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2019 National Book Awards

The 2019 National Book Award winners were announced on Wednesday, November 20th. Check out this years winners and finalists for Fiction and Nonfiction. To learn more about the books and authors, visit the National Book Award web site.

ArtistWorks for Libraries

Thinking about learning to play an instrument? Looking to sharpen your playing skills? If so, ArtistWorks maybe just be the thing for you. ArtistWorks for Libraries provides world-class voice and instrumental instruction through self-paced video lessons from industry and Grammy Award–winning music professionals. All for free with your library card! ArtistWorks offers beginning and intermediate instruction in a wide variety of instruments and styles. You can view a list of classes and instructors or visit the InfoSoup RB Digital web site (or download the RB Digital App) to take a look at the video classes offered. You can sign in with the same login you use for RB Digital Audiobooks and Magazines or register for a new account if you don't use those services. Just follow the instruction on the web site and/or app to register and sign in.

2019 Fox Cities Book Festival

The 2019 Fox Cities Book Festival runs this year from October 7th -13th with events all over the Fox Cities. This year's festival offers dozens of events from over 50 authors. Visit the Book Festival web site for the schedule of events and to learn more about the authors.

NoveList

Need a book recommendation from a source trusted by librarians? NoveList has hand-picked recommendations by book experts. Simply type in what you're in the mood for and NoveList will take care of the rest. For younger readers try NoveList K-8.

NoveList is made available through BadgerLink.

Auto Repair Source

Auto Repair Source

Expert Auto Service and Repair Information

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source™ provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls, and more.

Up-to-Date Information, Intelligent Search

Designed for touch-enabled devices such as laptops and tablets, Auto Repair Source™ offers a user-friendly search experience and access to a wealth of information to help users diagnose, repair and maintain today's complex vehicles. Diagrams and images can be easily magnified and printed

Auto Repair Source™contains the following:

  • Service information optimized for the most common maintenance and repair operations
  • Technical service bulletins and recall notices
  • Component location diagrams for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks
  • Precise and comprehensive wiring diagrams for all systems
  • Maintenance schedules and estimated labor times for the most commonly performed operations in a mechanical repair shop
  • Engineering specifications/standards for the most common repairs and adjustments
  • Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs), flowcharts and step-by-step diagnostic instructions covering powertrain, chassis, body, and network communication
  • Part numbers, diagrams and pricing for thousands of the most commonly replaced parts, including manufacturer-suggested retail price to help users validate the cost of repairs and identify all iterations of a part number or part status (current, superseded, split, discontinued

Auto Repair Source Tutorial

Auto Repair Source is made available via BadgerLink.

 

Scheduled Power Outage

UPDATE: Power has been restored. All InfoSoup services should now be available. Thank you for your patience.

Due to a WE Energies scheduled power outage that will affect the Appleton Public Library building, the InfoSoup catalog will be unavailable from 1:30 pm on Saturday, August 17th until sometime Sunday morning (August 18th) around 7:00 am to 8:00 am. OverDrive users will also not be able to checkout new material during this time.