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April Fool's Scavenger Hunt

Monday, April 30, 2018
Aboite Branch

Things have gone wacky in our Children’s department! Can you find everything strange or out of place in our scavenger hunt?

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"Transparency" IPFW Senior Project Exhibit

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Storytellers on the Move

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Main Library - Children's Services
In the Community
Librarians bringing books to your child care or preschool. 50 books or more for your classes to share until we come back and bring new books, plus a storytime with your classes as time allows.  Call 260-421-1220 for more information.  No storytime Wednesday, April 25 and Friday, April 27.
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Block Party

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Shawnee Branch
Large Meeting Room

Big blocks mean big fun and big learning!  Explore some of of gigantic blocks sets, where the limits are only set by your imagination.

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NIIC Office Hours

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Business, Science & Technology
the Allen County Public Library and Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC)  collaborate to help northeast Indiana entrepreneurs turn ideas into successful businesses, products or services.

People seeking help with starting a business can make an appointment to meet with a staff member of the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC) in the Business & Technology department conference room on the second floor at the Allen County Public Library’s main branch, 900 Library Plaza.

Entrepreneurs attending a coaching session with a NIIC staff member should bring any hand drawings, sketches, research, or prototypes of business concept or ventures.

To schedule an appointment, ask a librarian in the Business and Technology Department, call the library at 421-1200 or email ask@acpl.info. You also can call the NIIC at 1-260-407-6442.


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Tech Help with Kiera

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Waynedale Branch
Study Room
Need help with your tablet, setting up an email, getting started with Hoopla or the like? Kiera will be able to assist you with your various needs. She will be available for an hour every Thursday morning. Contact us for any questions you may have.
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Family Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Georgetown Branch
Large Meeting Room
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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Music and Movement Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Dupont Branch
Storytime Room
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. Registration is required.  Call 421-1315 to sign up or register online the day before storytime. When registering online, please register only the children who will participate (no need to register babies or adults.)
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Baby Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Shawnee Branch
Children's Area
Rhymes, songs, bounces, and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for learning with this engaging storytime.
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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Aboite Branch
Large Meeting Room

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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Toddler Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Tecumseh Branch
Large Meeting Room
Wiggle, rhyme, read, and sing in this active storytime! Simple stories and music introduce the sounds of rhythm of language to your little learner. Designed for children 18 months -- 3 years old and their caregiver.
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Family Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Georgetown Branch
Large Meeting Room
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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Preschool Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Dupont Branch
Storytime Room
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 3 - 6 years and their caregivers.
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Crafter's Cafe

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Hessen Cassel Branch
Large Meeting Room
Bring your latest crafty project to work on with others. Have a snack and make new friends!
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School's Out!

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
girl building with sticks
Tecumseh Branch
Large Meeting Room
All students are invited to join us at the library every day after school for a snack and a variety of fun activities!
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After School Hour

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Waynedale Branch
Meeting Room
We're playing games, making crafts, building with Legos, playing video games, and having snacks each day after school. It's always something new and fun!

Mondays: games & stuff
Tuesdays: video games & board games
Wednesdays: Lego Club
Thursdays: art
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Homework Help

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Pontiac Branch
Do you need help with homework, school projects, book reports, or any assignments? We will have homework help available for all grades every Thursday at 3:30 pm. 
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Lego Club

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library - Children's Services
Globe Room
We’ll share our HUGE LEGO collection with you—all you have to do is show up and start building! Let's get creative and share our love of LEGOs.
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Rated T for Teen

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Rated T for Teen image
New Haven Branch
Large Meeting Room
Have fun with your friends after school! For anyone in middle school or high school.
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Teen Tech Cafe

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Little Turtle Branch
Large Meeting Room
Come hangout and put your cyber skills to the test!  Listen to music, surf the internet, and have cafe snacks! Gather with other techies and friends to tackle the Tech Challenge of the month and win prizes! Teens Only.  Tech Challenges will vary, so please ask for more information.
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HSE Class

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Grabill Branch
Large Meeting Room
HSE (formerly GED) classes are being offered at the Grabill Branch of the Allen County Public Library. Together with The Fort Wayne Anthis Career Center these classes are being offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4pm-6pm. To register, please text or call: Kathy (260)437-4381 OR Anne (260)460-0506.
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Minecraft Club

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Georgetown Branch
Georgetown Maker Lab
Play Minecraft on the Raspberry Pis in our Maker Lab. Maximum of 6 participants; first come, first served.

From the Maker Lab rules:
1. Please arrive promptly. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you will need to reschedule.
2. No open footwear such as sandals or flip-flops.
3. No loose or dangling scarves, jewelry, ribbons, or long hair.
4. Parents of children under 12 must be present the entire time.
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Sit & Stitch

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Pontiac Branch
Meeting Room
Bring your knitting, crochet, or other needlecraft supplies and enjoy good company while you work on your project.
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PAWS TO READ

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pontiac Branch
Study Room A
Come and meet Piper. He is "begging" you to read to him.
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Registration is closed

One Hour of Coding for Everyone

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Maker Lab
The 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. There are up to 172 one hour interactive tutorials designed for ages 8 to adults.  It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity.  
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