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Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses- Sorry we are out!

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.

Solar Storytime & Eclipse Viewing

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Bring a picnic lunch/blanket to listen to stories about the sun and learn about the solar eclipse while you eat.  When the storytime is over, we will make a fun sun craft and then practice safe viewing of the solar eclipse. Eclipse viewing glasses will be provided during this event for families in attendance.

This event is outdoors.  If you cannot trust that your child will not look directly into the sun at this event, we higly recommened that you keep your child indoors. Staring directly into the sun during an eclipse can cause serious eye injury. 

Outdoor Movie Night

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!

Nature Helpers

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Help us save the environment with a naturalist from 1,000 Islands!  Come learn about birds and create something to help out mother nature. In partnership with 1,000 Islands Environmental Center.  Meets in the Conference Room.

Fairy Walk*

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Kaukauna Public Library and 1,000 Islands Environmental Center present our annual Fairy Walk! The event is held at 1,000 Islands Environmental Center. Join us for fun activities and a walk around the boardwalk to vote for your favorite fairy house. Fairy costumes are highly recommended for extra fun this evening! Join us between 5-7p for live music, crafts, face painting, balloons and more! Enter your own fairy house into the competition. Rules and information below for the contest. First place prize for the competition is a family membership to The Building for Kids. Voting for the winning fairy house ends at 7:00p and the winner will be announced near the entrance to the walk at 7:15p. Registration strongly encouraged; tickets are free.  For free tickets please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fairy-walk-tickets-35021861330.  It is not necessary to print tickets for the event.  Sponsors: Artistic Smiles Dentistry, Berkers Family Dentistry, S.C., Carnival Time Popcorn, Ghost Town Fitness, Kaukauna Coffee & Tea, Kaukauna Family Dentistry and Shear Envy Salon.       

Fairy Walk: Official Contest Rules

  1. The contest is for youth ages 10 and under.  Fairy houses must be accomplished with minimal help from adults. (Adults should help with activities such as cutting or hot gluing for safety purposes). The age of the builder(s) will be listed on contest tags.  The Library and 1,000 Islands has the authority to disqualify homes that do not look like they were created by the age of the listed participant.   
  2. Houses must be made from all natural materials.  Please be mindful that the chipmunks like to eat houses made out of food.  Any man-made items should be covered with natural items.
  3. Platforms or man-made support materials should be used for easy delivery and transport, but should be covered to look natural.
  4. Houses should be portable as they will be transported to the boardwalk.  Maximum dimensions should be 16”L X 16”W X 24”H.
  5. Please do not use any items of value in your house as KPL and 1,000 Islands are not responsible for any loss or damage.
  6. The theme of the house may be anything you wish.
  7. Houses must be dropped off at 1,000 Islands between August 21-25 (please see 1,000 Islands Nature Center’s hours for open and close times).  Entries dropped off after August 25 may be displayed, but will not be eligible for any prizes.
  8. Houses must have the contact information form filled out and attached.  Forms are available online below and at 1,000 Islands.
  9. Houses may be picked up at event conclusion at 7:30p.  Houses not picked up after the event must be picked up by August 30th or they will become property of 1,000 Islands. 
  10. Judging of the fairy houses is by attendees and winners will be announced at 7:15p.
Fairy House Registration Form

Free Back to School Clothing & Supply Giveaway

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.