• Library Board Meeting - May 2018

    Director Rortvedt provided a brief building process update at the May board meeting.

    She reviewed the memo she sent to board members. In the memo, architecture firm OPN recommends establishing building process work teams. The teams will work through the building process step-by-step and are setup to ensure broad community input.

    Director Rortvedt and Assistant Director Saecker are working with OPN to create the teams and a schedule with solid dates.

  • Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour

    Rent poster from WikipediaRent is coming to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center May 11-13. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists who struggle to survive and create a life in New York City under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The Broadway smash is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and is among the top 12 longest running Broadway shows.

    Want to learn more?

  • Memory Cafe: Bee Happy!

    We had a special presenter at Memory Cafe on Tuesday Morning morning. Cindy Chitwood is an expert beekeeper and Master Gardener. We learned all about the queens, drones and workers, smoking the hives, brood chambers and much more. We learned that every county in Wisconsin has a Bee Club. Cindy has been involved with beekeeping since the early 1990s. She passed around bags of honey taffy and other treats for the participants. Thank you, Cindy!

  • Happy Birthday Master Gardeners!

    Looking for information about flower bed design, composting, companion planting or invasive species? Outagamie County Master Gardeners are the experts. The OCMGs are reaching a milestone as they are celebrating 10 years. During this time, they have offered 100 workshops with over 1,700 community members participating.
  • Library Board Meeting - April 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. Submitted proposals have been evaluated and interviews with developers have been completed. Based on the proposals and interviews, City of Appleton staff have recommended moving forward with the RFP submitted by Commercials Horizons - which includes a mixed-use project with apartments and a new Appleton Public Library on the site of the current Soldier's Square ramp.

  • Jonna Rae Brinkman Exhibit

    Check out our lower level exhibit hallway from April-June. We’re featuring the vibrant acrylic and oil paintings of artist Jonna Rae Brinkman. Jonna Rae studied art at UW-Fox Valley, the Chicago Art Institute and the Pratt Institute in New York.

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