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

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.

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to make your own simple drop spindle and get started spinning raw wool into yarn! We'll be making spindles out of dowels and old CDs, then we'll have a lesson on how to use them to make your own yarn. Registration required and begins 10/5. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). Program will be held in conference room ABC.

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Starting September 4th, the Library will be collecting donations of gently used, clean coats and snow pants for kids and adults. We are also accepting brand new hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves for those in need. We are looking for items for all ages, including infant winter snowsuits through adult size coats and snow pants. On the day of the event, families in need are encouraged to attend and fit their children with appropriate winter gear anytime between 9:00a-1:00p or until supplies run out. The event is dependent on donations.  Will be held in conference room ABC.

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.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Take a trip back in time to the darker side of Kaukauna's past to investigate a true-crime murder. Browse a display of real historical document clues and see if you can catch the killer! No registration necessary! Clues will be spread out throughout the building!

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Help us make some quick and easy warm blankets for families who need them. All blankets will be donated to local shelters. If you have spare fleece, please bring it along! Registration required and begins 10/19. 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, November 3, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:45am

Join snake enthusiast, Steve Keller, as he talks about different species of snakes. Don't worry- he will be bringing plenty of snakes for you to see and maybe even touch! Intended for school-age students and up.

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).

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






Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Friends members and prospective Friends can join us for this quarterly meeting!

Monday, November 12, 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 November: Join us to create "Gratitude Boxes". Let's spend some time reflecting on all our blessings this Thanksgiving month!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am


Book Discussion Book for November 13th, 2018: Friction



The #1 New York Times bestselling thriller about powerful family ties and the forbidden attraction between a judge and a Texas Ranger.

Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, Crawford, a Texas Ranger, fell into a downward spiral that left him relegated to deskwork and with his five-year-old daughter Georgia in the custody of her grandparents. But Crawford has cleaned up his act, met all the court imposed requirements, and now the fate of his family lies with Judge Holly Spencer.

Holly, ambitious and confident, temporarily occupies the bench of her recently deceased mentor. With an election upcoming, she must prove herself worthy of making her judgeship permanent. Every decision is high-stakes. Despite Crawford's obvious love for his child and his commitment to being an ideal parent, Holly is wary of his checkered past. Her opinion of him is radically changed when a masked gunman barges into the courtroom during the custody hearing. Crawford reacts instinctually, saving Holly from a bullet. 

But his heroism soon takes on the taint of recklessness. The cloud over him grows even darker after he uncovers a horrifying truth about the courtroom gunman and realizes that the unknown person behind the shooting remains at large . . .and a threat. 

Catching the real culprit becomes a personal fight for Crawford. But pursuing the killer in his customary diehard fashion will jeopardize his chances of gaining custody of his daughter, and further compromise Judge Holly Spencer, who needs protection not only from an assassin, but from Crawford himself and the forbidden attraction between them. 

FRICTION will keep you on the edge of your seat with breathtaking plot twists and the unforgettable characters that make Sandra Brown one of the world's best-loved authors. It is an extraordinary novel about the powerful ties that bind us to the ones we love and the secrets we keep to protect them. 


About the Author

Sandra Brown is the author of seventy New York Times bestsellers. There are over eighty million copies of her books in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into thirty-four languages. She lives in Texas. For more information you can visit

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 6:00pm 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 11/1. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). The program will be held in Conference Room ABC.  

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.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Want to see the book sale before everyone else, get half price on your books, and help the Library?! Become a friend of the library! For $10, you can get a two year membership to the Friends and will get these benefits at each sale. The Friends of the Library are critical to the Library because they help to purchase new materials and grant funds to all those great programs you are enjoying at the library. Current Friends members welcome and you can become a Friend right at the door that day to gain access to the sale before everyone else!