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    by sm | Mar 14, 2016

    Here are some more new teen science fiction novels... before daylight savings time!

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    Scott M
    Scott M, Editor - Scott is known around Shawnee Branch and about town as the “Library Dude” and is kind of squirrelly!  His favorite short story is Leaf by Niggle written by JRR Tolkien and he also works for chocolate brownies and Rice-Crispy treats!
    by Mari H. | Mar 11, 2016
    Students in grades 6-12: the Homework Help program at Main Library is now available three evenings a week in the Teen department on the 2nd floor.  An appointment is not necessary, just drop in.

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
    6:00-8:00 PM

    homework help

    Knowledgeable volunteers are available to assist with homework assignments in the areas of math, science, social sciences, and language arts.   Don't forget your textbook or assignment sheet.  Helpers can also assist you with preparing for tests; just bring your test preparation book or copies of the problems or questions you are struggling with.

    The Homework Help program runs through May 18th but will be closed during spring break the week of April 4th.

    by sm | Mar 07, 2016

    These books are new teen adventure fiction novels...
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    Scott M
    Scott M, Editor - Scott is known around Shawnee Branch and about town as the “Library Dude” and is kind of squirrelly!  His favorite short story is Leaf by Niggle written by JRR Tolkien and he also works for chocolate brownies and Rice-Crispy treats!

    by Cathy Lambert | Mar 03, 2016
    Thursday, June 2 • 1:00 pm
    Teen Department, Main Library

    Local author Kayleen Reusser has written new books on Hollywood film star Angelina Jolie and Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.  These humanitarians have dedicated their lives to helping people in need.  Come to the meeting on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 1:00 pm to hear ideas of how teens – YOU! – can take action to help people in need around the world.  We’ll work on a project that will be used to help orphans.


    Homeschool Happenings
    Above: Local author Kayleen Reusser 

    by sm | Feb 29, 2016

    More new teen paranormal and horror fiction novels to go with our cloudy February skies...
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    Scott M
    Scott M, Editor - Scott is known around Shawnee Branch and about town as the “Library Dude” and is kind of squirrelly!  His favorite short story is Leaf by Niggle written by JRR Tolkien and he also works for chocolate brownies and Rice-Crispy treats!

    by SM | Feb 22, 2016

    New teen paranormal and horror fiction novels with a little spooky romance thrown in...

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    Scott M
    Scott M, Editor - Scott is known around Shawnee Branch and about town as the “Library Dude” and is kind of squirrelly!  His favorite short story is Leaf by Niggle written by JRR Tolkien and he also works for chocolate brownies and Rice-Crispy treats!​

    by SM | Feb 15, 2016

    New teen paranormal and horror fiction novels ... but sorry, no groundhogs.

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    ​  Scott M
    Scott M, Editor - Scott is known around Shawnee Branch and about town as the “Library Dude” and is kind of squirrelly!  His favorite short story is Leaf by Niggle written by JRR Tolkien and he also works for chocolate brownies and Rice-Crispy treats!

    by Mari H. | Feb 13, 2016
    KEEPCALMANDFILEFAFSA

    Several Northeast Indiana organizations are partnering to offer free support to students and families in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    Location:

    Fort Wayne Community School’s Career Academy at Anthis
    1200 South Barr Street
    Fort Wayne

    Time:

    4:00-7:00 PM

    Dates:


    Tuesday, February 16th
    Tuesday, February 23rd
    Tuesday, March 1st
    Wednesday, March 9th

    To make sure you have all the information you need, be sure to consult this helpful article on how to avoid FAFSA mistakes.

    For more information on the FAFSA assistance program, view this flier available in English, Spanish or Burmese.
    by SM | Feb 08, 2016

    Here are some new teen books of mystery fiction left by the groundhog...

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    Scott M
    Scott M, Editor - Scott is known around Shawnee Branch and about town as the “Library Dude” and is kind of squirrelly!  His favorite short story is Leaf by Niggle written by JRR Tolkien and he also works for chocolate brownies and Rice-Crispy treats!
    by Mari H. | Feb 02, 2016
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    Middle school students:  If you've heard the words "Arduino" or "microcontroller" but aren't sure what they mean, join us on Tuesdays February 9th and 16th (3:30-4:30PM each day) to learn about what they are and how you can use them to create fun and inexpensive DIY projects.  We'll create mini light shows, make a lot of noise, and end by assembling some Trinket robots (a design created by Rick Winscot for Adafruit).

    Interested? Call 421-1255 to sign up!  This program will take place in the Teens department at Main Library.
    by SM | Feb 01, 2016

    Here are some new teen romance books in time to see your shadow...  (Sorry, the groundhog made write that.)

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      Scott M
    Scott M, Editor - Scott is known around Shawnee Branch and about town as the “Library Dude” and is kind of squirrelly!  His favorite short story is Leaf by Niggle written by JRR Tolkien and he also works for chocolate brownies and Rice-Crispy treats!

    by SM | Jan 25, 2016

    Here are some new teen fantasy fiction to warm up to for this cold month of January ...

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    Scott M
    Scott M, Editor - Scott is known around Shawnee Branch and about town as the “Library Dude” and is kind of squirrelly!  His favorite short story is Leaf by Niggle written by JRR Tolkien and he also works for chocolate brownies and Rice-Crispy treats!
    by SM | Jan 18, 2016

    New teen fantasy fiction to warm your cold January imaginations...

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    Scott M
    Scott M, Editor - Scott is known around Shawnee Branch and about town as the “Library Dude” and is kind of squirrelly!  His favorite short story is Leaf by Niggle written by JRR Tolkien and he also works for chocolate brownies and Rice-Crispy treats!

    by SM | Jan 11, 2016
    Here are some new teen science fiction books to start the New Year...

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    Scott M
    Scott M, Editor - Scott is known around Shawnee Branch and about town as the “Library Dude” and is kind of squirrelly!  His favorite short story is Leaf by Niggle written by JRR Tolkien and he also works for chocolate brownies and Rice-Crispy treats!
    by SM | Jan 01, 2016
    Hoopla 12-2015

    Starting January 1, 2016, ACPL will subscribe to ALL formats of hoopla. This means that our patrons will not only have access to Movies and TV Shows, but also to Music CDs, Audiobooks, Ebooks and Comic Books. Here are the circulation time periods:
     
    Movies and TV are 3 days
    Full music albums are 7 days
    Anything book related (eBooks, audiobooks, comics) is 21 days.

    Checkout limits are still 10 downloads per month.

    Music you are borrowing full music albums, not just a track at a time. Due to record label restrictions, hoopla allows users to borrow the same album twice in a 30-day period.

    Every title is available for downloading onto a mobile device and will return automatically once the circulation period has lapsed. 

    by SM | Dec 31, 2015
    Freegal 12-2015

    Starting January 1, 2016, ACPL patrons will have access to streaming music through Freegal! Patrons will be able to stream 3 hours per day in addition to downloading 5 songs per week.
    Here is additional information from Freegal:

    “Live” means that you have a brand new Freegal Site. It looks very similar to the former site but with a few additions. On the left-hand side your patrons will see controls that relate to streaming, such as the ability to set up playlists. Album cover icons will now contain a “stream now” button, which allows the patron to stream the entire album. Also, a song’s sampling button will now stream the entire song.
    Cardholders, who were in the past able to download  5 MP3s per week, can now stream 3 hours per day in addition to their weekly downloads. A counter, in the upper right hand corner, will notify them of their streaming allotment and usage. Any cardholder that does not see the streaming option simply needs to logout and log back in. The first time a cardholder uses the new 4.0 Streaming Interface, a large pop-up screen entitled “Streaming 1-2-3” will walk them through the basics of streaming. The FAQs also outline the particulars of streaming. 

    Updates to the existing Freegal mobile apps, which will now carry the streaming functionality, are available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. In addition to the streaming interface, allowing for all the streaming functionality, the mobile user can now download music videos to their mobile device, which they were unable to do before.
    We are very excited about this launch. With this increased access and the 9 million songs that are available worldwide, we believe that Freegal will now be the daily “go to” music service for ACPL patrons.

    by SM | Dec 29, 2015

    How about a new teen adventure novel to start the New Year with?...

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    Scott M
    Scott M, Editor - Scott is known around Shawnee Branch and about town as the “Library Dude” and is kind of squirrelly!  His favorite short story is Leaf by Niggle written by JRR Tolkien and he also works for chocolate brownies and Rice-Crispy treats!

    by Craig B | Dec 18, 2015
    Star Wars Awoken3.jpgNote: Be sure to enter our Star Wars raffle made possible in part through donations from Books, Comics, & Things!  See end of post for more information.

    We did it!  The ACPL Blog Team saw the newest Star Wars film The Force Awakens!  See snapshots of our journey along that narrative rollercoaster below and follow the final link in this post to get our video response to the film.  Be cautious if you have not yet seen the film.  Our video could contain some unintended critical spoilers...


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    See our video response to Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the following link!

    https://youtu.be/s2u-vqzWaOw

    P.S. Look around for more Holiday 2015 Star Wars postings on ACPL social media.  Comment on any of those postings and earn an entry into our Star Wars raffle for each.  Limit 1 raffle entry per patron per post until Monday, December 28, 2015.  ACPL not responsible for lost or misdirected electronic submissions.  Raffle open only to Allen County residents with a valid email address.  And remember, share the Star Wars Christmas joy!  Share this post!

    Raffle Items
    by SM | Dec 18, 2015
    New teen paranormal and horror fiction novels or spooky romance for a little nightmare before Christmas...
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    Scott M
    Scott M, Editor - Scott is known around Shawnee Branch and about town as the “Library Dude” and is kind of squirrelly!  His favorite short story is Leaf by Niggle written by JRR Tolkien and he also works for chocolate brownies and Rice-Crispy treats!
    by Karl R | Dec 10, 2015

    Episode 3Note: Be sure to enter our Star Wars raffle made possible in part through donations from Books, Comics, & Things!  See end of post for more information.

    The first Star Wars movie came out nearly 40 years ago – 38 if you want to be specific – and has been thrilling viewers ever since. With a new one right around the corner let's dive into some of the things that have made Star Wars so successful (and awesome) over the years.

    * Since its release in 1977, it has become one of the most influential movies of all time, spawning numerous TV shows, thousands of books, and over 50 video games.

    * Star Wars is so popular that even if you've never seen one of the movies, you still know what it is. Part of what has made Star Wars so great is that it's appealing no matter your age: it’s fun and adventurous for younger kids, it's action packed and humorous for young adults, and for adults, it’s a throwback to the first time they saw the movie when they were young.

    * Even though multiple films have been released over the decades Star Wars' popularity has remained consistent in a way that no other series' ever has. Harry Potter? Nope. Hunger Games? Nope.  Twilight? Nope. Even though many studios have tried to replicate the success Star Wars has had capturing audiences’ of different age groups, other than J.R.R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series, nothing has come close to it.

    When the new movie hits theaters there are going to be a lot of fans with different expectations. Frankly, I've never seen a Star Wars movie in theaters (Episode III came out when I was 7 and I had to wait for the DVD), so I'm pretty excited just to be seeing a Star Wars film on the big screen. So long as it's an enjoyable movie I'll be happy.  
    Sound off in comments below and let us know what your expectations for the new film are and if you plan to see it!

    P.S. Keep an eye out for more Holiday 2015 Star Wars postings on ACPL social media (especially our highly anticipated video response due out December 19th).  Comment on any of those postings and earn an entry into our Star Wars raffle for each.  Limit 1 raffle entry per patron per post until Monday, December 28, 2015.  ACPL not responsible for lost or misdirected electronic submissions.  Raffle open only to Allen County residents with a valid email address.  And remember, share the Star Wars Christmas joy!  Share this post!

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