• Outdoor Movies in Houdini Plaza

    Bring a blanket and snacks and join us for outdoor movies in Houdini Plaza this summer! Movies begin at approximately 8:30 pm. Please see the schedule below.

    Outdoor movies are hosted by The Building for Kids, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, YMCA and The Trout Museum of Art in collaboration with the Appleton Public Library and Appleton Downtown Inc.

    2015 Outdoor Movie Schedule

    July 22 - Disney's Planes
    July 29 - Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    August 5 - Disney's Big Hero 6
    August 12 - October Sky

  • Parking Meter Changes

    Hours of parking meter enforcement in the lot in front of the library now end at 6:00 pm. The meter price remains the same at $0.75 an hour.

    For more information about other parking around the area, please visit the City of Appleton website.

  • Join us for the Children's Parade!

    Have you heard? Children’s Services is putting together a group to march in the Downtown Appleton Children’s Parade on Wednesday, July 22. Registration is required.

    As part of the registration process, you will need to submit a waiver prior to participation in the parade. Waivers may be picked up at the Children's Services information desk. To reserve a spot with our group, call 832-6189 or visit our online calendar.

    We're also hosting a Night of Super Heroes to prepare for the parade, Thursday, July 16 starting at 6:00 pm. We'll prepare for the parade by making awesome super hero costumes!

  • July and August Artist-In-Residence

    Our Artist-in-Residence schedule for July and August is now available!

    The Process of Creating Pottery
    July 13 | 6:30-7:30 pm
    Rick McKinney will speak about the process of creating pottery and show examples of his work.

    Pottery Demonstration with Rick McKinney
    July 15 | 3:00-4:30 pm
    Rick will present a multi-generational demonstration of simple pottery techniques. Participants will go home with their own clay creation.

    Pottery Studio Tour
    August 4 | 10:00 - 11:30 am
    Stop by Fired Earth Pottery beginning at 10:00 am to learn about the various stages of making pottery and a tour of the studio. Fired Earth Pottery is located at 217 E Pacific Street.

  • NEW! New York Times Online

    We are excited to announce you can now access full content to the New York Times remotely with your library card. See the directions below to start reading articles today.

    How to access NY Times Remotely

    1. Click here to link to the remote authentication page. (This link will be listed permanently on our eLibrary page.)
    2. Enter your Library Card Number and PIN.
    3. Create an account if you have not already done so.
    4. Login.

    Access inside the Library is also available. Please contact us with questions about the service.

  • Who is Your Hero? Essay Contest for Tweens

    Students in 3rd through 6th grade, write an essay about your favorite hero and have the chance to win a prize!  Essays must be at least 150 words long, and can be submitted in three ways: in person at the library (typed or handwritten), submitted in this form, or emailed to the school-age librarian at ejepson@apl.org. You may enter one essay.

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