6th Grade

  1. Linda Sue Park is coming!

    When: 
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 6:30-8:30PM
    Where: 
    Meeting Room C

    Linda Sue Park author of A Single Shard and A Long Walk to Water will join us this evening. After she speaks, you can stay and have her sign your copy of one of her books.

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  2. Anime Night

    When: 
    Every First Tuesday of the month July-April
    Where: 
    Lower Level Meeting Room C
    Registration is required.

    Do you love Anime? Manga? Cosplay? Then this event is for you. Join us for an Anime viewing where you vote on the Anime we watch. After the Anime you can stay for an activity or craft related to Anime or Manga. Sign up today to get emails related to Anime programming.

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  3. Tween Scenes

    When: 
    Tuesdays; 1:15-2:00 pm; June 8-June 23 and July 7-August 4
    Where: 
    Children's Program Rooms A/B
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    To register, visit www.apl.org/cal or call 920-832-6189. Space is limited.

    Build, explore and create with Tween Scenes for 3rd through 6th graders on the third Thursday of the month from 4:00-5:00pm! Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, May 26 at 9:00am.

    June 9: Awesome Automatons With recycled materials, design your own automaton just like Hugo Cabret!

    June 16: Print on Demand Discover the art of screen printing. Bring a t-shirt or folder to showcase your design.

    June 23: Buzzin’ Bots Construct, analyze and test your own solar bug bot.

    July 7: Break It and Build It Are you up for taking a computer apart and putting it back together? If so, join us for this event!

    July 14: Salt & Paper Let loose your creativity with art experiments using 2 ingredients: salt & paper.

    July 21: Super Hero Science with 4-H Calumet County UW Extension It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No – it’s super hero science! Investigate your powers of flying and invisibility.

    July 28: Chalk-tography Create whimsical scenes that will be turned into a book!

    August 4: Shine Away Accessorize your inner super hero by forging your own LED bracelet.

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  4. Teen Writers' Workshop

    When: 
    Starts again in September
    Where: 
    Lower Level Meeting Room D
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Register for each event through the Library Calendar.

    Bring your original compositions, a listening ear and a willingness to share your work. Registration is required. Please contact the Teen Librarian if you have any further questions (teen {at} apl {dot} org).

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  5. Poetry Contest 2015

    When: 
    April 1 - April 30

    Appleton area students in grades 1 through 6 are invited to submit one poem to the library to be judged in the Appleton Public Library's poetry contest. These poems may be in any format you wish. There will be one prize given per category (1st and 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 5th and 6th grades)--a gift card to Amazon.com. Prizes provided by a grant from the Friends of Appleton Public Library. Poems may be submitted beginning April 1st and may be submitted no later than May 1st. Poems will be judged by library staff and winning poems will be displayed in the library. Any questions, contact school age librarian Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or 832-6020.

     

     

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  6. Fifth & Sixth Grade: What's Your Genre?

    When: 
    Available October 1 - May 31
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6020 to register.

    What's Your Genre

    Explore books featuring a large range of genres. We'll also discuss novels that have been adapted to a graphic novel format. Students will learn advanced techniques for accessing Infosoup, our online catalog. A tour of the Children's Services department is also provided. This program lasts approximately one hour.

    This field trip meets RL5.7, RL5.9, RL6.9 (OEU 4) Common Core Standards.

    Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip.

    Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired. This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least 10 days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses. Library card applications can be found on our FAQ page. If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

    All library programs are free and school-age programs are taught by a professional librarian. Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice and the program will be appropriately modified. Please ask us if you would like help combining this fieldtrip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.

  7. Great Children's Novel Challenge

    When: 
    January 15, 2015 to May 4, 2015
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Registration begins on January 15, 2015 at 9:00am. Contact the Children's desk at (920) 832-6187 or click here to register.  You MUST be registered in order to earn any incentives.  Students must be in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade to participate.

    Great Children's Novel Challenge

    Pick up your reading list of classic/contemporary literature at the Children's Service Desk or print it from the link above. Review eight books in this 17 week window (January 15, 2015- May 4, 2015), and receive an assortment of small incentive prizes, as well as a drawing entry for a special completion prize. Drawing will be held May 5, 2015.

    Four novels must be from the library's list. You may listen to audiobooks. You must be registered in order to earn any prizes/incentives. If you have participated in the past you may participate again, but you must read and review different books.

    Reviews must answer the following three questions, and do not need to be on library supplied paper:

    1. What was your favorite/least favorite part of this book?
    2. What was the conflict in the book?
    3. How was the conflict resolved?

    Reviews should be at least eight full length sentences long. Please be sure to include your full name and phone number on every review you submit. Reviews may be turned in one at a time or all at once. Every review will be read by the children's librarian. All books reviewed must be novels and must be at the participant's reading level.

    If you have questions, call Ellen, the school-age librarian, at 920-832-6020 or email ejepson@apl.org.

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  8. Fourth/Fifth/Sixth Grade: Portal to Research

    When: 
    Available October 1 - May 31
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6020 to register.

    Portal to Research

    Learn advanced techniques for Infosoup, our online catalog, to research topics important to you. This visit may consist of two parts. Part one; Ellen, our School-Age Specialist Librarian, can visit your school to teach Infosoup techniques and introduce helpful library databases to your students. This visit lasts approximately 45-60 minutes. Part two; your classroom can visit the library to put the techniques into practice. Plan to spend at least 45-60 minutes doing research and exploring the Children's Services department. If you prefer, the entire program can be presented at the library.

    This field trip meets W4.7, W5.7, W6.7 (OEU 2) Common Core Standards.

    Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip.

    Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired. This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least 10 days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses. Library card applications can be found on our FAQ page. If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

    All library programs are free and school-age programs are taught by a professional librarian. Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice and the program will be appropriately modified. Please ask us if you would like help combining this fieldtrip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.

  9. Game Break

    When: 
    the Second Tuesday of every month | 6:30-8:30 pm
    Where: 
    Lower Level Meeting Room

    Open drop-in gaming featuring 2 Wii with Mario Kart, Guitar Hero III and Aerosmith, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, and more! We also have an XBox 360 Kinect with Call of Duty 3, Dance Central, and more!  Plus a variety of different Board Games and Card Games, including Apples to Apples and Mad Libs!

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