• Library Board Meeting - November 2017

    The Appleton Public Library Board of Trustees met Tuesday, November 14. As noted on the agenda, Library Director Rortvedt provided a brief informational update on the Request for Proposal (RFP) for a mixed-use library facility.

    Director Rortvedt explained that the City of Appleton Common Council will review and vote on the RFP at the council meeting Wednesday, November 15. If approved, the RFP will be published Thursday, November 16.

  • Learn about German-languages resources for genealogists

    Due to changes in borders and records destroyed during war, German genealogy can be a challenge.  On December 9 Antje Petty, Associate Director of the Max Kade Institute for German-American studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, will provide an overview of German-language resources and where to find them.  You’ll learn how to interpret historic documents and receive tips on deciphering Old German script and print materials.


    December 9, from 2:00-3:30 in Lower Level Room C.


    Free, open to the public, no registration required.

    Sponsored by Friends of Appleton Public Library


  • Teen Events - November

    Minecraft Guild | November 3 & 10 - 4:30 pm
    Join our teen Minecraft guild and play on our whitelisted server at the library or from home. Personal laptops are welcome. Registration is required; click here to register or call 832-6173.

    Anime Night | November 7 - 6:30 pm 
    We'll pick the best anime of the night to watch and make an anime-themed magnet. Registration is requested; click here to register or call 832-6173. 

  • Etched in Stone

    Saturday, November 11 | 2:00 to 3:30 pm
    Lower Level Meeting Room C  

    Learn the hidden meanings of the carving that decorate our ancestors' gravestones. The symbols range from period decorative arts to membership in organizations. The program will also give a basic history on the type and styles of grave markers used in Wisconsin cemeteries; along with when they were produced. There are even a few surprises that can be found when walking in cemeteries.

  • B.E.A.R. Bingo is Back!

    B.E.A.R. Bingo is back and runs November 1-30!

    How to Participate:
    • Register starting October 25 online or at the Children's Desk.
    • Receive your digital or paper bingo board.
    • Read to yourself, someone else or listen to books.
    • Complete five bingos for up to five spins of the wheel.
           • Five bingos earns a chance at the final prize drawing.
           • A blackout bingo board earns a second chance at the final prize drawing. 

    The program is designed for children ages 3 up through 6th grade.

  • Library Board Meeting - October 2017

    The Appleton Public Library Board of Trustees met Tuesday, October 17. As noted on the agenda, the board of trustees discussed and voted on the proposed request for proposal (RFP) for a mixed-use library project.

    The main components of the RFP include:

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