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    by Scott M | Jun 01, 2016

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    Grab your friends and head to the library this summer for free gifts and fun events (and probably some food). You won't want to miss it!

    Just One More Page - Summer Reading for Teens

    Who: Anyone finishing grades 5-12

    What: Just keep track of the time you spend reading (or listening to audio books), mark it on your time sheet, and bring it to your library for special gifts. Attend a Summer Reading Program event at the library? That counts, too!

    When: You can pick up a time sheet at your library starting Wednesday, June 1st. The last day of the reading program is Sunday, July 31st. All gifts should be collected by the time the Main Library closes at 5:00 PM

    For more info click here!

    The ACPL Summer Reading is funded in part by the Foellinger Foundation, the Friends of the Allen County Public Library and the Allen County Public Library Foundation.


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    by Cindy H | May 23, 2016
    Illuminae
    You just broke up with your boyfriend when suddenly the world you've always known is under attack. Almost everything and everyone you know has been wiped out. You and the other survivors (including your ex) are split between two ships with the enemy in pursuit; supplies are low and morale is lower. Everyone is being tested to see if they can be useful to the military. The only thing is, you don't know if you can trust the military; you know there is more to the story than you are being told. Can you use your hacker skills to figure out what's going on? Can you and your ex salvage your relationship with all of the insanity surrounding you? Will your fleet be able to make it to the escape point before the better equipped enemy ship overtakes you???

    Illuminae is a thrilling sci-fi tale set in the year 2575. It tells the story of the Battle of Kerenza and how the ships Hypatia and Alexander are on the run from the evil corporation BeiTech's Lincoln ship. You get inside peeks into government documents and interviews and transcripts from chats between civilians and military personnel. There are also some cool illustrations that really add some interesting elements to the story. This all makes you feel like you know more than even the main characters about what's really going on. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good fast-paced sci-fi story with twists and turns; it's hard to put it down! This book is part of a series, so if you enjoy it you can pick up the next one, Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) in October 2016 to see how the story continues.
    by sm | May 18, 2016

    The Allen County Public Library will be closed on Sunday, May 29
    and Monday, May 30, 2016 for Memorial Day.


    Memorial Day

    by Miss Heather | May 17, 2016
    Free Audiobooks, week 2
    by sm | May 16, 2016

    More new teen paranormal and horror fiction novels with a Gothic romance thrown in here or there...

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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 | May 11, 2016

    Cherry Blossom Festival Anime Drawing Contest

    May 15th, 2016

    Artists of all ages are invited to an anime drawing contest. You may draw an original piece or create fan art, but the drawing must be created at the festival to be considered.
    Prizes will be awarded in the following divisions: grades K-3rd, grades 4-8, high school, and adult.
    Paper and pencils will be provided or you may bring your own materials. We encourage everyone who enjoys anime to come join us and to share their interest in this art form. There will also be wonderful Japanese cultural activities all afternoon, including a cosplay contest—so wear your finest costume!
    Location: Meeting rooms A, B, and C on the 1st floor

    Drawing time: 12:15-4:15pm
    Announcement of winners: approximately 4:45pm
    by Miss Heather | May 10, 2016
    SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Each week thru August 17th, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.
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    by sm | May 02, 2016

    Here are some new teen books of mystery fiction for Spring...

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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 | Apr 25, 2016

    These are some more new teen romance or love stories to warm your heart in this Spring...
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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 Scott M | Apr 19, 2016

    YAS 2016 Chess Tournament-Basic

    Saturday, July 23, 2016 • 
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Meeting Room AB | Main Library

    The Nineteenth Annual Teen Summer Chess Tournament will be played Saturday, July 23, 2016, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in Meeting Room AB of the Main Library, downtown Fort Wayne.

    This is a casual tournament that will provide fun & competition for all levels of players, it is open to anyone from those entering 6th grade in the fall through 12th graders. Pizza will be served for lunch at midday. There will be trophies for winners at each skill and age level, beginner to advanced. You could win one of the 18 trophies to be given away!

    Players must register no later than July 15, 2016. Ask your librarian for a registration form. Call the Teens Department at (260) 421–1255 for more information. Please also see a link to the registration form below.

    Teen Chess Tournament Registration Form
    by sm | Apr 11, 2016

    Here are some new teen romance or love stories to warm your heart in this snowy Spring...
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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 | Apr 08, 2016

    Don't forget that the Annual ACPL Teen Photography Competition entry deadline is coming soon!  There will be awards in both junior (ages 11–14) and senior (ages 15–19) divisions.  Photos will be selected for an exhibit in the Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery at the Main Library with an awards reception at the exhibit opening June 5, 2016. The entry deadline for photographs is April 15, 2016.

    Rules and Entry Form:
    www.acpl.lib.in.us/teenphoto


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    by sm | Apr 04, 2016

    These new teen fantasy books are bright for this Spring and Summer!
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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 | Mar 28, 2016

    Here are some new teen fantasy fiction novels to add to your Spring fever...

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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 | Mar 21, 2016

    These books are some new teen fantasy fiction and not a leprechaun in the bunch...

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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 | Mar 21, 2016

    National Library Week | Altered Book Contest

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    An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning. Altered books may be as simple as adding a drawing or text to a page, or as complex as creating an intricate book sculpture.

    Pick up an entry form at any library location. Entries accepted only at the Main Library’s Art, Music & Media Department on Monday, April 4 from 1–7 pm. Prizes & Winners will be announced Monday, April 11 at noon on the ACPL Facebook page. Call (260) 421–1200 ext. 2104 with questions. Altered Books will be on display at the Main Library April through June 2016.

    National Library Week | Altered Book Workshops

    Hessen Cassel Branch
    Saturday, March 19 || 12 noon–3:30 pm
    Space is limited, call (260) 421–1330 to register.

    Main Library | Meeting Room B
    Wednesday, March 23 || 2:00–4:00 pm 
    Space is limited, call (260) 421–1210 to register.

    Tecumseh Branch
    Thursday, March 24 || 6:00–8:30 pm
    Space is limited, call (260) 421–1360 to register.

    Shawnee Branch
    Thursday, March 31 || 3:00–5:00 pm
    Call (260) 421–1355 for details.

    If you would like to enter, click the link below to fill out and print the altered book contest form!

    Altered Book Contest Entry Form
    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 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!