What's Happening

Putting Your Garden to Bed

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Kimberly Public Library
pumpkins
The excitement of the gardening season will soon be over, but that doesn't mean you should stop gardening!  Spring will come again. Now is the time to ensure that your garden gets off to a good start after the winter rest. Master Gardeners Lucy and Sonnet will answer your gardening questions and present information to wrap up the gardening season, including preparing your site for a successful year in 2015.

Tween Scene

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Monday, October 13, 2014 - 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Little Chute Public Library

Kids in grades 4-6 are invited to enjoy some after school fun at the library with cool projects and activities on Mondays in October. 10/6 - Angry Birds Live; 10/13 - Duct Tape; 10/20 - Minute to Win It!; 10/27 - Minecraft in Real Life

Evening Book Club

Book Club: 
Evening Book Club
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Birth of Venus
Sarah
Dunant

The Evening Book Club will be discussing The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant. Alessandra Cecchi is not quite fifteen when her father, a prosperous cloth merchant, brings a young painter back from northern Europe to decorate the chapel walls in the family’s Florentine palazzo. A child of the Renaissance, with a precocious mind and a talent for drawing, Alessandra is intoxicated by the painter’s abilities.

Location: 
Little Chute Public Library

Book Babies Story Time

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:35am
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:35am
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:35am
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:35am
Kimberly Public Library

Enjoy rollicking rhymes, bright books, and merry music with your little one during this twenty-minute program for babies birth-24 months old and their parents/caregivers.

Family Story Time

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Little Chute Public Library

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and loads of fun at story time! Perfect for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers.

Family Story Time

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Kimberly Public Library

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and loads of fun at story time! Perfect for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers.

Stuart Stotts in Concert

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:15am
Little Chute Public Library
Stuart Stotts

Madison-area author and singer Stuart Stotts will help us celebrate with fun songs and stories for the whole family! Join us in celebrating the Gerard H. Van Hoof Library's 20th anniversary celebration.

Author Visit: Michael Perry

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Little Chute Public Library
Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a New York Times bestselling author, humorist and radio show host from New Auburn, Wisconsin. Perry’s bestselling memoirs include Population 485, Truck: A Love Story, Coop, and Visiting Tom. He recently published his first children's fiction title, The Scavengers. Perry will be helping us celebrate the Gerard H. Van Hoof Library's 20th anniversary.

20th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Little Chute Public Library
balloons

The Gerard H. Van Hoof Library in Little Chute will be enjoying its 20th year of service to the community this year! Help us celebrate this occasion at our Anniversary Celebration scheduled for Saturday, November 1st. We'll have

  • refreshments
  • prize drawings
  • face painting
  • henna tattoos
  • book giveaways
  • crafts
  • police & fire staff & vehicles
  • Flex Academy open house
  • and activities for the entire family!

Be sure to note the following events and plan to spend the day with us.

10:00AM - Welcome by Joan Scherer of the Van Hoof Family and Village of Little Chute Administrator James Fenlon

10:10AM - Kiddie Costume Parade with McGruff
Hey, kids! Put that Halloween costume back on and join in our costume parade being led by McGruff the Crime Dog.

10:30AM - Stuart Stotts in Concert
Madison-area author and singer, Stuart Stotts, will help us celebrate with fun songs and stories for the whole family!

11:00AM to 1:00PM - Festive Balloons
Local balloon artist Dorothy Vander Wyst will be on hand to create fun balloon creatures for library visitors.

11:30AM - 1:00PM - Food from local vendors available for FREE lunch

11:30AM to 12:00PM - Little Chute Community Band
A quintet from our very own community band will entertain on the library stage.

12:00PM to 12:45PM - Lawrence University Academy of Music
Students from the Lawrence University Academy of Music will share their talents on the library stage. Enjoy violins, cellos, and guitars.

1:00PM - Author Visit: Michael Perry
Greetings from Village of Little Chute President Mike Vanden Berg & Library Board President Jim Moes will start the program. Best-selling Wisconsin author, Michael Perry, will visit and help us celebrate reading, writing, and libraries.

Thanks very much to our ever-evolving list of partners and sponsors! We appreciate your help and support of the library!

  • Baker's Outlet
  • Carnival Time Popcorn
  • Culver's
  • Festive Balloons
  • Flex Academy
  • Fox Valley Metro Police Department
  • Friends of the Library (FOLKS)
  • The Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival
  • Jet's Pizza
  • Lawrence University Academy of Music
  • Library staff
  • Little Chute Community Band 
  • McDonalds
  • Noodles & Company
  • Reyneneau Floral & Greenhouses
  • RR Donnelly
  • Ruth Moes & Mark Moes
  • Seth's Coffee & Bake Shop
  • Simon's Cheese
  • Van Hoof Girls
  • Victor Allen
  • Village Lanes
  • Village of Little Chute Volunteer Fire Department

Thanks also to the planning committee!

  • Beth Carpenter
  • Ann Hardginski
  • Corinne Herro
  • Denny, Amy & Ryan La Barre
  • Jim Moes
  • Tamara Talsma
  • Barbara Wentzel

We hope you'll save the date and join us for a fun day!

Display Space Available

Do you have a unique collection at home that you would like to share with your community? We have display cases at both library locations and are looking for people interested in sharing their talents and treasures. Enjoy this opportunity to share your collections and sign up today. Displays are for non-profits only. Contact Kathy at the library if you're interested - 788-7515 or 788-7825,