Teens

Starting January 1, 2020 the Kaukauna Public Library will be fine free!!! This means no more ten cent per item, per day charges! Stop in and we will wipe your fines as long as you are a Kaukauna card holding patron! While this does not apply to billed items, the Library wants you to have an account in good standing. If you have old billed items but are scared to bring them in because of the late fines, bring them in now and we will clear your account! Have billed items on your account and still can't find them? Please come in- we want to work with you to get your account in good standing! We are really nice- promise! 

 

 

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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.  

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for critiquing and writing sessions as a group! Meets in the Board Room with writer and instructor extraordinaire Sarah Read guiding the way.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Tuesday, February 18, 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.

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 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 January 3, 2020 with classes starting on 1/24. 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 2/7 or 4/10.

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 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 January 3, 2020 with classes starting on 1/24. 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 2/7 or 4/10.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

TEENS! Try your hand at a popular craft trend – Mandala Stones. Learn the basics of how to create dotted mandala stone paintings, then design and make your own.

Materials for this free TEEN program are limited and registration is required. Open to grades 5+. Registration begins January 21. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk).

Give Mandala Stone Painting a try at home! Check out this Getting Started video and the handout below.

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Come for a Harry Potter Family trivia! Fun for all ages. Play as a team or individuals. Bring your own device (tablet, phone etc.) and download the Kahoot App to play. Assistance will be available if you need help getting it on your device. Let’s test our knowledge to see who knows the most about Harry Potter! A few iPads will be available if you do not have your own device.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Please join us as we learn and explore the history and unique landscape of this amazing Wisconsin State Park!

This class is intended for school-age students and up. Held in Conference Room ABC. 

Registration required and begins 2/4. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). Registration is only for this specific class. To participate in other classes in this series, please register when our registration dates open.

January 21 - Get to Know a Naturalist: Frances Hamerstrom. Registration begins 1/7.

February 18 - Get to Know Our State Parks: Apostle Islands. Registration begins 2/4.

March 17 - Get to Know a Naturalist: Edwin Way Teal. Registration begins 3/3.

April 21 - Get to Know Our State Parks: Pattison State Park. Registration begins 4/7.

May 19 - Get to Know a Naturalist: Roy Chapman Andrews. Registration begins 5/5.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Ready to try the ukulele? Join us for Ukulele Night at the Library!

6:30-7:15     Library staff member and musician Betsy will lead a beginner workshop in basic playing techniques. Bring your own ukulele or ask about our Ukulele Lending Library program.

7:15-7:45     Stay and play! The space will be open for you to continue to practice your new skills. 

Held in Conference ABC. If weather allows, class may be held in the Learning Garden Amphitheater in April and May.

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.

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, April 16, 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
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Art After School is all about exploring the many ways to paint and create! Drop in once a month a play with a new art medium.  Recreate a work of art following simple printed instructions or create something totally unique.  Staff will be available to give basic instruction and encouragement to all artists.  Activity designed for students in grades 5 and up. Held in YA area.

March 3 - Play with Pastels

April 7 - Explore Acrylics

May 5 - The Wonders of Watercolor

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Get to know a Naturalist! Please join us as we learn about this American Naturalist, photographer, and Pulitzer prize-winning writer. 

This class is intended for school-age students and up. Held in Conference Room ABC. 

Registration required and begins 3/3. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). Registration is only for this specific class. To participate in other classes in this series, please register when our registration dates open.

January 21 - Get to Know a Naturalist: Frances Hamerstrom. Registration begins 1/7.

February 18 - Get to Know Our State Parks: Apostle Islands. Registration begins 2/4.

March 17 - Get to Know a Naturalist: Edwin Way Teal. Registration begins 3/3.

April 21 - Get to Know Our State Parks: Pattison State Park. Registration begins 4/7.

May 19 - Get to Know a Naturalist: Roy Chapman Andrews. Registration begins 5/5.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us at 1000 Islands Environmental Center for a seed starting workshop for all ages! Learn the proper technique and timing for starting your garden plants from seed. Kids are invited to join in a special storytime while adults and older kids participate in the informational presentation. Everyone will have the opportunity to plant seeds to take home to care for.

Event held at 1000 Islands Environmental Center.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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 5 and up. Sign up at the front desk starting two weeks before each event.

March 3 - Project TBD. Registration begins 2/18.

April 7 - Project TBD. Registration begins 3/24.

May 5 - Project TBD. Registration begins 4/21. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Please join us as we learn and explore the history, land, and waterfalls of this stunning Wisconsin State Park. This class is intended for school-age students and up. Held in Conference Room ABC. 

Registration required and begins 4/7. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). Registration is only for this specific class. To participate in other classes in this series, please register when our registration dates open.

January 21 - Get to Know a Naturalist: Frances Hamerstrom. Registration begins 1/7.

February 18 - Get to Know Our State Parks: Apostle Islands. Registration begins 2/4.

March 17 - Get to Know a Naturalist: Edwin Way Teal. Registration begins 3/3.

April 21 - Get to Know Our State Parks: Pattison State Park. Registration begins 4/7.

May 19 - Get to Know a Naturalist: Roy Chapman Andrews. Registration begins 5/5.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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 5 and up. Sign up at the front desk starting two weeks before each event.

March 3 - Project TBD. Registration begins 2/18.

April 7 - Project TBD. Registration begins 3/24.

May 5 - Project TBD. Registration begins 4/21. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Please join us as we learn all about this American explorer, adventurer and Naturalist with Wisconsin ties. He was a real life Indiana Jones! This class is intended for school-age students and up. Held in Conference Room ABC. 

Registration required and begins 5/5. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). Registration is only for this specific class. To participate in other classes in this series, please register when our registration dates open.

January 21 - Get to Know a Naturalist: Frances Hamerstrom. Registration begins 1/7.

February 18 - Get to Know Our State Parks: Apostle Islands. Registration begins 2/4.

March 17 - Get to Know a Naturalist: Edwin Way Teal. Registration begins 3/3.

April 21 - Get to Know Our State Parks: Pattison State Park. Registration begins 4/7.

May 19 - Get to Know a Naturalist: Roy Chapman Andrews. Registration begins 5/5.