• Ready to Code

    No one is too young or too old to code! Join us for Ready to Code on Saturday, February 24 from 10:00am-12:00pm. Explore the world of coding through interactive stations and play-centered learning for all ages. No registration required.

  • 2018 Fox Cities Reads

    The Fox Cities Book Festival  announced Salt to the Sea, by best-selling author Ruta Sepetys, as the 2018 Fox Cities Reads book.

    A historical fiction book set in 1945, it follows multiple teenage refugees from East Prussia on a quest for freedom. 

    The Reads will culminate with three presentations from Sepetys.

    Thursday, April 12 - 12:45 pm | Kaukauna High School
    Thursday, April 12 - 6:30 pm | Appleton North High School
    Friday, April 13 - 10:00 am | Appleton Public Library 

    Copies of the book may be picked up on our first floor. 


  • Library Building Process Update - 2/8/2018

    For the past several months, City of Appleton and Appleton Public Library staff have been working on a request for proposal (RFP) for a mixed-use development which would include a public library. Proposals have been evaluated and interviews with developers have been completed.

    There will be an informational presentation of the staff recommendation at a joint meeting of the City’s Finance Committee and the Library’s Building and Equipment Committee on Monday, February 26 in Council Chambers at 5:30 pm.

  • Digging for Doughboys

    One hundred years ago the Great War, World War I, was raging in Europe.  Despite a late entry by the United States into the war, approximately 120,000 men and women from Wisconsin served in the military.  Many others worked in civilian capacities either abroad or here at home to support the war effort.

    Russ Horton, archivist at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, will take you on a tour of Great War history and records such as draft registrations, service records and unit histories.  Research and commemorate your ancestor’s service while gaining a broader understanding of their experience.

    Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 2:00-3:30 pm in Lower Level Meeting Room C.  
    Free, open to the public.  No registration required.


  • Library Board Meeting - January 2018

    The Appleton Public Library Board of Trustees met Tuesday, January 16. 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 RFPs were due January 12 at noon. There were a total of five teams who submitted proposals. An internal team of City of Appleton staff will be reviewing the proposals in the coming weeks.

  • Winter 2018 Tween Scene Is Open

    Build, explore and create! Tween Scenes are for students in grades 3 through 6. Registration is open and required. Space is limited. Register today at www.apl.org/cal or call 920-832-6187.

    January 11 l Battle of the Bee-Bots l Construct a maze and see if another team can move their bee-bot through your maze!

    February 8 l Pusheen Party l Celebrate all things Pusheen the Cat. 

    March 8 l Return of the Bloxels l The Bloxels are back! Take part in our next video game challenge!

    April 5 l Make with Makey Makeys l Discover how to create with Makey Makeys.

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