Teens

The NEA Big Read: 2020 Fox Cities Reads title is The Late Homecomer by Kao Kalia Yang. Kao Kalia Yang was born in a Hmong refugee camp in Thailand and moved when she was six with her family to St. Paul, Minnesota, home to the largest concentration of Hmong in the country. They began their life in the U.S. living on welfare in public housing until her parents took on multiple jobs to feed their family. To fill her time, especially during the long winters and because she couldn't afford to attend movies or concerts, Yang would read. While she loved books like the Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Yang recalls asking the librarian for books about people like her. "She gave me a book about the Chinese, the Japanese, the Vietnamese, but she couldn't give me a book about Hmong kids." That was one of her first callings to write, which was easier for her than speaking English. Yang will be speaking in the Fox Cities April 16 & 17, 2020. Click here for more information on Kao Kalia Yang and the Fox Cities Book Festival.  

Art After School is now part of our Teen Tuesday programming. It will be held in the conference room once a month. Class designed for students in grades 6 and up. Sign up at the front desk starting two weeks before each event.

September 10 - Beginning Painting - Registration begins 8/27.

October 1 - Beginning Watercolor - Registration begins 9/17.

November 12 - Colored Pencil Drawing - Registration begins 10/29.

December 10 - Oil Pastel Poinsettia - Registration begins 11/26.

Upcoming
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Come read some fantastic YA fiction, discuss it with friends, vote on your favorites, and help make sure the library is stocking your favorite titles and authors!  We'll choose books as a group and have a seasonal party to celebrate our Reader's Choice Award winner. There will be snacks!

The votes are in!  November discussion:  Anne Frank The Diary of a Young Girl

December discussion:  Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

January discussion:  Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

Come challenge our Pokémon Sword and Shield gym leader! Beat the gym leader and win a gym badge! You must bring your own Nintendo Switch and Pokemon Sword or Shield game to participate. Held in conference room ABC.

Upcoming
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

In conjunction with Homeschool Art Around the World, students will learn about important figures and mythological creatures from every corner of the globe. Registration for both classes is not mandatory but encouraged, as they will complement each other.

Registration required and begins 8/30 with classes starting on 9/20. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). This class is intended for grades first and up. Since this class builds upon itself, participants that miss more than three classes may be dropped from the class and a family on the wait list will be invited in.

Class will be held in Conference Room ABC. Please note that there will be no class on 10/4,11/1, and 11/29.

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Homeschoolers come in for a weekly art lesson will focus on one part of the world each week.

This homeschool art class is sure to enhance your current arts curriculum. Each week we will journey to a new place and experience hands on activities that will offer students a chance to put their own spin on art from around the world. After getting a brief glimpse into each country we will we will create our own work of art inspired by that style. This class is best for students first grade and up with parents present.

Registration required and begins 8/30. Classes begin 9/20. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk).Since this class builds upon itself, participants that miss more than three classes may be dropped from the class and a family on the wait list will be invited in.

Class will be held in Conference Room ABC. Please note that there will be no class on 10/4, 11/1, & 11/29.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 1:30pm

Join us as we learn all about beautiful Devil's Lake State Park located in south central Wisconsin.

This class is intended for school-age students and up. Please dress for the weather as we may be spending time outdoors. Class will be held at 1,000 Islands Environmental Center.

Registration required and begins 12/3. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). 

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Bring your own ukulele and jam with us! Library staff member Betsy will be on hand to answer questions and play along. Whether you're just getting started or a ukulele pro, don't miss this fun and casual music event!

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us one Thursday of each month for Lego Lab.  Each month we will feature a different building activity.  Each activity will include a brief presentation on the featured construction tied to STEM.  Themes may include: patterns, inventions, bridges, robots, homes, animals and more!  For students in grades K-5.  October class meets in Youth Services area. All other days meet in Conference ABC.

  • January 23
  • February 27
  • March 12
  • April 16
  • May 28
Monday, December 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the Library for a marathon of live-action Disney favorites. Attend one movie or stay for them all! Drop in anytime from 9:00am to 7:45pm to make a craft inspired by the ballet and film The Nutcracker. Enjoy free popcorn during each movie. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and covered drinks into the movie room.

10:00am - Aladdin (PG)

A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

1:00pm - The Lion King (PG)

6:00pm - The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (PG)

Monday, December 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Join us at the Library for a marathon of live-action Disney favorites. Attend one movie or stay for them all! Drop in anytime from 9:00am to 7:45pm to make a craft inspired by the ballet and film The Nutcracker. Enjoy free popcorn during each movie. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and covered drinks into the movie room.

10:00am - Aladdin (PG)

1:00pm - The Lion King (PG)

6:00pm - The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (PG)

All Clara wants is a key - a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer's annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key-which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It's there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip, a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers, and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger, to retrieve Clara's key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.

Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:45am

It's Lego Day at the Library! Visit us in the Teen Area to build using our Lego supply, drop in from 9:00am-7:30pm.  Attend one movie, or stay for both!  Enjoy free popcorn during each movie. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and covered drinks into the movie room.

9:00am-7:30pm Drop-in Lego Building in Teen Area

10:00am-11:45am The Lego Movie (PG)

The LEGO Movie is a 3D animated film which follows lead character, Emmet a completely ordinary LEGO mini-figure who is identified as the most "extraordinary person" and the key to saving the Lego universe. Emmet and his friends go on an epic journey to stop the evil tyrant, Lord Business. 

12:30pm-2:15pm The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (PG)

Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:15pm

It's Lego Day at the Library! Visit us in the Teen Area to build using our Lego supply, drop in from 9:00am-7:30pm.  Attend one movie, or stay for both!  Enjoy free popcorn during each movie. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and covered drinks into the movie room.

9:00am-7:30pm Drop-in Lego Building in Teen Area

10:00am-11:45am The Lego Movie (PG)

12:30pm-2:15pm The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (PG)

It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

Friday, December 27, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Join us for The Angry Birds Movie 2 (PG).  Enjoy free popcorn during each movie. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and covered drinks into the movie room. Before or after the show visit the Childrens and Teen areas to make a craft and play Life Size Angry Birds.

After saving Bird Island from an all-out green-pig invasion in The Angry Birds Movie (2016), the isle's always cranky local hero, Red, still finds himself doing battle with Pig Island. As the prank war between pigs and birds is raging, massive icy projectiles coming from the feathery tyrant Zeta's ice-capped Eagle Island threaten the security of both havens, unless Red and King Leonard agree to form a difficult but honest truce. Now, Red, Bomb, Mighty Eagle, Chuck, and his brilliant sister, Silver, have to join forces with Leonard's mighty porcine team to thwart the megalomaniac Zeta's bold schemes for world domination. However, is Red capable of change?

Friday, December 27, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Celebrate all things eagle in this fun and educational family program! Stephanie from 1000 Islands Environmental Center will read her book Ella, Eddie, and Egg and share information about the eagle as a predatory bird, their nesting and feeding habits, a bit of their history and presence here in Kaukauna.  This program is geared to families, but adults are welcome to attend on their own.

Monday, December 30, 2019 (All day)

The best way to spend the day? At the library watching Harry Potter! We'll show as many movies as we can, starting at 9:00am.  Come for your favorite film in the franchise or stay for them all!

Between movies visit the Teen Area to make an Origami Sorting Hat Fortune Teller and a bracelet using your House colors. Test your Quidditch skills by finding all the Snitches hidden around the library for a chance to win a prize!

Movie Schedule:

9:00am - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (PG)

11:45pm - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets  (PG)

2:30pm - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (PG)

5:15pm - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (PG-13)

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Come read some fantastic YA fiction and discuss it with friends. There will be snacks!

January 7 discussion:  Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

Please note that Kaukauna Public Library staff may photograph and record programs and events for library publicity and promotional purposes. Patrons who do not wish to be photographed or recorded will be respected, but must tell a staff member or presenter that they do not wish to be photographed or recorded at the time of the event.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Teen Tuesday programs are held on MOST Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 PM. Weekly drop in activities held in Conference Room ABC. Open to teens in grade 5+.

Check back for future activities.

Please note that Kaukauna Public Library staff may photograph and record programs and events for library publicity and promotional purposes. Patrons who do not wish to be photographed or recorded will be respected, but must tell a staff member or presenter that they do not wish to be photographed or recorded at the time of the event.

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