• Are you one of the 10 percent of Americans with Irish ancestors?

    The American FactFinder survey for 2016 shows that 10 percent of respondents marked Irish descent, the second largest ancestry group after German. Learn how to research your Irish ancestors with the help of the Irish Genealogical Society of Wisconsin's president, Jon Domencich. He will talk about resources and techniques you can use to make connections, using his Sheahan family line as an example. Get information on IGSW and how they provide assistance to researchers.

    Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 2:00-3:30 pm in Lower Level Meeting Room C

    Free, no registration required.
    Part of the Find Your Ancestors series; supported by Friends of Appleton Public Library.
  • Teen Events - December

    Minecraft Guild | December 1, 8 & 15 - 4:30 pm
    Join our teen Minecraft guild and play on our whitelisted server at the library or from home. Personal laptops are welcome. Registration is required; click here to register or call 832-6173.

    Anime Night | December 5 - 6:30 pm
    We'll pick the best anime of the night to watch and make an anime-themed window cling. Registration is required; click here to register or call 832-6173.

  • Wisconsin Remembers: A Face for Every Name

    Come to the library and check out the traveling Wisconsin Vietnam Veteran Memorial Display, "Wisconsin Remembers: A Face for Every Name" between November 26 and December 1, 2017This panel exhibit features photographs of the 1,161 Wisconsinites officially listed on the Vietnam Veteran Memorial Display in Washington D.C. as well as additional photos for names that are listed on The Highground Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Neillsville, WI. 

  • Library Board Meeting - November 2017

    The Appleton Public Library Board of Trustees met Tuesday, November 14. As noted on the agenda, Library Director Rortvedt provided a brief informational update on the Request for Proposal (RFP) for a mixed-use library facility.

    Director Rortvedt explained that the City of Appleton Common Council will review and vote on the RFP at the council meeting Wednesday, November 15. If approved, the RFP will be published Thursday, November 16.

  • Teen Events - November

    Minecraft Guild | November 3 & 10 - 4:30 pm
    Join our teen Minecraft guild and play on our whitelisted server at the library or from home. Personal laptops are welcome. Registration is required; click here to register or call 832-6173.

    Anime Night | November 7 - 6:30 pm 
    We'll pick the best anime of the night to watch and make an anime-themed magnet. Registration is requested; click here to register or call 832-6173. 

  • Etched in Stone

    Saturday, November 11 | 2:00 to 3:30 pm
    Lower Level Meeting Room C  

    Learn the hidden meanings of the carving that decorate our ancestors' gravestones. The symbols range from period decorative arts to membership in organizations. The program will also give a basic history on the type and styles of grave markers used in Wisconsin cemeteries; along with when they were produced. There are even a few surprises that can be found when walking in cemeteries.

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