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    by Community Engagement | May 24, 2018

    USF Exhibition
    Saint Francis University
    2017-2018 Student Highlights Exhibition

    May 25 - July 1
    Jeffery R. Krull Gallery
    at the Main Library

    by Dawn S | May 22, 2018
    2018 Summer Learning Program
    Program Name: Wizard Duel - Harry Potter Kahoot
    Program Description: Challenge your friends and family with your knowledge of Harry Potter.
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    Check out our calendar for locations, days, and times!

    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program.
    Science / Play / Arts / Reading / Knowledge

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

    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program.
    Science / Play / Arts / Reading / Knowledge


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

    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program.
    Science / Play / Arts / Reading / Knowledge


    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.
    Science / Play / Arts / Reading / Knowledge


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

    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program.
    Science / Play / Arts / Reading / Knowledge


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

    This program is a part of our SPARK! Summer Learning Program.
    Science / Play / Arts / Reading / Knowledge


    by Emily M | May 16, 2018
    You are invited to join us the first Wednesday of each month to view an independent or foreign film as a part of our Independent Film Movement Series.  In June, we will be featuring Jasper Jones, based on the iconic Australian novel by Craig Silvey.

    Jasper Jones is a riveting and moving Australian coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishheart, Charlie's life is changed forever. Entrusted with this secret and believing Jasper to be innocent, Charlie embarks on a dangerous journey to find the true killer. Set over the scorching summer holidays of 1968, Charlie defeats the local racists, faces the breakup of his parents and falls head over heels in love as he discovers what it means to be truly courageous. 

    Starring: Toni Collette, (United States of Tara), Hugo Weaving (The Lord of the Rings, Matrix), and Angourie Rice (Spider-Man: Homecoming)

     

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      What: Jasper Jones
     
    When: Wednesday, June 6, 6:30 pm
      Where: Main Library, Globe Room

     Free admission, ages 18 and up.
     This film is not rated.



    by Emily M | May 13, 2018
    Alicia Pyle Quartet loves a good cover, the standards from the jazz era, or a sizzling tango, but their signature sound incorporates classical, Latin, funk, pop & rock along with the best improvisational elements of jazz & grooves from around the world. Enjoy this outdoor concert on the library plaza and buy lunch from one of the food trucks that will be on the plaza: Bravas, Affine, and Mocha Lounge.  Join us for this lunchtime concert!

    What:
    Alicia Pyle Quartet featuring Derek Reeves
    When: Wednesday, June 13, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Where: Library Plaza, Main Library

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    by Emily M | May 01, 2018

    Join us for a showing of the movie Black Panther!
    T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake.

    Doors open at 6:00 with cartoons playing before the show!
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    What: Black Panther
    When: Tuesday, May 29
    6:30 pm
    Where: Main Library Theater
    Free Admission
    Rated PG-13

    by Emily M | Apr 16, 2018

    In conjunction with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic's April 28th performance of Dmitri Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony, the Allen County Public Library will be displaying photographs, lithographs, posters, and other documents related to the siege of Leningrad.  The exhibit will be located outside the Art, Music & Media Department at the Main Branch, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne.  For information on the Library’s hours and additional details, please visit www.acpl.info or call (260) 421-1200.  The display will run through June 30.

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    by Emily M | Apr 14, 2018
    Freegal
    For the last several years, ACPL users have been able to access music at home on their computers or mobile devices for free using Freegal. Users can download five songs a week (and keep them forever!) and stream three hours of music per day.  For those of you who are already using Freegal, you may have noticed some recent changes to their website and app.

    Freegal's new interface is intuitive and clean, to support easier use. It's now simpler to explore Freegal's 15 million songs with over 100 curated playlists to meet every whim and mood. Previous users can use their same credentials as on the old site, and all playlists and stored music have been preserved.

    If you haven't had a chance to explore Freegal, now is a great time to check it out! 

    by Emily M | Apr 12, 2018
    hooplaHoopla is a fantastic way for ACPL patrons to access movies, music, ebooks, and audiobooks from home on their computer or mobile device for free!  Like all technology, Hoopla is continually changing and we would like to keep you updated on a few recent and upcoming changes.   

    New Additions
    Hoopla now supports streaming to Amazon Fire TV 3rd Generation and Chromecast Ultra.

    In the next few weeks Hoopla will begin support for Amazon Alexa devices, including Echo, Dot, Spot, and Show.


    On the Way Out
    Hoopla is phasing out support for Apple iOS9 (including iPad Mini and iPhone 4s).  They are still working at this time but there will be no future updates.

    Hoopla is also eliminating support for Internet Explorer 11.  If you normally use Internet Explorer 11, Hoopla recommends using a different browser, such as Chrome or Firefox.


    If you've never tried Hoopla, now is a great time to give it a whirl!  Explore Hoopla here or talk to library staff for more information.


    by Community Engagement | Mar 30, 2018
    Donald Davidson

    Wednesday, April 11
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Allen County Public Library
    900 Library Plaza
    Fort Wayne, IN 46802

    Indianapolis Motor Speedway Historian Donald Davidson is believed to be the only full-time historian employed at any race track in the world. Join us at our Main Library for a visit with Donald Davidson as he shares his valuable knowledge of the Indy 500. A question and answer session will follow his presentation.

    This event is free and open to the public.

    About Donald Davidson

    A passionate interest in the "500" since his early teens irresistibly drew the English-born-and-raised Davidson to the Speedway for a three-week visit in May 1964. Having committed to memory a plethora of trivial details during the seven years it took for him to save up for the trip, he was able to delight both active and retired participants with year-by-year recitations of their careers.

    He returned from England permanently the following May and was fortunate not only to be invited by the late Sid Collins to join the worldwide IMS Radio Network broadcast for race day, but also to secure employment with the United States Auto Club, where he was to remain as statistician and historian for the next 31 years. Officially becoming the Speedway's historian on January 1, 1998, he continues to serve on the Radio Network.

    For the greater part of each May since 1971, raconteur Davidson has hosted a popular racing trivia "call-in" program on radio station WIBC (now WFIN), and for many years he wrote a column for The Indianapolis Star during the month leading up to the race. Each spring between 1986 and 2016, he presented a four-night continuing-studies course of “500” history through the Indianapolis-based IUPUI (Indiana University/Purdue University) campus.
    Davidson is co-author of the Autocourse Official History of the Indianapolis 500 and has contributed to countless other hardcover books on racing.

    He also has written numerous articles for AutoWeek, Motor Trend, Road & Track, Car and Driver and the Indianapolis 500 Yearbook. He has himself been the subject of feature articles in most of the aforementioned publications, as well as in Sports Illustrated and the New York Times. He has also been profiled on ABC's "World News Tonight," and on race morning 2001 was interviewed live on CNN News. Two nights before the 1983 race, he was a live guest of Ted Koppel on ABC's "Nightline," along with Jackie Stewart and Mario Andretti, while a brief interview with Russ Mitchell for CBS Evening News in 2011 was rebroadcast race morning on "CBS Sunday Morning" with Charles Osgood. 

    On May 27, 2010, Davidson was inducted into the Auto Racing Hall of Fame, and on October 3rd, 2013, he was similarly honored by the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame. In May, 2016, the Indianapolis Star proclaimed Davidson one of the 100 most influential people in the history of the Indianapolis 500, and on May 20, Governor Mike Pence named him a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor the State of Indiana can bestow upon a civilian.

    by Community Engagement | Mar 29, 2018
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    “Lincoln, the Power of Pardon, and the 1862 Sioux Uprising”
    Presented by: Roger Billings


    Sunday, April 22
    2:00 PM
    Main Library, Meeting Room A

    Join us for our upcoming lecture, "Lincoln, the Power of Pardon, and the 1862 Sioux Uprising," part of our Lincoln at the Library series, sponsored by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library.

    About this lecture:

    Lincoln's experience with Native Americans before the Civil War was scant.  An Native American murdered his grandfather; he volunteered to serve in the Blackhawk War in Illinois.  That's all.  Then came the 1862 Sioux Uprising in Minnesota, which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of settlers and interrupted Union Army recruitment.  After the Sioux defeat, 303 Sioux prisoners were condemned to death by a military tribunal.  Lincoln stayed their execution until he could review their files.  Ultimately he spared all but 38.  What followed was the largest mass execution in U.S. history.
     
    Roger Billings, professor emeritus at Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law and co-editor of Abraham Lincoln, Esq.: The Legal Career of America's Greatest President, will examine the recently published trial files that allow us to look over Lincoln's shoulder as he used his legal training to decide who should live and who should die.

    by Community Engagement | Mar 13, 2018

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    A collection of works by Fort Wayne artist Janak Narayan.

    March 5, 2018 - April 15, 2018
    Jeffrey Krull Gallery

    www.janaknarayan.com

    by Artist Fair Committee | Feb 14, 2018

    SRP Artist Fair
    Hello local artists!

    The Allen County Public Library is pleased to announce we are hosting our second annual Artist Fair on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 11-3 at the Main Library in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.

    We look forward to giving you the opportunity to display, discuss, and sell your work. This is a great time to connect with your community during the popular festival season that welcomes thousands of visitors to the downtown area.  

    Interested? Click here to register, and please note the following:

    • A $25 placeholder fee is required to secure your spot.
    • You must have art available for purchase.
    • You are asked to donate 10% of sales to ACPL’s Friends of the Library.
    • The registration deadline is April 1.

     

    We are also looking for artists to present a lecture or run a workshop, so please use the registration form to let us know you’d like to be involved. Last year’s programs ranged from musical performance to jewelry making.

    Hope you can join us this summer!

    by Community Engagement | Jan 29, 2018
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    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide for the 2017 tax year is available for free at the ACPL locations listed below from January 29, 2018 through April 17, 2018. For a list of what to bring with you, click here.

    Mondays
     
    Aboite
    12:30 - 4:00 pm
     
    Little Turtle
    12:00 - 4:00 pm
     
    Pontiac
    10:30 am - 2:00 pm
     
     
    Tuesdays
     
    Dupont
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm (2/6 thru 4/10)
     
    Georgetown
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm (2/6 thru 4/10)
     
    Hessen Cassel
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm
     
    Shawnee
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
     
    Main Library
    4:00 - 7:00 pm
     
     
    Wednesdays
     
    Waynedale
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm
     
    Tecumseh
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
     
     
    Thursdays
     
    Grabill
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
     
    New Haven
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
     
    Tecumseh
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm


    by Lincoln Collection | Jan 29, 2018
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    Saturday, February 17
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Main Library - Great Hall

    Abraham Lincoln’s 209th birthday is February 12, 2018.  Come celebrate with us by Learning Lincoln’s Legacy at our Main Library on Saturday, February 17, 9:00 am to Noon.  There will be activities for ages 9 to 14, including a behind-the-scenes look into the vault where the Lincoln Collection is kept, a Lincoln historical scavenger hunt through the library, time to watch Lincoln in the movies, and a hands-on recreation of a real 19th-century photograph.There will also be an exclusive collection of books about Lincoln available for you to check out.


    The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection at the Allen County Public Library is an incomparable repository and resource for information on the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln.

     

    by Alayne Johnson, Gallery Coordinator | Jan 23, 2018

    The Art of Fort Wayne is a collaborate exhibit featuring 40+ artists from the area. From graphic design to photography, oil paint to acrylics, you’ll find a wide variety of mediums used to create works of art celebrating the city of Fort Wayne!

    This exhibit will be on display in the Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery at the Main Library until February 25, 2018.

    The awards given for this exhibit are as follows:

    1st place – Jerry Etnier – Photography – “Fort Wayne’s Famous”

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    2nd place – Coleman Geiger – Adobe Illustrator – “City of Fort Wayne”

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    3rd place – Joel Fremion – Fabric Collage – “City Utilities Park”

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    Judge's Choice (3 total)

     

    Katherine Rohrbacher – Oil on Wood – “Johnny”

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    Brian Sirois – Photography – “Embassy through the Eyes of Grand Wayne”

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    Sharmalene Gunawardena – Photography – “Wells Street Bridge”

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    Below is a list of a few featured artists as well as some additional images of the exhibit!

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    Bryan Ballinger:

    Bryan is an Indiana photographer and illustrator, as well as a professor of Digital Media Arts at Huntington University in Indiana. He enjoys shooting local architecture, Indiana landscapes, and dogs. Bryan also does illustration for children’s books, websites, games, videos, ads, etc.

    Website: http://www.breadwig.com

    Email: bryan@breadwig.com

     

    Jerry Etnier:

    I'm the owner of Images by Jerry photography. I enjoy all types of photography: wedding, portrait, action, and special events. I prefer to do very little Photoshop modifications to my photos. I visualize the photograph and capture it in the camera.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imagesbyjerry

    Contact:  260-704-8018


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    Joel Fremion:

    Joel is trained in Architectural/Interior Design but with a strong Fine Arts background including: painting, printmaking, ceramics, stained glass, metal-smithing, furniture design and art history. His self-taught technique evolved out of his frustration with finishing paintings and his family's long history in the fabric industry. He describes his collages as small building projects.

    Email: joelfremion@yahoo.com   

    Website: fremionart.com

     

    Coleman Geiger:

     

    I am a junior at the University of Saint Francis, majoring in Graphic Design with concentrations in illustration and web design. This piece was part of the "city poster" series I've been working on. This is a project where I sum up a city’s historical importance based on culture, monuments, and buildings with an illustration. Fort Wayne was the first one in the series because it's the most dearest to me. 

    Social media: @geigerdesign

    Contact: (260)-797-3171

    Email: cmgeiger96@gmail.com

     

    Diane Allen Groenert:

    My favorite thing to paint is Historic Buildings Housing Local Owner Owned Businesses.  I've been doing a series of painting about Fort Wayne since 1999.  I attempt to infuse them with the personality of the owner by using color, line and perspective.  Some are more animated than others.

    Website: DAGROENERT.COM

    West Central Studio:  260-420-4717

     

    Sharmalene Gunawardena:

    I am a creative story- teller. I believe that photographing the beauty that surrounds us is a meaningful way to express myself. Come follow my journey!

    Website: www.sharmalene.weebly.com

    Email: sharmalene.photo@gmail.com

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    Lynn Harlow:

    My piece was inspired by Anthony Cross' poem about a cat he saw one night while walking along the historic belt line. The illustration is rather whimsical for my work. The structures are warped to represent a strong imagination that Anthony still has even in his adult age. The focus is on a small cat, which he projects his wants onto.

    As for myself, generally my art is entirely self-focused. In this case the piece is not at all about me and instead my perception about Anthony and this light hearted work of his. Website: http://thoughtparadigm.tumblr.com/

    Email: s.l.e.harlow@gmail.com

    Anthony’s contact: 260-310-7123

    Anthony’s email: dravenr2190@hotmail.com

     

    Karen Harvey:

    I was born and grew up in a small city in upstate New York. With a move to the mid-west (Fort Wayne) and becoming empty nesters I renewed my interest in art. I have come to enjoy oil painting, sketching and a bit of watercolor.  I love God’s ever-changing landscapes and find myself often out viewing those for new ideas. Life is good, one day at a time, for as long as He gives. The Art Guild has been a source of growth as an artist and with it came the ability to meet many wonderful people both in and out of the field of art.

    Email: karen@theharveys.org

     

    John C. Kelty:

    John is a local artist working exclusively in watercolor. In the studio, as well as plein air, he brings his vision of small town and urban landscape to the viewer. Street scenes that we all consider every day and mundane are transformed into images that convey the beauty and atmosphere that exists all around us.

    Website: Johnckelty.com

    Email: jckwatercolors@gmail.com

    Contact: 260-415-9251

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    Nicholas J. Klein:

    Nicholas Klein is a local Fort Wayne artist specializing in photography, but he also works in video, graphic design, and web design. A graduate of IPFW with a Bachelor in Fine Arts, Concentration Photography as well as an Associates Degree in Business. His business, Nicholas J Photography, was founded in 2013 and specializes in local small business marketing productions, from websites and corporate videos to product photography and design. His personal photography works are focused on landscape, travel, and aerial photography.

    Website: www.nicholasjphotography.com

    Email: nick@nicholasjphotography.com

    Contact: 260-348-4729

     

    Bonnie Manning:

    My mission is to capture the tranquility in everyday life with an eye toward the whimsical.  It is my hope that the viewer takes a moment to stop and refresh the mind and spirit with this sense of tranquility.  It is then that we gather ourselves up to do the daily tasks we know we must do with renewed energy. I am a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, graduate of The University of Saint Francis with a B.S. Art/Education, and owner of B.T. Manning Photography.


    Darlene Selzer-Miller:

    I have enjoyed painting and sketching as far back as I can remember and spent most of my artistic career in the graphic design industry. I was born, raised and educated in the area, enjoying oil, graphite and ink as a medium and landscapes and portraits as a subject. You will see a number of my landscape paintings and drawings of the farms and countryside surrounding Fort Wayne.

    Email: dsmiller7123@hotmail.com


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    Alison Resac:

    Alison is a conceptual photographer who captures photos in a youthful and gritty way. The French Saucisse explains that she "dusts off” her taboo subjects to make them beautiful, attractive and interesting."

    Website: http://www.alisonresac.com

    Instagram: @alisonresacphoto (http://instagram.com/alisonresacphoto)

    Facebook: @alisonresacphoto (https://www.facebook.com/alisonresacphoto/)

    Email: alisonresac@gmail.com

     

    Brian Michael Sirois: 

    I capture moments of time and parts of an adventure, each portraying a point of interest along life’s travels. Instead of merely focusing on the "destination," I look at all three parts of a journey: Embark, Travel, and Arrive. This ETA tells us that every part of life is equally worthy of our observation.

    Website: www.studiosirois.com

    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/BrianMichaelSiroisPhotography

    E-mail: studiosirois@gmail.com

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    Charles Sizemore:

    My name is Charles Sizemore –Simmers. I was born in London, raised in Boston, and after my parents passed when I was very young, moved to New Haven, Indiana. I started painting when I was 32, 16 years ago, when I was recuperating from a fall that left me disable. I live with my best friend in the world and 3 cats. Painting is my therapy.

     

    Samantha Smith:

    I am an educator by day and a photographer always, specifically an outdoor nature photographer. Not everyone in our great city gets the opportunity to travel; it is my goal as an artist to capture both the beautiful, mysterious, and sometimes scary parts of our earth. My overall goal is to work for National Geographic and travel the world to preserve even more of our earth's beauty and wonder. 

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/SSSPhotography
    Instagram: Samantha.S.Smith.Photography

     

    Eunice Sully:

    The art quilt brings together my love of fabric, color and art.  The tactile feel of the fabric along with movement that can be made with a cut and a seam excite my creative spirit. The stitches become the added brush strokes that give additional movement and depth. My hope is that the viewer will see fabric as a wonderful art form.

     

    Anita Trick:

    My artistic goal is to capture the excitement that I feel when I look at a fresh snowfall, a brilliant fall leaf, an unusual structure, or a spectacular sunset.  I am an avid photographer and use my photos as references for most of my paintings; however, I do paint en plein aire occasionally. I enjoy painting in oils, pastels, watercolors and acrylics.  My paintings are an attempt to celebrate the beauty of what I see around me, both in what man and in what God has created.

    Contact: tricksunflower@frontier.com

    Website: www.angelhavenstudio.com

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