Adults

UPDATE 8/9/17: THE LIBRARY IS OUT OF SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING GLASSES. We received the glasses as part of a grant and will not be able to get additional sets. Click on this link to find information on where to purchase reputable glasses. 

Star_Net has graciously gifted the Library with Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses. These cardboard glasses are available at all our service desks. Please be aware that these glasses should be kept out of the reach of children and should be cared for gently as damage to the glasses can result in severe eye injury when viewing the eclipse. Before each use, remember to check the front and back of each lens for damage such as scratches, pinholes or separation from frame. If damaged, please discard.

Wear your Starnet Eclipse Shades to protect your eyes from solar radiation any time you look directly at the sun or the sun's reflection. During the solar eclipse, use your glasses whenever any part of the sun, no matter how small, is visible.  This product should not be used with other optical appliances such as cameras, telescopes or binoculars. This product is not a toy. Children should only use with adult supervision.

The Kaukauna Public Library offers four summer reading programs: preschool (ages 0-4), school-age (grades K-5), teen (grade 6-12) and adult, which run from June 12th-August 14th. Youth receive reading logs with weekly activities that promote reading, writing, art, math and science. Completed activities earn prizes and entries into drawings.  Registration for youth programs is no longer necessary and reading logs can be picked up at the Library starting May 22nd.  Grand prize drawings for youth that finish the program include a giant stuff animal (preschool), stunt marble maze set (school-age) and an Arduino robot (teen).  Registration for the adult reading program begins on May 22nd.  Adults simply write down what they read (books, audiobooks, newspapers, magazines) on drawing slips for entry into weekly prize drawings and the grand prize drawing for an Amazon Tap.

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for outdoor movies!  Activities for families begin at 7:00p and movies start at sunset (estimated times below).  Bring blankets for the hill or lawn chairs for the parking lot, space courtesy of Stadtmueller and Associates. Outside food and drink are welcome, but Carnival Time will be there for all your popcorn, soda/water and cotton candy needs! Ghost Town Fitness will be providing fun active activities before the movie. Movie equipment provided by All Phase Satilite & Service. Music by Appleton Rock School featuring Parker Collar. Balloons courtesy of Mikey Air. Sorry, but pets, alcohol, smoking and sidewalk chalk are not welcome at this event. No vendors/sales allowed on Grand KaKalin property during the event without the express permission of the Library. 

July 10 Sing (PG; 1 hour 48 minutes) Estimated sunset is 8:38p  Join us for a petting zoo at 7p!

July 24 Finding Dory (PG; 1 hour 37 minutes) Estimated sunset 8:27p Join us for some bubble fun at 7p! 

August 7 The Secret Life of Pets (PG; 1 hour 27 minutes) Estimated sunset 8:11p Join us in meeting some therapy dogs at 7p!

August 21 Trolls (PG; 1 hour 32 minutes) Estimated sunset 7:50p Costume contest, so wear your troll-wear!

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Come and help the Library create art for the Interactive Learning Garden outside!  This two part workshop will teach you how to make fun mosaics for the outdoors.  Although all the supplies will be provided, mosaics made in this workshop will be kept in our Interactive Learning Garden as art pieces. This workshop builds upon itself, taking place on 8/17 and 8/24 at 11:00a. Registrants must be in attendance at both events to register as parts of the project must be dried after the first class. This workshop involves physical activity and may include longer periods of standing, being outside, the ability to sit on the ground and lift.  Registration required and runs 8/1-8/8.  To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk).  Class will meet outside for the workshop unless the weather is poor.  Rain option for program is Conference Room ABC.

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join aspiring screenwriter and independent filmmaker Anthony Huben in a short film workshop this summer! Anthony is working on a short film and will talk about his experience as well as how one can write, direct, and create their own short-story ideas from early stages to the final cut. This program is best for adults and students interested in storytelling, filmmaking, and art. No cost or registration necessary.  Sessions will focus on different aspects of filmmaking; July 27: Structure, August 3: Dialogue, August 10 Perspective, August 17: Action, August 24: Location & August 31: Mystery Vs. Confusion.

Anthony Huben recently graduated from UW-Fox Valley, and he received several academic awards, including Outstanding Academic Service to the Department of English and a Liberal Arts Essay Competition Winner, while writing short stories, poems, and films.

 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

In need of new school clothes or supplies? Stop in and take the gently used clothing items and donated school supplies you need.Supplies will be based on donations and may run out.

Donations of new or gently-used (clean, no stains, rips or holes please) school clothing 4K-12th grade and new school supply donations encouraged (tax deductable). Undergarments/socks should only be new and still packaged please. Located in Conference AB. 

Extra clothing/supplies will be donated to Fox Cities chapter of CASA and our local schools. 

 

 

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

In need of new school clothes or supplies? Stop in and take the gently used clothing items and donated school supplies you need. Supplies will be based on donations and may run out.

Donations of new or gently-used (clean, no stains, rips or holes please) school clothing 4K-12th grade and new school supply donations encouraged (tax deductable). Undergarments/socks should only be new and still packaged please. Located in Conference AB. 

Extra clothing/supplies will be donated to Fox Cities chapter of CASA and our local schools. 

Meets the 2nd Monday of the Month from 2pm - 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.

 

 

Upcoming
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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, September 12, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Author: Fredrik Backman

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Friends of the Library monthly meeting.  You do not need to be a Friend to attend the meeting!  Interested individuals are encouraged to attend meetings to see how this organization supports the Library.  The group meets in the Board Room (exception- the March 9th the meeting will be in conference room C). 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Come learn how easy it is to create beautiful hand made cards.  All supplies will be provided however donations are greatly appreciated. All participants will leave with one themed greeting card of their choice. Registration required; runs 9/11-9/15. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). The program will be held in Conference Room ABC.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Charles and Emma Stribley moved to Kaukauna after Charles was hired by Oscar Thilmany. Discover what invention Charles incorporated into the paper machines at Thilmany’s We are familiar with their mansion built on Wisconsin Avenue, but their villa in Fort Myer’s was much larger and between two famous and wealthy families, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. Their community involvement in both communities left an everlasting impression. They were well known trap shooters, and placed in most tournaments. When Charles will was probated, there were many beneficiaries. View slides of their villa.

Presentation will be held in conference room ABC.  Presenter will be Carol Van Boxtel, Local Historian and History Room Volunteer.

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

If you are new to painting, this class is for you! Alex, our instructor, will provide all materials plus a live demo of a painting for you to follow along. Registration required (adults only) and runs 9/18-9/22. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). Meets in the Conference Room.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Karen Dickell, UW-Extension’s Family Living Educator, will present ”Let’s do the Salsa”.  We will learn the correct and safe way of preserving one of our most popular snack foods…Salsa. No registration required.  Class meets in Conference ABC.

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.

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Ron Faiola is an author, photographer and filmmaker, with three documentaries on PBS including Wisconsin Supper Clubs: An Old Fashioned Experience and two books on supper clubs including his latest, Wisconsin Supper Clubs: Another Round, released on Agate Publishing’s Midway imprint in May, 2016.

Wisconsin Supper Clubs

This presentation explores the origins and history of supper clubs and how they got their start in Wisconsin, along with images of the food and decor of clubs around the state.

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