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Afternoon Book Club

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm ~ Kimberly Public Library
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Title: Philomena
Author: Martin Sixsmith

The Afternoon Book Club will be discussing Philomena by Martin Sixsmith. When Philomena became pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, she was sent to a convent to be looked after as a “fallen woman.” Then the nuns took her baby from her and sold him, like thousands of others, to America for adoption. Fifty years later, Philomena decided to find him. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Philomena’s son was trying to find her. Renamed Michael Hess, he had become a leading lawyer in the first Bush administration, and he struggled to hide secrets that would jeopardize his career in the Republican Party and endanger his quest to find his mother. A gripping exposé told with novelistic intrigue, Philomena pulls back the curtain on the role of the Catholic Church in forced adoptions and on the love between a mother and son who endured a lifelong separation.

Join us for the movie version of the book at our August Midweek Matinee on Wednesday, August 13th at 1:00PM at the Kimberly Library! Refreshments provided.

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Evening Book Club

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm ~ Little Chute Public Library
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Author: Maria Semple

The Evening Book Club will be discussing Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. To her Microsoft-guru husband, Bernadette is a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect; and to 15-year-old Bee, she's a best friend and, simply, Mom. 

Last Hurrah Summer Movie

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Little Chute Public Library

The Muppets go on a global tour and find themselves entangled in an international crime caper headed by someone who looks just like Kermit! Rated PG. Free popcorn provided, and all ages are welcome.

Help, I'm Living with a Tweenager!

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Kimberly Public Library

Join local authors Tim Handrich & Deb Schroeder to learn about parenting, working with, and understanding tweens. Their research will give you a straightforward understanding of this challenging stage of life. What a perfect way to get off on the right foot at the start of a new school year! Sponsored by FOLKS.

Family Story Time

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Little Chute Public Library

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and loads of fun at story time! Perfect for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers.

Mid-Week Matinee

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Kimberly Public Library

Spend a relaxing afternoon at the movies! This month's film tells the harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years. Rated R. Refreshments will be provided.

Family Story Time

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Kimberly Public Library

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and loads of fun at story time! Perfect for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers.

Mary Janssen Memorial Concert

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:15am
Little Chute Village Hall

Join us for a fun morning of great music for the whole family! This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library in loving memory of Mary Janssen whose kind and gentle spirit touched many lives.

Pooches and Pages

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Little Chute Public Library

Kids in grades 1-5 are invited to sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to a canine friend. What a fun way to improve your reading skills! Sign up is open for each month, so call now to reserve your “Spot!” Registration is required, either in person or by calling 788-7825.