• Spring 2015 Newsletter

    Our quarterly newsletter, Fine Print is now available. In this issue you'll find an update on the building process, as well as articles on some of our specialized services, initiatives for children and collaborations. We also wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to our newest team member, our Community Partnerships Supervisor. Flip through your copy today!

    Paper copies of the newsletter can be found near the front entrance of the library. A printable PDF is also attached below.

  • Hmong Culture Celebration

    May 2 | 2:00-4:00 pm

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Hmong migration to the United States, following the Vietnam War. The first Hmong families who came to Appleton were refugees who arrived with very little or nothing; including a homeland. Today, Appleton is home to just over 3,100 Hmong.

    Over the years the Hmong have progressed to becoming business owners, politicians, lawyers, doctors and teachers, among other professions.

    To commemorate this special anniversary, we are celebrating Hmong culture and history during a special event Saturday, May 2 beginning at 2:00 pm. Our goal is to promote knowledge of the Hmong community’s culture, history and arts to people of all backgrounds. This event will include activities and entertainment related to the Hmong culture.

  • Mini Comic-Con

    April 25 | 1:30-4:30 pm

    As part of this year's Fox Cities Book Festival, we're hosting a Mini Comic-Con! Stop in for this fun event featuring speakers, prizes, do-it-yourself comics and more. Cosplay dress is encouraged. Below is a listing of events within the Mini Comic-Con.

    John Jackson Miller | 1:30 pm
    John will speak about creating new adventures and scenarios for novels like Star Wars and Star Trek.

    Zach Wilson | 3:00 pm
    Zach, owner of Power House Comics in Appleton, Will provide a brief history of comics.

    Digital Media Lab | 3:30 pm
    Stop in and try your hand at working with digital comics with APL staff member Dana.

    Brian Defferding | 3:45 pm
    Brian will speak about the different eras of self-publishing comics.

  • 2015 Fox Cities Book Festival

    The 2015 Fox Cities Book Festival is almost upon us! This year’s festival will run from April 20 through April 26, and will feature over 60 authors and more than 100 events.

    Here at APL, we have over 15 special events for you; including a special pre-festival event with Linda Sue Park and a mixer with this year's Fox Cities Reads author Christina Baker Kline. View all the events at APL by clicking on the photo to the left or by opening the PDF below.

    Be sure to keep checking the Fox Cities Book Festival website and Facebook page for special announcements and updates. You can also receive updates from the Fox Cities Book Festival Committee via email by signing up for e-alerts.

  • Library Questions from Downtown Forum

    As part of the City of Appleton’s mission to be transparent with the community about the Appleton Library Project, Mayor Hanna has provided detailed answers to questions from a recent forum hosted by the League of Women Voters at the Appleton Public Library.

    This set of answers pertains to the proposed new downtown Appleton Public Library project. Questions about the proposed downtown exhibition center and other general questions asked at the forum will also be shared. To view the questions and answers, please click on the PDF below.

    Videos of the full League of Women Voters Downtown Appleton Forum are also available online.

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