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    by Community Engagement | Sep 19, 2018
    Spooky Fort Wayne

    Put away your history books. You will not find these stories there.

    Spooky Fort Wayne
    Saturday, October 6 - 1:30 pm
    Georgetown Branch
    Free admission

    This is the dark history of Fort Wayne, the city built along the rivers, a city of secrets. Put away your history books. You will not find these stories there. These are the tales that are too dark, too grisly, and too unspeakable to be recorded by traditional means. But we promise, dear reader, the stories told at this event are, unfortunately, absolutely true. Lori Graf, our fearless presenter, will pass along local lore from ARCH's famous "Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem" tours. This program is intended for teens and adults, but is not suitable for children or for the faint of heart.

    ARCH's "Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem" walking tours have become a staple in Fort Wayne's October event list, and they are known to quickly sell out. Tours typically cost $10 for adults and $5 for ages 6-17. Our "Spooky Fort Wayne" program is an opportunity to experience the "Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem" tour for free, and in the comfort of our Georgetown branch.

    by Readers' Services | Sep 17, 2018
    Local Author Book Sale

    NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 ACPL Local Author Book Sale! Previously called the ACPL Author Fair, the Local Author Book Sale will take place on Saturday, December 15 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm at the Main Library. This event will provide local authors an opportunity to sell their work, sign copies of their books, and meet other authors from around the region. The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, October 15, 2018.

    *Please note that only authors who are currently residents of Indiana or who can demonstrate strong ties to Indiana will be considered.*

    Click here to apply!

     The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, October 15, 2018.

    by Friends of the Allen County Public Library | Sep 17, 2018
    10-6-18 Fall Book Sale

    Join us for book sales at our branches throughout October and November! The Friends of the Allen County Public Library book sales are a valuable fundraising tool for ACPL, and 100% of the proceeds will be used to support library programs and opportunities in our communities. Books in all genres will be available to purchase, and all payment types will be accepted.
     
    Paperbacks: $0.50
    Hardbacks: $1.00
    Media: $3.00
    Tote Bags: $3.00

    BOOK SALE SCHEDULE

    Aboite

    Saturday, October 27 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Monday, October 29 10:00 am to 1:30 pm (half-price day)

     

    Dupont

    Friday, November 9 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Saturday, November 10 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

     

    Georgetown

    Saturday, October 20 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Monday, October 22 10:00 am to 1:30 pm

     

    Grabill

    Friday, November 9 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Saturday, November 10 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (half-price day)

     

    Hessen Cassel

    Saturday, November 10 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Monday, November 12 10:00 am to 9:00 pm (half-price day)

     

    Little Turtle

    Friday, November 2 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Saturday, November 3 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

     

    Monroeville

    Friday, October 19 10:00 am to Noon & 1:00 to 6:00 pm

    Saturday, October 20 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

     

    New Haven

    Friday, October 12 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Saturday, October 13 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

     

    Pontiac

    Saturday, November 10 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Monday, November 12 10:00 am to 9:00 pm (half-price day)

     

    Shawnee

    Saturday, October 20 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Monday, October 22 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

     

    Tecumseh

    Saturday, October 6 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Monday, October 8 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

     

    Waynedale

    Friday, October 12 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Saturday, October 13 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

     

    Woodburn

    Friday, October 12 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Saturday, October 13 10:00 am to 1:30 pm (half-price day)

     

    by Emily M | Sep 12, 2018

    Each month we feature an independent or foreign film as a part of our Independent Film Movement Series.  This month we are showing the German film Bye Bye Germany. 

    Frankfurt, 1946. David Bermann (Moritz Bleibtreu) and his Jewish friends have escaped the Nazi regime and are now dreaming of leaving for America. But how will they get the money in these tough post-war times? The smooth-talking businessman focuses on what the Germans now need most: fine bed linens nicely wrapped in amusing stories! The six talented entertainers go from home to home, praising housewives with ashy chutzpah until the flattered ladies have no choice but to buy their irresistible items. Business flourishes and a bright new future can be seen in the horizon. But questions about Bermann's past soon catch up with him.

    What: Bye Bye Germany
    When: Wednesday, October 3, 6:30 pm
    Where: Main Library Globe Room

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    by Emily M | Sep 09, 2018

    Join us for a showing of Solo: A Star Wars Story!

    Starring Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo, Solo: A Star Wars Story takes place approximately a decade prior to Star Wars: A New Hope and explores the early adventures of Han Solo and Chewbecca as they find themselves in the middle of a criminal heist and meet Lando Calrissian for the first time. 

    What: Solo: A Star Wars Story
    When: Tuesday, September 25, 6:30 pm
    Where: Main Library Theater, Lower Level 2

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    Free admission
    Limited seating. First-come, first-seated.
    Doors open at 6 pm with cartoons.

    by Aisha H. | Sep 05, 2018

    Celebrate Bilbo's and Frodo's birthdays with door prizes, games, and more on Saturday, September 22 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. There will be music and dancing with Barry Dupen and The Spy Run String Band; There and Back Again, a scavenger hunt game; and interactive Hobbit character photo-ops. Events will take place inside and outside the Main Library. Cosplay is encouraged!

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    Come early for a 13th Age RPG game: Raiders of the Black Pit! Sessions will be at 9:00 and 11:00 am. Space is limited for the RPG; please call 421-1255 to register.

    by Carrie V | Aug 28, 2018
    Do you want to write a mystery novel but don’t know how to start?
     
    ACPL Writers’ Series presents Mystery Writing 101 with renowned crime fiction author Lori Rader-Day on Saturday, September 29th from 10 am to 12 pm in meeting room A at the Main library.

    Lori Rader-Day’s debut mystery, The Black Hour, won the 2015 Anthony Award for Best First Novel and was a finalist for the 2015 Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her second novel, Little Pretty Things, won the 2016 Mary Higgins Clark Award and was a nominee for the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original. Little Pretty Things was named a 2015 “most arresting crime novel” by Kirkus Reviews and one of the top ten crime novels of the year by Booklist. Her third novel, The Day I Died, was an Indie Next Pick and is a nominee for the Mary Higgins Clark Award and the Barry Award. Lori’s fourth novel of crime fiction, Under a Dark Sky, comes out in August 2018. Born and raised in central Indiana, she currently lives in Chicago.
     
    Pre-registration is recommended.  Call Readers’ Services at 260-421-1235 for more details.


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    by Aisha H | Aug 27, 2018

    All Voices Book Club is for teens in grades 9-12 and is dedicated to reading YA books that reflect the diversity of our world. AVBC will be held at the Pontiac Branch on the second Tuesday of the month from 5:00-6:00 pm and at the Main Library on the second Thursday of the month from 7:00-8:00 pm. You can attend either club.

    During the September meetings, we will pass out the book we’ll read for our October meetings, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and discuss what titles to read in the upcoming months.

    The Hate U Give

    The first meeting at the Pontiac Branch is on September 11. The first meeting at the Main Library is on September 13.

    by Community Engagement | Aug 17, 2018
    2018 Senior Information Fair

    2018 SENIOR INFORMATION FAIR
    Thursday, September 20
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Allen County Public Library - Main Library


    Join us for the 2018 Senior Information Fair! Network with 89 exhibitors and vendors. Ask a pharmacist any questions you may have. Take advantage of free health screenings and educational sessions. Valuable resource materials and information will be available, all free of charge.

    This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.seniorfair.info


    PRESENTATIONS AND SPEAKERS

    GLOBE ROOM

    "VA Legal Lingo"
    9:15-10:30 am

    Speaker: Charles Backs
    Presented by Beers Mallers Backs & Salin, LLP

    "Managing the Medicare Maze"
    10:30-11:15 am
    Speaker: Greg MacDonald
    Presented by Sage Insurance Advisors


    MAKER LAB

    Open Demonstrations
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Tour the Maker Lab and unleash your creativity! Learn how to turn your old pictures into digital files, slides, and even convert film into digital images.


    COMPUTER ROOM

    "Starting Your Family History"
    9:30-10:15 am
    Presented by ACPL Genealogy Center
    Learn a few easy steps you can take to trace your family history.

    "Telling the Stories of Our Lives"
    10:45-11:30 am
    Presented by ACPL Genealogy Center
    Learn a few simple ways to encourage the sharing of stories.


    EARLY LEARNING CENTER

    "The Importance of Books, Interaction, Reading & Play"
    10:30-11:15 am and 1:00-1:45 pm

    Learn about what the library has to offer you and the special children in your life. We'll share information about how playing, talking, and reading with kids can help them get ready to learn and read.

    The 2018 Senior Information Fair is sponsored by AARP, Parkview, American Senior Communities, Beers Mallers Backs & Salin, LLP, Oak Street Health, WANE-TV 15, and 1st Source Bank.
    by Community Engagement | Aug 08, 2018
    9-26-18 ACPL Constitution 101

    Do you want to learn more about our nation’s Constitution?  Perhaps you want to feel more informed before you head to the polls to vote this November. Check out this 6-session class for adults!

    This fall the Allen County Public Library is partnering with the Allen County Bar Foundation, the League of Women Voters' Fort Wayne chapter and the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue University Fort Wayne for a six-week Constitution 101 course offered at the Main library.

    Classes will be held at 6:30 pm in Meeting Room C at the Main Library every Wednesday from September 26 through October 31. There is a cost of $50 for the course and space is limited to 40 participants.  Registration is through the Bar Foundation.

    Find out more at http://www.allencountybar.org/allen-county-bar-foundation/.

    by Aisha H. | Jul 24, 2018

    Human Library - Fort Wayne
    Saturday, August 4 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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    Assem grew up in Lebanon, came to the United States, and experienced culture shock while living in the US as an Arab immigrant. Jay grew up in Appalachia, in an environment of steep poverty and racism, living with her single mom and an illiterate coal miner grandpa. Ketu was on death row for five years, two months, and a few odd days, sentenced for a crime he did not commit. They and other human “books” will be available to “check out” on Saturday, August 4 at Human Library- Fort Wayne from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in Meeting Rooms ABC.

    Human Library is “designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered.”

    Throughout the day, there will be panel presentations as well as time to check out more than 30 human “books” and have a conversation with them one-on-one.

    This program is aimed at ages 14 and up.

    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 | 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.