Adults

On August 31st, the Kaukauna Public Library was notified that it received requested grant funds from Best Buy for the Hour of Code program. According to Best Buy Community Relations, “Technology know-how is crucial for young people preparing to enter the job market for the first time. We open the door to opportunity with technology training and tools that transform underserved teens from consumers to creators – a new generation of engineers, entrepreneurs, teachers, designers and dreamers.”

The Library requested grant funds for the purchase of additional iPads and tablets for the new Hour of Code program the Library is offering to students. The Hour of Code program is a perfect fit for the Best Buy Community Grants Program, which “ignites teen potential through technology” because the program focuses on learning new technology including coding, robotics, animation, and game design. 

Hour of Code runs at the Library during the school year on the first Thursday of the month, running 10/5, 11/2 & 12/7 this year from 6:30-7:30p. Participants in grades three and up can expect to work on different projects during the program including coding with Osmos, robotics including Ozobots, learning animation and app building and more! Best Buy is “committed to giving underserved youth hands-on access to the tech education and tools they need to be successful in school and in their future careers.” As such, this new partnership gives the Library funding necessary to continue to have access to the technology required to help teach patrons of all ages about the importance of technological literacy.

We currently have an opening for a part-time Marketing Assistant! Click here to learn more about the position!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm

Join the Naturalist from 1,000 Islands to learn about our wintering bald eagles and head outside to watch for them along the river as the sun sets. A portion of this event will take place outdoors, so please dress appropriate for cold weather eagle viewing.

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

10:30a-12:00p: Star Wars the Clone Wars screening (PG; 99 min) 1:00p-3:15p: Star Wars the Force Awakens screening (PG-13; 136 min) 4:00p-5:00p Star Wars Team Trivia (Family) 5:00p-6:00p Visit with Wisconsin Garrison 501st (Star Wars enthusiasts who build accurate Star Wars costumes!) 6:00p-8:00p Star Wars author John Jackson Miller presentation and book signing

Drop in crafts and activities will be available all day throughout the Library as part of Padawan Training Academy!

Star Wars cosplay (dress-up) is highly encouraged! May The Force Be With You!

 

 

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Memory Cafes are for those experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss, or cognitive impairment, and for family and friends of those affected.  It's a great opportunity for lively discussions, information gathering, refreshments, camaraderie, and lots of creative fun thrown in.  We have a gerontology professional on hand to answer questions and an enormous weath wealth of experience among participants to be shared.  A program sponsored and held by the Fox Valley Memory Project. Meets in the Conference Room.

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, August 6, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Participants are encouraged to bring projects, both completed and those you are working on finishing to share. Together we can share creative ideas, learn various forms of crafts and meet new people with a common interest in fiber arts. On occassion, presentations from artisans on specific fiber arts will be planned. Fiber art topics include, but are not limited to: quilting, spinning, rug hooking, sewing, knitting, and crochet. Meets in the Conference Room. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The past few winters have brought many snowy owls into the state.  Learn more about these magnificent birds, including why they are here and where you can safely view them. This program is held at 1,000 Islands Environmental Center.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Join us for Everything You Need to Know about Legal Life & Legacy Planning! Estate planning is a lifelong process, not a one-time decision. Learn the basics of estate planning documents including wills, trusts and powers of attorney. We will discuss what you should be considering in your own estate planning documents and how you can best protect yourself and your family. Presented by Attorneys Kevin Davidson and Greg Vanevenhoven of Kaukauna-based Davidson Law Office, LLP & The Estate Planning Group.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Raptor Rehab: The Trials and Tribulations of Protecting American Bald Eagles and other Raptors” Wildlife rehabilitators from Wildlife of Wisconsin (WOW) will teach us about some of the common threats to our area raptors, meet and hear stories about some of WOW’s educational raptors as well as learn how rehabilitators and even you can protect the magnificent animals yourself. This event is sponsored by Eagle Days Along the Fox River.

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for critiquing and writing sessions as a group! Meets in the Conference AB.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Come make a rug for your mug! We will be making some woven coasters for your cup to sit on. All supplies will be provided. Registration required; begins 1/22. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). The program will be held in Conference Room ABC.  

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Hike the trails with the just the light of the moon, stars and naturalist to guide you.  If there is ample snow on the ground we will lend out snowshoes to turn it into a snowshoe hike.  Hot chocolate will be provided after the hike. Program held at 1,000 Islands Environmental Center.

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

This is an introductory class geared for people who dream of learning how to crochet that haven't had any luck getting started without the help of another human.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Join us for Everything You Need to Know about Nursing Home Care Costs & Asset Protection! Nursing Home Costs continue to rise with each passing year. Come to this presentation to learn about Medicaid, the government program that can pay for such nursing home expenses, and some of the legal rules behind preserving assets from the cost of nursing home care. Presented by Attorneys Kevin Davidson and Greg Vanevenhoven of Kaukauna-based Davidson Law Office, LLP & The Estate Planning Group.

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join us in celebrating our second anniversary at our new Library and in celebrating you, our wonderful patrons! There will be children's crafts and activitites all day along with special events, times to be determined.

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