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Week of August 13, 2018

Monday, August 13

CHAPPAQUIDDICK (PG-13, 106 minutes )

Starring Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan

Depicting Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.

Tabetha Miller a Peace Corps volunteer in the West African country of Benin, will discuss the culture of education in Benin and the comparisons and contrasts between the United States and Benin.  She will clarify the role of the Peace Corps in West Africa and the needs of Benin in particular.  Tabetha is a Neenah High School and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee graduate.  She has served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa since June 2017.

Do you enjoy reading but don't have time for a traditional book club? Try Short Story Night instead! Join us at Lion's Tail Brewing in downtown Neenah, Monday, August 13th, at 7:00pm as we discuss Norman Mailer's "The Language of Men" and "Your Best Self" by Kristina Ten. Like a cross between a traditional book club and a late night talk show, Short Story Night includes trivia, commentary, discussion, author interviews and more. Read the stories online before Monday’s discussion at or pick up a copy at the Neenah Public Library reference desk. No registration required.

For more information, please contact the Neenah Public Library adult reference desk by phone: 920-886-6315 or e-mail:

Everyone is welcome. If accommodations are needed to attend, please contact the library administrative office at 920-886-6301 or by email at at least 24 hours in advance of the program.


Wednesday, August 15

The Neenah Public Library Board of Trustees meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend meetings.

Join us for conversation, refreshments, and of course, knitting! 

The first & third Wednesdays of each month (unless otherwise noted) at 6:30pm in the 2nd floor Carpenter Room.

Bring your latest project or one that you are struggling to complete. Learn about charity knitting projects. 

For new knitters, experienced knitters, crocheters and other needle crafters - all ages are welcome!      

Please contact Adult Services with any questions! 

920-886-6315 or

Thursday, August 16

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.

Friday, August 17

Join the talented instructors from Absolute Wellness in this ballet inspired workout.

Everyone is welcome to attend library programs. There is no right way to join in! If accommodations are needed to participate, please contact the library administrative office at 920-886-6301 or by email at at least 24 hours in advance of the program.



Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1957) starring Kevin McCarthy

The Mill, A Place for Writers, and the Neenah Public Library present: “Disguised: Three Movie Masterpieces Not What They Seem.” The series will present screenings of three movie masterpieces: Fred Zinnemann’s 1952 “High Noon” with Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly; Akira Kurisawa;s 1950 “Rashomon” with Toshiro Minfune; and Don Siegel’s 1957 “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” with Kevin McCarthy.

All three are, by consensus, among the finest films ever made. What is not widely known is that each of these three movies work surreptitiously, in disguise, in service to a powerful, and risky, “political” motive. Steve Polansky will introduce each film.

This is a special after-hours events – Library staff will welcome you at the Library’s main entrance. Free and open to the public. Pizza and popcorn will be served. These films are not rated.