• Seed Swap

    Saturday, January 26 | 1:00-4:30 pm

    Bring seeds to share if you have them or just come to learn about seeds with stories. Learn about all that is happening in the local garden and farm community. Come celebrate the preservation, restoration, and sharing of our natural heritage through seeds with stories and the cross-pollination of plants, people, and food!

  • Explore Hmong Identity Exhibition and Events

    Join us as we kick off a series of wonderful events celebrating and learning about Hmong culture, identity, and experience. The opening reception includes an exhibition of artwork by Victoria and Kue and Tshab Her and artist talk January 11 at 6pm at the

  • Artist-in-Residence: Tyla Hilfreich

    We are excited to announce our next Artist-in-Residence, Tyla Hilfreich!

    Tyla is an encouraging do-er, with a B.F.A. in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Before completing his undergraduate, Tyla lived and studied in Hildesheim, Germany. Now in Appleton, he focuses on printmaking, sculpture, collage, sound, writing and collaboration, but dabbles in many many other forms of expression.

  • Poverty Simulation

    Explore poverty from the perspective of the family. What resources are available and what obstacles do many families face surviving month to month? This timely simulation is provided by CAP Services and continues our discussion surrounding the Fox Cities Reads 2019 book, "Evicted" by Matthew Desmond. Pick up your copy at the library today. Friday, January 25 | 1:30-4:30 pm.

  • Fox Cities Reads

    We are proud to present this year’s Fox Cities ReadsEvicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond.

    Desmond is a professor of sociology at Princeton University. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, he joined the Harvard Society of Fellows as a junior fellow. He is the author of four books, including Evicted, which won the Pulitzer Prize. Desmond’s research focuses on poverty in America, housing insecurity, public policy, racial inequality and ethnography.

  • Find Your Ancestors Series

    Our popular Find Your Ancestors Series is back. This genealogy series takes place one Saturday a month. Check out the scheduled events below. 

    Using Census Records
    Saturday, January 19 | 2:00 pm
    Learn about overlooked details found in census records, and how census data can broaden knowledge of your family from Tracy Reinhardt, Library Director for the Fond du Lac County Historical Society.

    Publishing Your Research
    Saturday, February 9 | 2:00 pm
    Join Jen Rubin of the Wisconsin Historical Society Press as she discusses the options for publishing and how to self-publish your genealogy research or memoir.

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