Adults

We have a Little Free Pantry available during all open hours! The pantry is located in the river side corner of Adult Nonfiction. We also accept donations of non-expired, non-perishable foods, as well as hygiene and baby care items year round.

If you are in need of winter clothing items, our lobby also has a stock of gently used and new donations of winter apparel available to take for free. Donations are accepted as well.  

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Want to see the book sale before everyone else, get half price on your books, and help the Library?! Become a friend of the library! For $10, you can get a two year membership to the Friends and will get these benefits at each sale. The Friends of the Library are critical to the Library because they help to purchase new materials and grant funds to all those great programs you are enjoying at the library. Current Friends members welcome and you can become a Friend right at the door that day to gain access to the sale before everyone else! 

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Join us for a used book sale to benefit the Friends of the Library. If you sign up to be a Friend of the library, you will get half-price on books for the next four sales! Prices range from .25 to $1. 

The $1 a bag sale will be held on Friday, May 3rd and Free Day is Saturday, May 4th.

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

June 3rd Learn to Crochet Night

July 1st Learn to Knit Night

August 5th Learn to Weave Night

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 occasion, 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 (except on 4/2 meets in Board Room).

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Welcome to a night just for parents sharing encouragement, challenges, questions, or just plain funny stories about your homeschool experiences over a cup of tea. We will have designated topics to discuss each session ranging from new homeschooler advice to ACT prep. This relaxed event aims to provide a “moment” to regroup and a chance to connect with others who have “been there.”

December: Reading challenges/successes

January:  Social Opportunities K-12

February:  Curriculum Comparisons

March:  Extra Curricular Opportunties

April:  Iowa Basics & SAT Testing

May:  Year Round Schooling

 

 

 

 

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Join us for a family-friendly groundbreaking ceremony for the KPL Interactive Learning Garden. Remarks will be made in the construction area from 6p-6:20p, including words from Mayor Penterman. Bring your little construction lovers for a chance to help us break ground complete with shovel and hard hat. Enjoy some food from Carnival Time Popcorn and then stay for a live animal show inside the library starting at 6:30p courtesy of Kingdom Animalia Exotic Animal Rescue.

This is your chance to see cool exotic animals like a tortoise, lizards, snakes, parrots, sugar gliders and more. Jamie Kozloski from Kingdom Animalia Exotic Animal Rescue will bring several rescue animals for you to see up close. This educational program introduces attendees to each animal, explains why she has them, how they survive in nature, their role in nature, and how the pet trade has affected them. This fun, educational program is appropriate for all ages. It is free and open to the public. KAEAR is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that was founded in 2006 by Jamie. Their mission is to give educational outreach programs to raise awareness for exotic animal conservation and care. They take the education one step further and give animals refuge by rescuing and rehabilitating sick, injured, or unwanted exotic pets. Animals are then adopted out to families or facilities.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Questions about probate?  Wills & estates? A small claims matter?  Landlord/tenant rights, family law or other legal issues?

The Kaukauna Public Library Free Legal Clinic may be able to help with your legal questions.  The Clinic operates on a question and answer forum where participants have 10 to 15 minutes to ask questions.  One or more local attorneys will be available at each clinic to answer questions, as well as introduce topics and give free generic legal answers. All questions are answered in the most confidential manner possible.

The Free Legal Clinic is provided to offer guidance and consultation to the increasing number of people in the Kaukauna area with legal questions, to offer advice and consultation on a variety of common legal issues. Clinic located in Study Room A. Clinic courtesy of attorneys from Glenn & Daniels S.C. http://glenndaniels.com/john-daniels-attorney-at-law/.

*Disclaimer: Free Legal Clinic attorneys do not provide representation. The forum is for simple general legal advice to those with questions related to small-claims, probate, wills and estates, landlord-tenant, divorce and family law, debtor, creditor, bankruptcy, traffic, criminal, and several other areas. Participants will be asked to sign a waiver acknowledging there is no attorney client relationship and that the Library is not providing legal advice.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Imagine Fox Cities is a new, inclusive community-wide initiative created to be more intentional about shaping the future of the Fox Cities when it comes to well-being. To develop the plan, Imagine Fox Cities is hosting community discussions and they want you to attend to share your ideas about the future.

The initiative was created by community members, for the community, and will be an ongoing initiative to ensure the community maintains or improves what is valued, with an eye on the future. Once opportunities for any improvement are discovered, Imagine Fox Cities will then move forward on developing a collaborative, comprehensive community action plan including a framework for future decisions based on identified shared values.

Can't attend the discussion but have a bold idea? Fill this form out! Can't attend but want to let them know how well your life is in the Fox Cities? Fill this form out!

 

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, July 8, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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.

For May:  Birds in Your Backyard – come test your knowledge of bird sounds as well as learn about and create an activity related to our feathered friends!

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Detox...is it really necessary? When is the best time? How and why to detox. Join staff member and naturopathic Mary to discuss and  answer these questions and any others you may have concerning detoxification.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

 

Book Discussion Book for May 14, 2019:

A Fall of Marigolds

By: Susan Meissner

 

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A beautiful scarf connects two women touched by tragedy in this compelling, emotional novel from the author of As Bright as Heaven and The Last Year of the War.

September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries...and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she’s made. Will what she learns devastate her or free her? 

September 2011. On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, widow Taryn Michaels has convinced herself that she is living fully, working in a charming specialty fabric store and raising her daughter alone. Then a long-lost photograph appears in a national magazine, and she is forced to relive the terrible day her husband died in the collapse of the World Trade Towers…the same day a stranger reached out and saved her. Will a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf open Taryn’s eyes to the larger forces at work in her life?

About the Author

I cannot remember a time when I wasn't driven to write. I attribute this passion to a creative God and to parents who love books and more particularly to a dad who majored in English and passed on a passion for writing.

I was born in 1961 in San Diego, California, and am the second of three daughters. I spent my very average childhood in just two houses. I attended Point Loma College in San Diego, majoring in education, but I would have been smarter to major in English with a concentration in writing. The advice I give now to anyone wondering what to major in is follow your heart and choose a vocation you are already in love with. 

I'm happy and humbled to say that I've had 17 books published in the last dozen years, including The Shape of Mercy, which was named one of the 100 Best Books in 2008 by Publishers Weekly, and the ECPA’s Fiction Book of the Year, a Carol Award winner, and a RITA finalist. I teach at writers' conferences from time to time and I've a background in community journalism.

I'm also a pastor’s wife and a mother of four young adults. When I'm not at work on a new novel, I write small group curriculum for my San Diego church. Visit me at my website: http//:susanmeissner.com on Twitter at @SusanMeissner or at www.facebook.com/susan.meissner

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Friends members and prospective Friends can join us for this quarterly meeting!

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Imagine Fox Cities is a new, inclusive community-wide initiative created to be more intentional about shaping the future of the Fox Cities when it comes to well-being. To develop the plan, Imagine Fox Cities is hosting community discussions and they want you to attend to share your ideas about the future.

The initiative was created by community members, for the community, and will be an ongoing initiative to ensure the community maintains or improves what is valued, with an eye on the future. Once opportunities for any improvement are discovered, Imagine Fox Cities will then move forward on developing a collaborative, comprehensive community action plan including a framework for future decisions based on identified shared values.

Can't attend the discussion but have a bold idea? Fill this form out! Can't attend but want to let them know how well your life is in the Fox Cities? Fill this form out!

 

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Join local historian and Library staff member, Gavin Schmitt, as he selects topics fifty years ago for some brief history, memory sharing, group discussion, and opinion of the historical event. Enjoy a cup of coffee during discussion! 

  • May:  Hamburger Hill
  • June: Death of Judy Garland
  • July: Charles becomes Prince
  • August: Rocky Marciano
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm

Come for tea, coffee, coloring (if you like) and some listening! We will be selecting short stories to read to you while you relax with tea, coffee, or with our fun adult coloring books! This storytime is only for grown-ups please; not to be confused with our youth storytime programs. :) Held in Conference ABC.

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