• 2015 Fox Cities Reads book is announced

    Orphan Train

    Christina Baker Kline’s book Orphan Train is this year’s Fox Cities Reads title.    Each year a book is selected by a committee of public libraries and the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley to be read and discussed by members of the community.  The goals are to promote literacy and build a sense of community through activities, author visits and related programs.

  • Sidewalk Poetry

    The City of Appleton Department of Public Works is now accepting submissions for its sidewalk poetry program. The program is open to all Appleton residents and Appleton Area School District students and must meet the following guidelines:

    • All residents of Appleton and students of the Appleton Area School District are eligible to submit their original poetry.
    • Poems can be previously published or unpublished, as long as it is original work by the entrant.
    • Applicants may submit one poem per year.
    • Subject matter must be appropriate for the general public.
    • Poems must be in English; must fit within a maximum of 10 lines (including title), 35 characters per line including spaces, and 225 characters overall including spaces.
    • All poems are reviewed for appropriateness for this program.

    Submissions must be emailed to paula.vandehey@appleton.org by February 1.

  • Tax Forms

    This year the IRS has announced that it will no longer supply a full range of tax forms to libraries. Because of cutbacks, the IRS will only supply forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. The instruction booklets for these forms will not be supplied.

    As in the past, tax forms and booklets can be downloaded from the IRS website. Copies from this site can be printed from our computers or with assistance from staff at a service desk. The charge for black and white copies is 15 cents per side (30 cents for a two-sided page). Individuals may also request tax forms and booklets through the IRS website or by calling 1-800-829-3676.

    The State of Wisconsin is providing all the usual forms and booklets, including the Homestead form. These will be available for free on our first floor starting on Friday, January 16. You can also download Wisconsin forms and booklets on the Wisconsin Department of Revenue website.

  • Winter 2015 Newsletter

    Our Winter 2015 newsletter is now available! As we look forward to another exciting year, we wanted to use this issue to give you our new resolutions. In this issue you'll find resolutions from each of our service sections, a listing of our wonderful volunteers of 2014 and the most popular materials of 2014 as well. Flip through your copy today.

    Paper copies of our newsletter are also available near our front entrance.

  • NEW at APL! Artist-In-Residence

    We're kicking off a new series titled Artist-in-Residence this winter. Join us as we showcase the work of local artists with an exhibit in our lower level exhibit hall, as well as various classes and events with the artist.

    Places in Peril Art Exhibit
    January 29 | 6:30-7:30 pm
    Judith Waller, Profession of Art at UW-Fox Valley, will discuss her exhibit, Layers: Places in Peril, and talk about ways that earth science has inspired her paintings.

    Painting Techniques with Judith Waller
    February 21 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Judith will demonstrate her painting techniques as she prepares for a new project entitled "Small Problems, BIG TROUBLE" which opens at the Aylward Gallery in April.

    Painting Workshop with Judith Waller
    February 26 | 1:30-3:00 pm
    Join Judith in a drawing and painting workshop and discover the process of developing creative ideas. Registration is required - register by filling out this form, or by calling (920) 832-6177.

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