Next FOLKS Meeting The next meeting of the Friends of the Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library is scheduled on Tuesday, October 1st at 5:00PM at the

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Next FOLKS Meeting

The next meeting of the Friends of the Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library is scheduled on Tuesday, October 1st at 5:00PM at the Gerard H. Van Hoof Library in Little Chute. All are welcome! Please bring your ideas and enthusiasm.


Bottoms Up: Wisconsin's Famous Bars and Breweries

Thursday, October 3, 2013 @ 6:30PM
Kimberly Public Library

In October we're celebrating Wisconsin's love of beer, bars, and breweries. We'll be screening the film "Bottoms Up" based on the book by Architectural Historian Jim Draeger and Historian Mark Speltz. "Bottoms Up" celebrates Wisconsin history by exploring the architecture and social history of Wisconsin's bars and breweries. Then join in a beer tasting hosted by Stone Cellar Brewpub in Appleton. Sample a few of their signature beers while reminiscing about your own experiences in your favorite Wisconsin bars.

This program is sponsored by FOLKS.

Be sure to check the library's website for a wide variety of programming for all ages! We have family movie nights, after-school activities for tweens, story times, book clubs, adult matinees, and more.

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Kermis Dutch Festival

The Friends of the Library hung out at the Kermis Dutch Festival in Little Chute recently to raise funds for the library and to increase their membership. HUGE thanks go to Tamara Talsma and Nate Ratliff for envisioning, planning, setting up, and handling the booth! Thanks also to Barbara Fleming and Marcia Trentlage for lending a hand. And HUGE thanks to community members who stopped by to say hello, purchase books, candy bars, and offer donations. FOLKS raised $300 for library needs. Thanks for your support!


Scrap for Books

Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 10AM to 9AM
Kimberly Public Library

Grab your scrapbooking supplies, tell your friends to meet you at the library, and join us for a day of crafting!

Scrap for Books is a fundraiser being hosted by FOLKS. Proceeds from the day will benefit the library's collections, so your day of fun is for a great cause! Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013
Time: 10AM to 9PM
Location: Kimberly Public Library/Municipal Center - Evergreen Room

* $25 early bird registration (on or before November 1st)
* $30 November 2nd through November 15th
Space is limited to 30 people, so register early! (NOTE: Once your registration is confirmed, refunds will not be available.)

How to register:
* At the library - complete a registration form and pay with cash or a check
* By mail - print a registration form and mail it with payment by November 11th to
Kimberly Public Library
515 W Kimberly Ave
Kimberly, WI 54136
Attn: Scrap for Books!

Checks should be made out to "FOLKS."

Your registration includes:
* 3 feet of workspace (half of a table)
* light lunch and dinner, water, coffee, and snacks
* tickets for hourly door prizes

Bring your unwanted paper, embellishments, etc. and swap with other participants! The day will include raffles, a rummage sale, and project demonstrations. Register now for a fun day with friends and feel good about supporting your local public library.


Upcoming Programs

The library has some excellent programs coming up this Fall. Mark your calendars for the following events. The programs will take place at the Kimberly Library.

Mid-Week Matinee

October 16, 1:00PM
Trouble With the Curve
Gus Lobel has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus-who can tell a pitch just by the crack of the bat-refuses to be benched for what may be the final innings of his career. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickie, an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm. Rated PG-13. Refreshments provided.

Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?

November 7, 6:30PM
Practical information about the inheritance and transfer of non-titled personal property. It will help families communicate, make decisions, and lessen conflict.

Wheel Fever

November 19, 6:30PM
Join local historian Nick Hoffman, curator of Appleton's History Museum at the Castle, for a discussion of his new book, "Wheel Fever: How Wisconsin Became a Great Bicycling State."

The Cooking Mom - Amy Hanten

December 5, 6:00PM
Registration will be required for this program, as we join local celebrity Amy Hanten for some good cookin'. Registration will open November 1st.

Thank you to FOLKS for sponsoring adult programming at the library!


Our Mission

FOLKS strives to enhance our library's programs, services, and resources through our volunteer efforts and by enlightening our community about what our library has to offer. More information about FOLKS is available on the library's web site.

Thanks for being a FOLKS member and for supporting your public library!

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