Homeschool Hangout is a time for homeschoolers to come spend time and do fun activities together. Activities will vary from week to week and may include games, art, science activities, guest speakers, and more! Call or stop by the branch to find out what each week's theme will be!
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 birth-18 months and their caregivers.
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.
Adults: come spend time talking about what you have read in the last month. We will talk about the book of the month. And then of course we will have lunch together. Call the Branch for lunch details and to register, (260) 421-1370.
May 21 – How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
Drop in time is from 4:00-6:00 during the week and by appointments and is subject to change. To make sure you have a specific time please schedule an appointment and our Maker Lab Guide will be available to assist you. Please email to set up a time: firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Maker Lab Rules:
Please arrive promptly. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you will need to attend the next available class.
No open footwear such as sandals or flip-flops.
No loose or dangling scarves, jewelry, ribbons, or long hair.
Parents of children under 12 must be present the entire time.
Need reading practice? Share a story with our PAWS to Read dogs! It’s reading practice that’s both fun and furry! Haley or Lincoln are here every other Monday at 4:00pm. Please call the branch to confirm program dates.
Readers' C.A.F.E. is a great way for young readers to get together and read their favorite books, be introduced to new books, and have discussions with other young readers as they expand their reading Comprehension, Accuracy, and Fluency, while also Expanding their vocabulary (C.A.F.E.). Snacks & drinks will be provided.
Teens: Drop into the library for a different activity each month. Music or crafts or games or whatever is in the mix. May: "Tour de Woodburn" Celebrate National Bike Month and discover and name interesting sites around our community with an imaginary bike ride.
Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to
demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to
broaden participation in the field of computer science. You decide what
tutorial to start and our maker lab guide will assist you. There are up to 172 one hour interactive tutorials designed
for ages 8 to adults. It
helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity.
Bryant Rozier's lecture will discuss the importance of Central High School, an integrated sports powerhouse, in our city's history. Among other stories, he will bring to life the story of Johnny Bright, a sports legend who led the basketball team to the state championships several times before going on to college track and football fame. Mr. Rozier serves as Creative Director for the African/African-American Historical Society Museum of Allen County. This event is part of Hessen Cassel Branch's ongoing Local History Lecture Series, presented on the third Monday of each month (October-May).
Got a talent you've been wanting to share with your neighbors? Come and sing us a song, read us a poem, tell us a story or joke, or just show us your newest card trick; we're interested in it all! Sign up for a time slot at the Grabill Branch Library Circulation Desk or give us a call.
Research shows that children enjoy improving their reading skills by practicing reading to animals. Drop in and sign up for your turn to practice reading to our trained therapy dogs, Maggie and Murphy. They are great listeners!
Have you always wanted to be a writer? Or are you already a writer and
looking for motivation and community? Join ACPL's new Writers' Group!
This group aims to provide a forum for sharing works in progress, as
well as getting feedback and ideas. Writers of any experience level are
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.
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