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NEA Big Read: 2020 Fox Cities Reads Selection

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.  

Frozen Family Sing-along Movie Night

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Celebrate the release of Frozen 2 with a Frozen Sing-along! Join us for a special movie showing of the sing-along version of Frozen! Bring the whole family (costumes encouraged!) and enjoy a movie, popcorn, and the chance to sing along to your favorite songs from the movie.

Don't miss Frozen Day on Friday, November 22 for even more Frozen fun!

Frozen Day

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:45pm

Frozen Day at the Library! Come celebrate Frozen 2 being released by participating in Frozen related activities!

9:30 Frozen Storytime and Sing Along      

                Read stories about winter and arctic animals, and sing a Frozen song in this storytime. This storytime is perfect for preschoolers, but siblings are welcome.

All Day Activities

Pick up a map at either desk to find all the fun Frozen-inspired activities!

  • Let it Go! Lyric Scavenger Hunt 
  • Pin the Nose on Olaf 
  • Reindeer Ear & Crown Making Station 
  • Snow Sensory Station 
  • Build a Snowman 
  • Rock Troll Painting
  • Igloo Reading Area 
  • Build an Ice Castle 
  • Snowball Toss 
  • Make a Paper Snowflakes

12:00-3:00 Snowflake Wands with the Girl Scouts    

                Join local Girl Scouts to make your very own snowflake wand! This special activity will be available from 12:00-3:00 in the Adult Fiction area of the library.