• 3rd Annual Maker Fest

    Our 3rd Annual Maker Fest is back! Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 24 from 10:00am-12:00pm in Meeting Rooms A/B/C. Experiment, tinker and create with hands-on demonstrations and activities. Stop by for fun and leave inspired! Thank you to our community partners at the Seeley G. Mudd Library at Lawrence University, the UW Extension, the Trout Museum of Art and The Building for Kids for joining in the fun!

  • April - June Artist-in-Residence

    Join us as we showcase the work of local artists with an exhibit, as well as various classes and events with the artist. April through June's artist-in-residence is storyteller Tara Pohlkotte.

    Tara's work, titled The Stories of Our Community, will be on display in our first and second floor flat display cases April 2 to June 29. Check out her workshop schedule below! 

    It's Your Story, Now Tell It!
    Saturday, April 7 | 12:00-2:00 pm
    Every person has a story to tell. You'll learn how to tell yours in this workshop led by Tara. You'll also have an opportunity to share your story at the end.

  • Mixed-Use Development FAQ Page

    The City of Appleton Common Council and Appleton Public Library Board of Trustees are considering a mixed-use library development proposal submitted by Commercial Horizons.

  • 2018 Fox Cities Reads

    The Fox Cities Book Festival announced Salt to the Sea, by best-selling author Ruta Sepetys, as the 2018 Fox Cities Reads book.

    A historical fiction book set in 1945, it follows multiple teenage refugees from East Prussia on a quest for freedom. 

    The Reads will culminate with three presentations from Sepetys.

    Thursday, April 12 - 12:45 pm | Kaukauna High School
    Thursday, April 12 - 6:30 pm | Appleton North High School
    Friday, April 13 - 10:00 am | Appleton Public Library 

    Copies of the book may be picked up on our first floor. 


  • Mixed-Use Development Open House

    Join us Thursday, March 15 from 6:00-8:00 pm to learn more about the downtown mixed-use library development proposal. This drop-in event will include time to view displays of the proposed project, as well as a presentation from Mayor Hanna and the development team with a question and answer session after.

  • Library Building Process Update - 2/22/2018

    For the past several months, City of Appleton and Appleton Public Library staff have been working on a request for proposal (RFP) for a mixed-use development which would include a public library. Proposals have been evaluated and interviews with developers have been completed.

    There will be an informational presentation of the staff recommendation at a joint meeting of the City’s Finance Committee and the Library’s Building and Equipment Committee on Monday, February 26 in Council Chambers at 5:30 pm. The meeting is open to the public.

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