Library hours - Appleton Public Library
library hours in the future. Thanks for your support! Terry Dawson Library Director June 9....Population: 485 Michael Perry Author Appearance Friends of Books@2:00pm August 11....The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown Discussion leader: Vicki Lenz October 13....The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession By Susan Orlean Discussion leader: Elizabeth Eisen December 8....Christmas, Present by Jacquelyn Mitchard Discussion leader: Cecilia Wiltzius All programs are free and open to the general public. Books are available for reserve through the Reference and Information Services Desk: 832-6173. What a Novel Idea - Book Study Group Third Monday @ 6:30pm / Third Tuesday @ 2:00pm Discussion leader: Camille Banks June-July Foreign Affairs by Allison Lurie September-October-November A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories By Flannery O’Connor Books are available in Community Services: 832-1695. New participants are always welcome.
Anime Afternoons for teens this summer! See some of the hottest film and television anime this summer. Free admission and refreshments. Participants of Cover Story, the teen summer library program, get bonus entries for the big prize drawings each time they attend! This program is funded by a grant from the Appleton Library Foundation. Check the teen Web page for titles – teen.apl.org. Join us in the lower level meeting room every other Wednesday this summer for Anime Afternoons! All shows start at 2 PM. Permission slips required for those 16 years and under. (Print one out here.) Schedule: June 16 th – Witch Hunter Robin: Arrival June 30 th - Jin-roh: The Wolf Brigade Films to be announced: July 14 th and 28 th August 11 th and *18 th * please note special date A Busy Library Observations by Tony Wieczorek, Cataloging Librarian A few weeks ago I was working on a Sunday afternoon here at the Library. As usual, and despite the circulation desk being fully staffed, there was a quite a line waiting for check out. Reference was busy and the computer stations were all full too; a typical Sunday afternoon at the Library. At one point, a woman approached me and asked, "Is it always this busy here?" I said "yes," and took a deep breath waiting for what I thought would be a complaint. Instead, with a bright shining face, she replied, "Cool!" and walked away. For her, the busyness of the Library was a source of excitement and surprise. Yes, the Library is a busy place. But do you know how busy? During the month of March alone there were 108,080 items checked out. Add to that 14,510 questions asked at the Adult and Children's Reference, and Information Desks. Our staff filled 8,275 holds placed by our patrons. Does that seem like a lot? Actually, unless you are into library management it would be hard to say. But think of it this way: During every minute of every hour we were open during March, every 7 seconds an item was checked out. While that was going on someone was asking a question at one of our public stations at the rate of a little better than 1 per minute. Nor do people come here just to take out books, movies, and CDs. The library has become an electronic resource for the community as well. During March, 8,406 people made use of one of our computer workstations. That breaks down to 33.5 people using a library computer during every hour we were open.