Fri, Apr 19, 2013
We invite you to participate in the planning for future growth of public library services. Next week, April 22-27, an experienced facilitator will conduct five focus groups to gather data pertaining to what our community envisions for future services at APL. The focus groups are a follow-up to the Community Conversations conducted in April of 2012. For more information about Community Conversations Phase II, please call (920) 832-6170.
Below is the schedule for Community Conversations: Phase II.
Millennial Generation Focus Group - Monday, April 22 | 6:00-7:30 pm
Registration is required for each focus group. To register, please click on the focus group you would like to attend and fill out the online form or call (920) 832-1695. All meetings will be held at the Appleton Public Library.
Voices From the Titanic (2011)
Monday, April 15, 2013
Wow! This book (and audio book) are absolutely phenomenal. I will start by saying, as a rule, I never enjoy books written in verse. However, I thoroughly enjoyed this one - especially listening to the audio. Five different voice actors perform the role of two dozen passengers and crew, and even the Iceberg.
Everyone knows Titanic. We've heard the story, seen the movie, and romanticized the horrific disaster a dozen different ways. What we haven't really experienced is the raw emotion that Wolf brings us with this extraordinary book. The characters he depicts are so convincing, I had to remind myself that this is a work of fiction. Many times I found myself entangled in the lives of the passengers; so much so that my heart ached knowing many of them would not be arriving in New York, to return home or start anew.
We get to know the Captain & crew, socialites, immigrants, children & con artists. Allan Wolf has done meticulous research and given us fascinating background & notes at the end of his work. Quoting Wolf on page 435,"But my aim in writing The Watch That Ends the Night was not to present history. My aim was to present humanity. The people represented in this book lived and breathed and loved. They were as real as you or me. They could have been any one of us." I think that Mr.Wolf did a wonderful job presenting both.
Sun, Apr 14, 2013
April 14-20 is National Library Week and APL along with many other libraries across the country are celebrating the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians.
This year's theme, Communities Matter @ Your Library, couldn't be a better fit for APL. Here at your library we strive to bring you high-quality programming with partners from all over the community. Check out some of our community-based programming this week:
April 14 | 2:00-2:45pm
April 15 | 6:30-7:30pm
April 16 | 10:00am-12:00pm
April 17 | 4:00-5:30pm
April 18 | 6:30-8:30pm
April 19 | 4:00-6:00pm
April 20 | 3:00-5:00pm
We don't just offer high-quality programming at your library, we also have an array of other excellent services. Some of those services include:
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Please join us this week in celebrating all the library has to offer and share with others why you love your library!
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