• I Love My Library 2018 Dinner

    Friends of Appleton Public Library warmly invites you to the I Love My Library Dinner at Riverview Gardens on Sunday, February 11.

    Registration is now open through the 26th.

    A social hour with musical entertainment and a silent auction will begin at 5:00pm, followed by dinner at 6:30pm and a brief program.Proceeds support the Appleton Public Library.

  • Library Board Meeting - January 2018

    The Appleton Public Library Board of Trustees met Tuesday, January 16. As noted on the agenda, Library Director Rortvedt provided a brief informational update on the Request for Proposal (RFP) for a mixed-use library facility.

    Director Rortvedt explained that the RFPs were due January 12 at noon. There were a total of five teams who submitted proposals. An internal team of City of Appleton staff will be reviewing the proposals in the coming weeks.

  • Snow Day at the Library for Homeschool Students

    Take part in Snow Day at the Library for Homeschool Students! Come to the Library on Thursday, January 25 from 1:00-2:00pm to celebrate snow and art by studying the Caldecott winning book The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Learn about animal tracks by participating in an animal track journey around the Children’s Department where students discover the various book collections in the section. Space is limited. Registration is required and begins January 9.

  • Working With At-Risk Kids presented by Author Ben Mikaelsen

    Author Ben Mikaelsen will discuss his difficulties as a child learning to read and write English as a second language. Growing up in South American boarding schools gave Ben first-hand experience with educational systems where rote knowledge and absolute discipline were revered. 

    Thirty years of escaping the attitudes and limitations instilled during this rigid period gave Ben a new perspective on education. His insights will help teachers, librarians and parents to better understand the needs of their at-risk students.

  • Winter 2018 Tween Scene Is Open

    Build, explore and create! Tween Scenes are for students in grades 3 through 6. Registration is open and required. Space is limited. Register today at www.apl.org/cal or call 920-832-6187.

    January 11 l Battle of the Bee-Bots l Construct a maze and see if another team can move their bee-bot through your maze!

    February 8 l Pusheen Party l Celebrate all things Pusheen the Cat. 

    March 8 l Return of the Bloxels l The Bloxels are back! Take part in our next video game challenge!

    April 5 l Make with Makey Makeys l Discover how to create with Makey Makeys.

  • Are you one of the 10 percent of Americans with Irish ancestors?

    The American FactFinder survey for 2016 shows that 10 percent of respondents marked Irish descent, the second largest ancestry group after German. Learn how to research your Irish ancestors with the help of the Irish Genealogical Society of Wisconsin's president, Jon Domencich. He will talk about resources and techniques you can use to make connections, using his Sheahan family line as an example. Get information on IGSW and how they provide assistance to researchers.

    Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 2:00-3:30 pm in Lower Level Meeting Room C

    Free, no registration required.
    Part of the Find Your Ancestors series; supported by Friends of Appleton Public Library.
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