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    by Community Engagement | May 26, 2017
    MAKE A SPLASH book to movie club

    by Heather G. | May 24, 2017

    British actor Sir Roger Moore starred in a number of films and television shows. He was best known for his his work on the show The Saint from 1962-1969 and for his portrayal of James Bond from 1973-1985. Following his acting career he served as a UNICEF Goodwill Embassador and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2003 for his services to charity.
    Click on the images or titles below to find them in our library catalog. You may place DVDs on hold and have them sent to your preferred library. Also included are two memoirs and an audiobook and two films available to stream thru hoopla.

    liveLive and Let Die (1973)
    Man with the Golden
    Gun (1974)

    The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
    Moonraker (1979)
    For Your Eyes Only

    Octopussy (1983)
    Roger Moore:
    A Matter of
    Class (hoopla)

    One Lucky Bastard by Roger Moore (audiobook from hoopla)
    My Word is My Bond: A Memoir

    Bond on Bond
    One Lucky Bastard
    The Wild Geese (1978, stream on hoopla)

    by Craig B | May 22, 2017
    Take part in a guided tour of ACPL's Rare Book Room.
    two old books

    Rare Book Room Tour 6/10/2017 3:00 PM  Genealogy Center
    Rare Book Room Tour 7/8/2017 10:00 AM  Genealogy Center
    by Craig B | May 22, 2017

    This Summer ACPL will be turning the Great Hall of the Main Library into a bazaar of unique contributions from a variety of local artists.

     original image by Greg Coffey

    Art enthusiasts join us between 10 am and 3 pm on Saturday, July 15th, the last weekend of the Three Rivers Festival, for the Artist Fair itself.  Budding artists take advantage of the several programs being offered throughout the day on July 15th designed to allow you to bloom including Watercolor, Simon Says Art, and Chainmaille Jewelry!

    And don't forget to check out our online calendar for more Summer events!
    by Craig B | May 22, 2017
    Join us at one of the local parks listed below to discuss the assigned book.  Walk, talk, and make some new friends this Summer at the ACPL.
    cover of David Guterson's novel, The Other
    6/17/2017 10:00 AM   Soloman Farms

    cover for Virginia Woolf's novel, To the Lighthouse 
    7/8/2017 10:00 AM   Foster Park

    cover for Pearl S. Buck's novel, The Good Earth
    7/22/2017 10:00 AM   Kreager Park

    cover for Amanda Coplin's novel, The Orchardist
    7/29/2017 10:00 AM   Jorgensen Family YMCA
    by Craig B | May 22, 2017
    Enjoy relaxing duets at your local library.
    treble clef

    6/7/2017 3:00 PM   Monroeville Branch
    6/8/2017 7:00 PM   Tecumseh Branch
    6/12/2017 7:00 PM   Grabill Branch
    6/13/2017 6:00 PM   Pontiac Branch
    6/15/2017 4:00 PM   Hessen Cassel Branch
    6/19/2017 10:30 AM   New Haven Branch
    6/20/2017 7:00 PM   Little Turtle Branch
    6/22/2017 7:00 PM   Georgetown Branch
    7/10/2017 6:00 PM   Waynedale Branch
    7/13/2017 4:00 PM   Hessen Cassel Branch
    7/15/2017 11:30 AM   Main Library
    7/17/2017 3:00 PM   Dupont Branch
    7/20/2017 7:00 PM   Aboite Branch
    7/25/2017 7:00 PM   Shawnee Branch
    7/27/2017 7:00 PM   Woodburn Branch
    by Craig B | May 22, 2017
    Create intricate and beautiful designs. You’ll get to keep what you design.
    woman crafting jewelry

    Chainmaille Jewelry 6/12/2017 3:00 PM   Dupont Branch
    Chainmaille Jewelry 6/12/2017 6:00 PM   New Haven Branch
    Chainmaille Jewelry 6/15/2017 7:00 PM   Tecumseh Branch
    Chainmaille Jewelry 6/20/2017 7:00 PM   Little Turtle Branch
    Chainmaille Jewelry 6/22/2017 6:00 PM   Hessen Cassel Branch
    Chainmaille Jewelry 6/27/2017 7:00 PM   Shawnee Branch
    Chainmaille Jewelry 6/29/2017 7:00 PM   Aboite Branch
    Chainmaille Jewelry 7/12/2017 3:00 PM   Monroeville Branch
    Chainmaille Jewelry 7/15/2017 2:00 PM   Main Library
    Chainmaille Jewelry 7/18/2017 7:00 PM   Little Turtle Branch
    Chainmaille Jewelry 7/20/2017 6:00 PM   Hessen Cassel Branch
    Chainmaille Jewelry 7/25/2017 2:00 PM   Teens Dept, Main Library
    Chainmaille Jewelry 7/27/2017 6:00 PM   Pontiac Branch
    Chainmaille Jewelry 7/31/2017 7:00 PM   Grabill Branch

    "Registration Required
    by Craig B | May 22, 2017
    Take part in a guided tour of ACPL's Lincoln Collection.
    Abraham Lincoln

    by Community Engagement | May 09, 2017
    2016 Teen Photography Competition Flier
    by Community Engagement | May 09, 2017
    little seedlings garden

    Seed libraries across the country encourage urban, suburban and rural residents to grow no-cost, nutritious food at home. Growers of all skill levels are invited to join the Little Turtle Seed Library. We have learning opportunities and resource materials for you- just ask!

     How does it work?

    Simple. Visit us at the Little Turtle branch and check out our selection of seeds. Pick out up to 8 packets of seeds, take them to the checkout desk and record what seeds you are taking. You do not need a library card to be a part of the Seed Library. Save some seeds from your bounty for yourself and share some with the Seed Library for others to use.

     How much does it cost?

    It’s free to everyone  The Seed Library was started with money given to the Little Turtle branch library gift fund by local author Michael Martone when he won the Indiana Authors Award.  The Seed Library is sustained by growers who share their seeds with the community.

     Can I donate seeds?

    Yes, please!  We accept heirloom, open-pollinated seeds from plants grown in our growing region. When you donate seeds, please include the name of the seeds, the year in which the seeds were collected, the city and state in which they were collected and your name.  Please let us know if you prefer to not have your name listed on the seed packet.

     How can I help?

    We are always looking for helping hands of all ages to count and package seeds, organize the library drawers and teach classes.


    by Community Engagement | May 08, 2017
    Memorial Day
    by Heather G | Apr 10, 2017

    Top 6 entries
    We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 ACPL National Library Week Altered Book Contest!

     Age 0-12 category

    1. Kennedy Pyck Kennedy's Art Book - $30 United Art & Education gift card   

    2. Dazanea Smith The Beauty of You - $20 United Art & Education gift card

    3. Leah Sheefel Jungle Breeze - $10 United Art & Education gift card

    Honorable Mentions: Siana Andrews The Flowerside, Camden Cloud Remarkable Places, and Elizabeth Cloud Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart - $10 United Art & Education gift card to each honorable mention

    No entries for Age 13-17 category

    Age 18 and over category

    1. Curt Roth Tables for the Realms of Human Insanity - $30 United Art & Education gift card

    2. Felicity Ratajczak The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate - $20 United Art & Education gift card

    3. Judith Reddin Rooftop Retreat - $10 United Art & Education gift card

    Honorable Mentions: Michele D. Andrews Integrate Art - Key to Your Destiny, Mandy Cloud "Big Trees" Meets "The Magician's Nephew", and David Sowards Penelope Hobhouse's Garden Designs - $10 United Art & Education gift card to each honorable mention

    Altered books will be on display in the second floor display cases at the Main Library now through June 30, 2017.  

    Thanks to all who participated and attended one of our six altered book workshops!  Prize winners may pick up their gift cards at the Art, Music & Media "Ask Here" desk at the Main public library.

    by Amanda K C | Jan 24, 2017
    Cerkl Graphic

    The Allen County Public Library is dedicated to informing, educating, entertaining, and culturally enriching the entire community by providing the best information, programs, and services to our community.

    In today’s world where information is coming to you from all angles--text messages, emails, Facebook, etc.--personalized, relevant information is more important than ever, and is also harder to discover.

    The ACPL recognizes this, and we are taking an innovative step to save you time when communicating news and content.

    In order to provide the most meaningful, useful and timely information, the Allen County Public Library will now allow you to self-select the topics you wish to see from us, on a schedule of your choosing and in the format that you want.

    Our content is now delivered YOUR way, expanding the gateway for loyal library patrons and friends to build relationships with each other and our library community that is the foundation of the Allen County Public Library.

    Interested in new book releases, but not summer reading camps? Your ACPL newsletter will only give you the information you want to know about, saving you time and allowing you to stay connected with what you love most.

    The first personalized ACPL newsletter will arrive sometime this week, so be on the lookout for your unique experience!

    by Communications & Development | Nov 21, 2016

    The Allen County Public Library offers a variety of incredible storytimes for all ages and stages! Check out the following link to see a calendar view of storytimes at all of our locations:

    Link to Calendar of ACPL Storytimes 

    Here are the titles and descriptions for the main storytimes we offer: 

    Baby Storytime
    Rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby’s foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging storytime. Designed for children from birth18 months and their caregivers.

    Toddler Storytime
    Wiggle, rhyme, read, and sing in this active storytime!  Simple stories and music introduce the sounds and rhythms of language and play to your little learner. Designed for children 18 months3 years and their caregivers.

    Preschool Storytime
    Discover books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Everyone will read, sing, write, talk and play at this energetic storytime. Designed for children 36 years and their caregivers. 

    Family Storytime
    Children learn naturally when they read, sing, write, talk and play!  This interactive storytime combines books, songs, rhymes and fun for all ages and stages. Designed for children of various ages and their caregivers. 

    Music and Movement Storytime
    Stretch, sing, dance, and jump along in this fast-paced storytime perfect for active young children who learn best when their bodies are in motion. Designed for children 2–6 years and their caregivers.

    by Communications & Development | Oct 20, 2016

    Check out the link below to browse a wide variety of classes offered through the ACPL Maker Labs!

    ACPL Maker Lab Classes

    by Communications & Development | Oct 20, 2016
    Interested in joining a book club? Check out the link below to see a variety of book clubs at select Allen County Public Library locations. Decide which one best fits your interests (and your schedule!)

    ACPL Book Clubs Calendar View

    by Melissa C. Tennant | Jun 15, 2016
    Saturday, July 30 • 10:00 am
    Genealogy Discovery Center, Main Library

    Property records can provide much more to your research than just locations. Learn how to locate and utilize these great resource documents. Presented by Cynthia Theusch as part of the Beginning or Beginning Again series.

    To register for these free programs call (260) 421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info.
    by Communications & Development | May 02, 2016
    The Allen County Public Library will be closed on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30, 2016 for Memorial Day.

    Memorial Day
    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 Delia Bourne | Feb 22, 2016

    In celebration of the state’s bicentennial, The Genealogy Center invites Hoosiers to contribute images of “life lived in the small places” as that is what makes, and has made, Indiana great. We are interested in old and new images of daily life and the people of Indiana that showcase Hoosier life. These can include children at play, people at work, people hanging out, sporting events, homes and buildings, and so much more.

    The Genealogy Center will collect “Who’s a Hoosier?” images through December 11, 2016 in honor of Indiana’s 200 years of statehood. Contribute often as you celebrate family, community, and special events throughout the year.

    To show your Hoosier pride, please contribute pictures along with descriptions of the images, detailing who and what makes Indiana great!

    For more information visit:

    Upload pictures at:

    Email pictures to:

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    Check out our Instagram @GenealogyCenter and use the hashtag:

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