• Meet the Artist - Carlos Nieto III

    Join us this Saturday, October 1 from 2:00-4:00 pm, and meet Carlos Nieto III as he creates art in a fun and interactive presentation on our first floor. An artist best known for his work on King of the Hill and The Simpsons, Carlos Nieto also creates vibrant oil paintings and gives workshops on anime. Nieto's work is currently on display near our entrance.

  • Steampunk Saturday is back!

    Grab your goggles, put on your Steampunk outfit if you have one, and head over to the library on Saturday, October 8, from noon to 4:00 for a family friendly event with lots to do!

    Starting with a talk by Lucretia Strange about Steampunk, the program includes crafts for all ages, and free Victorian-style souvenir photos. The costume contest (two levels--beginners and experienced Steampunks) is at 1:30.

    For those into gaming, author Ken Vinson will provide a demo of his role-playing game Brass and Steel in Meeting Room D.

    Back by popular demand, Tea Dueling will begin at 2:30. How steady is your hand--can you keep your biscuit (cookie) from crumbling longer than your opponent?

  • Earn Credits to Protect Local Waterways

    Wednesday, October 5 | 4:30-5:30 pm
    Meeting Room C

    Did you know you can earn financial credits for water quality actions that you take at home if you live in the City of Appleton? Join Evergreen Credit Union's Sustainability Manager and Paula Vandehey, City of Appleton Public Works Director to learn more about this program. 

  • New Exhibit at APL

    Check out our newest APL exhibit by W. David Fields in the lower level exhibit hallway. Mr. Fields takes ordinary or unpleasant looking objects and transforms them into works of beauty through his photographic process. His photography will be on display from September 1 - October 31.

  • RISE - Refugee and Immigrant Services and Education

    Mondays - 5:00-6:00 pm
    September 19 - November 21

    RISE connects refugee and immigrant populations with quality services, resources and lifelong learning opportunities. Participants will enjoy hands-on activities and receive materials and training resources on education, job and health. RISE is funded by Friends of Appleton Public Library.

  • Free Resources for an Informed Electorate

    "Library Journal" recently compiled a list of 10 websites to help you during this campaign season.

    Whether you're looking for basics on voter registration and deadlines, interested in researching nonpartisan facts, or curious about the finer details of campaign contributions, you can find an abundance of helpful information in these free sites.

    They are all relatively easy to navigate, updated frequently, and offer credible information.

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