Teens

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!

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, August 24, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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. 

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 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.   

Groups of ten or more, please register with the Programming Librarian (ashleyt@kaukauna-wi.org or 766-6340 ext. 8) prior to attending.

Second Thursday of the month at 6:30p

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

Upcoming
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm
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 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Chad Lewis is a paranormal researcher and author for Unexplained Research. Chad holds a Master's of Science degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Chad had trekked across the world in search of the paranormal. From tracking vampires in Transylvania and chasing the Chupacabras in Puerto Rico, to searching for the elusive monster in Loch Ness, and pursuing ghosts in Ireland's castles, Chad brings over 18 years of research experience to his presentations.

Hauntings of the Midwest- Not for the Faint of Heart

This program takes the audience on a grisly journey to some of the most gruesomes haunting in the Midwest. Filled with tragic murders, bizarre suicides, serial killers, untimely deaths, and fatal accidents, this presentation is certainly not for the faint of heart.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Benjamin Percy is the author of four novels – most recently, The Dark Net (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017) – two books of short stories and a craft book called Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction (Graywolf Press, 2016). His fiction and nonfiction have been read on National Public Radio and published by Esquire, GQ, Time, Men’s Journal, the Wall Street Journal, and the Paris Review. He writes the Green Arrow and Teen Titans series for DC Comics, and James Bond for Dynamite Entertainment. His honors include an NEA fellowship, a Whiting Award, the Plimpton Prize, two Pushcart Prizes and inclusion in Best American Short Stories and Best American Comics.

Super-Powered Storytelling: What I've Learned from Writing Comics

This presentation offers both a crash course in comics writing, while also addressing how the medium has made Benjamin Percy a better novelist, screenwriter, essayist and short story writer.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Gavin Schmitt is a life-long Fox Cities native, graduating from Kaukauna High School and UW-Green Bay. The author of six books on local history and true crime, he has been described as an excellent researcher and the go-to expert on organized crime in Wisconsin and surrounding areas. Schmitt is a champion of open records laws, amassing a personal collection of over 1,000,000 pages of previously classified government documents. When not actively researching (which is rare), he enjoys a strong cup of coffee from Kaukauna Coffee and Tea.

The Crime that Shook the Midwest

Learn about the unsolved crime that brought the police, FBI, governor and attorney general Robert Kennedy to realize that the Mafia was a significant problem in Wisconsin.

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Callie Bates is the author of THE WAKING LAND. Her debut fantasy novel, it has been named both an IndieNext and LibraryReads pick. She is also a harpist and certified harp therapist, sometimes artist, and nature nerd. When she’s not creating, she’s hitting the trails or streets and exploring new places. An infrequent nonfiction writer, her work has appeared in Shambhala Sun, The Best Buddhist Writing 2012, and online journals.

Crafting Compelling Fantasy Narratives

This craft talk will delve into the process of writing a fantasy novel—ideally one that readers can’t put down!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

An officer from the Kaukauna Police Department will be discussing the current opioid epidemic, specifically the latest trends, what's out there, warning signs of drug abuse and what to expect.

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Support the Friends of the Kaukauna Public Library by shopping our book sale.  Items range between 25 cents and $1.00 and benefit the Friends. Donations greatly appreciated.

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Support the Friends of the Kaukauna Public Library by shopping our book sale. Fill a bag for just $1 today! Donations greatly appreciated.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Give the Library a gift! The Library will have displays of books for you to purchase in honor/memory of loved ones to go in our Library collections for our community to check out. We will have a wide range of items (prices range from $5.99-$35) which will be nameplated in front of you to go into the collection. Enjoy refreshments and a looping presentation in the Conference Room during your visit. All items purchased for the Library that day are subject to regular collection management policy. Event courtesy of The Friends of the Kaukauna Public Library.  This event is open to anyone that loves to support their local Library!

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