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Black History Month Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Aboite Branch
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!
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Interactive Black History Month Display

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Dupont Branch
Dupont Branch
Test your knowledge of Black history (or learn something new!) at the Dupont Branch this February. Our display will feature books, music, and videos you can check out as well as interactive questions.
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Library Olympics

All Day
Gold, Silver and Bronze medals
Hessen Cassel Branch
Compete in library activities from reading challenges to obstacle courses. Go for the gold!
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Homeschool Hangout

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
New Haven Branch
Large Meeting Room
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!
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Peter Rabbit Party

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
New Haven Branch
Hop into the library for stories, crafts, and a visit from the rascally rabbit himself.
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Baby Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Georgetown Branch
Children's Activity Room
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.
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Baby Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Dupont Branch
Storytime Room
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.
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Baby Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Aboite Branch
Large Meeting Room
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.
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Music and Movement Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Waynedale Branch
Meeting 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.
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Social Science Sleuths: Econ Recon

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Hessen Cassel Branch
Large Meeting Room
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.
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Baby Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Georgetown Branch
Children's Activity Room
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.
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Cabin Fever

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Photo by Adriaan Greyling from Pexels https://www.pexels.com/photo/brown-wooden-house-749230/
Hessen Cassel Branch
Large Meeting Room
Got a case of the Mondays? Give yourself a reason to get out of the house with a variety of fun activities for adults. 6 sessions, January 22-February 26. Drop in once, or attend every week.

January 22: Games (Euchre and Bingo) - prizes provided
January 29: Jewelry Making
February 5: Coloring for Stress Relief
February 12: Book Discussion - Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand
February 19: Movie - Going In Style
February 26: Creative Canvas (acrylic painting)
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After School Hour

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
New Haven Branch
Large Meeting Room
We're playing games, making crafts, building with Legos, and playing video games on Mondays after school. It's always something new and fun!
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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!
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Altoid Tin Mini Scenes for Tweens & Teens

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Grabill Branch
Large Meeting Room
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.
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Preschool Storytime

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Maker Lab: Guided Help

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Georgetown Branch
Georgetown Maker Lab
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: ltroemel@acpl.info
From the Maker Lab Rules:
  1. Please arrive promptly. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you will need to attend the next available class.
  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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Readers' C.A.F.E.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pontiac Branch
Meeting Room
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.
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The Mix

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Woodburn Branch
Meeting Room
Teens: Drop into the library for a different activity each month. Music or crafts or games or whatever is in the mix. Feb. 19th - Cozy Chat & Chew: Hot Chocolate/Sweets and Book discussion
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CNC Milling 101: Engraving

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Georgetown Branch
Georgetown Maker Lab

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.

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Homework Help

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
homework
Main Library
Teens Tables
Grades 6-12:  Knowledgeable volunteers are available to help students with math, science, social studies, and language arts homework.  Please bring your textbook or assignment sheet.
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On the Record: African American Newspapers

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hessen Cassel Branch
Large Meeting Room
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).
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PAWS to Read

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Aboite Branch
Aboite Branch
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!
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English Language Learner's Cafe

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Shawnee Branch
Large Meeting Room
Join us to practice speaking English* over a cup of tea or coffee.

*Not a class. Recommended for adults with intermediate English ability.
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