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Fox Cities Book Festival

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The Fox Cities Book Festival will take place April 20-26, 2015. We have a fabulous line-up of authors coming to our library this year! Take a look at who is coming, pick up their books at the library, and get the author visits on your calendar today.

Author Visit: Kathleen Ernst

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
kathleen ernst

Author Kathleen Ernst visits our library as part of the 2015 Fox Cities Book Festival. Her experiences working at Old World Wisconsin influenced her creation of the Chloe Ellefson mystery series. Wisconsin is the setting for the all five Chloe Ellefson books. Join her as she takes readers behind the experiences and places that inspired her work. Learn more about her mysteries and historical fiction for both adults and young readers at www.kathleenernst.com.

Local Author Visit: John Ferak

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Kimberly Public Library
John Ferak
Author John Ferak visits our library as part of the 2015 Fox Cities Book Festival. He is an award-winning investigative team editor for Gannett Wisconsin Media and author of Bloody Lies. After covering a rural Nebraska murder investigation from the beginning, one question remained: Why was the blood of a victim in a car that was ultimately proven to have no connection to the murders? Over the next few years, the astonishing "bloody lies" were revealed, culminating in a law enforcement scandal that turned the case on its head and destroyed the career of Nebraska’s celebrated CSI director.

Author Visit: Nickolas Butler

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Little Chute Public Library
Nickolas Butler

Author Nickolas Butler visits our library as part of the 2015 Fox Cities Book Festival.  His first novel, Shotgun Lovesongs, is a national bestseller and received the 2014 Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award. It follows the lives of four friends, all born and raised in the same Wisconsin town, now coming into their own (or not) as adults. When the four reunite in their hometown, they are confronted with how their lives--and the bonds among them--have changed. Visit www.nickolasbutler.com to learn more about Nickolas and his work.

Author Visit: Julie Buckles

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
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Author Julie Buckles visits our library as part of the 2015 Fox Cities Book Festival.  Not long ago, Julie Buckles took off on a 1,700-mile canoe trip with her new husband through Lake Superior. Her book about this event, Paddling to Winter, offers a candid take on modern-day adventures and marriage.   Learn more about Julie, her experiences, and her writing by visiting www.juliebuckles.com.

Author Visit: Susan Gloss

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Little Chute Public Library
Susan Glass
Author Susan Gloss visits our library as part of the 2015 Fox Cities Book Festival.  Her debut novel, Vintage, centers around a Midwestern vintage clothing shop and a group of women who eventually transform the store and each other’s lives. Find more of her writing on her blog, GlossingOverIt

Evening Book Club

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm ~ Little Chute Public Library
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Author: Michael Leannah

The Evening Book Club will be discussing Something for Everyone: Memories of Lauerman Brothers Department Store by Michael Leannah. In 1890 the Lauerman brothers opened a general store in the lumber-boom town of Marinette, Wisconsin. This book traces the history of the Lauerman enterprise and its importance to dozens of counties in northern Wisconsin and the UP. It will have readers fondly recalling their own favorite shopping destinations during the golden age of department stores. Leannah will be visiting the Fox Cities as a part of the Fox Cities Book Festival, April 20-26.

Great Beginnings Book Club

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am ~ Kimberly Public Library
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Author: Jess Walter
Start your day with  book club! Join us in April for the inaugural meeting of the Great Beginnings Book Club as we discuss Beautiful Ruins.  Award-winning author, Jess Walter, brings us his funniest and most romantic novel yet: the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 and is rekindled in Hollywood 50 years later. The Italian housekeeper and his long-lost American starlet; the producer who once brought them together, and his assistant. A glittering world filled with unforgettable characters. Request your copy today! 

The Book Sayers

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm ~ Kimberly Public Library
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Author: Christina Baker Kline

The Book Sayers will be discussing Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Orphan Train is the 2015 Fox Cities Reads selection. Join in the book discussion, then see the author in person April 20-21 during her visit to the Fox Cities during the Book Festival.

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Foster Care in the Fox Cities

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Kimberly Public Library

Andrea Lemke-Rochon will discuss foster care in our region. The presentation will highlight the positive impact that foster care has had on children and families in our community as well as stories about the challenges associated with fostering. This is a companion program related to this year's Fox Cities Reads title, Orphan Train.

Master Gardeners: Creating Holiday Decorations

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
pine cone wreath with red berries

Members of the Outagamie County Master Gardeners will demonstrate how to create beautiful holiday decorations using materials that you can find in your backyard.

Master Gardeners: A Tour of French Gardens

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
french garden

Join the Outagamie Country Master Gardeners as they share photos and stories of travels to gardens of the French Riviera and Paris. France has a wealth of beautiful gardens. Tour the gardens of Versailles, Claude Monet, the Philip Rothschild estate, and a vineyard.

Master Gardeners: Bulbs

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
woman holding flowering plant bulbs

Planting spring flowering bulbs should be done at this time of the year. Pick up a few tips from the Outagamie County Master Gardeners on how to plant now to create a gorgeous spring display.

Master Gardeners: Composting

Monday, August 10, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
compost bin

Composting is an easy way to turn your kitchen and yard waste into the best soil amender. In this presentation the Outagamie County Master Gardeners will show us how to get started. It's easier than you think!

Master Gardeners: Growing Herbs

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
herbs in clay pots

Join the Outagamie County Master Gardeners to learn how to grow and use herbs. Herbs are a great way to add spice to your life! They are not demanding and add interest to both your food and your garden.

Master Gardeners: Vegetable Gardening

Monday, June 8, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
garden vegetables

Vegetable gardening is very rewarding. Serving tomatoes and beans that you have grown yourself taste so much better! Join the Outagamie Country Master Gardeners to learn a few basics to start your own vegetable garden.

Master Gardeners: Wisconsin Wildflowers

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
field of wildflowers

Wisconsin wildflowers will be coming soon. In this presentation we'll take a tour of the state and learn about the diversity that we have around us.

Books & Brews

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm ~ Seth's Coffee (106 E Main St, Little Chute)
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Author: Nickolas Butler

We'll be discussing Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler. Hank, Leland, Kip and Ronny were all born and raised in the same Wisconsin town—Little Wing—and are now coming into their own (or not) as husbands and fathers. Seamlessly woven into their patchwork is Beth, whose presence among them—both then and now—fuels the kind of passion one comes to expect of lovesongs and rivalries. Winner of the 2014 Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award. 

Butler will be visiting the area as a part of the 2015 Fox Cities Book Festival. Learn more about the festival, April 20-26, by visiting www.foxcitiesbookfestival.org.

Master Gardeners: Seed Starting

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
young plants in colorful pots

A program for the whole family, brought to us by the Outagamie County Master Gardeners. Spring is just around the corner. Now is a great time for get plants growing for May planting. In this program learn what you'll need and how to get your seeds started for Spring.

Embrace Wellness: Sugar Blues

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Kimberly Public Library
cup of sugar

Join Laura De Salvatore, Certified Holistic Health Coach, as she discusses the affects of sugar. She will cover ailments and symptoms of sugar addiction, sugar alternatives, and how to identify hidden sugars in your diet. Laura will also deconstruct your sugar cravings and share tips you can use to avoid the sugar blues.