• City of Appleton Website Input

    The City of Appleton will soon be developing a new website and would like your input.

    Please click here to take a moment to fill out a short survey regarding your use of the City of Appleton website. Your assistance will be extremely helpful in assisting the City of Appleton on the development the new website.

  • Researching Land Records in Wisconsin

    If you’ve ever wondered how land descriptions work or how to read a deed, our next Find Your Ancestors program is for you.  Randy Bixby, Land Records Archivist at the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands will be our featured speaker.  She will explain how early land records worked—land patents, deeds, plats and more.  An experienced genealogist, Randy knows how to make the conn

  • NEW at APL! Artist-In-Residence

    We're kicking off a new series titled Artist-in-Residence this winter. Join us as we showcase the work of local artists with an exhibit in our lower level exhibit hall, as well as various classes and events with the artist.

    Places in Peril Art Exhibit
    January 29 | 6:30-7:30 pm
    Judith Waller, Profession of Art at UW-Fox Valley, will discuss her exhibit, Layers: Places in Peril, and talk about ways that earth science has inspired her paintings.

    Painting Techniques with Judith Waller
    February 21 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Judith will demonstrate her painting techniques as she prepares for a new project entitled "Small Problems, BIG TROUBLE" which opens at the Aylward Gallery in April.

    Painting Workshop with Judith Waller
    February 26 | 1:30-3:00 pm
    Join Judith in a drawing and painting workshop and discover the process of developing creative ideas. Registration is required - register by filling out this form, or by calling (920) 832-6177.

  • 2015 Fox Cities Reads book is announced

    Orphan Train

    Christina Baker Kline’s book Orphan Train is this year’s Fox Cities Reads title.    Each year a book is selected by a committee of public libraries and the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley to be read and discussed by members of the community.  The goals are to promote literacy and build a sense of community through activities, author visits and related programs.

  • Sidewalk Poetry

    The City of Appleton Department of Public Works is now accepting submissions for its sidewalk poetry program. The program is open to all Appleton residents and Appleton Area School District students and must meet the following guidelines:

    • All residents of Appleton and students of the Appleton Area School District are eligible to submit their original poetry.
    • Poems can be previously published or unpublished, as long as it is original work by the entrant.
    • Applicants may submit one poem per year.
    • Subject matter must be appropriate for the general public.
    • Poems must be in English; must fit within a maximum of 10 lines (including title), 35 characters per line including spaces, and 225 characters overall including spaces.
    • All poems are reviewed for appropriateness for this program.

    Submissions must be emailed to paula.vandehey@appleton.org by February 1.

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