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Author Presentations

Book Clubs & Discussions

School Visits

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 and Friday, April 17, location TBA

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

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Location: Neenah Public Library

Description: Community Conversation


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Location: Menasha Public Library

Description: Community Conversation


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Location: Appleton Public Library

Description: Community Conversation


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Location: Kaukauna Public Library

Description: Community Conversation


Date and Time:

Location: Kimberly Public Library

Description: Community Conversation


Date and Time:

Location: Menasha Public Library

Description: Community Conversation


Date and Time:

Location: Neenah Public Library

Description: Community Conversation


Date and Time:

Location: Kimberly Public Library

Description: The Book Sayers: Evicted


Date and Time:

Location: Kaukauna Public Library

Description: Community Conversation


Date and Time:

Location: Appleton Public Library

Description: Community Conversation


Date and Time:

Location: Appleton Public Library

Description: Community Conversation


Date and Time:

Location: Kaukauna Public Library

Description: Community Conversation


School Visits

School visits are open to students and staff only.

Past Reads

2019
Dr. Matthew Desmond, Evicted

2018
Ruta Sepetys, Salt To The Sea

2017
Sharon Draper, Stella By Starlight

2016
David Sheff, Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction

2015
Christina Baker Kline, Orphan Train

2014
R. J. Palacio, Wonder

2013
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

2012
Bill Strickland, Make the Impossible Possible: One Man’s Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary

2011
Luis Alberto Urrea, Into the Beautiful North and The Devil’s Highway

2010
Lesley Kagen, Whistling in the Dark

2009
Michael Perry, Off Main Street, Population: 485, and Truck

2008
Alice Hoffman, Blackbird House and Green Angel

2007
Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed