• Memory Cafe Special Guest

    Memory Cafe participants were treated to a special guest appearance by Faith, the therapy dog from Carolina Manor. Bob Archer, Faith's handler, helped the group celebrate Independence Day!

  • Beau Thomas: Artist-in-Residence

    We're excited to announce our latest artist-in-residence, Beau Thomas. Beau was born and raised in Green Bay. He is an artist that specializes in murals, paintings and graphic design.

    Beau has completed over 80 murals, including projects for Red Bull, Badger State Brewing Company and the Green Bay Area Public School District. His work has been on display at the Neville Public Museum, UWGB's Lawton Gallery and the Voices Gallery in Dubuque, Iowa.

    Beau's art will be on display in our lower level gallery from July 2 to September 28. Beau will also offer special classes and workshops on July 18. Check out the schedule below.

  • Library Planning: Meeting Two

    Here’s a quick update of where we are with the mixed-use library proposal project. I'd also like to take a moment to address the topic on everyone’s minds…parking!

    Last week the architects returned to work on the mixed-use library proposal. They worked with a group of city staff, library trustees and neighborhood partners.

    We viewed a draft report from their first visit on June 6 and 7. This report will be available to the public when it is complete. It reflects the activities and input of over 150 community members.

  • Teen Art Contest

    Are you an artist? We're hosting our first annual teen art contest July 1 - July 31 and we'd love to see your work! The contest is open to teens entering sixth grade through 2018's graduating class.

    Three prizes will be given out to the winning entries; a $25 first place gift card to Michaels, a $15 second place gift card to Michaels and a $10 third place gift card to Michaels.

    Up to three entries may be submitted. All entries must be submitted between July 1 and July 31. Submissions must be no larger than 28"x28" and weigh no more than 10 pounds. Accepted media includes; painting - oil, acrylics, watercolor, tempera or gouache, sculpture – ceramics, glass, plaster, clay, or textiles – wool, cotton, rattan, plastic handmade and or hand decorated items.

  • Library Project Kickoff

    Last week OPN, the architects working on Commercial Horizons’ mixed-use proposal, were here to kick off library planning.
  • Call for Artists!

    Are you a creative sort who loves to share your talent while teaching others? We’re recruiting Artist-in-Residence (AIR) candidates for the 2019 calendar year. Each residency runs for three months and a stipend is funded by Friends of Appleton Public Library. AIR programs have been a staple at APL since January 2015.

    Please contact Elizabeth Eisen, Adult Programming Librarian, at 832-6392 for further information. To apply or for more information, check out our submission page.

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