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"Handwritten" Seth Harris and Michael Poorman Exhibit

Friday, October 27, 2017

Where's Waldo?

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
New Haven Branch
Can you find all 33 Waldos and his friends? They'll be moving all around the library throughout October, so take the challenge today!
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Finding Johnny Reb: Researching Your Confederate Soldier

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Genealogy Center
Genealogy Discovery Center

Locating information on a Confederate soldier can be difficult, but not impossible. Explore some of the standard and not so standard sources that are available to assist in your search.

To register for this free event, call 260-421-1225 or send an email.

Part of Family History Month 2017.

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Genealogy Scavenger Hunt: Family Fun in The Genealogy Center

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Genealogy Center
Have you heard of The Genealogy Center but haven’t had the chance to check it out? This is your chance to introduce you and your family to what The Genealogy Center has to offer in a fun and unique way. The scavenger hunt will show you different aspects of the Center while teaching how to get started in family history research. You are welcome to complete the scavenger hunt anytime from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. There are prizes for completing the hunt.

Part of Family History Month 2017.

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Spooktacular Family Crafts

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Dupont Branch
Large Meeting Room
All ages. Bring the whole family for some creepy crafting fun.
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Design Your Own Halloween Craft Using Tinkercad

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Main Library
Maker Lab
Learn how to design and create your own Halloween craft using Tinkercad.  Tinkercad is an easy, browser-based 3D CAD design and modeling tool.  It allows the users to imagine anything and then design it. 
Ages: 12 to 18 years old Maximum Participants: 9
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ACPL All Ages Chess Club

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Teens Booth
Play some chess with players of all ages and playing strengths. Boards, sets, and a few clocks provided.
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Not-so-Frightening Fun

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library - Children's Services
Globe Room
Take part in the Fright Night frivolity and stop by Children's Services to make some spooky (but not too spooky) crafts!

Because we have many, many very young and easily frightened children in the Children’s Services department, this area of the library is “Zombie Free.”  If you are heavily made-up in zombie attire and make up, we encourage you to enjoy every other part of Fright Night while little ones and their families enjoy “Not-So-Frightening Fun” in Children’s Services.

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Family Movie Matinee

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Grabill Branch
Large Meeting Room
Let us bring the theater to you at our Family Movie Matinee. This month features a rip-roaring adventure that finds a down-on-his luck pirate feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly sailors escape from Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea. Bring your own snacks and pillows.
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Fright Night Craft

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Teens Tables

Celebrate the Halloween season by making a creepy or cute spider to keep. 

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Fright Night Trivia Challenge

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Teens

Are you a big fan of the TV show The Walking Dead?   Test your knowledge for a chance to win a set of The Walking Dead graphic novels.


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Saturday Cinema

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Little Turtle Branch
Large Meeting Room
Film enthusiasts age 18 and older are invited to join us for a monthly viewing of a though-provoking movie and discussion.   October's movie will be Loving, rated PG-13.  Feel free to come to just the viewing or discussion or both! 
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Super Awesome Karaoke Party!

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aboite Branch
Large Meeting Room
Come be a rock star at the Aboite Branch's Super Awesome Karaoke Party! Performers and spectators are encouraged to attend, snacks will be provided. All ages are welcome!

Disclaimer: Must be prepared for fantastic fun in an extremely encouraging and judgment-free environment.

Call the Aboite Branch at 260-421-1310 for more information.
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Jan Aldridge Clark, Harpist

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Theater
Jan has been creating elegant ambience at weddings, receptions and restaurants since 1984 and has performed weddings for Sylvester Stallone, John Mellencamp, Tony Danza, Brigitte Nielsen,and Barbara Walters among others. From traditional classical to classic rock to latin jazz, Jan plays it all with panache and will have her audiences taking note. A native of Detroit, MI, Jan now resides in Indianapolis, IN where she plays harp professionally.
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The Search for Nancy Hanks

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room A

Abraham Lincoln was conspicuously silent about the family of his mother, Nancy Hanks. Her ancestry has been the subject of intense interest and has been hotly contested. In 1909, false names for her parents were carved into the granite of the Lincoln Birthplace Memorial. The most recent biographies of Lincoln still give mistaken accounts of her ancestry. The Nancy Hanks Lincoln mtDNA Study and new historical evidence reveal the surprising truth Lincoln concealed about his mother's family and ancestry. Richard Hileman, a retired trial lawyer and avocational genealogist, will give this presentation sponsored by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library.

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