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Book Babies Story Time

Tuesday at 10 am from Sept 12 through Oct 24
Kimberly Public Library

It's never too early to read to your child. Enjoy rollicking rhymes, sweet stories, and merry music during this story time session geared for babies birth-24 months. Playtime included afterwards. Older sibling helpers are welcome and are encouraged to bring along their own special stuffed toy or doll.

Family Story Time

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Little Chute Public Library
owl holding book

Discover a wide variety of splendid stories from classic tales to newer picture books during this seven-week session of story time for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers. Early literacy concepts such as letter recognition, counting, coloring, and shapes will be covered. Music and fun are added bonuses! Story Time repeats each week on Thursdays in Kimberly at 10 a.m.

Family Story Time

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Kimberly Public Library
owl holding book

Discover a wide variety of splendid stories from classic tales to newer picture books during this seven-week session of story time for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers. Early literacy concepts such as letter recognition, counting, coloring, and shapes will be covered. Music and fun are added bonuses! Story Time is also held on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in Little Chute.

Artist-in-Residence, Benjamin D. Rinehart

Benjamin D. Rinehart

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


Benjamin is an Associate Professor of Painting and Printmaking at Lawrence University. He has some prints, pop up books and more displayed at Little Chute. He will be having three different All-Ages Artful Saturday mornings over the course of his residency in September and October in Kimberly.

 

Artist’s Statement

My images depict an autobiographical narrative critiquing relationships between people and personal identity. More specifically as a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning (LGBTQ) community, I use personal experience to raise awareness and speak about issues affecting under-represented and marginalized people. Each piece is an expression of intimacy and is intended to have numerous readings beyond the initial view. My artwork is designed to communicate and help others by providing new insight into universal experiences, contributing to a wider dialog and forming a stronger sense of community and family.

 

The personal memories I incorporate directly relate to family, relationships, children, and parenting. I attempt to raise questions about love, insecurities, social injustices, and values in contemporary society. Raising two children with my male counterpart affords me the opportunity to revisit my childhood, acknowledge my evolving identity, and determine my role going forward in society. Physical and mental images are invoked to explore an autobiographical narrative through printmaking and book arts. I direct the viewer’s experience with tactile, visual, emotional, and psychological responses. Bitter and sweet colors bring the audience into playful surroundings while dense layers emulate a thick skin suggesting strength and resilience.

- Benjamin D. Rinehart                      

 

 

Upcoming Events
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Fox Cities Book Festival 2017

Fox Cities Book Festival logo
The Fox Cities Book Festival will take place October 9-15th. We have a fabulous line-up of authors coming to our library this year! Take a look at the author bios below, check out their books, and join us for the authors' visits in October. Information about additional authors visiting the Fox Cities during the Festival will be posted at http://www.foxcitiesbookfestival.org

Pooches & Pages: Read to a Therapy Dog

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Little Chute Public Library
Boy reading to dog

Pooches and Pages is our reading to therapy dogs program held on the third Saturday of the month (September-November and January-April) in partnership with Compassionate Canines. Kids in grades 1-5 are invited to sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to a canine friend.

 What a fun way to improve reading skills! Registration is required, either in person or by calling 788-7825. You may register for more than one month at a time. 

Master Gardener Presents: Home Decorating for the Holidays

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
master gardener logo

Get inspired to deck your halls for fall and winter holidays with the many examples and fresh ideas shared by a Master Gardener. This lively presentation will showcase dozens of possibilities for creating festive décor for your home with instructions on how to make them.  

Visit the Outagamie County Master Gardeners online here to learn more about all of their upcoming classes and programs.

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! 

 Memory cafes welcome those experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss or cognitive impariment as well as family and friends of those affected.  It's a great opportunity for lively discussions, information gathering, refreshments, camradarie and lots of creative fun!  A collaboration of the Fox Valley Memory Project, Village of Kimberly Parks and Recreation, and the Kimberly - Little Chute Public Library.

Monster Mash Story Time

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:40am
Kimberly Public Library
tissue box made into a monster
Dress up in your favorite costume and have lots of fun with stories featuring not-too-scary monsters and catchy tunes during this special story time event. Craft your own silly monster buddy, too! Great for kids up to age 6 and their parents/caregivers, but all ages welcome.

Story Time: Celebrate Mo-Vember

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:40am
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:40am
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:40am
Little Chute Public Library

We're mad about Mo! Celebrate the wonderfully fun books of author Mo Willems--the creator of such favorite characters as Elephant and Piggie, Knuffle Bunny, and that Pigeon who always wants to drive the bus. We'll share Mo's stories and include a craft during this special three-week storytime. Geared for kids up to age 5 and their parents/caregivers.