Hi there, and welcome to Nigel’s Nook. I’m Nigel, the resident Family Fun Night Fish. We’ll be going on adventures, playing games and having fun together. Please come visit me at Family Fun Night!
Feb. 10TH, 2017
Get ready for some candy filled fun. This week, the Family Fun Night crew will be turning the library into a life-sized version of Candyland! You’ll be walking around along the path with stops for crafts and activities, see you there!
JAN. 27TH, 2017
It’s the end of J-term for our students here at Carthage, so our students are super busy with the transition to spring semester. Sadly, that means we’ll be taking a break, but have no fear, we’ll be back Februrary, 10th with Candyland!
JAN. 20TH, 2017
Get your creative juices flowing! This week, join the Family Fun Night crew with Craft Night. We’ll have all the supplies you need, and some planned crafts as well, but feel free to come with ideas of your own.
jan. 13TH, 2017
Get ready to warm up with the Family Fun Night crew with Game Night! We’ll have a bunch of board games, active games, and there will even be hot chocolate and cookies! See you there!
NOV. 18TH, 2016
taking a break
Due to the upcoming holidays and final season for Carthage student, Family Fun Night will be taking a break. Enjoy these next few weeks, and we’ll see you on January 13th, 2017 for Game Night!
nov. 11Th, 2016
This week Cathage College’s Chemistry club will be joing us for a night of fun science. They’ll be showing us some experiments, and you’ll even get to do some of your own!
nov. 4th, 2016
Harry Potter and the order of phoenix!
Its our biggest night of the year, Harry Potter night! This year our festivities will be focused around the fifth book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix. Get ready for a night filled with magic, games, and crafts, and feel free to wear your house colors!
OCT. 28th, 2016
Carthage’s service sorority Pi Delta Chi will be joining us for a halloween celebration! We’ll be making spooky crafts and playing games. Don’t forget to wear your costume!
oct. 21st, 2016
This week, we invite you you to join the Family Fun Night crew in the Wild West for a celebration of Kenosha’s Big Read, True Grit. We’ll be exploring the American Frontier with themed crafts, games, and a photo booth! Feel free to com dressed up as your favorite western character!
oct. 14TH, 2016
favorite book night!
This week, Carthage’s English Honors Society will be joining us for Favorite Book Night! We’ll be doing children’s literature themed crafts and game, so feel free to bring your favorite book!
oct. 7tH, 2016
Get ready for some brain games this week with the Carthage College Nu Rho Psi. We’ll be examining the inner workings of the human brain while having fun, so bring your thinking caps!
Sept. 30TH, 2016
Escape to Medieval times this week with the Carthage Court of Nobility. Join us for face painting, crafts, and round table musical chairs with King Arthur, Merlin, and other characters! See you there!
May. 6th, 2016
This will is our last week of Family Fun Night this year, but don’t worry, we’ll be celebrating with music! The American String Teachers Association at Carthage will be bringing instruments that everyone can try! In addition to that, we’ll be making some instruments of our own and playing musical chairs! Join us for our last night of the year!
Apr. 29th, 2016
Belated Earth Day
This week CURE is joining us to celebrate belated Earth Day! We’ll be playing games and doing crafts that highlight the Earth! While we’re having fun, we’ll also be learning about the ways we can help save our planet, see you there!
Apr. 22nd, 2016
Family Weekend-No FFN
It’s Family Weekend here at Carthage, so campus will be full of parents. As exciting as this time is for Carthage students, unfortunately it means there is no family fun night, but we’ll be back with Belated Earth Day next week!
Apr. 15th, 2016
Around the World!
Are you ready to travel around the world? I hope so! Join the Family Fun Night crew and a whole bunch of clubs at Carthage to celebrate countries all over the world. Fly from station to station with your Family Fun Night passport and make a craft or play a game at every country’s station. It’s going to be a blast, see you there!
Apr. 8th, 2016
Favorite Book Night
Welcome back from spring break! Join us this Friday for Favorite Book Night. We’ll be doing crafts and playing games around the world of children’s literature, so bring your favorite book! The night will end with a reading of one of our favorite books, so we hope to see you there!
Mar. 18th, 2016
Taking a Break- No FFN
Its time for a break, our students here at Carthage are leaving for spring break this Friday. As sad as it is, there will be no Family Fun Night. Have no fear, your friends here at Carthage will be back on April 8th, 2015. See you then!
Mar. 11th, 2016
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire!
It’s time for our biggest night of the year! This year we’ll be celebrating the Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire, so come get sorted into houses, learn spells, fight dragons and even enter the Triwizard Tournament this Friday! Join Harry, Ron, Hermione, and the Family Fun Night Crew for a magical night, see you there!
Mar. 4th, 2016
Thanks to the Dinosaur Discovery Museum, we have learned all about dinosaurs. With this knowledge in mind, we’re going to get crafty! We’ll be using art to create all things dinosaur, so get ready for a night filled with crafting and dinosaurs. See you there!
Feb. 26th, 2016
Carthage’s Court of Nobility will be joining us this week to bring us to the Sherwood Forest with Robin Hood! Get ready to make a Robin Hood hat, play some games, and even learn some dances. There will also be face paint, so I hope you can join us!
Feb. 19th, 2016
Birds of Flight!
Are you guys ready to see some birds? This week the Racine Zoo will be joining us and bringing some of their birds! Get ready to learn from the zoo and make some crafts. Its sure to be a great night and we hope to see you there! Birds don’t eat fish right?
Feb. 12th, 2016
Hey guys! I hope you can help us celebrate Dr.Seuss’ birthday! We’re going to be playing some games, making some crafts and so much more. We’ll even finish the night off with a reading of one of Dr.Seuss’ books. I hope you can join us for this Seuss-y Celebration!
Jan. 22nd, 2016
Hey guys, hope you’re ready for a din-o-filled night. Our friends from the Dinosaur Discovery Museum will be joining us, so get ready to learn! We’ll also have some fun crafts, see you there!
Jan. 15th, 2016
Join us for Game Night!
Welcome back guys! We’ve had quite a break, but now that we’ve settled into winter we’d like to invite you all to join Family Fun Night for a game night! We challenge you to have some fun playing games and warming up from the cold with some hot chocolate and cookies!
Nov. 20, 2015
Taking a Break- No FFN
Tis the season of holidays! As exciting as they are, sadly, it means we’re taking a break. Have no fear, Family Fun Night will be back next year, January 15th, 2016! Happy holidays everyone, see you all in January!
Nov. 13, 2015
I hope you’re ready for a trip to Latin America because this Friday, Novermber 13th, Carthage’s Latinos Unidos will be joining us for their first time at Family Fun Night! We’ll be making some traditional crafts and playing some games. Join us for a trip to Latin America!
Nov. 6, 2015
Thankful for FUN!
Carthage’s service sorority Pi Delta Chi will be here this week at Family Fun Night. They’ll help us realize what we’re thankful for and help us celebrate fall! There will be lots of fall themed crafts and games, so come help us enjoy this beautiful season!
Oct. 30, 2015
It’s Halloween Eve this Friday at Family Fun Night, so Carthage’s French club will be here to help us celebrate. Be prepared for some spooky activities and crafts as we learn a little bit about France! Who’s excited? I know I am!
Oct. 23, 2015
Trip to Japan
Do you want to know what is cool about Japanese culture? Join us for Family Fun Night: A Trip to Japan this Friday, October 23rd, for great Japanese themed crafts and games! With the help of Carthage’s Japanese Club, you’ll be enlightened and ready to visit Japan for yourself!
Oct. 16, 2015
Who is ready to learn some science? I know I am! This week at Family Fun Night, the Chemistry Club will be here to show us some cool experiments! There will be two shows: 6:00-6:45 and 6:45-7:30. You can also do some hands-on activities when you aren’t watching the show. See you all there!
Oct. 9, 2015
Let’s Change the World!
This week at Family Fun Night, we will be learning how to make the world a better place by learning some different African cultural practices. We’ll learn about Africa’s culture by crafting some masks, necklaces and paper weavings! There will also be some native games and a relay race! Who knew learning could be so fun?
Oct. 2, 2015
It’s that time of year again, HOMECOMING! Unfortunately, that means there will be no Family Fun Night. Our students will be busy all week with various festivities full of spirit all around campus. Don’t you worry, we’ll be back next week with ONE to learn about how we can make the world a better place, see you then!
Sept. 25, 2015
Welcome to Camelot!
Carthage’s own Court of Nobility is here to take us to Camelot with King Arthur and the wizard Merlin! During this journey to make Arthur King, we will be crafting shields, and even playing musical chairs at the Round Table! Be prepared to watch the magical battle between evil Morgana and Merlin at our first Family Fun Night of the season!
May 8, 2014
The American String Teachers Association here at Carthage has brought all sorts of fun instruments to try out this Friday! There’s a whole zoo of instruments to try! We’ll also be learning how to read sheet music, playing a game, and preforming a final concert! On that note, hope to see you there for our last Family Fun Night!
May 1, 2015
Step Up To The Plate!
We’ve hit this Friday’s Family Fun Night out of the park! The Milwaukee Cream Citys will be joining us for a little bit of baseball’s history and then we’ll hit the diamond! Wear your outdoor clothes because the they’ll be teaching us the do’s and don’t’s of America’s favorite past time, so step up to the plate and lets play ball!
Apr. 24, 2015
It’s Family Weekend here at Carthage! All sorts of relatives will be joining our students on campus this weekend. Carthage is having many different activities right now, so there will be a short break. Catch up with us next week, May 1st, for some good ole’ Baseball with the Milwaukee Cream Citys, it’ll be a home run for sure!
Mar. 20, 2015
Let’s Take A Break!
Friday, March 20, is the first day of Spring Break for all Carthage students. It will be lonely not seeing them for a week, but I guess it’s a good time for a fishy vacation! See you April 10!
Mar. 13, 2015
Diggin’ With Dinos
The super awesome, super cool Kenosha Dinosaur Museum is back again this year to teach us all about our pre-historic neighbors! There are just so many different dinosaurs that we don’t know about yet, but let’s learn about the ones that have been discovered! There will be crafts and games to go along with the theme, so if you have dinosaur-sized enthusiasm when it comes to learning about these reptiles, then be sure not to miss out on this wonderful event!
Mar. 6, 2015
Welcome To The Rainforest
The Racine Zoo is back this year to teach us all about the huge and mysterious rainforest! Rainforests are home to about 50% of all plants and animals in the world, how amazing is that? We won’t just be listening about the rainforests, we’ll also have animal themed crafts and a chance to meet a few critters who are known to make the rainforest their home. Hopefully they won’t be bringing in a caiman…. Word is that they eat fish! *Gulp*
Feb. 27, 2015
Happy Chinese New Year!
Happy New Year! It’s the year of the goat and we’re here to celebrate with everyone! Confused? Don’t worry, just head down to Family Fun Night this Friday to learn all about this holiday celebrated by millions of people worldwide. Chinese Club will join us to liven up the celebration, so be sure to wear red for good luck and be ready for awesome games!
Feb. 20, 2015
Food for Thought
Our brains are amazing organs that allow us to smell flowers, touch books, and remember things at school! But how exactly does the brain do this? The brain is this big bundle of tissue that is capable of a million and one things that we’ll be exploring together. Join the Family Fun Night crew this Friday to learn more about this wonderful little thing in our heads.
Feb. 13, 2015
Let’s Have A Seuss-y Good Time!
It’s that time of the year again! Dr. Seuss’s wonderful and wacky stories come to life as we celebrate them with crafts, games, and stories! Oh the things that we will do this Friday. You might even spot one fish or two. ‘Who?’ you ask. Take a guess; you’d be surprised by all the thinks that you can think!
Jan. 30, 2015
No Family Fun Night-Break
Carthage students are getting ready to start their spring semester, but before that we’ll be taking a short break. We’ll be back on February 13 with a very Seussy Night in store! Meanwhile, don’t forget to bundle up as winter is still going strong. Brr!
Jan. 23, 2015
Family Game Night
Join us this Friday for a friendly night of games! We’ll be playing various favorites and even some that you might have never heard of. Be sure to bring your thinking cap and your running shoes this Friday, because the Family Fun Crew is all ready to roll!
Dec. 12, 2014
Let’s Go To Japan!
The holiday season is upon us once again, and that means school is almost over for the year! I don’t know about you all, but I get stuffy just swimming around my bowl… I want to go somewhere! See the world beyond my fishy confines! If you’re like me and want to go explore a land from far away, Family Fun Night has got us covered! This week we’ll be getting a visit from Japanese Club! The land of the rising sun is making their appearance in the Hedberg Library to teach us some cool crafts, games, and maybe even a little Japanese! Oh boy, I wonder how you spell ‘Nigel’ in Japanese…
Dec. 5, 2014
The Home Stretch
End of the semester is coming up — and that means Carthage students are getting ready for finals and Christmas Fest! Sadly, that means no Family Fun Night for us this week… Be sure not to miss out on our next Family Fun Night by keeping up with the newsletter if you don’t do so already!
Nov. 21, 2014
Let’s Take a Break!
Brrr!! Snow is falling and going outside means looking at your breath and having a warm drink ready, it also means that we won’t be having a Family Fun Night event this week. No worries, we’ll just have to wait a little longer for our next one! Stay warm and let’s have a wonderful break everyone!
Nov. 14, 2014
Nigel Fun and the Prisoner in the Fishbowl
Swoosh, swoosh. Help! The Hedberg Library has been overrun by dementors and we need your help to stop them! The theme this week is Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban. So let’s go through platform 9 ¾, get sorted, and battle some dementors!
Nov. 7, 2014
To Infinity and…. CARTHAGE!
Let’s get pumped up about aerodynamics! The Society of Physics Students will be flying down to the Hedberg library to show us the wonders and mysteries of space. Who knows, we might just become Junior Astronauts and have NASA asking us how gravity works! If you want to learn what aerodynamics and gravity are then be sure not to miss this out-of-this-world Family Fun Night!
Oct. 31, 2014
What’s This? What’s This?
There’s a chill in the air as fall comes in full swing just in time for Halloween! The normally sweet French Club will be joining the Family Fun Night crew for a spooky time at Hedberg Library this week. They will share with us some things that the people in France do that might be different from what we do on this day. Who knows, maybe there will be a sweet little competition near the end… Costumes welcomed!
Oct. 17, 2014
All About The World
Family Fun Night and ONE are teaming up this week. ONE was cofounded by BONO to raise public awareness on extreme poverty and preventable diseases, and how to help end them. This Friday night will be filled with information and crafts based on the places talked about. We will also have fun, worldly games ready so let’s let our voices be HEARD!
Oct. 10, 2014
It’s that time of the year: Homecoming week! All of the Carthage students are zooming around campus getting ready for midterms and the various activities spread throughout the week in preparation of the big game on Saturday and thus we’ll all have to wait another week for the next Family Fun Night. Don’t worry! We are sure to have a WORLD of fun on the 17th!
Oct. 3, 2014
We’re shaking things up this week with Carthage College’s Chemistry Club! It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? They’ll be joining us to teach everyone the magic of science, stirring solutions, and what happens when you mix some regular things together to create something cool. After the presentation we’ll be doing a couple of hands on activities as well, so come prepared to do a little experimenting!
Sept. 26, 2014
Once Upon A Fall Day
Welcome back everyone! How was your summer? We’re jumping back into the swing of things with some interacting storytelling! Be sure to join us this Friday for a night of fun with Paddy Lynn and the FFN crew to warm you up!
May 9, 2014
Family Fun Night will be celebrating our very last event for the school year this Friday and we’re inviting you to join in on the fun! There’s a rumor going around that Psychology club will be teaching us about our sense of taste with some very delicious treats… Hopefully it’s nothing messy, I just cleaned my bowl last week! We will also be saying our goodbye to Mr. Clayton as he is a graduating senior, so be sure to bring your best attitude and let’s make this last event a night to remember for everyone. Enjoy your summer to the fullest and remember: We’ll be back in September with even more Family Fun!
May 2, 2014
Family Weekend is coming up and we’re all pumped up meet parents, uncles, grandmothers, siblings, kids, you name it! There will be various activities around campus during this time, so we’ll be taking a short break to enjoy it. But don’t fret! Next Friday, May 9th, we’ll be hosting our last Family Fun Night of the school year, so make sure not to miss it!
Apr. 25, 2014
This friday marks the first ever Family Fun Night Murder Mystery Game! The Hedberg library will be transformed into a crime scene that we will need your help in solving. Gear up with your thinking hat and get set to enter a world of puzzles, obstacles, and hidden truths!
Apr. 18, 2014
The school year is almost over and we’ll be taking a break this week to prepare for the detective night that everyone’s been waiting for! So rest up this week and get set to investigate on the 25th!
Apr. 11, 2014
Bug Catching Fun
What is creepy, crawly, and yummy to eat? If you answered ‘bugs’ you’re right! They can creep up on you, they can crawl between nooks and crannies, and they’re definitely delicious — well, yummy for a fish! But please do not attempt to take a bite out of our friends this Friday as we learn all about these critters and partake in fun crafts with everyone. Don’t miss out!
Apr. 4, 2014
Fizz! Pop! Chemistry Club is here and ready to satisfy your inner scientist. We have tons of fun activities planned as well as two showings of amazing experiments that are sure to keep you on the edge of your bowl! So strut your safety goggles and lab coat as we enter the wonderful world of chemistry!
Mar. 21, 2014
The library has been overrun by reptiles!! Come on down to welcome the Racine Zoo and learn all about turtles, crocodilians, lizards, snakes, and more as we embark into an emerging experience of animal fun! This will be our last event for the month of March and we’ll be back on April 4. Everyone enjoy your break and have a safe spring break!
Mar. 14, 2014
Hear ye, hear ye!
This week is cooling down and what better way to celebrate the coming spring than to invite Robin Hood’s gang for a fun night at Hedberg! Join us this week and become a part of an unforgettable adventure with Sir Nigel and the rest of the Family Fun Night crew!
Mar. 7, 2014
Put Up Your Wand!
Put up your wand and get ready to immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter as we all become Hogwart’s students and search for the chamber of secrets to protect the school from closing. If we all work together we’ll be sure to defeat that tricky basilisk! Don’t forget to wear your cloak for classes either, a good student has to keep up with their potions!
Feb. 28, 2014
You put your right fin in-
Grab your dancing shoes everyone! We’ll be enjoying a night of dance as the Family Fun Night crew teams up with the National Dance Education Organization Carthage Chapter to teach us cool dances and give everyone a chance to show off their own rad moves. We’ll be groovin’ and shakin’ this Friday night so come ready to jive!!
Feb. 21, 2014
This week brings us the preview event for Seussical The Musical! You’ll be able to get a taste of the many wonderful events planned as Family Fun Night partakes in Seussy games and crafts that are sure to leave you asking for more! But don’t fret, the big Seuss-A-Thon event will be coming up soon. This Saturday, March 1st to be exact! So jump with excitement at the wonders to come!
Feb. 14, 2014
Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and what better way to celebrate this day than with Carthage College’s French Club? We’re all pumped to see what sort of things they’ll introduce us to and who knows, we might even get a chance to learn some cool French phases! Au revoir!
Feb. 07, 2014
Brainiac Brain Fun!
It’s time to get our science and thinking caps on! This week we’ll have various activities as Family Fun Night invites Carthage College’s very own Neuroscience Club! You’ll get a chance to learn all sorts of things about how the brain works, and even see a real brain! But it might be a little smaller than you’d think…
Jan. 31, 2014
A Blast From The Past!
We’ll be learning about our prehistoric buddies this week as the Dinosaur museum joins us for a great Family Fun Night. We’ll be uncovering fossils and making fun dinosaur themed crafts. Let’s make sure to end the month with a ROAR!
Jan. 24, 2014
Let’s Go Down The Rabbit Hole!
Family Fun Night will be turning the library into a wonderland as we dive down the rabbit hole and into the world of Alice! You’ll be able to meet some of your favorite characters as you travel through the library in this one of a kind experience!
Jan. 17, 2014
A-One and A-Two and A-!
This week Family Fun Night will be warming up with the help of music! We’ll be shaking and grooving along to live music and having the time of our lives. So be sure to not miss out on this great opportunity for the whole family, and especially don’t forget your dancing shoes! See you on Friday, Nigel out!
Jan. 10, 2014
Brrr! It’s been crazy out there! I hope everyone had a really fun break, but now it’s time to buckle down and make this an amazing year. And what better way than to attend family fun night so early in the year? This week we’ll be enjoying a nice warm night of creating our very own stories and drawings to go along with them! Be sure to bundle up before leaving your house everyone, don’t want to get frostbite!
Dec. 13, 2013
Hey everyone! It sure is getting chilly!! Be sure to cover up when heading outside, especially when attending this week’s Family Fun Night! We’ll be having a relaxing night of arts and crafts to wind down from all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Come and make some great handmade presents for everyone!
Dec. 6, 2013
Nihon ni ikou!
This week, FFN will be traveling to Japan with Japanese Club! Don’t miss out on origami and learning how to write your name in Japanese. among other things! We have a lot of fun activities ready to go, so why not spend your Friday night learning about the other side of the world? Let’s go to Japan!
Nov. 22, 2013
Who’s That Pokemon?!
It’s a Nigel! With super sharp fins that can cut through anything and sparkling scales to blind enemies, this guy is the final evolution of Mr. Clayton. Be sure to join us on our journey with the Carthage Pokemon League this very Friday and enjoy a great night with our favorite pocket monsters!
Nov. 15, 2013
Phew! That sure was exciting! How’d you all like our zoo pals? After such a fun night, we’ll be taking a break to spruce up the library, don’t want it looking like a jungle! But don’t fret! We’ll be back next week with special guests: Pokemon Club! Check us out next week for another great event. Nigel out!
Nov. 8, 2013
Can you think of some cool night critters? How about a skunk or a chinchilla? Have you ever seen a scorpion up close? If not, be sure not to miss this week’s FFN as we welcome the Racine Zoo! We’ll be seeing some old nocturnal friends along with meeting new ones as we learn all about these animals and what they’re about. Who knows… You might even be able to get up close and personal with one of our animal guests this week!
Nov. 1, 2013
Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the Hedberg Library as Family Fun Night presents two showings of your very own Kenosha Magic! This night will be filled with wonder and crafts as we’ll also be offering a variety of activities great for all ages. Be sure to attend this week’s event and have a great time!
Oct. 25, 2013
I Wish I Could Write As Mysteriously As A Cat
Extra! Extra! Real all about it! There’s been some very fishy stuff going on in Hedberg Library these past couple of days and we’re trying to get to the bottom of it! We’ve hired some of the best detectives in Wisconsin (That’s YOU!) to come check out what in the world is going on here. We’ll be figuring riddles and solving puzzles throughout the night, so don’t forget your thinking cap when you attend this week’s FFN!
Oct. 4, 2013
One dark night, a super cool beta fish by the name of Nigel traversed vast lands to attend Family Fun Night. Come join me and my buddies this week for some fun storyacting! We’ll be moving and grooving to scary stories to prepare ourselves for the spooky Halloween season to come. Don’t forget your most energetic attitude!
Sept. 27, 2013
We’re heading to the mound this week for some good old baseball history from the one and only Milwaukee Cream Citys! They’ll be here on Friday to teach us the baseball ropes, so don’t forget to wear outdoor clothes. We’ll be learning how baseball came to be America’s favorite past time, and how REAL baseball is played! So come ready to have some fun! I bet I can hit one out of the park before you!
Sept. 20, 2013
This week we will learn all about following your dreams and the hardships that might pop up along the way. Gosh, I know what they mean! Did you know that fish are told they can’t be baseball players? I think we should all work hard and follow our dreams, be happy. So I’m definitely going to the championships! We’ll also get to meet a cartoonist. Do you think they’ll get my good side? Don’t let anything stop you from coming this Friday! Let’s come with our biggest smiles, everyone. I’m ready for my close up!
Sept. 13, 2013
Let’s Get Down ato Business!
Welcome back everyone! Did you all miss me as much as I missed you? How amazing was your summer? You’ll have to tell me all about it this weekend! You have got to hear about the wacky adventures I went on with Mr. Clayton as well! Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop! So don’t miss out on our triumphant back to school return with Circles of Peace. Coming this Friday, Sept. 13, to a Family Fun Night near you!