Teens

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.

Thursdays at 3:30pm

Join us each Thursday after school for a craft, gaming, or activity! Program held in the Youth Department or Conference Room.

 November 16 - Nintendo Switch Play
November 30 - Craft/Activity
December 7 - Nintendo Switch Play
December 14 -  Craft/Activity
December 21 - Nintendo Switch Play
Upcoming
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
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!

 

 

Fourth Thursday of the Month at 4:00pm

Join us the fourth Thursday of each month for some adventure on the Library’s own Minecraft server! Work together or on your own creations. For 3rd grade and up.  Registration required. Please note that the library has an expectation that patrons conduct themselves in a civil manner while playing in the game world.  Parents/Guardians are required to stay in the room for the duration of the program.  Meets in Tween/Teen Computer Lab.

Registration Dates:

  • September date registration begins Sept 14
  • October date registration begins Oct 12
  • November date registration begins Nov 2
  • December date registration begins Dec 14
Upcoming
Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for an hour of coding activities.  Activities may range from coding board games, robotics, legos and Ipads with Osmos.  For grades three and up. Meets in the Conference Room.   

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Students in grades 5 and up can participate in our new Roblox Club! Please note that the library has an expectation that patrons conduct themselves in a civil and respectful manner while playing in the game world.Those that conduct themselves inapproprioately while playing may be asked to leave the program after one warning. Meets in Tween/Teen Computer Lab. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk).

Registration Dates: 

  • January registration date: 12/28
  • February registration date: 1/25
  • March registration date: 2/22
  • April registraiton date: 3/29
  • May registration date: 4/26
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Come "hack" apart AV equipment, electronics, and appliances to see what's inside! For 4th grade and up. Meets in the Conference Room.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm

Join us each Thursday after school for a craft, gaming, or activity! Program held in the Youth Department or Conference Room.

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.

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us the third 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. Meets in Conference ABC.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk).

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.

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.

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.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Learn the proper technique and timing for starting your garden plants from seed.  The program will include some great info for adults as well some fun stories for kids.  Everyone will leave with some planted seeds to care for. Program held at 1,000 Islands Environmental Center.

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