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Author Presentations (open to the public)

NEA Big Read: Fox Cities Reads Events

We are always adding events, so visit the website often or check out our Facebook page for the most current listing!

Public Presentations by Kao Kalia Yang

Thursday, April 16, 2:00PM at Kaukauna High School – 1701 County Rd CE, Kaukauna

Thursday, April 16, 6:30PM at the Jane Bergstrom Fine Arts Education Center – 1050 Zephyr Drive, Neenah

Bridging Two Worlds – Forging an Identity

Saturday, January 25, 2:00 PM– 4:00 PM – Appleton Public Library – 225 N. Oneida Street, Appleton. Parking: Metered lot, ramp, or metered street. (920) 832-6173

The Hmong have been in the United States for over 40 years and yet to many, they are still the best kept secret of the Vietnam War. Dr. Pafoua (Pam) Her was part of the earliest Hmong families that resettled in the United State as political refugees after the Vietnam War. Dr. Her will discuss her personal experiences as a refugee child, young adult and woman in the United States and how she forged her identity and leveraged her experiences to create understanding, inclusion and unity. She will also discuss many aspects and traditions of the Hmong culture such as marriages, funerals, family relationships, clan structures, and more

The Building For Kids Diversity Discovery Free Day

Sunday, February 9 – The Building For Kids Children’s Museum – 100 W. College Ave., Appleton. Parking: Metered lot, ramp, or metered street.

(920) 734-3226

Librarians will be reading A Map Into The World and sharing hands-on activities for families to learn, discover, and celebrate diversity.


Additional programs and book discussions to be announced including a Story Cloth program and exhibit, an Appleton Hmong student book club, and more!

Book Clubs and Discussions

Date and Time: Thursday, March 12, 1:00PM

Location: Kimberly Public Library

Description: The Afternoon Book Club (Latehomecomer)

Date and Time: Monday, March 17, 2:00PM

Location: Menasha Public Library

Description: NonFiction Book Club (Latehomecomer)

Date and Time: Monday, March 23, 10:00AM and 6:30PM

Location: Neenah Public Library

Description: Monday Morning Book Klatch (The Song Poet)

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 14, 10:00AM

Location: Kaukauna Public Library

Description: Daytime Book Club (Latehomecomer)

Date and Time: Monday, April 20, 6:30PM

Location: Little Chute Public Library

Description: The Evening Book Club (Latehomecomer)

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School Visits

School visits are open to students and staff only.

Past Reads

Dr. Matthew Desmond, Evicted

Ruta Sepetys, Salt To The Sea

Sharon Draper, Stella By Starlight

David Sheff, Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction

Christina Baker Kline, Orphan Train

R. J. Palacio, Wonder

Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder and The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder

Bill Strickland, Make the Impossible Possible: One Man’s Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary

Luis Alberto Urrea, Into the Beautiful North and The Devil’s Highway

Lesley Kagen, Whistling in the Dark

Michael Perry, Off Main Street, Population: 485, and Truck

Alice Hoffman, Blackbird House and Green Angel

Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed