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Library Questions from Downtown Forum

As part of the City of Appleton’s mission to be transparent with the community about the Appleton Library Project, Mayor Hanna has provided detailed answers to questions from a recent forum hosted by the League of Women Voters at the Appleton Public Library.

This set of answers pertains to the proposed new downtown Appleton Public Library project. Questions about the proposed downtown exhibition center and other general questions asked at the forum will also be shared. To view the questions and answers, please click on the PDF below.

Videos of the full League of Women Voters Downtown Appleton Forum are also available online.

2015 Fox Cities Book Festival

The 2015 Fox Cities Book Festival is almost upon us! This year’s festival will run from April 20 through April 26, and will feature over 60 authors and more than 100 events.

Here at APL, we have over 15 special events for you; including a special pre-festival event with Linda Sue Park and a mixer with this year's Fox Cities Reads author Christina Baker Kline. View all the events at APL by clicking on the photo to the left or by opening the PDF below.

Be sure to keep checking the Fox Cities Book Festival website and Facebook page for special announcements and updates. You can also receive updates from the Fox Cities Book Festival Committee via email by signing up for e-alerts.

October Mourning

a song for Matthew Shepard (2012)
October Mourning

I am not usually a fan of poetry, but this book is an exception. Many forms of poetry are used to tell the story of Matthew Shepherd, the University of Wyoming student who was brutally beaten and left to die on a fence post in October 1998, merely because he was gay. The poet, Lesléa Newman, writes poems from the perspective of various people involved, as well as inanimate objects (ie. the fence, the road). The result is incredibly moving. Have a box of tissues nearby, I literally had tears streaming down my face at points. Powerful, raw, and incredibly important. A "must read".

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