• Find Your Ancestors Series

    Our popular Find Your Ancestors Series is back next month. This genealogy series takes place one Saturday a month. Check out the scheduled events below. 

    Using Maps in Genealogy
    Saturday, November 3 | 2:00 pm
    Join us as researcher Susan Fassbender teaches us how to use Sanborn Insurance Maps and Google Earth to help trace your family tree.

    Writing Biographical Sketches
    Saturday, December 8 | 2:00 pm
    Lori Bessler, Reference Librarian at the Wisconsin Historical Society, will teach us how to turn our genealogy research into stories to pass down to future generations.

  • Library School Scholarship

    The Friends of the Appleton Public Library / F.P. Young Scholarship, awarded by the Appleton Public Library Board of Trustees, will be given to a graduate Library Science student in January 2019. One scholarship of $1500 will be awarded. Scholarship award criteria is available in the policy, below.

    Please note the closing date for the applications is November 30, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. and a transcript or certification of satisfactory progress must be included with the application.

  • 10 Non-Scary Halloween Movies to Check Out

    Beetlejuice
    Starring Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones and Winona Ryder
    After Barbara (Davis) and Adam Maitland (Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (O'Hara and Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success.

  • Anime Night: Sword Art Offline

    The Teen program, Anime Night: Sword Art Offline has changed location. We will now meet in the Lower Level of the library. The Wisconsin Historical Fencing Association (WHFA) is a martial arts club that studies HEMA—Historical European Martial Arts and they'd like to give you demostration and a hands-on introduction. You bring a hoodie and water bottle, they'll provide the swords and helmets!

  • 2018 Fox Cities Book Festival

    The 2018 Fox Cities Book Festival kicks off Monday, October 8 with events all over the community. This year's festival offers over 60 events and 50 authors from all genres. We are excited to host eight events this year. See our full schedule below:

    Amanda Lauer - The Fox Cities Meets Hollywood
    Monday, October 8 | 10:30 am 
    Appleton author Amanda Lauer presents her Heaven Intended series and how her first novel garnered a movie contract and what it takes to bring a book to the big screen.

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