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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 see what's available and to make your bid(s) today!

 

 

Silent Auction Procedures

  • All auction proceeds go to Friends of the Library (FOLKS) to support library programs and services.
  • The auction will be held the full month of February.
  • All bids must be submitted at the library service desk by closing on Saturday, February 28th.
  • All bids are private and secure. High bids will be posted weekly in the library and at www.kimlit.org.
  • All bids must be equal to or greater than the posted minimum bids.
  • The highest bid at the end of the month wins the item.
  • In the event there are matching high bids on an item, the winner will be selected from the matching bids by random drawing.
  • Winners will be notified by phone on March 3rd.
  • Items must be picked up by 8PM Thursday March 5th.

 

High Bids as of 9:00AM, 2/26/2015:

More About Mary Janssen

Mary was a dedicated community activist. She was a member of the Little Chute School Board for 25 years and served as the board's president for the last 18 years. She also served as a regional director for the Wisconsin Association of School Boards and served as its president in 2009. She was passionate about education—in particular, she sought to improve the lives of at-risk students. She was as compassionate as she was committed.

Mary was a member of countless committees in Little Chute and at St. John's Church. She especially enjoyed serving as a member of the Friends of the Kimberly-Little Chute Library (FOLKS), the Little Chute Beautification committee, and decorating the church.

Mary always had a witty remark. Her wit was only rivaled by her kindness and giving spirit. She had a wonderful eye and a distinctive style and her love of art was reflected in her home, her wardrobe and her jewelry. She had a thirst for knowledge. She read voraciously and cultivated an interest in astronomy, geology and art. She traveled extensively and especially enjoyed service trips to Kenya to build schools with her son Jeff and his family.

She was incredibly generous and is sorely missed.

Photos of Auction Items

Books & Brews

Book Club: 
Books & Brews
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
In Defense of Food
Michael
Pollan

Meet us at Seth's Coffee for a new book club for the 20's & 30's crowd. We'll be discussing In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan. The bestselling author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma” proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." This bracing and eloquent manifesto shows readers how they might start making thoughtful food choices that can enrich their lives and enlarge their sense of what it means to be healthy.

Location: 
Seth's Coffee (106 E Main St, Little Chute)

Family Movie Event

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
boy with big red creature

This film shows the special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. Rated PG. Free popcorn.

Mah Jongg Class

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Little Chute Public Library
three mah jongg tiles

Curious about Mah Jongg? Come learn from Margie! Join her Mondays in March to learn about the traditional game and how it’s played. She’ll share her knowledge and teach you the basics. Classes to be held March 2, 9, and 16. Attendance each week recommended. 

 
 

FOLKS Meeting

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kimberly Public Library

The next meeting of the Friends of the Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:00PM at the Kimberly Library. All are welcome! Please bring your ideas and enthusiasm.

Family Story Time

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Little Chute Public Library

Early literacy is the focus as we enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and learning games - and have loads of fun in the process! Perfect for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers to enjoy together.

Family Story Time

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Kimberly Public Library

Early literacy is the focus as we enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and learning games - and have loads of fun in the process! Perfect for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers to enjoy together.

Emily’s Story: The Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Kimberly Public Library
photo of children by a steam engine train

In this presentation, author Clark Kidder brings to light his own research on the orphan trains. Between 1854 and 1929, nearly 150,000 children were transported from New York City to the homes of farm families in almost every state, particularly in the Midwest. Kidder tells the story of his paternal grandmother, the late Emily (Reese) Kidder, of Milton, who was brought to Wisconsin in 1909 as one of these orphan children. He will share photographs and read from his book, Emily’s Story: The Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider. The program will allow time for questions. Copies of Kidder’s Orphan Train-themed books will be available for purchase and signing.

Destination DIY: Knitting

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Little Chute Public Library
balls of yarn and knitting needles

If you have always wanted to learn how to knit, this is your opportunity. Our knitting librarians will share their knowledge to get you on your way to DIY. Learn the basics of casting on, knitting, and finishing a piece. Participants will leave with suggestions for books and online resources to continue developing their skills. Please bring U.S.-size 8 or 9 knitting needles. Yarn will be provided for a practice project - a knit coaster. This program is intended for adults and teens.

2015 Fox Cities Reads

Fox Cities Reads logo

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.