• APL Storyteller - Sharrie

    A couple of years ago I was looking for a writing group to join. I couldn’t find a writing group that met my needs. A writing group where you could write just for fun, with no critique.

    I had been coming to the library for another class, so I was familiar with the staff at the library. I decided that I would pitch my idea of a new writing group to one of the library supervisors. The supervisor loved the idea; but due to staffing demands, the library would need to work with an outside source interested in facilitating the group. Without another thought, I interviewed to be the facilitator of the group, and I was accepted.

  • APL Storyteller - Brigetta and Peyton

    I grew up on the Stockbridge-Munsee (Mohican) reservation in northern Wisconsin. My first memories of a library took place on the Stockbridge-Munsee reservation. Our library was connected to our historical museum and located only a short distance from our home. It was a place where tourists and tribal members came to explore family ancestry, learn about our Mohican Nation history, read books, view the collection of historical artifacts, and personally connect with others from our community.

  • APL Storyteller - Kari

    Two winters ago, a NPR program on seed libraries caught my attention. I instantly fell in love with the idea of a community based seed stock and began searching for one near Appleton. Needless to say, I came up short finding one, but it ignited a desire to research what it would take to open one. During 2015, I immersed myself with borrowed books on various topics surrounding the lore of seeds. I also visited Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa for their annual conference where I learned about updates on seed legislation issues, gained hands on seed saving techniques and encouragement to see the opening of a local seed library through.

  • APL Storyteller - Perla

    About a year ago my family and I moved to the United States from Mexico. I grew up in Mexico and had a career, and coming to the United States was like starting life all over again. My greatest hope after moving here was, and continues to be, that I am able to help my daughter achieve all her goals in life. I had a large barrier in front of me – I wasn’t fluent in English. But I knew I needed to try every possible way I could to help her be successful, like any other child in this country.

  • Friends of APL Book Sale

    The Friends of APL fall book sale is taking place this Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

    There’s no better way to enhance your personal or family's library. The sale has thousands of fiction, non-fiction, and children's books, as well as videotapes, audiobooks, and other media materials. Most items are $1 or less.

    Our Friends-only pre-sale is Thursday, November 17 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. This early bird sale gives Friends the first shot at the best items.

    Joining or renewing your friendship is affordable and easy to do online. Remember, your friendship and your book sale purchases support Appleton Public Library programs, technologies, and materials.

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