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Book Babies Story Time

Tuesday at 10 am from Sept 12 through Oct 24
Kimberly Public Library

It's never too early to read to your child. Enjoy rollicking rhymes, sweet stories, and merry music during this story time session geared for babies birth-24 months. Playtime included afterwards. Older sibling helpers are welcome and are encouraged to bring along their own special stuffed toy or doll.

Family Story Time

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Little Chute Public Library
owl holding book

Discover a wide variety of splendid stories from classic tales to newer picture books during this seven-week session of story time for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers. Early literacy concepts such as letter recognition, counting, coloring, and shapes will be covered. Music and fun are added bonuses! Story Time repeats each week on Thursdays in Kimberly at 10 a.m.

Family Story Time

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 10:00am - 10:35am
Kimberly Public Library
owl holding book

Discover a wide variety of splendid stories from classic tales to newer picture books during this seven-week session of story time for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers. Early literacy concepts such as letter recognition, counting, coloring, and shapes will be covered. Music and fun are added bonuses! Story Time is also held on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in Little Chute.

Master Gardener Presents: Protecting Your Garden from Winter Critters

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
master gardener logo

Every gardener has tales of woe dealing with critters eating their plants, wreaking havoc in the garden, and making tunnels in the yard. Get practical advice and strategies for managing animal pests from a Master Gardener.  

This interactive presentation will detail what methods work--and what doesn’t work--for protecting your garden from winter critters. Advice will be site specific with tips for city dwellers as well as those dealing with country critters. Come armed with questions.

Visit the Outagamie County Master Gardeners online here to learn more about all of their upcoming classes and programs.

Meals at the Market

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Little Chute Public Library
Learn how to successfully produce your own salad dressing and vinaigrette and the different types of salads to use them on. This class will also teach how to utilize local and seasonal ingredients as well as show the importance of herbs and spices.

This free program, taught by local chef Megan Martzahl, will take place after hours at the Little Chute Library. Special thanks to Megan, Larry's Piggly Wiggly and Produce with Purpose Farm for their donations to make this workshop possible.

Memory Cafe

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Kimberly Public Library
Fox Valley Memory Project

Join us for our first cafe in Kimberly!  Elvis John will be in the house to serenade us as the "King of Rock and Roll".  He will share Elvis' favorite snack: grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches.  Bring your Blue Suede Shoes and your Loving Teddy Bear! 

 Memory cafes welcome those experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss or cognitive impairment as well as family and friends of those affected.  It's a great opportunity for lively discussions, information gathering, refreshments, camaradarie and lots of creative fun!  A collaboration of the Fox Valley Memory Project, Village of Kimberly Parks and Recreation, and the Kimberly - Little Chute Public Library.

Artist-in-Residence, Benjamin D. Rinehart

Benjamin D. Rinehart

The library is excited to introduce our Artist-in-Residence, Benjamin D. Rinehart!

Benjamin is an Associate Professor of Painting and Printmaking at Lawrence University. He has some prints, pop up books and more displayed at Little Chute. He will be having three different All-Ages Artful Saturday mornings over the course of his residency in September and October in Kimberly.


Artist’s Statement

My images depict an autobiographical narrative critiquing relationships between people and personal identity. More specifically as a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning (LGBTQ) community, I use personal experience to raise awareness and speak about issues affecting under-represented and marginalized people. Each piece is an expression of intimacy and is intended to have numerous readings beyond the initial view. My artwork is designed to communicate and help others by providing new insight into universal experiences, contributing to a wider dialog and forming a stronger sense of community and family.


The personal memories I incorporate directly relate to family, relationships, children, and parenting. I attempt to raise questions about love, insecurities, social injustices, and values in contemporary society. Raising two children with my male counterpart affords me the opportunity to revisit my childhood, acknowledge my evolving identity, and determine my role going forward in society. Physical and mental images are invoked to explore an autobiographical narrative through printmaking and book arts. I direct the viewer’s experience with tactile, visual, emotional, and psychological responses. Bitter and sweet colors bring the audience into playful surroundings while dense layers emulate a thick skin suggesting strength and resilience.

- Benjamin D. Rinehart                      



Upcoming Events
(visit the Calendar of Events for more details for Workshops) No registration required. 





Second Saturdays: Pop Ups with Benjamin D. Rinehart

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Kimberly Public Library

Saturday mornings are all about coffee, casual convo and community. Come by the library on the second Saturday of every month for just that.

To kick off Second Saturdays, KimLit's Artist in Residence, Benjamin D. Rinehart will be available for demos and direction on how to create your very own pop-ups! This fun drop-in Second Saturday will focus on a variety of pop-up techniques that may be implemented into books or used alone. Feel free to bring in photocopied images, paper scraps and any embellishments to incorporate into our engineered designs.  No registration required.  All levels and ages welcomed!   

Cribbage boards, puzzles, games will also be out for your enjoyment.  Come enjoy some time with your neighbors!  Click on any of the event images to connect on Facebook and invite more friends!

KimLit's artist in residence program sponsored in part by FOLKS, The Friends of the Little Chute and Kimberly Library System.    See how you get get involved with FOLKS by clicking here.

Want to know more about our Artist in Residence? Check out his work at our Little Chute location and at https://www.benrinehart.com/   

Ben will be doing two other events at KimLit during his residency:


Chapter Chat

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 4:00pm - 4:45pm ~ Kimberly Public Library
Author: Chris Grabenstein

WANTED: 4th-6th grade students looking to interact with peers through the enjoyment of reading. The Kimberly Library will host Chapter Chat on the second Tuesday of each month after school from 4:00-4:30 p.m. Club meetings will focus on book discussion and other fun activities. Please come with the month's selection read and be ready to share your thoughts.

The selection for October 10 is Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein. Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape. Copies of the book will be set aside for pick-up at the Kimberly Library starting on September 10. We can't wait to see you in October!

Monthly Chapter Chat Dates:

  • November 14
  • December 12
  • January 9
  • February 13
  • March 13
  • April 10
  • May 8
Read more»

The Write Club for Teens

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
hand grasping pen

Every writer needs feedback and a little inspiration. The Write Club is for teens interested in writing for fun or taking their craft to the next level. Writing prompts will ignite your creativity. Participants can share their work with the group to get feedback and advice from their peers and author Jill Van Den Eng. The Write Club will meet on the second Monday of the month in Little Chute.