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Kaukauna Public Library January 2019 Events
Join us for Bright Babies storytime on Tuesdays, from 10:30-11:15a beginning January 22nd! This class is specifically designed for pre-walkers and is a lapsit. Wonderful Ones storytime is held on Wednesdays at 9:30a starting January 23rd. Terrific Twos storytime is also on Wednesdays at 10:30a beginning January 23rd. Preschool storytime will be held on Thursdays starting at 9:30a starting January 24th. This storytime is best for ages 3-5. Saturday Storytime will be on January 12th at 10:00a. Our evening Night Tales storytime will be held on January 15th at 6:00p and the theme is Penguin Party! This storytime is for ages 0-5 and participants will enjoy a short evening storytime with lengthy creative play after.
Our STEM classes this month include Hour of Code (grades 3+), January 3rd at 6:30p, Roblox Club (grades 5+) on January 10th at 4:00p (registration required). Students can also join us for Lego Lab (grades K+) on January 17th at 6:30p and Minecraft League (grades 3+) on January 24th at 3:30p (registration required).
January 18th from 9:00a – 5:00p is a School’s Out Craft Day. Drop by anytime to create a penguin-themed craft. Another School’s Out Craft Day will be held on January 21st from 9:00am to 8:00pm with drop-in owl crafts all day.
We will be holding a Super Smash Brothers Tournament on January 18th from 1:30p to 4:00p. Participants are welcome to bring their own controller but it is not required. This tournament is open to kids grades 5+.
Teen Tuesdays will be held each Tuesday at 4:00p beginning January 22nd. Teens grades 5+ can join us for all these cool activities! 1/22 is Fortnite and 1/29 is Switch play.
We will be hosting a Homeschool Round Table on January 8th 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. January’s topic will be Reading Challenges/Successes.
Our homeschool programs this semester will be “Get to Know a Naturalist” on January 8th at 1:30pm. This will be held at 1,000 Islands Nature Center. “Art through the Ages” will begin on January 25th at 1:30pm, and “Awesome History for Homeschoolers” will begin on January 25th at 3:00 pm. Registration is required and begins 12/26 for the Naturalist program and 1/2 for Art and History.
We will celebrate Eagle Days on January 26th. Eagle Days Crafts will be available all day from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Drop in anytime to create an eagle-themed craft. Eagle Days storytime will be held at 10:30 am – 11:15 am. This is an all ages storytime followed by a craft/activity! Raptor Rehab: The Trials and Tribulations of Protecting American Bald Eagles and other Raptors program will take place from 11:30am – 12:30pm. Wildlife rehabilitators from Wildlife of Wisconsin (WOW) will teach us about some of the common threats to our area raptors, meet and hear stories about some of WOW’s educational raptors as well as learn how rehabilitators and even you can protect the magnificent animals yourself.
Our Grand KaKalin Fiber Arts group meets on January 7th between 5:00-7:00p. Bring your fiber arts to work on and share, or come to learn an art like knitting or crocheting.
Storytime for Grownups is on January 21st 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 January 21st at 10:00a. January’s topic is “Farewell Beatles”. Our new Focus on Local History discussion will begin January 22nd at 6:30pm. January’s topic is the Kaukauna Times with guest speaker Lyle Hansen.
Our Daytime Book Discussion group meets on January 8th at 10:00a. Book Discussion Book for January 8th, 2019: Choose Your Own!
Our KPL Write Club will meet on January 28th at 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Come for critiquing and writing sessions as a group with novelist extraordinaire Sarah Read guiding the way.
We will be hosting a Free Legal Clinic on January 19th from 10:00am -11:00am. Questions about probate? Wills & estates? A small claims matter? Landlord/tenant rights, family law or other legal issues? 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.
Fox Valley Memory café will take place on January 14th 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. It’s a great opportunity for lively discussions, information gathering, refreshments, camaraderie, and lots of creative fun thrown in. We have a gerontology professional on hand to answer questions and an enormous wealth of experience among participants to be shared. A program sponsored and held by the Fox Valley Memory Project. In January, come join us for songs and dances from around the world! The Folk Dancers of the Fox Valley will be making an appearance and demonstrating dances. Share with us your own story of your heritage!
On January 14th at 6:30pm join staff member and certified naturopathic doctor Mary as she discusses the Top Ten Heath Tips for the New Year.
Join us on January 23rd at 6:30p as we recycle some old china into a beautiful pendant. Registration is required and begins on January 9th.
Curious about how to work with a computer? Try our Computer Class: Basics on January 28th 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. Registration is required and begins on 1/21.
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.