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Library Assistant - Part-time

Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library seeks a tech-savvy, service-oriented person with excellent communication skills and a customer service background to help conduct the day to day business of the library. Responsibilities for this position include checking materials in and out, assisting patrons with reference questions & computer needs, eBook & eReader assistance, processing materials, and shelving materials. Strong technology skills are an absolute must.

Qualifications: A high school diploma and knowledge of computers, word processing, spreadsheets, eReaders, and electronic information resources including the Internet. Experience in the use of Innovative Interfaces Sierra Integrated Library System highly desired, as is experience working in a public or school library setting. Compensation: $11.70 per hour (20 hours per week).

This is a non-benefited position perfect for someone who desires part-time employment in a busy, dynamic, service-oriented environment.

Schedule to be filled:

  • Monday 9AM-5PM
  • Tuesday 4PM-8PM
  • Wednesday 9AM-1PM (8AM-1PM during summer months)
  • Thursday 5PM-8PM (4PM-8PM during summer months)
  • Friday OFF
  • Saturday 10AM-2PM (2 per month)
  • Sunday Closed

Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library serves the villages of Kimberly and Little Chute. Our enthusiastic, hard-working staff seeks to provide the best service possible while having fun in the process. The Library is a member of the Outagamie Waupaca Library System and participates in the shared online catalog, InfoSoup. The Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library is an equal-opportunity employer.

Complete the online application form available at http://www.vokimberly.org/information/employment-opportunites. Paper or mailed applications will not be accepted. Apply by Monday October 12, 2015. Position will remain open until filled. A complete job description is available below.

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Master Gardeners: A Tour of French Gardens

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
french garden

Join the Outagamie Country Master Gardeners as they share photos and stories of travels to gardens of the French Riviera and Paris. France has a wealth of beautiful gardens. Tour the gardens of Versailles, Claude Monet, the Philip Rothschild estate, and a vineyard.

Great Beginnings Book Club

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am ~ Kimberly Public Library
Author: Rabih Alameddine

Start your day with Book Club! Join us in October as we discuss the novel An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine.  One of the Middle East's most celebrated voices, Rabih Alameddine follows his international bestseller, The Hakawati, with an enchanting story of a book-loving, obsessive, seventy-two-year-old "unnecessary" woman. The story of Aaliya Sohbi, who lives alone in her Beirut apartment, translates books that no one ever reads, and faces a late-life crisis.

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Family Story Time

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 10:10am - 10:40am
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 10:10am - 10:40am
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 10:10am - 10:40am
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 10:10am - 10:40am
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 10:10am - 10:40am
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 10:10am - 10:40am
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 10:10am - 10:40am
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 10:10am - 10:40am
Little Chute Public Library
books with kids playing on them
Join Ms. Ann and Mopsy for eight weeks of early literacy fun with stories, rhymes, and music perfect for children ages 0-6 and their parents or caregivers. 

Midweek Matinee

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Kimberly Public Library

Enjoy an afternoon at the movies! This month's film is an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter, and leader of the Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson's music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. Refreshments will be provided. Brought to you in partnership with the Kimberly Senior Citizens.

Family Story Time

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 10:10am - 10:40am
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 10:10am - 10:40am
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 10:10am - 10:40am
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 10:10am - 10:40am
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 10:10am - 10:40am
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 10:10am - 10:40am
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 10:10am - 10:40am
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 10:10am - 10:40am
Kimberly Public Library
books with kids playing on them
Join Ms. Ann and Mopsy for eight weeks of early literacy fun with stories, rhymes, and music perfect for children ages 0-6 and their parents or caregivers. 

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.

Tween Scene: Minute to Win It

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Kimberly Public Library
minute to win it logo

Join your friends - and make new ones - at one of our awesome programs just for kids in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade.

Will you be our next contestant to try out the stunts in a library style Minute-to-Win-It game?! See how well you can accomplish tasks in under one minute.