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Family Story Time

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Little Chute Public Library

Early literacy is the focus as we enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and learning games - and have loads of fun in the process! Perfect for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers to enjoy together.

Family Story Time

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Kimberly Public Library

Early literacy is the focus as we enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and learning games - and have loads of fun in the process! Perfect for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers to enjoy together.

Emily’s Story: The Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Kimberly Public Library
photo of children by a steam engine train

In this presentation, author Clark Kidder brings to light his own research on the orphan trains. Between 1854 and 1929, nearly 150,000 children were transported from New York City to the homes of farm families in almost every state, particularly in the Midwest. Kidder tells the story of his paternal grandmother, the late Emily (Reese) Kidder, of Milton, who was brought to Wisconsin in 1909 as one of these orphan children. He will share photographs and read from his book, Emily’s Story: The Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider. The program will allow time for questions. Copies of Kidder’s Orphan Train-themed books will be available for purchase and signing.

Destination DIY: Knitting

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Little Chute Public Library
balls of yarn and knitting needles

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 8 or 9 knitting needles. Yarn will be provided for a practice project - a knit coaster. This program is intended for adults and teens.

Mah Jongg Class

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Little Chute Public Library
three mah jongg tiles

Curious about Mah Jongg? Come learn from Margie! Join her Mondays in March to learn about the traditional game and how it’s played. She’ll share her knowledge and teach you the basics. Classes to be held March 2, 9, and 16. Attendance each week recommended. 

 
 

Master Gardeners: Seed Starting

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
young plants in colorful pots

A program for the whole family, brought to us by the Outagamie County Master Gardeners. Spring is just around the corner. Now is a great time for get plants growing for May planting. In this program learn what you'll need and how to get your seeds started for Spring.

Foster Care in the Fox Cities

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Kimberly Public Library

Andrea Lemke-Rochon, Foster Care Coordinator for the Outagamie and Calumet Counties' Foster Care Program, will discuss foster care in our region. The presentation will highlight the positive impact that foster care has had on children and families in our community as well as stories about the challenges associated with fostering. Lemke-Rochon will talk about the unique needs of foster children and what the community can do to support them. Information will be included about the requirements necessary to become licensed as foster parents, the licensing process and additional ways to help support foster children such as short-term respite care and mentoring. Heart-warming and honest videos designed by foster children will be shared to provide a glimpse into the experiences of foster children, their families and foster families. This is a Fox Cities Reads companion program related to this year's Reads title, Orphan Train. 

Andrea Lemke-Rochon has been a social worker in the State of WI since 1992. She worked in child abuse prevention programs in inner-city Milwaukee from 1991 - 1993. She has been with the Outagamie County Department of Health and Human Services since 1993. Andrea's true passion is serving the needs of abused and neglected children, their families and foster families. For the majority of her career she has served the residents of Outagamie and Calumet Counties as as case manager in child protective services and as a foster care coordinator.

2015 Fox Cities Reads

Fox Cities Reads logo

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.