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Week of September 25, 2023

Wednesday, September 27

All skill levels are welcome to drop in and play Mah Jongg between 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the first-floor Storytime Room. A few Mah Jongg sets will be provided, along with cards. If you have your own Mah Jongg card, please bring it with you.

Free, open to all, and no registration.

Contact Nicole, if you have questions.

Thursday, September 28


Meet us in the Storytime Room!

WeeRead is a preschool aged storytime for children and their caregivers. Join Miss Hannah and Miss Jodi as we share songs & stories, learn rhymes - both old and new, shake our sillies out with lively music and end with a puppet show.  This story time lasts about 25 minutes.  We recognize that story time is a learned experience and that 25 minutes may be a bit too long for our littlest friends.  Please come for whatever amount of time works for you and your child.  You are welcome to slip out and come back either in a few minutes or another time. We are prepared to keep things flexible so that kids of every age will have a fun story time experience!


All ages and skill levels are welcome! Chess sets will be provided. Coaching and beginner help is available. No registration is necessary. The event takes place on the library's second floor and lasts from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm.

Please email with any questions.


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 are welcome!

We'll meet in the first floor Storytime room and jam sessions last up to 90 minutes.

Free, open to all, and no registration necessary.

Friday, September 29

The library is closed on September 29 for staff in-service. We will reopen on Saturday, September 30 at 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, October 1

Come to the Neenah Public Library on the first and third Sundays of the month between 1-3:00 pm and build something never seen before, during LEGOs @ the Library.  The program is for kids age 5 and up; children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  LEGOs provided.  


Join the Leap into Writing Email List to stay up-to-date with the latest writing prompts, important dates, and writing tips!

Have you ever wanted to write but couldn’t find the time? Or you didn’t know where to start? Or you didn’t think anyone would read your work so what’s the point?

If you’ve had any of these thoughts Neenah Public Library’s new program “Leap into Writing” is for you! Begin with a writing prompt, write a flash fiction piece between 500 and 1,000 words, and get feedback from fellow authors.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Using that month's writing prompt as a starting point, write a complete flash fiction piece between 500 and 1,000 words.
  2. Email your story as a .PDF to
    1. F;ash fiction should be formatted in 12-point, Times New Roman font. Single spaced.
    2. Please include YOUR NAME and a TITLE of the Flash Fiction and WORD COUNT! NO more than 1,000 words.
  3. After you submit your flash piece, you will receive info regarding the meeting date.

October's Writing Prompt is: "Fairy Tale"

Flash Fiction must be emailed to by Sunday, Oct 1st! Flash Fiction should be formatted in 12-point, Times New Roman font. Single spaced. Please submit your Flash Fiction as a .PDF. Please Title your Flash Fiction and include your Name and Word Count. Include your name and library card number in the email. After you submit, you will receive info on the upcoming feedback session.

What is Flash Fiction?

Flash Fiction is more than a super short story. When writing flash fiction, keep these guidelines in mind:

  1. Flash fiction usually focuses on 1 or 2 characters.
  2. Flash fiction should focus on 1 MOMENT or SITUATION. Think minutes instead of days, weeks, or months.
  3. Don’t try to cram an entire short story into flash fiction. It won’t work.
  4. Avoid excessive backstory or exposition. Jump right in!

Still have questions about flash fiction? Here is a wonderful resource with many great examples.