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Did you Know? Why We Love the Packers!

Football season is upon us, so we’re kicking it off with an informative and entertaining evening about Packer history. Jim Rice will present Why We Love the Packers! Green Bay Packers 1921-2014 Monday, September 14 from 6:30-8:00 pm in our lower level meeting rooms. Rice will take us from Lambeau to McCarthy with a fast-paced look at the historic games, great players and special moments.

Rice, former history teacher, school principal and superintendent, has written three books on football history; Giant Cheeseheads: The Giant-Packer Rivalry, Great Games of the Gridiron: NFL Championship Games, and 92 Years! Bears-Packers (1921-2014). Books will be for sale and signing. This free program is funded by the Friends of Appleton Public Library.

September/October Artist-in-Residence

Our Artist-in-Residence schedule for September and October is now available!

Mixed Media Workshop with Rosa Jimenez
September 12 | 3:00-5:00 pm
Ever want to create abstract art? Explore paper patterns and mixed media as introduced by Artist-in-Residence Rosa Jimenez.

Silhouette Workshop with Rosa Jimenez
September 27 | 3:00-5:00 pm
Meet Artist-in-Residence Rosa Jimenez and create a work of art by experimenting with paper silhouettes.

Artist-in-Residence Demonstration with Rosa Jimenez
October 17 | 3:00-5:00 pm
Drop by and take a look as Rosa Jimenez, artist-in-residence, demonstrates her artistic work for the public.

Are you interested in becoming an Artist-in-Resident? Do you know someone who would be perfect for the program? Please fill out this form today!

Summer 2015 Newsletter and Updates

In June, the Appleton Common Council voted to not authorize the City of Appleton to make an offer to the owners of Fox Banquets & Rivertyme Catering and Trinity Lutheran Church, also known as the “bluff site”. It became clear last year, that talking about sites and concepts had more people paying attention to the mission and needs of the library than prior articles, television news stories, focus groups and meetings had done.

Our work has been intentionally inclusive, and we won’t stop being inclusive with this decision. Not everyone agreed with the proposed site, and the reality is, there will not be a site or option presented that will have universal support. However, the foundation for moving forward is that everyone’s opinions need to be treated with respect. If we want people to participate, everyone should feel as valued as those who have come before them. This means the input we receive will be broad and diverse, and while the needs of the library haven’t changed, we need to move forward in a productive a manner.

While we take time to gather feedback about the process, our staff continues to connect patrons to important resources. This newsletter is filled with examples. Please take note of the Reach Out and Read update, found on page six. This national evidence-based program is being implemented regionally through a grant from the United Way - Fox Cities.

At APL, we are honored to serve as the facilitator between local clinics, non-profits and area libraries ensuring that eventually all Fox Cities children will have a Reach Out and Read experience in their well-child visits, and families will be connected to the library whose resources are most convenient to them.

Appleton has high expectations and at APL we continue to work to meet the needs of our community in ways that address our longstanding mission through important collaborations like Reach Out and Read and the dozens of other ways you will read about through our newsletters.

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