Adults

Local Author Visit: Gary and Julie Beyer

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Kimberly Public Library
Gary and Julie Beyer

Local author Gary Beyer and his wife Julie chronicle their journey since Gary’s 2008 diagnosis with Inclusion Body Myositis, a rare and untreatable muscle disease. Gary’s new book, I Promise I’ll Pay Attention, draws special attention to the important role of caregivers, and the challenges they face. Despite the physical and emotional challenges, Julie and Gary share a positive and hopeful message. Gary’s books, I Promise I’ll Pay Attention and You Must Answer This, will be available for sale and signing following the program.

Evening Book Club

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm ~ Little Chute Public Library
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Author: Amanda Coplin

We'll be discussing The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin. At the turn of the 20th century in a rural stretch of the Pacific Northwest, a gentle solitary orchardist, Talmadge, tends to apples and apricots. Then two feral, pregnant girls and armed gunmen set Talmadge on an irrevocable course not only to save and protect but to reconcile the ghosts of his own troubled past. Set in the untamed American West, a highly original and haunting debut novel about a makeshift family whose dramatic lives are shaped by violence, love, and an indelible connection to the land.

The Book Sayers

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm ~ Kimberly Public Library
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Author: Charlotte Rogan

We will be discussing the book The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan. Grace Winter, 22, is both a newlywed and a widow. She is also on trial for her life. In the summer of 1914, the elegant ocean liner carrying Grace and her husband Henry across the Atlantic suffers a mysterious explosion. Setting aside his own safety, Henry secures Grace a place in a lifeboat, which the survivors quickly realize has exceeded capacity. For any to live, some must die. As the castaways battle the elements and each other, Grace recollects the unorthodox way she and Henry met, and the new life of privilege she thought she'd found. Will she pay any price to keep it?

Great Beginnings Book Club

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am ~ Kimberly Public Library
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Author: Christopher Buckley

Join us as we discuss Losing Mum and Pup by Christopher Buckley. Bestselling author Buckley's most personal and transcendent work--a memoir about seeing both his parents die within less than 11 months of each other in 2007 and 2008. The author offers consolation, wit, and warmth to those coping with the death of a mother or father.

Books & Brews

Monday, August 3, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm ~ Seth's Coffee (106 E Main St, Little Chute)
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Author: Ernest Cline

Meet us at Seth's Coffee for a new book club for the 20's & 30's crowd. We'll be discussing Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines— but when he stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

Books & Brews

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm ~ Seth's Coffee (106 E Main St, Little Chute)
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Author: Denise Kiernan

Meet us at Seth's Coffee for a new book club for the 20's & 30's crowd. We'll be discussing The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan. This is the incredible story of the young women of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, one of the Manhattan Project's secret cities, who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in US history.

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Introduction to Knitting

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Little Chute Public Library

If you have always wanted to learn how to knit, this is your opportunity. Our knitting librarians will share their knowledge to get you on your way to DIY. Learn the basics of casting on, knitting and finishing a piece. Participants will leave with suggestions for books and online resources to continue developing their skills. Please bring U.S.-size 7, 8 or 9 knitting needles. Yarn will be provided for a practice project - a knit coaster. This program is intended for adults and teens.

Rosemaling Class

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Little Chute Public Library

Join us for an afternoon of art and education as we learn about the history and tradition of rosemaling. Community member, Judy Deckert, will share a demonstration of this painting technique and allow time to try it yourself.

Fox Cities Book Festival

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The Fox Cities Book Festival will take place April 20-26, 2015. We have a fabulous line-up of authors coming to our library this year! Take a look at who is coming, pick up their books at the library, and get the author visits on your calendar today. Full schedule available here.

Master Gardeners: Creating Holiday Decorations

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
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Members of the Outagamie County Master Gardeners will demonstrate how to create beautiful holiday decorations using materials that you can find in your backyard.

Master Gardeners: A Tour of French Gardens

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

Master Gardeners: Bulbs

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
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Planting spring flowering bulbs should be done at this time of the year. Pick up a few tips from the Outagamie County Master Gardeners on how to plant now to create a gorgeous spring display.

Master Gardeners: Composting

Monday, August 10, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
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Composting is an easy way to turn your kitchen and yard waste into the best soil amender. In this presentation the Outagamie County Master Gardeners will show us how to get started. It's easier than you think!

2015 Fox Cities Reads

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We are happy to announce that the 2015 Fox Cities Reads selection is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline! Pick up a copy today, join in upcoming discussions & programs, and see this best selling author April 20-21st in the Fox Cities. You can learn more about Fox Cities Reads and this year's book at www.foxcitiesreads.org.

Midweek Matinee

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

Enjoy an afternoon at the movies! Title for this month to be determined. Save the date! Refreshments will be provided. Brought to you in partnership with Kimberly Senior Citizens.

Midweek Matinee

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Kimberly Public Library

Enjoy an afternoon at the movies! Title for this month to be determined. Save the date! Refreshments will be provided. Brought to you in partnership with Kimberly Senior Citizens.

Midweek Matinee

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

Enjoy an afternoon at the movies! Title for this month to be determined. Save the date! Refreshments will be provided. Brought to you in partnership with Kimberly Senior Citizens.

Midweek Matinee

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Kimberly Public Library

Enjoy an afternoon at the movies! Title for this month to be determined. Save the date! Refreshments will be provided. Brought to you in partnership with Kimberly Senior Citizens.

Midweek Matinee

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Kimberly Public Library

Enjoy an afternoon at the movies! Title for this month to be determined. Save the date! Refreshments will be provided. Brought to you in partnership with Kimberly Senior Citizens.

Midweek Matinee

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Kimberly Public Library

Enjoy an afternoon at the movies! Julia Child's beginning in the cooking profession is intertwined with the life of thirty-year-old Julie Powell, who decides to cook all 524 recipes in Child's first book in one year to escape from the monotony of her daily life. Rated PG-13. Refreshments will be provided. Brought to you in partnership with Kimberly Senior Citizens.