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Appleton Public Library

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225 N. Oneida St., Appleton, WI 54911
920-832-6173www.apl.org

Upcoming Events

Jun. 2017

Summer Library Program for Adults

Jun. 24 - Sep. 24
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
Every day until August 1, 2017

Registration begins May 1st. Theme: Build a Better World

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Sep. 2017

RISE connects refugee and immigrant populations with quality services, resources and lifelong learning opportunities. Enjoy hands-on activities and receive educational materials and training resources on education, jobs and health.

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Presented by Tim Gierke and Abby Flores, Appleton Social Security Office. Co-sponsored by Fox Communities Credit Union and Appleton Public Library.

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Creative Writing @ the Library

Sep. 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

One Line Prompts. Use a one line phrase to create a poem, story or memoir. Led by Sharrie Robinson.

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Documentary screening. Against All Odds probes the harsh and often brutal discrimination that has made it extremely difficult for African-Americans to establish a middle-class standard of living. Co-sponsored by FAWN-Fox Valley. Refreshments served.

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Oct. 2017

Music @ the Library

Oct. 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Featuring the band Dolce. Bill & Doris Olson will perform a blend of folk, Irish and gospel music on hammered dulcimer and guitar. Funded by the Friends of Appleton Public Library.

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Monday Morning Matinee

Oct. 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

“Tinkerbell and the Legend of the Neverbeast”. This film series is designed for persons with cognitive disabilities but anyone may attend. Refreshments served. Free.

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Joy of Poetry

Oct. 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come and discover the passion, pleasure and fun of a phrase well-turned. Participants will read a variety of poems from limericks to sonnets, written by a variety of poets from Shakespeare to Billy Collins. While the focus of the class is to read and discuss poetry, each session will include a wordplay exercise to encourage participants to discover and explore their own creative bent. Classes run October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6. Co-sponsored by The Mill. Registration…

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Identity Theft: Protect and Prevent

Oct. 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Identity theft continues to be the fastest growing crime in the United States. The more you learn about it, the less vulnerable you are. The Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will explain the different types of identity theft, how to recognize it and how to prevent it – including information about fraud alerts and security freezes. Receive tips for safeguarding personal information and how to spot the red flags of a scam. You will also be given helpful brochures to…

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R.I.S.E. connects refugee and immigrant populations with quality services, resources and lifelong learning opportunities. Enjoy hands-on activities and receive educational materials and training resources on education, jobs and health. Free.

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Memory Cafe

Oct. 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Theme: “Remembering Fall”. A place for people with dementia to socialize without judgement. Refreshments served.

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Thursday Afternoon @ the Movies

Oct. 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Featuring “Loving”. Rated PG-13. Academy Award nominee. The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple whose challenge of the anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court. Refreshments served. Free.

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Outagamie County Master Gardeners

Oct. 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Protecting your garden from winter critters.

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R.I.S.E. connects refugee and immigrant populations with quality services, resources and lifelong learning opportunities. Enjoy hands-on activities and receive educational materials and training resources on education, jobs and health. Free.

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Cocoa & Coloring Night

Oct. 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Enjoy coloring for grownups. We’ll provide the coloring sheets and supplies! Funding provided by the Friends of Appleton Public Library.

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Non-fiction Book Discussion

Oct. 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Discussion of “How to Catch a Russian Spy” by Naveed Jamali & Ellis Henican. Led by Dick & Germaine Millard.

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Creative Writing @ the Library

Oct. 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meets second and fourth Thursday mornings for a variety of writing exercises. Today’s topic: “Steam Punk”. Use illustrations and ideas from books on Steampunk as the theme of your writing. Sharrie will provide definitions and pictures. Led by Sharrie Robinson.

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Monday Morning Matinee

Oct. 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

“The Incredible Journey,” a Disney family classic adventure. This film series is designed for persons with cognitive disabilities but anyone may attend. Refreshments served. Free.

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R.I.S.E. connects refugee and immigrant populations with quality services, resources and lifelong learning opportunities. Enjoy hands-on activities and receive educational materials and training resources on education, jobs and health. Free.

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Knit2Together

Oct. 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Multigenerational knitting circle. Newcomers always welcome.

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Downtown Book Club

Oct. 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Discussion of “Evicted” by Matthew Desmond. Led by Howard Porter.

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The Messenger Film Discussion

Oct. 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a film discussion of “The Messenger”. In ancient times, humans looked to the flights and songs of birds to foretell the future. Today, once again, the birds have something to tell us. Co-sponsored by the Sierra Club.

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Bee Hotels

Oct. 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a Hive and Lab Tour with Hailey Bomar. Learn about the Appleton Pollinator Project and Bee Hotels. Meet at Lawrence University’s Main Hall; Steitz Hall Atrium if weather is poor. We will talk about HIVE structures and show off some collections from summer sampling; discuss research projects and work in the community.

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Steampunk Saturday

Oct. 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Costume contests, presentations, crafts, souvenir Victorian-style photos and more! Join us for our sixth year!

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R.I.S.E. connects refugee and immigrant populations with quality services, resources and lifelong learning opportunities. Enjoy hands-on activities and receive educational materials and training resources on education, jobs and health. Free.

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Creative Writing @ the Library

Oct. 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meets second and fourth Thursday mornings for a variety of writing exercises. Today’s topic: “One Line Prompts”. Use a one line phrase to create a poem, story or memoir. Led by Sharrie Robinson.

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Artist-in-Residence: Mel Kolstad

Oct. 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

“Collages and Collographs” demonstration on the first floor. Funded by the Friends of Appleton Public Library.

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Music @ the Library

Oct. 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Featuring Jennifer Levenhagen on the Library’s grand piano. Funded by the Friends of Appleton Public Library.

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R.I.S.E. connects refugee and immigrant populations with quality services, resources and lifelong learning opportunities. Enjoy hands-on activities and receive educational materials and training resources on education, jobs and health. Free.

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Nov. 2017

Thursday Afternoon @ the Movies

Nov. 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Featuring Deepwater Horizon. For the one hundred and twenty-six people aboard the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig, April 20, 2010, began like any normal day. Before day’s end, the world would bear witness to one of the greatest man-made disasters in US history. It reveals the brave acts of the men and women who rose to the challenge and risked everything to lead others to safety. Refreshments served. Free.

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Human Trafficking in Wisconsin

Nov. 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Presented by Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, JD. Funding provided by the Wisconsin Humanities Council.

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Outagamie County Master Gardeners

Nov. 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Topic: Decorating for the Holiday Season.

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Featuring New Horizons Band-Fox Valley performing show tunes and patriotic music. Funded by the Friends of Appleton Public Library.

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Monday Morning Matinee

Nov. 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Title: Cinderella. Cinderella has faith her dreams of a better life will come true. With help from her loyal mice friends and a wave of her Fairy Godmother’s wand, Cinderella’s rags are magically turned into a glorious gown, and off she goes to the Royal Ball. But when the clock strikes midnight, the spell is broken, leaving only a single glass slipper, the only key to the ultimate fairy-tale ending! This film series is designed for persons with cognitive disabilities…

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A workshop led by Camille Maurice. Co-sponsored by The Mill.

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Refugee and Immigrant Services and Education (RISE). RISE connect refugee and immigrant populations with the quality services, resources and lifelong learning opportunities. Enjoy hands-on activities and receive educational materials and training resources on education, job, and health.

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Memory Cafe

Nov. 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Topic: The Home Front with special guests NewVoices. Memory Cafe is a place for people with dementia to socialize without judgement.

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Non-fiction Book Discussion

Nov. 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Discussion of Dead Wake by Erik Larson. Led by Dick & Germaine Millard.

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Creative Writing @ the Library

Nov. 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Today’s Topic: Grab Bags. Choose an item from Sharrie’s collection to use as motivation for your story. Led by Sharrie Robinson.

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Life in the Universe

Nov. 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What do we know? Presented by Bob Schmall, Retired History Lecturer. Funded by the Friends of Appleton Public Library.

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Demonstration on our main floor.

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Get Crafty at Appleton Public Library

Nov. 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Come make a holiday card side by side with your children. Join Marisol Encarnacion as she demonstrates some card making techniques. The library will provide all the supplies to make your very own personalized cards to send out this holiday season. Just bring your creativity!

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Refugee and Immigrant Services and Education (RISE) connects refugee and immigrant populations with the quality services, resources and lifelong learning opportunities. Enjoy hands-on activities and receive educational materials and training resources on education, job, and health.

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Cocoa & Coloring Night

Nov. 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Enjoy coloring for grownups. We’ll provide the coloring sheets and supplies! Funding provided by the Friends of Appleton Public Library.

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Downtown Book Club

Nov. 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Discussion book: Reader’s Choice of Poem or Poet. Led by Howard Porter.

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Refugee and Immigrant Services and Education (RISE) connects refugee and immigrant populations with the quality services, resources and lifelong learning opportunities. Enjoy hands-on activities and receive educational materials and training resources on education, job, and health.

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Knit2Together

Nov. 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Multigenerational knitting circle. Newcomers always welcome.

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Music @ the Library – Jason Solis

Nov. 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Featuring Jason Solis performing soft rock and old-time country on acoustic guitar with vocals. Funded by the Friends of Appleton Public Library.

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Refugee and Immigrant Services and Education (RISE) connects refugee and immigrant populations with the quality services, resources and lifelong learning opportunities. Enjoy hands-on activities and receive educational materials and training resources on education, job, and health.

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