Come celebrate Black History Month at the Aboite Branch! We have hidden pictures of black leaders and innovators around the Children's department. Find the pictures and learn more about these important Americans!
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.
Econ Recon: An Overview of Economics
What is Econ Recon?
To do reconnaissance is: "a mission to obtain information by observation or other detection methods, about the activities, resources and characteristics of a particular area." We will be surveying broad areas in the field of economics to get an idea of what it means, how it works and why we should all know something about it. Social Science Sleuths is a class for homeschooled middle and high school students. The class meets Mondays at 10:30 am at our Hessen Cassel Branch, 3030 E Paulding Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46816.
We'll use a little space and a lot of imagination to create portable, pocket-able works of art! What amazing art can you fit into an Altoid Tin? Draw your own scenes or use recycled books, we'll have everything you need.
Drop in time is from 4-6 during the week 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.
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.
Learn how to use the CNC milling machine by making an engraved custom dog tag or luggage tag.
Registration is suggested, and will guarantee you a spot in the class. Maximum of 6 participants.
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.
Since the "Freedom's Journal" was first published in 1827, local and regional African American newspapers have been documenting the lives, experiences and histories of African Americans. In this session, we will explore the "African American Historical Newspapers" and "Accessible Archives African American Newspapers" digital databases and discover additional resources for locating these informative records. This session has been approved by the Indiana State Library for continuing education credit (1 TLEU).
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!