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    by Dawn S | May 22, 2018
    2018 Summer Learning Program
    Program Name: Elephant and Piggie Character Visit
    Program Description: Meet every one’s favorite best friends, Elephant and Piggie. We'll have stories, games, crafts and more!
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    Check out our calendar for locations, days, and times!

    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program, generously supported by the Foellinger Foundation, the Friends of the Allen County Public Library, and the Allen County Public Library Foundation.
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    by Dawn S | May 22, 2018
    2018 Summer Learning Program
    Program Name: BINGO for Books
    Program Description: Challenge your friends to see who can get five in a row first for great books and other prizes.
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    Click HERE for a list of Children's Bingo for Books Programs
    Click HERE for a list of Teen Bingo for Books Programs
    Click HERE for a list of All Ages Bingo for Books Programs

    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program, generously supported by the Foellinger Foundation, the Friends of the Allen County Public Library, and the Allen County Public Library Foundation.
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    by Dawn S | May 22, 2018
    2018 Summer Learning Program
    Program Name: Wand Making
    Program Description: Wizards and Witches, ages 5 and up are cordially invited to design and create their own upcycled Wizarding Wands at the library this summer!
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    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program.
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    by Dawn S | May 22, 2018
    2018 Summer Learning Program
    Program Name: Bruce the Bear Character Visit
    Program Description: Expect a bear-y good time when Mother Bruce comes to the library.
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    Check out the calendar for locations, times, and dates!

    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program, generously supported by the Foellinger Foundation, the Friends of the Allen County Public Library, and the Allen County Public Library Foundation.
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    by Dawn S | May 22, 2018
    2018 Summer Learning Program
    Program Name: Big Block Construction
    Program Description: Use your imagination to cooperatively construct with our Big Blue Blocks.
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    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program, generously supported by the Foellinger Foundation, the Friends of the Allen County Public Library, and the Allen County Public Library Foundation.
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    by Dawn S | May 22, 2018
    2018 Summer Learning Program
    Program Name: Fairy Houses
    Program Description: Design a tiny home for fairies and gnomes from bark, moss, stones and other natural decorations.
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    Check out the calendar for locations, times, and dates!

    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program, generously supported by the Foellinger Foundation, the Friends of the Allen County Public Library, and the Allen County Public Library Foundation.
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    by Dawn S | May 22, 2018
    2018 Summer Learning Program
    Program Name: Marauder's Map
    Program Description: Design you own Marauder's Map in invisible ink. 
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    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program.
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    by Dawn S | May 22, 2018
    2018 Summer Learning Program
    Program Name: Wizzard Duel - Harry Potter Kahoot
    Program Description: Challenge your friends and family with your knowledge of Harry Potter.
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    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program.
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    by Dawn S | May 22, 2018
    Summer Learning 2018
    Program Name: TinkerLAB: Lego Car Time Trials
    Program Description: Use our collection of LEGOS to build, test, and improve your LEGO car design.
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    Check out the calendar for locations, times, and dates!

    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program, generously supported by the Foellinger Foundation, the Friends of the Allen County Public Library, and the Allen County Public Library Foundation.
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    by Dawn S | May 22, 2018
    2018 Summer Learning Program
    Program Name: Musical Conexion with KelsiCote
    Program Description: Cultivating empathy, creativity, and an appreciation for cultural diversity this bilingual music program will engage children and their caregivers. 
     

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    Check out the calendar for locations, times, and dates!

    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program, generously supported by the Foellinger Foundation, the Friends of the Allen County Public Library, and the Allen County Public Library Foundation.
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    by Dawn S | May 22, 2018
    2018 Summer Learning Program
    Program Name: Rock Mandalas
    Program Description: Using tools provided, create calming and beautiful decorative stones.

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    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program.
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    by Dawn S | May 22, 2018
    2018 Summer Learning Program
    Program Name: Music in the Stacks
    Program Description: Enjoy this mini-concert at your local library.  Classical music reduces stress, boosts memory, sparks creativity, and makes the library an even more interesting place.

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    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program.
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    by Dawn S | May 22, 2018
    2018 Summer Learning Program
    Program Name: Card + Board Gaming
    Program Description: Adult gaming is huge right now!  Explore a variety of titles, some that you can pick up and play in an hour, and others that will consume your entire weekend.  Expect teasers from the ACPL’s upcoming board game collection.

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    Check out our calendar for locations, days, and times!

    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program.
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    by Dawn S | May 22, 2018
    2018 Summer Learning Program
    Program Name: Chair Yoga
    Program Description: This accessible yoga practice fosters flexibility, strengthening and renewal for people of all abilities.

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    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program.
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    by Dawn S | May 22, 2018
    2018 Summer Learning Program
    Program Name: Needle Felting
    Program Description: Learn this great fiber craft technique then create an applique project to take home.

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    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program.
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    by Dawn S | May 22, 2018
    2018 Summer Learning Program
    Program Name: Potterfest: A Taste of Hogsmeade
    Program Description: Create and eat some sweet magical goodies, and maybe some that are not so sweet!

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    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program.
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    by Dawn S | May 22, 2018
    2018 Summer Learning Program
    Program Name: Potterfest: Make a Mandrake
    Program Description: Fulfill your dreams of attending Hogwarts by taking an Herbology class! We will be learning all about one of the most well known plants from the Harry Potter series as we create and pot our own mandrakes.  Our mandrakes will be quite young so earmuffs are not needed.

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    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program.
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    by Dawn S | May 22, 2018
    2018 Summer Learning Program
    Program Name: Potterfest: Triwizard Tournament
    Program Description: Play Quidditch, try Hogwarts Guess Who, practice Wingardium Leviosa incantation and more!  Who will be crowned the Triwizard Champion?

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    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program.
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    by Dawn S | May 22, 2018
    2018 Summer Learning Program
    Program Name: Potterfest: Fantastic Beasts Scavenger Hunt
    Program Description: Newt stopped by our library for a research visit, only to have his Fantastic Beasts book pages scattered throughout the building by a pesky pixie! Can you help him locate and verify all 30 of the missing Beast pages?

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    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program.
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    by Dawn S | May 22, 2018
    2018 Summer Learning Program
    Program Name: Potterfest: Patronus Watercolors
    Program Description: Give life to your Patronus, using this simple yet beautiful painting technique.
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    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program.
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