Community

Second Saturdays: Pop Ups with Benjamin D. Rinehart

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Kimberly Public Library

Saturday mornings are all about coffee, casual convo and community. Come by the library on the second Saturday of every month for just that.

Memory Cafe

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Kimberly Public Library
Fox Valley Memory Project

Crisp fall weather reminds us of campfires!  Enjoy the tradition of campfires with a special "campfire songs" performance from our Adult Services librarian, Angie Bishop.  Bring your favorite campfire or camping memory to share, and be ready to enjoy a new twist on an old favorite - the S'MORE! 

Fox Cities Book Festival: Margaret Murphy - Awake Island - An Outdoor Adventure for Everyone

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kimberly Public Library
Fox Cities Book Festival

Margaret Murphy is an educational consultant specializing in learner data and curriculum development. She has a passion for writing and enjoys the seclusion of her cottage up north to enjoy both the outdoors and writing. With a BA in Philosophy and an MS in Educational Leadership, Margaret fuses both these disciplines into not only adventure stories, but also the writing process itself. Her first publication, Awake Island – an outdoor adventure novel, brings readers to the chain of lakes region in Waupaca for adventure, love, and mystery!

 

Awake Island - An Outdoor Adventure for Everyone

 

The presentation will include several readings from the book that highlight characters and their development within the story.

Fox Cities Book Festival: Sharon Lamers - Junny's Marie:My Forty Year Journey from Inception to Publication

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Little Chute Public Library
Fox Cities Book Festival

Sharon Lamers was born in Appleton, Wisconsin in 1944, the third of four children. In 1967 she moved to Anchorage, Alaska where she earned two certifications in Montessori Primary Childhood Development/Education through the National/International Center for Montessori Education under the tutelage of Dr. Margaret Green at the Montessori Creative Training Center. She taught preschool for thirty years in Anchorage during which time she wrote all the Christmas plays and programs for the entire school. Sharon published several articles in Instructor Magazine, Mountain Biking Magazine and Alaska Magazine. She met and married her husband of forty-three years in Anchorage where they took advantage of all Alaska had to offer, biking, gardening, hiking, kayaking, camping and photographing the abundant wildlife. Her husband retired from the University of Alaska and in 1999 they moved to New London, Wisconsin where they had a house built on five acres.  They enjoy scootering, gardening, kayaking and their three rescue cats. This is her first book.

 

Junny's Marie: My Forty Year Journey from Inception to Publication

 

Author Sharon Lamers will share her forty year journey to write Junny's Marie that began when her mother wanted Sharon to tell her story.

Fox Cities Book Festival: Victoria Houston - The Three Major Life Mistakes I've Made that Force Me to Write Fishing Mysteries

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kimberly Public Library
Fox Cities Book Festival

Victoria Houston is the author of the Loon Lake Mystery Series -- DEAD ANGLER, DEAD CREEK, DEAD WATER, DEAD FRENZY, DEAD HOT MAMA, DEAD JITTERBUG, DEAD BOOGIE, DEAD MADONNA, DEAD HOT SHOT, DEAD RENEGADE.  DEAD DECEIVER, DEAD TEASE, DEAD INSIDER, DEAD LIL’ HUSTLER, DEAD RAPUNZEL, DEAD LOUDMOUTH and DEAD SPIDER, seventeenth in the series, published June 2017 in hardcover, trade paperback and as an eBook from Simon & Schuster.  The mysteries are set in the Northwoods of Wisconsin against a background of fishing – fly fishing as well as fishing for muskie, bass, bluegill and walleyes. 

 

Houston’s mystery series was featured in a story on the front page of The Wall Street Journal (January 20, 2004) and on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation with Neal Conan” (February 2, 2006).  See the features on her website: www.victoriahouston.com.

 

She has also written seven non-fiction books and co-authored two.  An award-winning author specializing in family issues, Houston’s non-fiction books include the highly recommended ALONE AFTER SCHOOL: A Self-Care Guide for Latchkey Children and Their Parents (Prentice Hall, 1985); the national bestseller, LOVING A YOUNGER MAN: How Women Are Finding and Enjoying a Better Relationship (Contemporary Books (1987); Pocket Books (1988).  

 

The Three Major Life Mistakes I've Made that Force Me to Write Fishing Mysteries

 

Author Victoria Houston will give an honest (often humorous) look at the process of developing a mystery series.

Fox Cities Book Festival: Benjamin Percy - The Dark Net

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
Fox Cities Book Festival

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. 

 

The Dark Net.

Benjamin Percy reads from his latest novel and discusses the business and craft of writing. Q&A to follow.

Fox Cities Book Festival: Chelsea Bobulski - Author Talk & Signing

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Little Chute Public Library
Fox Cities Book Festival

Chelsea Bobulski was born in Columbus, Ohio and raised on Disney movies, Broadway musicals, and Buckeye pride. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in history, and promptly married her high school sweetheart. As a writer, she has a soft spot for characters with broken pasts, strange talents, and obstacles they must overcome for a brighter future. She now lives in northwest Ohio with her husband, daughter, and one very emotive German Shepherd/Lab mix. THE WOOD is her debut novel.

 

Presentation Description

“As a child, I fell in love with the unique magic of books, the magic of escape. I’ve wanted to be a writer ever since.” Chelsea will talk about all the twists and turns of her crazy five-year, five-book journey to becoming a published author, and what it has taught her about perseverance and patience. She will also discuss her inspiration for THE WOOD, as well as her process writing it (which was unlike any other book she's ever written!), with a Q&A to follow.

Fox Cities Book Festival: Susan Amond Todd - There's No Place Like Home

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 11:30am - 12:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
Fox Cities Book Festival

As a little girl, Susan Amond Todd overheard a conversation between her parents about how her grandmother had written a book. Despite her young age, a thought came into her head―I'm going to write a book someday, too. White Lake is that book combining her love of Wisconsin with that of the south.

For the past 30 plus years she has lived in North Carolina but was born and raised in Neenah, WI. She is married with two grown daughters and grandmother to one little boy.

White Lake is the result of what the author likes to call a ‘mid-life awakening.’ “I was at a point in my life where I knew I needed to make some changes,” she says. “I started by losing weight, exercising, and living healthier. Then I realized if I could do this, why couldn't I write the book I'd always told myself I’d write? I got an idea and started to pursue my dream.”

“If there's one thing I want to share with people, it's go after your dream no matter your age. The older you are, the more you appreciate it and in the long run you'll be happier, healthier, and enjoy life if you're doing something you love.”

There's No Place Like Home

Writing a book had been a dream of Susan's since she was a little girl after overhearing a conversation between her parents about her grandmother writing a book, deciding she was going to write one also. Susan loves to share her journey and process from the little girl to the of publishing her first book White Lake with the desire to inspire others to reach for whatever their dream is at anytime in their life.

NaNoWriMo Come Write In

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kimberly Public Library
logo shield with NaNoWriMo

November is National Novel Writing Month, when participants are challenged to write 50,000 words in a month. The Kimberly Public Library is hosting weekly Write Ins. Reach your writing goals and meet other WriMos Thursday nights in November--or come during any of our library's open hours to take advantage of a quiet location surrounded by books. 

NaNoWriMo Come Write In

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kimberly Public Library
logo shield with NaNoWriMo

November is National Novel Writing Month, when participants are challenged to write 50,000 words in a month. The Kimberly Public Library is hosting weekly Write Ins. Reach your writing goals and meet other WriMos Thursday nights in November--or come during any of our library's open hours to take advantage of a quiet location surrounded by books. 

NaNoWriMo Come Write In

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kimberly Public Library
logo shield with NaNoWriMo

November is National Novel Writing Month, when participants are challenged to write 50,000 words in a month. The Kimberly Public Library is hosting weekly Write Ins. Reach your writing goals and meet other WriMos Thursday nights in November--or come during any of our library's open hours to take advantage of a quiet location surrounded by books. 

NaNoWriMo Come Write In

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kimberly Public Library
logo shield with NaNoWriMo

November is National Novel Writing Month, when participants are challenged to write 50,000 words in a month. The Kimberly Public Library is hosting weekly Write Ins. Reach your writing goals and meet other WriMos Thursday nights in November--or come during any of our library's open hours to take advantage of a quiet location surrounded by books. 

Artist-in-Residence, Benjamin D. Rinehart

Benjamin D. Rinehart

The library is excited to introduce our Artist-in-Residence, Benjamin D. Rinehart!


2017 Fox Cities Reads

Fox Cities Reads

Fox Cities Reads is happy to announce that Stella by Starlight by best-selling author Sharon Draper has been selected for the 2017 one book, one community reading program. Pick up a copy of the book and participate in discussions & events leading up to the author's visit to the Fox Cities April 4th & 5th, 2017. More information about the book & author can be found on the Fox Cities Reads website.

Master Gardener Presents: Protecting Your Garden from Winter Critters

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
master gardener logo

Every gardener has tales of woe dealing with critters eating their plants, wreaking havoc in the garden, and making tunnels in the yard. Get practical advice and strategies for managing animal pests from a Master Gardener.  

2016 Fox Cities Reads

Fox Cities Reads

Fox Cities Reads is happy to announce that Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction by best-selling author David Sheff has been selected for the 2016 one book, one community reading program. Pick up a copy of the book and participate in discussions & events leading up to the author's visit to Little Chute on April 18th. More information about the book & author can be found on the Fox Cities Reads website.

Help for the Homeless

Help for the Homeless

Help ease the financial strain on area homeless and crisis programs by donating new hygiene items to area shelters. To encourage people to participate in Help for the Homeless, the library will be offering Fines Amnesty for items donated at the library from February 22nd through March 12th.

A Minion Reasons to Read: Winter Reading Program

Celebrate a ‘Minion” reasons to read this January! Join us for a Minion-themed BINGO-style reading program. Open to all ages, birth through adults. Read and complete activities to earn weekly prizes and a chance to win a grand prize.

Mary Janssen Silent Auction

Mary Janssen

The library will be holding a Silent Auction throughout the month of February consisting of artwork collected by Little Chute resident, Mary Janssen. Her family donated the artwork in hopes that it could be sold to raise money for the Friends of the Library (FOLKS), who support the library's collections, programs, and services. Stop by the Kimberly Library to make your bid(s) today!

Frozen: Winter Reading Program

Beat the winter blues! Join us for a Frozen-themed BINGO-style reading program. Open to all ages, birth through adults. Read and complete activities to earn weekly prizes and a chance to win a grand prize. Sign up begins Monday, January 5th - visit the Kimberly or Little Chute Public Library to pick up your BINGO card. The reading program will run from January 12 through February 7, 2015.