• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Today’s DAR and the DAR Genealogy Records

    Betty Henry has been a genealogist for 35 years.  Currently she holds the posts of Appleton Chapter Regent as well as Organizing Secretary for the State of Wisconsin in the Daughters of the American Revolution organization.

    During this Find Your Ancestors program she will talk about the application process, levels of the organization, and the service work they do.  She will also discuss the holdings of the Daughters of the American Revolution library and how they are used to prove whether your ancestors served in the Revolutionary War.  

    Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 2:00-3:30 pm in Lower Level Meeting Room C.  

    Free and open to the public.  No registration required.

  • 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. 


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