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Fall Used Book Sale

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Support the Friends of the Kaukauna Public Library by shopping our book sale.  Items range between 25 cents and $1.00 and benefit the Friends. Donations greatly appreciated.

We Are Here: Images of the Fox Cities

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Coming to the new Fox Communities Exhibition Center opening in 2017, We Are Here is a installation by artist Rob Neilson intended to showcase the faces of the Fox Cities. Over the coming months, they will be traveling throughout the Fox Cities, coming to local events to photograph the faces of our communities. We are looking for people willing to showcase the diversity of the community. Kaukauna residents will have the opportunity to participate in the project on November 22nd between 9a-12p at the Library. For more information on the project, please visit: https://www.weareherefoxcities.com/

Rob Neilson is the Frederick R. Layton Distinguished Professor of Art and Associate Professor at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Born and raised in Detroit, he received a BFA in Fine Arts from the College for Creative Studies. A professional artist since earning his MFA in sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rob has exhibited his sculpture, installations, and drawings at galleries, museums, and alternative spaces nationally and internationally.​

Neilson has created public art commissions throughout the United States, including projects in California, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Illinois, Michigan, Virginia, and North Carolina. In 2006 Rob completed a 6-month residency at the Kohler Arts/Industry program where he fabricated 54 iron castings for a public art project commissioned by the Los Angeles Metro Transit Authority.​

Equal parts artist and educator, Rob has been a visiting artist at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Virginia Tech University and Longwood University (Virginia), Dickinson College (Pennsylvania), Millikin University (Illinois) and California State University.

Give a Gift

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Give the Library a gift! 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. 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. Enjoy refreshments and a looping presentation in the Conference Room during your visit. All items purchased for the Library that day are subject to regular collection management policy. Event courtesy of The Friends of the Kaukauna Public Library.  This event is open to anyone that loves to support their local Library!

Planters with a Purpose

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Holiday and themed planters, wreaths and trees will be available for silent auction bidding starting on November 13th. Items will also have a buy-at price for enthusiastic shoppers! Please register with the front desk for a bidding number. The silent auction will end on December 7th during the event at 7:15p. The event will include refreshments, music and a looping presentation in the conference room. A raffle will also begin on November 13th for a large snowman tree. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the front desk (1 for $1, 7 for $5 and 15 for $10). The raffle winner will be announced during the event at 7:15p, winners do not need to be present to win. Proceeds from the event benefit the Kaukauna Public Library Foundation.   

The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that provides financial support for Library programs and operations. Its goal is to generate and invest funds that can be used to establish and develop new programs and services. A tax-deductible donation to the Kaukauna Public Library Foundation Inc. will gift both present and future generations of Library users. The Library Foundation is pivotal in maintaining a sound financial legacy for the future of the Library.

Gracious sponsors of this event include, Abel Insurance, All Tied Up Floral Cafe, Bank of Kaukauna, Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Inc., Huntington Bank, Kaukauna Eye Care, Mary Lamers, Pat & Bonnie Landreman, Marshall Florist LLC, Meister & Behm Tax Services Inc., One 2 One, LLC, and St. Paul Elder Services.