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Appleton Public Library

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225 N. Oneida St.
Appleton, WI 54911 United States
(920) 832-6173 http://www.apl.org/

Serving the community since 1897, we currently operate from an 85,000 square foot facility at 225 N. Oneida Street. Established under state law by the City of Appleton, we are governed by a nine-member citizen Board of Trustees.

On average, 1,600 people per day come to the library to use the collections, get help with questions, attend programs and meetings or access the Internet.

We serve as the resource library for the Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLS), a federated system of sixteen member libraries. We share an online catalog with over 50 other libraries in Northeast Wisconsin. Library card holders from any OWLS library may request material from other libraries in the system.

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October 9, 2017
4:00 pm -
5:00 pm
 

Post Crescent columnist, Jean Long Manteufel shares positive and thought-provoking stories for both seniors and their boomer children, as they navigate the life-changes that come with aging.

Non-Fiction
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 

Elizabeth’s story is about the history of her great-grandfather’s art, her family’s Holocaust story, her search for the lost and missing paintings, and where her family’s story fits within the larger issue of Holocaust era looted art and issues of restitution.

Non-Fiction
October 10, 2017
3:00 pm -
4:00 pm
 

A riddle in Robert E. Lee's correspondence against the backdrop of a record-breaking German cold case.

Non-Fiction
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 
Comic

Duachaka Her will share the inspiration and making behind Then and Now, a comic book about a girl’s desire to escape her ordinary farm life and the years that follow.

Fiction
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 

Jerald Podair will read from his new book and discuss how Dodger Stadium both divided Los Angeles and set it on course to become a 21st century global supercity.

Non-Fiction
October 11, 2017
4:00 pm -
5:00 pm
 
Young Adult

This event has been cancelled. Young Adult author Liz Czukas talks about her twisty-turny path to becoming published and the things she's learned along the way.

Craft Presentations
October 12, 2017
1:00 pm -
2:00 pm
 

In this personal and heartfelt lecture, Will Schwalbe talks about how books help people, to talk about things too painful to address directly.

Non-Fiction
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 
Children

"The strangest part about birds falling from the sky? The fact that they're doing it on purpose . . ."

Fiction
October 14, 2017
10:00 am -
11:00 am
 
Children

Do you wonder where authors get ideas? Connie and Peter have caught piranhas, paraded with penguins, and even kissed whales doing research. Dive into the world of Roop books!

2:00 pm -
3:00 pm
 
Mystery

The first three books in the series each had different starting points The first was inspired by Door County. The second by the characters, and the third by the plot.

Fiction
October 15, 2017
1:00 pm -
2:00 pm
 

Campbell’s newest book, Braving It: A Father, A Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild (Penguin-Random House) was chosen by Amazon as one of May 2016’s top nonfiction books and was a finalist for the Banff Mountain Book Competition.

Non-Fiction
October 8, 2018
10:30 am -
11:30 am
 
Film, Inspirational, Marketing

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.

Fiction
4:00 pm -
5:00 pm
 
Dogs, Healing, Memoir

Join Patricia McConnell as she talks about her newest book, The Education of Will. The book is very different from her previous ones—it’s a memoir about trauma in both people and dogs, and how a messed up, crazy puppy named Willie taught her that will power is not enough to heal you when you are broken.

Non-Fiction
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 
Life, Memoir, Retirement

Writing is a calling, a form of marriage, not a job. The calling lasts until death do us part.

Fiction Non-Fiction
October 9, 2018
4:00 pm -
5:00 pm
 
History, Narrative, Nature

History is not there to find; it is there to create.

Craft Presentations
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 
Inspirational, Transformative

Today, I’m going to share the three things that have helped me to enjoy my ride and can, in turn, help you enjoy your ride even more.

Non-Fiction
October 10, 2018
10:00 am -
11:00 am
 
Music, Piano

Politics, art, literature, not to mention racism, orientalism, and nationalism – a potent mix in fin-de siècle Paris. Come hear how Claude Debussy, who died precisely 100 years ago, combined them all in music.

Performance
October 12, 2018
10:30 am -
11:30 am
 
Forum, Roundtable, Young Adult

Strasburg will moderate a discussion/workshop on being a YA Author. Topics like rewriting your book, balancing home, work and writing, finding a publisher, finding an editor, finding your voice, and a successful book launch will be discussed at this roundtable.

Workshop
October 13, 2018
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm
 
Drawing, Painting, Portraits

Learn to draw and paint your own portrait in the style of famous Latino artists like Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Pablo Picasso and more!

Craft Presentations
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