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Week of October 22, 2018

Monday, October 22

Can’t make the 10am discussion? Join us for an evening discussion of the MMBK book. We will discuss "Winter People" by Jennifer McMahon. We will meet on the second floor in the Carpenter Room.

Monday Morning Book Klatch is a book group for those who like to talk about books.

All are welcome! Ask at the Adult Services desk for a copy of the selected MMBK title.

Visit the MMBK page for a complete list of titles.

Dr. Stephen Kercher, Chair & Edward H. Rudoy Professor of History at UW Oshkosh, will present "Sustaining Community in Rural America: A History of Allenville" as part of the Wisconsin Farms Oral History Project. Derived in part from research on the history of Allenville as well as oral history interviews conducted with Allenville residents and farmers, this illustrated lecture will address the ways in which members of small farming communities such as Allenville created and sustained community throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Tuesday, October 23

Toddle Time

Ages 12-24 months

Reading Music Movement • Free Play

Toddle Time is an active storytime for children and their caregivers. We encourage development with reading a book, lively bounces, rhymes and musical instruments! A thirty minute free time is included at the end to enhance socialization skills for toddlers. So come learn, play and toddle with us!

**Siblings are always welcome!


 

Storytime Ninjas

Ages 3-5

Reading Music Movement Dramatization

Storytime Ninjas is an interactive storytime offering pre-school aged children and their caregivers the opportunity to gain early literacy skills through stories and songs. Join the fun as we read books, share flannel board stories, move to music, and delight all together in our puppet theatre dramatizations!

**Siblings are always welcome!


 

                                                   NPL Filmmakers Club

Ages: Teens

• Creativity • Storytelling • Critical Thinking • Writing • Filmmaking • Collaboration • 

Come be a part of NPL's first ever filmmaking club for teens! Join us as we endeavor to write, produce, and screen an original short film. Registration is required so please call the youth desk at 920-886-6335 to sign up! The first session will focus on conceptualization and writing the script. It will run weekly Tuesdays @ 4pm from October 9-30!

Wee Read

All Ages

Reading Music Movement Dramatization

Wee Read is storytime designed to engage family members of all ages. We will share songs and stories, learn rhymes- both old and new, and shake our sillies out with lively music! Each storytime offers a family-fun puppet show and ends with a rhyme you get to take home. We are prepared to keep things flexible so that kids of every age will have a rewarding storytime experience!

**Siblings are always welcome!


 

Wednesday, October 24


Baby Time

Birth to 12 months

Reading Music Movement Free Play

Baby Time is a gentle storytime providing an opportunity for babies and their grown-ups to bond through talk, touch, sing and play! Using repetition and movement participants will learn songs, rhymes and bounces perfect for connecting with your little ones. This storytime is followed by free play, a great opportunity for babies and adults to interact and socialize!

**Siblings are always welcome!


 

Bach to Rock

Ages 2-4

Reading Music Movement Dramatization

Bach to Rock is a music appreciation storytime for children and caregivers to explore all styles of music, including jazz, classical, folk and show tunes! A high energy, movement-based storytime that begins with bubble time, ends with parachute play, and includes stories, rhythm instruments and singing with the ukulele in between!

**Siblings are always welcome!

Toddle Time

Ages 12-24 months

Reading Music Movement • Free Play

Toddle Time is an active storytime for children and their caregivers. We encourage development with reading a book, lively bounces, rhymes and musical instruments! A thirty minute free time is included at the end to enhance socialization skills for toddlers. So come learn, play and toddle with us!

**Siblings are always welcome!


 

 

Unleash your creativity with DIY Design Workshops at the library! Each workshop will feature a different project and all supplies will be provided. This is a free event and open to interested individuals. No registration necessary. 

Create an original painting at the October workshop by pouring acrylic paints on a canvas and letting the swirls marble together, creating an entirely unique design! This technique is fun, messy and surprisingly, very relaxing! 

 

 

Thursday, October 25

You and Me

Ages 2-3

Reading Music Movement Dramatization

You and Me is our transition to “big kid” storytime for older toddlers and young preschoolers and their caregivers. Stories, rhymes, movement, and puppets provide children with emerging vocabulary the opportunity to build language skills! Discover concepts like letters, numbers, colors, and more during our time together. Come and meet our friend, Wild Bear-y and try to guess what’s inside our weekly mystery bag!

**Siblings are always welcome!


 

School is out early today! Join us for popcorn and a movie on the big screen, it's FREE!

Bring music you're working on, something you're having trouble with, play a solo or a duet for the group, play along with your fellow ukers. All skill levels welcome!

Ukers will meet in the first floor Story Time Room.

Drop in for a friendly game of chess every Thursday evening from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to attend. Even if you have never played, but are interested in learning, stop by and we will teach you. No registration or chess boards required. Chess is played on the library's second floor.

Author Kathryn Flanigan will be at the Neenah Public Library Thursday, October 25th at 7:00pm for a celebration of Wisconsin’s Craft Beer. She will be discussing her latest book “Beer Lover’s Wisconsin” and highlighting Wisco’s best breweries, and brewpubs. See what the Badger State has to offer!

Friday, October 26

Please join us Friday mornings for Bookworm Yoga.  Breathe, bend and read together with fall-themed stories, rhymes and songs.  Children will develop pre-literacy skills with simple poses and mindfulness exercises. Bring a beach towel or mat and join us.  All ages welcome.

It's a family dance party! A half-hour of rhythm, rhyme and movement for children of all ages and their grown ups. There will be interactive songs with scarves and shaker eggs, followed by danceable music from hip-hop to Motown to swing. No talent necessary, dancing is required! The program is free – no registration needed.

 

Saturday, October 27

The Girlfriends Read Book Club at the Neenah Public Library will meet on Saturday, October 27 at 10:30 a.m.  Girlfriends Read features books with strong girl characters, written for ages nine and up but with broad appeal. Meetings include lively discussion, book-related activities, and snacks. Participants are welcome to attend solo or with a friend or family member. 

Join us in reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.  Please register for this program at the Youth Desk.