Summer is a perfect time to read for pleasure, and the library has a great music-inspired summer reading program called Libraries Rock! to encourage you in your reading endeavors. Registration begins on May 29 , and the program runs June 11-August 4 for eight weeks of reading fun! Stop by either location to sign up and pick up your reading logs. Read for two hours each week for a chance to win a grand prize, plus engage in classes, concert, and other shows that entertain and educate. See you this summer!
The mission of the Friends of the Library (FOLKS), a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, is to enhance our library's programs, services, and resources through our volunteer efforts and by enlightening our community about what our library has to offer. Funds raised have supported projects & programs, such as:
KimLit Arts & Crafts happens the fourth Thursday of every 2018 month at our Little Chute location and is intended for ages 16 and up. This month's topic will be embroidery! We will be doing a small embroidery project to learn a few basic stitches with our guest teacher, Embroidery Guild of America member, Laura Reinbacher.
No fees or registration required this A&C Night, but we have limited supplies.
Meet KimLit's Artist in Residence for September and October, Tyla Hilfreich (of Hilfreich Studio!) at the last Village of Little Chute Farmers Market for live woodblock relief printing onto t-shirts and paper! Bring your own t-shirts for Hilfreich to print on for a small donation. Choose from over 25 unique blocks all carved by hand and printed onto virtually any flat surface with a high quality, oil based archival ink, You won't wanna miss this unique experience.
What is the Village Market all about? Visit here. Please help us continue this new tradition by supporting your local growers, artists, crafters, canners, bakers, chefs, nonprofits and musicians.
All are welcome to our Friends of the Library meeting at our Kimberly location! We hope you will become a member of our friends group if you aren't already- it only takes five minutes and five dollars to join! Invite friends, ask questions and learn more in the Facebook Event.
Learn the basics principles and practices of collage, presented by September/October's Artist in Residence, Tyla Hilfreich. This walk-in / open house style workshop will focus on simplicity and balance within composition. All ages and skill levels welcome! No fees or registration required. This is open house style, so drop in anytime and stay as long as you'd like between 4 pm and 7 pm. Invite friends, share collage tips and more in the Facebook event.
We will focus on five physical elements to tell a story. These physical elements include wood, earth, water, fire, and metal. Using these ideas as a foundation for storytelling, we will then begin to add personal elements to make it unique and our own.
The Evening Book Club meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Chute Public Library. All are welcome! August's title is "Sworn to Silence" by Linda Castillo. The story follows Police chief Kate Burkholder as she investigates unsolved murders that appear to point to a serial killer who bring to light the divide between the Amish and English worlds.
This book club's event is a tie-in as Linda Castillo is in the Fox Cities for the 2018 Fox Cities Book Festival. She will be at the Kimberly Public Library on Saturday, October 13th at 6:30 PM.
If you need a copy of the book, visit the front desk at either library location or place the title on hold at infosoup.org to get a copy before the discussion.
Memory Cafes welcome those experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss or cognitive impairment as well as family and friends of those affected. It's a great opportunity for lively discussions, information gathering, refreshments, camaraderie and lots of creative fun! Please be aware that our policy is that for safety reasons, everyone needs to attend with at least 1 partner. A collaboration of the Fox Valley Memory Project, Village of Kimberly Parks and Recreation, and Kimberly Little Chute Library
Come join us as Wisconsin author Amy Reichert visits us for a free author event and book signing! Themed food will be offered and books will be available to purchase.
She has written four fantastic books; "The Coincidence of Coconut Cake", "Luck, Love, and Lemon Pie", "The Simplicity of Cider", and "The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go". Copies of all titles will available at each library location to checkout!
Tell your friends about this fun event on Facebook HERE.
Enjoy a free afternoon at the movies each month for a favorite classic film! September's selection is "Father Goose" starring Cary Grant and Leslie Caron. The movie follows Walter, a loner who's favorite pastime is drinking, as he finds a shipwrecked teacher and her students.
Popcorn and soda/water will be provided. Brought to you in partnership with Little Chute Park & Rec.
Connect with fellow movie-goers on our Facebook event by clicking HERE.
The Evening Book Club meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Chute Public Library. This month's title is "Killers of the Flower Moon". This is a non-fiction title that accounts for the widespread conspiracy against the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma.
All are welcome! If you need a copy of the book, visit the front desk at either library location or place the title on hold at infosoup.org to get a copy before the discussion.
To share your book progress, invite friends and more, check out our Facebook Event.
Join us for a relaxing afternoon at the movies! September's feature is Won't You Be My Neighbor. The documentary tells viewers about Mr. Rodgers and how he changed the world for the better. This is rated PG.
This will be showing at our Kimberly location. Popcorn and soda/water will be provided. Brought to you in partnership with the Kimberly Senior Citizens.
Connect with fellow moviegoers on our Facebook event HERE.
Join The Book Sayers on the third Thursday of each month at 1:00 pm at the Kimberly Public Library to discuss a variety of fiction and non-fiction selections. This month's title will be available soon. RSVP, invite friends, share your reading progress and more in the Facebook event.
If you would like to find out about more events and fun happenings at both of our library locations, visit our calendar, find us on Facebook page, and of course, sign up for our fun event newsletter by clicking here.
Herbs are used for their flavor, medicinal qualities, and fragrance. A Master Gardener will introduce you to a variety of herbs you can grow in your garden or on the windowsill and offer fresh ideas on how to use them.
This free program does not require registration. Conenct with your fellow gardners on the Facebook event page HERE.
Visit the Outagamie County Master Gardeners on their website and Facebook page to learn more about all of their upcoming classes and programs.