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How Appleton Got Its Name

Have you ever wondered How Appleton Got Its Name? Come and find out on Wednesday, October 15, from 4:00-5:00 pm at APL’s lower level meeting room C.

Chaim Rosenberg will present a history of the Lawrence and Appleton families and how Lawrence University and Appleton were named. This program is co-sponsored by the History Museum @ the Castle and funded by the Friends of Appleton Public Library.

Financial Planning for Hispanic Families

October 19 | 1:00 - 2:00pm

Mauricio Bolanos and David Mesa from Northwestern Mutual will give a presentation in Spanish about financial planning issues such as:

- Retirement planning
- How to lower and get rid of debt
- How to make a budget
- Education funding for children
- Risk management; why people get life insurance and what types there are

The Obamas


This book reminded me a bit of watching West Wing. We don’t realize how the White House is buzzing 24/7. Kantor takes us inside for an eye-opening expose of life in America’s most famous mansion. Michelle and Barack Obama managed to adapt to a very dramatic change in their lifestyle with grace and maturity. But it wasn’t all rosy. We learn about the trials and tribulations the first couple endured while trying to maintain their “date” night, celebrating Halloween, dealing with the Gulf oil spill, examining the President’s competitive nature, and witnessing Michelle’s fierce loyalty to her husband while she slips into “mama bear” mode. It’s all here and more. Prepare to get up close and personal with the first family and the President’s closest advisers: Rahm Emanuel, former Chief of Staff; Robert Gibbs, his longtime Press Secretary; and David Axelrod. West Wing may make you dizzy. This book will verify the hectic pace portrayed on that show.

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