Upcoming Events

For a more detailed listing of all programs and events, please visit our website!

 

Kaukauna Public Library March 2019 Events

 

Join us for Bright Babies storytime on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:15a.  This class is specifically designed for pre-walkers and is a lapsit.  Wonderful Ones storytime is held on Wednesdays at 9:30a.  Terrific Twos storytime is also on Wednesdays at 10:30a.  Preschool storytime will be held on Thursdays starting at 9:30a.  This storytime is best for ages 3-5.  Saturday Storytime this month will be on March 23rd at 10:00a.  Our evening Night Tales storytime will be held on March 19th at 6:00p and the theme is Dino Time!  This storytime is for ages 0-5 and participants will enjoy a short evening storytime all about dinosaurs with lengthy creative play after.

Our STEM classes this month include Hour of Code (grades 3+), March 7th at 6:30p, Roblox Club (grades 5+) on March 14th at 4:00p (registration required).  Students can also join us for Lego Lab (grades K+) on March 21st at 6:30p and Minecraft League (grades 3+) on March 28th at 3:30p (registration required).

March 8th from 9:00a – 8:00p is a School’s Out Craft Day.  Drop by anytime to create a Dr. Seuss-themed craft.  March 22nd is also a craft day from 9:00am-5:00pm.  Drop in this day for some clover-themed crafts.  Since school is out, we will also be hosting a Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Tournament on March 22nd beginning at 11:00am.  Prizes awarded to first and second place!

Every Tuesday at 4pm there are activities for teens.  This month’s activities are:  3/5 Shrinky Dinks, 3/12 Fortnite, 3/19 Switch Play, and 3/26 Cookie Decorating.  Kids grades 5+ are welcome.

On Wednesday, March 20th The Learning Shop in Appleton will be hosting a STEM Night at 6:30p.  There will be games and activities for all ages!

We will be hosting a Homeschool Round Table on March 5th at 6:30pm.  This is a night just for parents to share encouragement, challenges, questions, or just plain funny stories about your homeschool experiences over a cup of tea.  March’s topic is extra-curricular activities.  Homeschoolers can also register for a special program, Get to Know a Naturalist held on March 12th at 1:30pm.  Our naturalist for March will be John Burroughs and class will be held at the Library.

Our Grand KaKalin Fiber Arts group meets on March 4th   between 5:00-7:00p. Bring your fiber arts to work on and share, or come to learn an art like knitting or crocheting.

On March 6th we will be having an adult Clover Craft.  Registration is required and begins 2/20.  Soap Making is back on March 12th at 6:00p.  Registration for this class begins 2/26.

Fox Cities Reads 2019: Evicted Community Conversations will be held on March 15th at 10am.  Join facilitators from Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities as they lead us in meaningful and respectful conversations around the topics of homelessness and poverty.  Objectives of the event include exploring what you learned from reading Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, sharing your thoughts on homelessness and poverty as a result of reading the book, and brainstorm on actions that can be personally taken to help end homelessness and poverty in our communities.

Storytime for Grown-Ups is on March 18th at 7:00pm.  Enjoy tea and coloring (if you like) and some listening! This storytime is only for grown-ups please; not to be confused with our youth storytime programs.

History Talks: Fifty Year Flashbacks talk will be held on March 18th at 10:00am. March’s topic is “Star Trek”. Our new Focus on Local History discussion will be on March 26th at 6:30pm.  March’s topic is the The Kaukauna Public Library with special guest speaker and retired Library Director Craig Lahm.

Our Daytime Book Discussion group meets on March 12th at 10:00a.  The March selection is Rules of Civility by Amor Towles.  On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve.

Our KPL Write Club will meet on March 25th at 6:00pm – 8:00pm.  Come for critiquing and writing sessions as a group with our own novelist extraordinaire Sarah Read guiding the way.

The UW Extension will offer a second session of Manage Your Money and Keep the Change workshop on March 5th at 6:30pm.  Discover how to get a handle on the financial side of your life.  Come by yourself, or come with your significant other! We have had parents come with their teens, couples, singles, adult caregivers…all are invited.    This 90-minute workshop will give you the basics of how to get in the driver’s seat once again of your financial world — planning for now and into the future. Registration is not required, but preferred. At least eight participants need to register for class.

Fox Valley Memory café will take place on March 11th at 1:30pm – 3:00pm.  Memory Cafes are for those experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss, or cognitive impairment, and for family and friends of those affected.  For March we are offering, Cartoons and Chocolate! Come and laugh with us as we enjoy a humorous game and sample some chocolates in celebration of Chocolate Day!

March 11th at 6:30pm join staff member and certified naturopathic doctor Mary as she discusses  Vitamins and Supplements.  You can also come to a two-part series called Discover Your Purpose.  This engaging and inspiring session provides participants greater awareness of their unique self.  Understand how you add value and purpose in your life and create a vision for your future.  Explore your values, talents, gifts and interests to construct a vision statement that expresses your amazing self and your life purpose.  Be empowered to optimize your life and become the best version of yourself! The first session will be held March 11th from 4-8pm, and continues on March 14th at 4-8pm.

Try our Computer Class: Basics on March 25th at 5:30pm.   This course is designed for absolute computer beginners, no prior computer experience necessary!  Topics covered include: parts of a computer, how to use a keyboard and mouse, and how to navigate the operating system of a computer.  We offer one-one-one technology training sessions here at the library if you need any help.  Just call 920-766-6340 ext. 6 to set up a time. Registration for this class is required and begins 3/18.

Got legal questions?  We are hosting a free legal clinic on March 16th from 10-11am.  The Kaukauna Public Library Free Legal Clinic may be able to help with your legal questions.  The Clinic operates on a question and answer forum where participants have 10 to 15 minutes to ask questions.  One or more local attorneys will be available at each clinic to answer questions, as well as introduce topics and give free generic legal answers. All questions are answered in the most confidential manner possible.

For more information on our programs, please visit our website at www.kaukaunalibrary.org or our Facebook page.  To register for programs, please stop in or call (920) 766-6340 extension 2.