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NaNoWriMo Write-In

Wednesdays, November 4 through November 25
Little Chute Public Library

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). NaNoWriMo is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.

Meet up with other area NaNoWriMo writers at the library from 10AM-2PM on Wednesdays in November. Stop in to write, chat about writing, share inspiration (or frustration) and take one step closer to your 50,000 word goal! No registration is required. Drop in anytime. Stay for the whole time or just a few minutes. Remember, lots of tables, space, and free WiFi make the library a great place to write any time it's open.

Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel. Learn more about NaNoWriMo at www.nanowrimo.org.

Library Closed for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26, 2015 - Friday, November 27, 2015
sorry we are closed

The library will be closed with other Village offices Thursday-Friday, November 26-27, for Thanksgiving. We appreciate this time to rest, over-eat, and nap with our families! We're thankful for our awesome library patrons and hope you and yours have a rejuvenating holiday, as well. Regular hours will resume on Saturday the 28th from 10AM to 2PM.


Monday, November 30, 2015 - 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Kimberly Public Library
kids on magic carpet with numbers

Practice your addition and subtraction skills in a fun way through Math BINGO. Earn prizes while building your brain. Get introduced to some cool chapter books and interesting non-fiction, too. This is a school-aged program for ages 6-10.

FOLKS Meeting

Tuesday, December 1, 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, December 1st at 7:00PM at the Kimberly Library. All are welcome! Please bring your ideas and enthusiasm.

MOOC: Climate Change Policy & Public Health

Climate change is having and will continue to have a dramatic impact on global public health – from natural disasters and the increased spread of infectious disease to predicted crop losses and heat waves.

The Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library is one of several libraries across the state that has joined forces with UW-Madison and Wisconsin Library Services to deliver a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Climate Change Policy and Public Health. The free online course will run from November 9 to December 7. Sign-up is underway at www.moocs.wisc.edu.

What’s a MOOC?

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) are non-credit classes that allow people to participate no matter where they live, as long as they have a wireless connection. They sign up online and watch videos, participate in discussion forums, read articles and often take quizzes or complete educational activities. It’s all free.

What will I learn?

Participants in Climate Change Policy and Public Health will explore the impact of human activities on climate change and consequently public health, as well as the many real benefits to climate change mitigation. We will discover the multiple benefits – or co-benefits – provided by public policies and initiatives to reduce emissions. For example, protecting the environment by reducing greenhouse gases can simultaneously improve human health.

In addition to providing evidence for climate change’s impact on human health, this course will explore three primary areas where co-benefits can be realized: renewable energy, agriculture and food, urban design and active transport.

How does it work?

The class will consist of online lecture videos, interviews, readings and group discussions. You can do all the activities at your own pace within the four week course, however it's encouraged that you participate early in discussions to give plenty of time for others to respond to your posts.

This online class will be taught by Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, a Professor and Director of Global Environmental Health at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He Co-chaired the health expert panel of the US National Assessment on Climate Change and was a Convening Lead Author for the United Nations/World Bank Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. For the past 15 years, Dr. Patz has been a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (or IPCC) – the organization that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.

What’s the library got to do with it?

Along with the online learning, participants are invited to attend three discussions at the Kimberly Public Library at 2PM, Thursdays, November 12, November 19, and December 3. The discussions will focus on the course materials covered that week. Free; no registration required.

While these discussion sessions are not required, we hope you will join others for an in-person conversation about the topics addressed. Learn more and register for this MOOC today.

Books & Brews

Monday, December 7, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm ~ Seth's Coffee (106 E Main St, Little Chute)
Author: Andy Weir

If you've read the book by Andy Weir, watched the movie starring Matt Damon, or had a chance to do both, join us for our last Books & Brews event of 2015. If you're interested in joining a book club, but aren't quite sure it's for you, this is the perfect night to stop in! Ask questions, get some coffee, and learn what Books & Brews is like. We will also be discussing titles for 2016. Bring suggestions! 

Sounds of the Season with Elvis Presley

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Kimberly Public Library

Join us for a concert for Elvis fans of all ages. Elvis John, the back-to-back winner of the Kings of the Valley Elvis Tribute Contest, will perform greatest hits and Elvis holiday favorites.  Frank Sinatra will open the show with a song or two. It's sure to be a musical evening you won't want to miss! Learn more about Elvis John on his website www.elvisjohnlive.com.

Midweek Matinee

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Kimberly Public Library

Enjoy a heartwarming classic! This month's film tells the story of a successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general. Starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kay, and Rosemary Clooney. Refreshments will be provided. Brought to you in partnership with Kimberly Senior Citizens.

Stories with Santa

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 10:10am - 10:45am
Kimberly Public Library
Santa Claus

Get ready for the ho-ho-holidays with super Christmas stories and songs featuring a very special guest from the North Pole! A craft, cookies, and a chance to meet Santa are part of this special morning at the library.