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Books & Brews

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm ~ Seth's Coffee (106 E Main St, Little Chute)
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Author: Daniel Abraham

This month things at Books & Brews are getting graphic. We'll be discussing the first volume in the graphic novel adaption of George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones. Acclaimed novelist Abraham and illustrator Patterson bring Martin's epic fantasy masterwork to life in the pages of this full-color graphic novel. Books & Brews is a new book club for the 20’s and 30’s crowd.

Evening Book Club

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm ~ Little Chute Public Library
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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.

The Book Sayers

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm ~ Kimberly Public Library
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Author: Richard Logan

We will be discussing Alone: Orphaned on the Ocean by Richard Logan and Tere Duperrault Fassbender. Terry Jo Duperrault was 11 when her family was murdered at sea aboard a chartered sailboat off the coast of Florida. She jumped overboard just in time to escape and survived four days on a cork float in the middle of the ocean. Rescue pictures graced Life Magazine soon after she was found. The authors will visit our area as a part of the Fox Cities Book Festival, April 20-26.

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. Full schedule available here.

Author Visit: Kathleen Ernst

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

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! 

Master Gardeners: Creating Holiday Decorations

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 fuels the kind of passion one comes to expect of lovesongs and rivalries.

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Embrace Wellness: Sugar Blues

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Kimberly Public Library
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Join Laura De Salvatore, Certified Holistic Health Coach, as she discusses the effects 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.

2015 Fox Cities Reads

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We are happy to announce that the 2015 Fox Cities Reads selection is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline! Pick up a copy today, join in upcoming discussions & programs, and see this best selling author April 20-21st in the Fox Cities. You can learn more about Fox Cities Reads and this year's book at www.foxcitiesreads.org.