Adult Summer Library Program: Every Hero Has a Story

Welcome to the 10th Annual Summer Library Program for Adults

To participate, you must register online or at the Information or Children’s Services desks.


Starting May 1

Adult Summer Library Program leaflets will be available at the Information and Children's desks. They have a built-in section which will be stamped as you attend programs or complete activities.

Patrons who complete ten out of the twelve activities designated as Certified Hero Friendly! qualify for the grand prize drawing: an iPod Nano.

Once you have completed your chosen activities, add your name and phone number and submit your leaflet at the Information desk for the final drawing. Smaller prizes will be available at select programs.

The Grand Prize winner will be announced on Monday, August 17th. Funding provided by the Friends of Appleton Public Library


Community Event

Starting June 8   Attend a community event with the “hero” theme. Write a paragraph about your experience. Drop entries at the 1st floor Information desk.


Digital Creation Lab

June 17, 3-4p   Have fun creating your own Super Hero in our computer lab! Bring a photo of your face on a jump drive if you wish or we can take a photo of you. Learn Photoshop tips as you transform a headshot photo into a superhero in the Library's Digital Creation Lab. Dana Krueger, APL's Media Library Assistant, will help you create a super hero with your likeness. Beginner computer skills required.


Downtown Book Club

July 15, 12-1p   My Favorite Literary Hero is _____. Choose a book to share with the group.


Dr. Who Extravaganza

July 23, 6-7:30p   Celebrate the Good Doctor and his companions. Fun for all ages!


Essay or Art Contest

Starting June 8   Who is your Hero? Write a paragraph, drawing, or painting about your favorite hero. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes are Barnes & Noble gift cards. Drop entries at the 1st floor Information desk.


Heroic Storytelling Night

July 30, 6-7p   Come and share stories about heroes in YOUR life and listen to others' stories of courage, strength, and everyday heroism.



June 4, 4-6p  Cancer: The Emperor of all Maladies (documentary)

June 11, 6-8p  Selma Rated PG-13

June 18, 4-6p  Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines (documentary)

July 2, 4-6p  The Theory of Everything PG-13

July 9, 5:30-8p  Unbroken PG-13

July 16, 4-6:30p  Apollo 13 PG