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    by SPARK Summer Learning Program | Jun 06, 2019
    essential oils

    What is an essential oil? Why do they work & how are they used? Experience some amazing scents as our presenter answers these questions and leads you in making a DIY item to take home with you!

    This program covers basic essential oils information, offers a Q&A session, and ends with a make-and-take, scent-filled craft. Free and open to the public.

    SPARK Summer Learning Program is generously supported by the Foellinger Foundation, Friends of the Allen County Public Library, and the Allen County Public Library Foundation.

    Program Dates & Times

    Wednesday, June 5 - 3:00 pm
    Main Library - https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2069521

    Tuesday, June 18 - 7:00 pm
    Little Turtle Branch - https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2063868

    Wednesday, June 19 - 3:00 pm
    Monroeville Branch - https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2064666

    Thursday, June 20 - 2:00 pm
    Georgetown Branch - https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2072495

    Monday, June 24 - 7:00 pm
    Aboite Branch - https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2074596

    Tuesday, June 25 - 7:00 pm
    Grabill Branch - https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2023009

    Thursday, June 27 - 4:00 pm
    Hessen Cassel Branch - https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2069528

    Tuesday, July 2 - 2:00 pm
    Waynedale Branch - https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2067656

    Wednesday, July 3 - 4:00 pm
    Tecumseh Branch - https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2028040

    Monday, July 8 - 2:00 pm & 6:30 pm
    New Haven Branch - https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2070708

    Wednesday, July 10 - 3:30 pm
    Little Turtle Branch - https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2079645

    Space is limited, so please register for all programs online, on the ACPL mobile app, or by calling any library location. Registration opens 2 weeks prior to each event. Please call your local branch for group/guest registrations larger than five people.
    by SPARK Summer Learning Program | Jun 06, 2019
    Figure Drawing

    This summer, ACPL and Tobias Studios will be offering free drawing classes at various library branches. These classes will give the public an opportunity to explore traditional figure drawing from a live, clothed model. Life drawing has been practiced by artists for generations, and remains a challenging path of learning. Basic materials and instruction will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring sketchbooks. All classes are free and open to the public.

    SPARK Summer Learning Program is generously supported by the Foellinger Foundation, Friends of the Allen County Public Library, and the Allen County Public Library Foundation.

    Program Dates & Times

    Monday, June 10 - 7:00 pm
    Pontiac Branch: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2046907

    Tuesday, June 11 - 7:00 pm
    Shawnee Branch: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2047643

    Tuesday, June 18 - 7:00 pm
    Grabill Branch: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2022868

    Space is limited, so please register for all programs online, on the ACPL mobile app, or by calling any library location. Registration opens 2 weeks prior to each event. Please call your local branch for group/guest registrations larger than five people.
    by SPARK Summer Learning Program | Jun 06, 2019
    succulent growing

    Learn how to help your tiny plants grow and thrive. Honey Plant will share helpful tips about succulent care and culture, including soils, pots, watering, and light. Participants will receive their own plant to cultivate! This program is free and open to the public.

    SPARK Summer Learning Program is generously supported by the Foellinger Foundation, Friends of the Allen County Public Library, and the Allen County Public Library Foundation.

    Program Dates & Times

    Tuesday, June 11 - 7:00 pm
    Grabill Branch: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2022859

    Wednesday, June 12 - 7:00 pm
    Little Turtle Branch: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2051875

    Monday, June 24 - 7:00 pm
    Pontiac Branch: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2046992

    Wednesday, June 26 - 7:00 pm
    Dupont Branch: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2057913

    Thursday, June 27 - 7:00 pm
    Tecumseh Branch: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2028027

    Monday, July 1 - 7:00 pm
    Shawnee Branch: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2063050

    Tuesday, July 2 - 7:00 pm
    Woodburn Branch: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2066836

    Space is limited, so please register for all programs online, on the ACPL mobile app, or by calling any library location. Registration opens 2 weeks prior to each event. Please call your local branch for group/guest registrations larger than five people.
    by SPARK Summer Learning Program | Jun 06, 2019
    90s Party

    Relive the glory days at this 90’s throwback party! Wear your best 90’s outfit and get ready for a variety of fun nostalgic activities.

    Activities may include:

    - All of the crafts from waaaay back. We’re talking Lisa Frank, Pony Bead Creatures, Friendship Bracelets, and Boondoggle Keychains!

    - Classic games from those golden years. Can you still keep your family alive on the Oregon Trail? Or are you still the fastest button masher in Super Smash Brothers?

    - And of course some epic trivia. We hope you remember all of that glorious pop culture.

    You’ll even get a chance to recreate your school photos with the classic laser backdrop!

    All programs are free and open to the public.

    SPARK Summer Learning Program is generously supported by the Foellinger Foundation, Friends of the Allen County Public Library, and the Allen County Public Library Foundation.

    Program Dates & Times

    Monday, June 10 - 7:00 pm
    Grabill Branch: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2022858

    Monday, June 24 - 7:00 pm
    Tecumseh Branch: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2027997

    Tuesday, June 25 - 6:30 pm
    Hessen Cassel Branch: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2069501

    Tuesday, June 25 - 7:00 pm
    Little Turtle Branch: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2079540

    Monday, July 08 - 6:00 pm
    Waynedale Branch: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2067373

    Sunday, July 21 - 1:30 pm
    Main Library: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2199876

    Wednesday, July 24 - 3:00 pm
    Monroeville Branch: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2065771

    Monday, July 29 - 2:00 pm
    New Haven Branch: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2070850

    Monday, July 29 - 6:30 pm
    New Haven Branch: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2070851

    Space is limited, so please register for all programs online, on the ACPL mobile app, or by calling any library location. Registration opens 2 weeks prior to each event. Please call your local branch for group/guest registrations larger than five people.
    by Art, Music & Media | Jun 06, 2019

    Join us for a free showing of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World! 
    When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World", a secret Dragon Utopia, before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first.

    What: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
    When: Tuesday, June 25, 6:30 pm
    Where: Main Library Theater
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    Free admission. Rated PG.
    Limited seating. First-come, first-seated.
    Doors open at 6 pm with cartoons.

    by Community Engagement | May 30, 2019
    Nia Movement

    Get moving this summer with free Nia Movement fitness classes at four ACPL locations!

    Nia Movement
    classes combine dance techniques with martial arts movements and mindfulness practices. Learn more about this fun, creative pathway to health and exercise that is adaptable to all ages and physical ability. Participants should plan to attend all classes in a series at each location. Each location will host three classes/sessions. Every class is free and open to the public. Grab a fitness partner and go to Nia Fitness classes at multiple branches this summer!

    Register for each session online or on the ACPL mobile app! Check out the full schedule with registration links below:

    Little Turtle Branch
    Mondays in June
    June 10: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2051871
    June 17: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2051878
    June 24: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2051879

    Tecumseh Branch
    Wednesdays in June
    June 12: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2027899
    June 19: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2027964
    June 26: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2028001

    Aboite Branch
    Mondays in July
    July 15: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2197073
    July 22: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2197078
    July 29: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2197079

    Main Library
    Wednesdays in July
    Classes will be held in the Theater Lobby on Lower Level 2.

    July 17: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2196481
    July 24: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2196482
    July 31: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/2196483

    This program is part of our SPARK Summer Learning Program, generously supported by the Foellinger Foundation, Friends of the Allen County Public Library, and the Allen County Public Library Foundation.

    by Emily M | May 17, 2019
    Each month we show an independent or foreign film as a part of our Independent Film Movement Series.  Join us this month for the Russian language film Over the Limit. 

    Over the Limit
    is an intimate portrait of the world's most outstanding rhythmic gymnast, Margarita Mamun, who needs to overcome mental fragility to take part in the Olympic Games.

    Over the Limit
    What: Over the Limit
    When: Wednesday, June 5, 6:30 pm
    Where: Main Library, Globe Room

    Free admission.
    Ages 18 and up.
    Film is in Russian with English subtitles.

    by Community Engagement | May 10, 2019
    Jim Gill Worksho
    Saturday, July 27
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Allen County Public Library
    Main Library
    (900 Library Plaza)

    Register for this free workshop online at http://bit.ly/2JfHGlp

    Over the years Jim Gill’s music and books have received, among other honors, five awards from the American Library Association. Early childhood professionals, however, are most interested in the fact that Jim Gill’s unique creations in music play provide joyous opportunities for children to learn. And they appreciate that his approach to song and book writing is informed by graduate studies in child development and 20 years of experience working with children and families.

    In this energizing session Jim will share examples of his work – both books and songs – that teachers and care providers can bring back to their classrooms, playrooms and family rooms. Most importantly, Jim will discuss how his unique creations in music play inspire young children not only to move, but to regulate their movements….not only to sing, but to make connections between the words they sing and the printed word and the world of numbers. Jim will discuss how a play-based program provides an inclusive environment for children with special needs and share thoughts based on his work with children of all ability levels.

    Early childhood professionals will leave the session inspired to share a new repertoire of songs and playful literacy activities with the children that they care for. Even more, they will leave the session understanding that what is most challenging about the nature of early childhood education is also what makes the profession so exciting. When we define our teaching as helping children learn, we not only provide joyous challenges for the children. We also keep ourselves engaged and rejuvenated by watching their excitement as they learn.

    This workshop is free and open to the public. Parking is free in APCL parking lots with valid library card. Parking is $1 per hour for non-cardholders.
    by Community Engagement | May 10, 2019
    Jim Gill Event
    Jim Gill in Concert: Nationwide Campaign for Play
    Friday, July 26
    10:30 am and 6:30 pm
    ACPL Main Library Plaza

    Free Admission!

    Get ready to sing, clap, sneeze, and dance along during this visit by award-winning musician and author Jim Gill.  In concert, Jim strums energetic rhythms on his banjo while everyone claps, sings, dances and even sneezes along to the silly and inspiring musical games that he creates.

    The concert will feature songs from his newest CD release, Vote For Jim Gill!

    Jim will also lead families in active favorites such as “Spin Again” and his “Silly Dance Contest!”

    Jim Gill’s distinctive music play creates a family room experience wherever the concert is held.  Come and join in the fun!

    Register for both showtimes online at www.acpl.info/calendar

    Parking is free in ACPL parking lots with valid library card. Parking is $1 per hour for non-cardholders.
    by Community Engagement | May 07, 2019

    13th Annual Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival
    Sunday, May 19
    Noon to 5:00 pm
    Allen County Public Library
    900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN

    Presented by the Japanese American Association of Indiana (JAAI) and the Allen County Public Library.

    Share the traditions of Japan at the 13th Annual Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival! Most events are free, and Japanese merchandise and food will be available for purchase.

    Opening Ceremony - 12:00 pm
    with Fort Wayne Taiko, Mayor Tom Henry's Official Proclamation, Fort Wayne Children's Choir and Suzuki Strings, and pre-opening music by Fort Wayne Taiko.

    Featured Artists:
    • Tokiko Kimura – Koto
    • Emi Tanabe - Violin (part of Grammy-winning group, Apollo’s Fire)
    • Elaina Robbins, vocal and Daniel Quinn, classical guitar - contemporary Japanese music
    • Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, Chamber Singers - Performing Japanese music in the Opening Ceremony
    • Fort Wayne Taiko - traditional Japanese drumming at 12 noon to open the festival
    • Dalen Wuest - Saxophone
    • Koji Ota, Japanese Pop Songs – songs in Japanese
    • Minyo Dancers - traditional Japanese Folk style dancing in colorful Kimonos
    • Shie Otani - traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony with participation of audience members
    • Suzuki Strings Orchestra of Fort Wayne - performing Japanese music for the Opening Ceremony

    Contests:
    Anime Art!
    Draw a famous anime character or your own original character. 
    Can You Haiku? Students submit work prior to festival. Finalists have their haiku displayed and are invited to read their haiku at the festival. The public may also compose haiku at the festival.
    Cosplay Competition! Public may wear costumes depicting their favorite Cosplay character. 

    Japanese Marketplace:
    • Asian Styles - Japanese merchandise, accessories, gifts, souvenirs
    • Bonsai Club - Japanese style miniature plants
    • Books, Comics and Things- Manga and Japanese trading card games
    • Buf’s Otaku Stop – Video games, wall scrolls, plush
    • Carroll High School-Yamate Gakuin Partnership-original origami accessories
    • Cherry Blossom Festival T-shirts-Collect them all!
    • IACE Travel Agency – Travel information
    • JessDesu Kawaii – Handmade Kanzashi hair and Harakuju accessories, chibi anime figures
    • Japanese Saturday School – Accessories, crafts and Japanese souvenir items
    • Ohio Kimono - Kimonos from Japan & kimono accessories

    Martial Arts Demonstrations:
    Indianapolis Kendo Club

    Taste of Japan:
    Bamboo Garden: Curry, yakisoba, spring rolls  
    Kona Shaved Ice: Kakigōri:  
    Pho-Shi: Sushi, yakitori, mochi ice cream  
    West Coast Grill: Smoothies, seaweed salad, bottled water 
    Woo’s Oriental Grocery & Mart: Japanese candies, drinks, crackers etc.

    Demonstrations and Other Activities:
    Bonsai Crafting by the Fort Wayne Bonsai Club 
    Children’s Games & Crafts, ACPL Children’s Services 
    Japanese Goldfish Catch 
    Japanese-themed “Make and Take”, ACPL Children’s Services & JAAI
    Kamishibai Story Telling, ACPL Children’s Services 
    Kendama, Mike Tsugawa 
    Make the Cherry Tree Bloom – Make origami cherry blossoms
    Origami Demonstration, Mike Schmid, Art educator 
    Papercutting Art Exhibit and Demonstration by Janice Furtner, Artist
    YoYo Water Balloons – IACE Travel Agency 
    by Emily M | May 07, 2019

    Join us in the Main Library theater for a showing of The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part! 

    It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

    Lego Movie 2What: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
    When: Tuesday, May 28, 6:30 pm
    Where: Main Library Theater

    Rated PG.
    Free admission.
    Doors open at 6:00 pm with cartoons before the show.
    Limited seated; first-come, first-seated.

    by Community Engagement | May 02, 2019
    T'ai Chi on the Plaza

    Join us for free all-ages T'ai Chi classes this summer outside on the Main Library Plaza! We are excited to host Liz Monnier of the Fort Wayne Dance Collective who will lead these all-level classes.

    T'ai Chi on the Plaza
    10:00 am - 11:00 am


    May 4 & 18
    June 8 & 22
    July 6 & 27
    August 17 & 31


    Classes will be held at the Main Library (900 Library Plaza) outdoors on the Plaza. Bring a friend and a bottle of water! All classes are completely free and open to the public.

    With its low-impact, slow-motion exercises, T’ai Chi can be easily adapted for anyone at any skill level. T’ai Chi is a mind-body practice that originated in China as a martial art and has value in treating or preventing several medical conditions including: arthritis, low bone density, heart disease, hypertension, sleep problems, and Fibromyalgia.

    Free T'ai Chi classes are also being offered at the following locations in May:

    New Haven Branch
    Mondays in May
    10:30-11:30 am

    Little Turtle Branch
    Thursdays in May
    10:30–11:30 am
    by Community Engagement | May 02, 2019
    Lunch Time Concerts on the Plaza
    Join us on the Main Library Plaza this summer for free lunch time concerts! Enjoy fare from local food trucks under the big tent and listen to live music from some of the region's biggest names.

    Lunch Time Concerts on the Library Plaza
    June 12 - July 10 - August 14
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    900 Library Plaza

    This year's food trucks are: Bravas, Flora & Lily's Mexican Kitchen, and Whip & Chill.

    Wednesday, June 12
    New Millennium Jazz Orchestra


    The New Millenium Jazz Orchestra is Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana's premier professional big band. Under the direction of Edward E. King II, artistic director and lead trombonist, the mission of the NMJO is to perform the highest caliber big band jazz music and to demonstrate to all ages that music can provide a lifetime of enjoyment and reward.




    Wednesday, July 10
    Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra


    From Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra brings you world class Funk, Hip Hop, R&B and Soul music from the 70's to today's greatest hits. A sonic tapestry of musical diversity including their own music and other great artists - bands like Average White Band, Chicago, Commodores, Earth Wind & Fire, Biggie Smalls, Dr. Dre, Michael Jackson, Rick James, Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder and more.




    Wednesday, August 14
    The Bergamot


    The Bergamot is an American indie-folk-rock band based in Brooklyn, New York. The two founding members and songwriters of The Bergamot are husband and wife Nathaniel Hoff and Jillian Speece. In 2003, Jillian and Nathaniel met in high school in their hometown of South Bend, Indiana. Since then, they have released five albums and have toured extensively performing over 500 dates in all 50 states, including two tours of Europe. Their performances are high energy, infectious, and have turned first-time listeners into instant fans.

    by Community Engagement | May 01, 2019

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    Rock the Plaza
    Saturdays - June through August
    6:00 pm
    Main Library - Plaza

    It's official! The bands have been booked and the stage is ready for this year's Rock the Plaza Concert Series. Join us on our Main Library Plaza every Saturday in June, July, and August for free concerts featuring the region's hottest musical acts. Pint and Slice will be slingin' pizza and drinks on the Plaza all night long. This rockin' concert series is open to all ages and is 100% free. Don't forget to bring a chair or a blanket!

    RTP 2018

    The following bands will be playing at this year's Rock the Plaza Concert Series:

    June 8
    Zen BBQ
    Gregg Bender
    El Camino Hot Tub
    Grateful Groove

    June 15
    Gaucho
    Marnee
    Monarch
    Dave Todoran & the Mobile Home Wreckers

    June 22
    My Soul's Revolution
    Todd Staszak
    the Kickbacks
    Unlikely Alibi

    June 29
    Uncle Muscle
    Adam Strack
    Morning After
    Brother

    July 6
    PlumDingo
    Basketcase
    Three Cities
    Exterminate All Rational Thought

    July 13
    Big Jaw
    Chilly Addams
    Daily Driver
    Country Heart

    July 20
    APQ Harmonic
    Phil’s Family Lizard
    Sunny Taylor Band
    Moser Woods

    July 27
    Bending Mercury
    Craig Guy
    the Humanity
    Walkin Papers

    August 3
    906 Band
    Susan Mae & the New Yesterday
    Kerosec
    Jon Durnell Band

    August 10
    Mojo Rising
    Insta Gators
    Bonsai
    Joey O Band

    August 17
    Bad Hombres
    Brian Lemert
    Damon Mitchell
    URB

    August 24
    OLC
    Paul Stephens
    Secret Mezzanine
    Pop N Fresh
     
    by Aisha H. | Apr 25, 2019
    SAT ACT Prep
    Strategic Review Session
    Saturday, May 11
    2:30-5:00 pm

    Main Library (900 Library Plaza)

    Come to a free SAT Strategic Review session on Saturday, May 11 from 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM. The review, given by Sylvan Learning, will include an overview of the SAT, one hour of math strategy, and one hour of verbal strategy. Registration is limited and required. While you do not have to have taken the SAT to attend, you should have taken the PSAT. 

    Register here or by calling the Teens Department at 421-1255.
    by Friends of the Allen County Public Library | Apr 19, 2019
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    At the Library: Paula McLain
    Wednesday, May 15 - 7:00 pm


    Allen County Public Library
    Main Library - Theater (LL2)

    Join us at the Allen County Public Library for a special visit with acclaimed author Paula McLain. Her presentation, "Creating Fiction from Real-Life Characters" will begin at 7:00 pm in our Main Library Theater (located on Lower Level 2). The author will be signing books immediately after her presentation. Books will be available for purchase.

    This event is free and open to the public.

    Our Main Library is located at 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, Indiana. Parking is available in the library parking lots and parking garage.

    Paula McLain is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels "The Paris Wife," "Love and Ruin," "Circling the Sun," and "A Ticket to Ride," the memoir "Like Family: Growing Up in Other People’s Houses," and two collections of poetry. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, O: The Oprah Magazine, Town & Country, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and elsewhere. She lives in Ohio with her family.

    For more information on this speaker please visit www.prhspeakers.com.
    by Community Engagement | Apr 18, 2019
    FCBD

    Free Comic Book Day 2019
    Saturday, May 4 - All Day!
    Main Library - 900 Library Plaza


    Boom! Zap! Pow! Free Comic Book Day is hitting the Allen County Public Library’s Main Library. Free Comic Book Day is a world-wide event that takes place the first Saturday each May.

    Come to the Main Library on Saturday, May 4, 2019, for a free comic book or two (while supplies last) and one or all of the following events:

    10:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Scavenger Hunt, begins at first floor Information Desk in Great Hall
     
    10:30 to 11:00 am - Globe Room
    Storytime for Families
    Join us for a special comic-themed storytime.
               
    11:00 am to noon - Meeting Room C
    Graphic Novel Writing Workshop for Teens and Adults with Courtney Hahn
     
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm - Children's Services Program Room
    Costume Factory
    Be a superhero. Materials will be available for you to create your own superhero cape.
     
    Noon to 1:00 pm - Globe Room
    LEGO Club

    Join us for a special LEGO Club to celebrate Free Comic Book Day
     
    12:30 to 2:00 pm - Meeting Room AB
    Kids’ Superhero Academy

    Test yourself with feats of strength and agility.
     
    1:30 to 2:30 pm - Theater (LL2)
    Music of Star Wars

    Presentation by Aaron Krerowicz showcasing composer John Williams’ iconic music from the Star Wars films.
     
    2:00 to 2:45 pm - Great Hall
    Classical Trio

    Enjoy your favorite superhero and Star Wars movie soundtracks performed live by a classical trio.
     
    2:00 to 3:00 pm - Children's Services Program Room
    Kids’ Drawing Workshop with Andrew and Jordan Kurzen

    Learn some drawing techniques as two local artists share their skills during this hour-long workshop.

    2:00-4:00 pm - Teens Dept
    Create a Pokemon Stress Ball

     
    3:00 to 4:00 pm - Meeting Room C
    Graphic Novel Writing Workshop for Teens and Adults with Courtney Hahn

     
    4:00 to 5:30 pm - Globe Room
    Teen Video Game Tournament


    All programs are free and open to the public.
    by Community Engagement | Apr 18, 2019
    graphic novel workshop

    Saturday, May 4 - 11:00 am and 3:00 pm
    Main Library - Meeting Room C


    Join us for a free writing and illustration workshop at our Main Library on Saturday, May 4. Two sessions will be offered - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, and 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Talented local illustrator and graphic novel author, Courtney Hahn, will teach you how to approach writing graphic novels, and share some tips and tricks for illustrating your stories. This workshop is free and open to all ages.
    by Community Engagement | Apr 18, 2019
    NEIBT fair

    Friday, May 10 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Main Library - Plaza

    Join us for a Building Trades Apprenticeship Fair on the Main Library Plaza on Friday, May 10 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Representatives from Northeast Indiana Building Trades will be on site to share apprenticeship and job opportunities. Construction trade professionals and industry partners will be available to talk about rewarding career paths in the trades. Learn from the best with hands-on demonstrations and take the first step towards your future career by filling out applications.

    Northeast Indiana Building Trades Apprenticeship Programs offer the opportunity for a career. Their 3-5 year apprenticeship programs offer tuition-free education with an Associate’s degree from Ivy Tech upon completion of a majority of programs. Earn while you learn with immediate employment with one of their signatory contractors. These career opportunities also include health benefits for your family, stable retirement plans and 401k, and continued lifetime education. For more information, visit http://www.neibt.org/.
    by Emily M | Apr 17, 2019
    Each month we show an independent or foreign film as a part of our Independent Film Movement Series. May's movie is Un Traductor, the story of a Russian Literature professor at the University of Havana who is ordered to work as a translator for child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster when they are sent to Cuba for medical treatment. Please join us!

    Un TraductorWhat: Un Traductor
    When: Wednesday, May 1, 6:30 pm
    Where: Main Library, Globe Room


    * Movie is in Spanish and Russian with English subtitles.
    Free admission, ages 18 and up.
    This movie is not rated.