• Library Board Meeting - September 2017

    The Appleton Public Library Board of Trustees met Tuesday, September 19. As noted on the agenda, Director Rortvedt provided an update on the library building process.

    Director Rortvedt explained that library and city staff are now working on drafting a request for proposals (RFP). The current plan is to bring the RFP back to the library board at the next meeting (October 17).

    The meeting agenda, related documents, minutes and video are posted on the City of Appleton calendar.

  • Homeschool Extravaganza

    Calling all Homeschool Families! Mark your calendars for APL's 1st Homeschool Extravaganza on Wednesday, September 27 from 1:00-3:00pm. Discover library resources from field trips to hoopla to history resources and more! Take part in our digital petting zoo and experiment with Maker equipment. No registration required. If you have questions, please contact Miss Kristi at khelmkamp@apl.org.

  • 2017 Fox Cities Book Festival

    The 2017 Fox Cities Book Festival kicks off Monday, October 9 with events all over the community. This year's festival offers over 40 authors from all genres. We are excited to host 11 events this year. Books will be available for sale and signing at every event. See our full schedule below:

    Jean Long Manteufel
    Monday, October 9 | 4:00 pm
    Jean Long Manteufel will present her book; Transitions: Stories of How to Help Mom and Dad with Their Stuff.

  • September/October Artist-in-Residence Mel Kolstad

    Meet Mel Kolstad, APL’s September/October Artist-in-Residence! Mel creates with mix media, teaches around the state and curates exhibits at the Langdon Divers Gallery.

    The Detritus Project Exhibit
    September 5 - October 31
    Visit our lower level to see The Detritus Project: Appleton Public Library where Mel created collages from materials left at the library.

    The Detrius Project Talk
    September 9 - 11:00 am-1:00 pm

    Meeting Rooms A/B
    Learn about the origins of Mel’s project, what’s come from it and how libraries can get involved.

  • Community-Led Library Programming

    What is community-led library programming? In short, it's where staff listen to the community they're serving and develop programming (classes, events or services) around what they are hearing.

    So, what does community-led library programming look like? We're glad you asked. Here at APL, we have a great example of community-led library programming and it's called Refugee and Immigrant Services and Education - RISE for short.

  • Money Matters Help Desk

    We're partnering with FISC (Financial Information & Service Center) of Goodwill to bring you this unique program.

    FISC will be near the entrance of the library the first three Thursdays of September from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm to answer your financial questions, provide suggestions or connect you with community resources at no charge.

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