learn how to better manage your money so that at the end of the month you have change left over in your piggy bank, savings account or sock drawer.  You will also learn how to develop new routines and practices that will help you to change your spending habits and decision making skills.

Karen Dickrell is a Professor in the Department of Family Development with the University of Wisconsin Extension based in Outagamie County. She teaches family resilience, decision making, financial management, and relationship building skills. She will give you practical advice, and a workbook to help you launch your spending plan into the future. This program is in partnership with the UW-Extension and the Fox Cities Reads 2019.

Registration is preferred, but not required. At least eight individuals need to register for class or it may be canceled. To register for either the 2/5 or 3/5 event, please call 766-6240 ext. 2 or stop in.   

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us in making a clover craft for a necklace, a car charm, or a key chain! Adults only please. Registration required; begins 2/20.  To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). Program will be held in conference room ABC.

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, July 8, 2019 - 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.

February:   Come and join us for an early celebration of President's Day. We'll play games and learn some of our former presidents' secret codes! Learn interesting things you may not have known about the leaders of our country. If you have old memorabilia or campaign buttons from any past elections, bring them along for show and tell!

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

This engaging and inspiring session provides participants greater awareness of their unique self.  Understand how you add value and purpose in your life and create a vision for your future.  Explore your values, talents, gifts and interests to construct a vision statement that expresses your amazing self and your life purpose.  Be empowered to optimize your life and become the best version of yourself!

This program is conducted in two sessions, so be sure to come to both to maximize the benefits!  Registration preferred and begins 2/25. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk).  

Shana Farrell is a Project Manager within the Center for Instructional Excellence at Fox Valley Technical College.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Professional Communication from Alverno College, and a Master of Science Degree in Management and Organizational Behavior from Silver Lake College.  Shana has extensive leadership experience as a graduate of Leadership Fox Cities, and the Wisconsin Technical College System Leadership Development Institute (WLDI).  She is a hospice volunteer and a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Outagamie County helping children who are abused or neglected.  Shana is as a Life Coach Facilitator trained through the Life Design Center at the University of North Carolina at Greesnboro.

Program will be held in the Board Room. 

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Are you overwhelmed or confused about what vitamins and supplements to take?  Come for a discussion with our staff member and naturopathic, Mary, as she answers your questions about vitamins and supplements.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am


Book Discussion Book for February 12th, 2019:

Rules of Civility

By: Amor Towles




On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve.


About the Author

Born and raised in the Boston area, Amor Towles graduated from Yale College and received an MA in English from Stanford University. His first novel, Rules of Civility, published in 2011, was a New York Times bestseller and was named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best books of 2011. His second novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, published in 2016, was also a New York Times bestseller and was named as one of the best books of 2016 by the Chicago TribuneThe Washington PostThe Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR. Both novels have been translated into over fifteen languages. Having worked as an investment professional for over twenty years, Mr. Towles now devotes himself full time to writing in Manhattan, where he lives with his wife and two children.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Learn how to make your own soaps and make a few with us! Great for gifts or just to have on hand at home. All supplies provided. Registration required and begins 2/26. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). Program will be held in conference room ABC.

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join facilitators from Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities as they lead us in meaningful and respectful conversations around the topics of homelessness and poverty as part of the Fox Cities Reads 2019 events. Objectives of the event include exploring what you learned from reading Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, sharing your thoughts on homelessness and poverty as a result of reading the book, and brainstorm on actions that can be personally taken to help end homelessness and poverty in our communities. 

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 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. Clinic courtesy of attorneys from Glenn & Daniels S.C.

*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.