Thursdays at 3:30pm

Join us each Thursday after school for a craft, gaming, or activity! Program held in the Youth Department or Conference Room.

Sept 14 - Candy Sushi
Sept 21 - Nintendo Switch Gaming
Sept 28 - Papertoy Glowbots
Oct 5 - Marshmallow Monsters
Oct 12 - Nintendo Switch Gaming
Oct 19 - Halloween Cookie Decorating
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Fourth Thursday of the Month at 4:00pm

Join us the fourth Thursday of each month for some adventure on the Library’s own Minecraft server! Work together or on your own creations. For 3rd grade and up.  Registration required. Please note that the library has an expectation that patrons conduct themselves in a civil manner while playing in the game world.  Parents/Guardians are required to stay in the room for the duration of the program.  Meets in Tween/Teen Computer Lab.

Registration Dates:

  • September date registration begins Sept 14
  • October date registration begins Oct 12
  • November date registration begins Nov 2
  • December date registration begins Dec 14
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Debra Leea Glasheen is a Kaukauna native who now resides in St. Francis, Wisconsin.  Leea packs a Bachelor’s degree in international relations from Carroll University and a Master's Degree in creative writing from Mount Mary University. She taught middle and high school in the Appleton Area School District, and she has recently been published in The Moon Magazine, The Writer's Tribe Review, Latchkey Tales, Alternate Hilarities, Synaesthesia Magazine, When Women Awake, and Splickety Love. Please visit her and order copies of her newly-released dystopian novel at debraleeaglasheen.com.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for an hour of coding activities.  Activities may range from coding board games, robotics, legos and Ipads with Osmos.  For grades three and up. Meets in the Conference Room.   


Monday, October 9, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Chad Lewis is a paranormal researcher and author for Unexplained Research. Chad holds a Master's of Science degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Chad had trekked across the world in search of the paranormal. From tracking vampires in Transylvania and chasing the Chupacabras in Puerto Rico, to searching for the elusive monster in Loch Ness, and pursuing ghosts in Ireland's castles, Chad brings over 18 years of research experience to his presentations.

Hauntings of the Midwest- Not for the Faint of Heart

This program takes the audience on a grisly journey to some of the most gruesomes haunting in the Midwest. Filled with tragic murders, bizarre suicides, serial killers, untimely deaths, and fatal accidents, this presentation is certainly not for the faint of heart.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Benjamin Percy is the author of four novels – most recently, The Dark Net (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017) – two books of short stories and a craft book called Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction (Graywolf Press, 2016). His fiction and nonfiction have been read on National Public Radio and published by Esquire, GQ, Time, Men’s Journal, the Wall Street Journal, and the Paris Review. He writes the Green Arrow and Teen Titans series for DC Comics, and James Bond for Dynamite Entertainment. His honors include an NEA fellowship, a Whiting Award, the Plimpton Prize, two Pushcart Prizes and inclusion in Best American Short Stories and Best American Comics.

Super-Powered Storytelling: What I've Learned from Writing Comics

This presentation offers both a crash course in comics writing, while also addressing how the medium has made Benjamin Percy a better novelist, screenwriter, essayist and short story writer.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Gavin Schmitt is a life-long Fox Cities native, graduating from Kaukauna High School and UW-Green Bay. The author of six books on local history and true crime, he has been described as an excellent researcher and the go-to expert on organized crime in Wisconsin and surrounding areas. Schmitt is a champion of open records laws, amassing a personal collection of over 1,000,000 pages of previously classified government documents. When not actively researching (which is rare), he enjoys a strong cup of coffee from Kaukauna Coffee and Tea.

The Crime that Shook the Midwest

Learn about the unsolved crime that brought the police, FBI, governor and attorney general Robert Kennedy to realize that the Mafia was a significant problem in Wisconsin.

Second Thursday of the month at 6:30p

Come "hack" apart AV equipment, electronics, and appliances to see what's inside! For 4th grade and up. Meets in the Conference Room.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Callie Bates is the author of THE WAKING LAND. Her debut fantasy novel, it has been named both an IndieNext and LibraryReads pick. She is also a harpist and certified harp therapist, sometimes artist, and nature nerd. When she’s not creating, she’s hitting the trails or streets and exploring new places. An infrequent nonfiction writer, her work has appeared in Shambhala Sun, The Best Buddhist Writing 2012, and online journals.

Crafting Compelling Fantasy Narratives

This craft talk will delve into the process of writing a fantasy novel—ideally one that readers can’t put down!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

An officer from the Kaukauna Police Department will be discussing the current opioid epidemic, specifically the latest trends, what's out there, warning signs of drug abuse and what to expect.

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.

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Support the Friends of the Kaukauna Public Library by shopping our book sale. Fill a bag for just $1 today! Donations greatly appreciated.

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!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Come make some fabulous upcycled holiday crafts and gifts using recycled materials. Event being held at 1,000 Islands Environmental Center.* 

Read on Wisconsin began as a book club by Wisconsin First Lady, Jessica Doyle, in 2004.  In 2011, the Children’s Cooperative Book Center, at UW-Madison, took over administering the program.  Read On Wisconsin has been about connecting kids and teens with terrific books, and encouraging them to think and to talk about what they are reading, or what is being read to them.

Read the selected 2017-2018 books for your age level, answer the question for each book that you read and redeem your sheet to receive a prize for each book you share/read!  Read the designated amount for your level and earn a free book!  Redemption begins on September 5th and runs through December 30th. You must have your sheet with you to collect prizes.  You do not have to stay in your age category and can do multiple sheets if you so choose.  Reading logs are available in the youth room.