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Do you know about caregiving?

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, caregivers make up 29% of the U.S. adult population, providing care to someone who is ill, disabled or aged. A total of 52 million caregivers provide care to adults (aged 18+) with a disability or illness and 43.5 million of adult family caregivers care for someone 50+ years of age. A total of 14.9 million care for someone who has Alzheimer's disease or other dementia.

Appleton Public Library will be teaming up with the Fox Valley Memory Project and the Family Support Program at Thompson Community Center to host three film documentary screenings between March and May. All films are scheduled to run during the Thursday at the Movies series from 4:30-6:30 pm. Registration is not required and refreshments will be served. You are cordially invited to attend these free screenings with optional discussions offered following the screenings.


March 19 | Alive Inside
A joyous cinematic exploration of music's capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. 

April 16 | The Sandwich Generation
In this emotionally charged account of family care giving, filmmaker Julie Winokur and her husband, photojournalist Ed Kashi, expose their personal lives with unflinching candor. Winokur and Kashi uprooted their two children and their business in order to move cross-country to care for Winokur's father, Herbie. At 83, Herbie suffers from dementia and can no longer live alone. Winokur and Kashi are faced with difficult choices and overwhelming responsibility as they charge head on through their sandwich years. It is a story of love, family dynamics and the immeasurable sacrifice of those who are caught in the middle.

May 21 | You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t
Lee Gorewitz lives in a care facility for Alzheimer's patients, but she is not simply waiting to die. She is full of curiosity and frustration, struggling to remember herself and make sense of a world that is falling away from her. 

For further information, contact Elizabeth Eisen, Adult Programming Librarian at 920-832-6392.

[The National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP (2009), Caregiving in the U.S. National Alliance for Caregiving. Washington, DC.] - Updated: November 2012

[Coughlin, J., (2010). Estimating the Impact of Caregiving and Employment on Well-Being: Outcomes & Insights in Health Management, Vol. 2; Issue 1]- Updated: November 2012

[Alzheimer's Association, 2011 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Vol.7, Issue 2.] - Updated: November 2012

NEW at APL! Artist-In-Residence

We're kicking off a new series titled Artist-in-Residence this winter. Join us as we showcase the work of local artists with an exhibit in our lower level exhibit hall, as well as various classes and events with the artist.

Places in Peril Art Exhibit
January 29 | 6:30-7:30 pm
Judith Waller, Profession of Art at UW-Fox Valley, will discuss her exhibit, Layers: Places in Peril, and talk about ways that earth science has inspired her paintings.

Painting Techniques with Judith Waller
February 21 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Judith will demonstrate her painting techniques as she prepares for a new project entitled "Small Problems, BIG TROUBLE" which opens at the Aylward Gallery in April.

Painting Workshop with Judith Waller
February 26 | 1:30-3:00 pm
Join Judith in a drawing and painting workshop and discover the process of developing creative ideas. Registration is required - register by filling out this form, or by calling (920) 832-6177.

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