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History Speaks: Stories from the Lincoln Collection

Sunday, September 02, 2018
Main Library
Gallery
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection
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Beautiful Butterflies

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Grabill Branch
Childrens Area
Watch our painted lady caterpillars transform into butterflies all month long! We'll release them at a special preschool storytime. Ask us for more information!
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Preschool Block Extravaganza

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library - Children's Services
Globe Room
It is so much fun to play with blocks! We will have plenty of space to explore with unit blocks, Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks and Rigamajig.
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Toddler Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Toddler Storytime
Dupont Branch
Storytime Room
Wiggle, rhyme, read, and sing in this active storytime! Simple stories and music introduce the sounds and rhythms of language and play to your little learner Designed for children 18 months - 3 years and their caregivers.
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Toddler Storytime

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

Wiggle, rhyme, read, and sing in this active storytime! Simple stories and music introduce the sounds and rhythms of language and play to your little learner. 

Designed for children 18 months - 3 years and their caregivers.

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Baby Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Grabill 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.
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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Tecumseh 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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Family Storytime: Emotions

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
New Haven 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

10:30 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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Let's Get Social: Craft and Playtime

11:00 AM - 11:59 AM
New Haven Branch
Large Meeting Room
Create a craft based off of the week's theme and play with Miss Lici!
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Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Dupont Branch
Storytime Room
Wiggle, rhyme, read, and sing in this active storytime! Simple stories and music introduce the sounds and rhythms of language and play to your little learner Designed for children 18 months - 3 years and their caregivers.
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Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Georgetown Branch
Children's Activity Room
Wiggle, rhyme, read, and sing in this active storytime! Simple stories and music introduce the sounds and rhythms of language and play to your little learner. 
Designed for children 18 months - 3 years and their caregivers.
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After School Hour - Video Games & Board Games

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 4:00-6:00 during the week and by appointments. Times are 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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Vinyl Cutter 101: Customized Pencil Cups

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Georgetown Branch
Georgetown Maker Lab
Customize a pencil cup using cut outs from the vinyl cutter. Registration is suggested, and will guarantee you a spot in the class. Maximum of 4 participants. 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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PAWS to Read

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Georgetown Branch
Children's Activity Room
Practice your reading with a trained and certified therapy dog - they are great listeners! Drop in and sign up for your turn reading between 6:30 – 7:30pm at the Georgetown Branch. Winston and Aja are excited to hear your progress!
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Video Game Club

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
OH NOES!
Main Library
Teens Living Room
Video Game Club will meet a little more often than monthly. 
Discussion of games past, present and future, viewing of gaming related videos and some playing of titles we discuss. 
Anyone ages 12 to 19 is welcome to attend. 
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Adult Alt Art

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Little Turtle Branch
Large Meeting Room
Come make art of all kinds at the Little Turtle Branch Library's Alt Art Program.  In August we will be making Origami boxes!  This program is for adults only.
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Community Yoga

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tecumseh Branch
Large Meeting Room
Teens and adults are invited to join Melinda Richey in a free beginner yoga class!  Bring your own yoga mat or beach towel for the floor, and also water if you desire. 
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Tech Time at The Cedars

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Grabill Branch
Off Site
Technology or research help is available the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 9am-10am for residents at The Cedars. Grabill Branch staff will be visiting to assist with your tech needs. Don’t forget to mark your calendar!
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Preschool Storytime

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
phoro of librarian sharing stories
Main Library - Children's Services
Globe 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 preschool groups with children 3 - 6 years old.

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Family Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
photo of child and grown-up at family storytime
Main Library - Children's Services
Globe Room
Children learn naturally when they read, sing, write, talk and play! This interactive storytime combines songs, books, 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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Family Storytime: Emotions

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
New Haven 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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First Steps in Music

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Hessen Cassel Branch
Hessen Cassel Branch
Become tuneful, artful, and beatful babies and toddlers!  Play and sing together, helping your child to reach their full potential in singing, vocabulary and movement skills while exploring the expressive qualities in music.  This program is presented in partnership with the Fort Wayne Children's Choir through a grant from PNC Foundation and 3Rivers Credit Union Foundation.
 
The goal of First Steps in Music is to enable all participants to reach their full potential in singing, vocabulary, and movement skills, with an emphasis on developing sensitivity to the expressive qualities in music. Each class is  designed to be playful and enjoyable to children, while providing a carefully planned curriculum that includes developmentally appropriate activities. Children are not taught formally about the specifics of music, but rather they play with music through a series of eight well-rounded activities based on the First Steps in Music curriculum.

The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir offers First Steps in Music classes to children ages 0 to 3 years old in coordination with the Allen County Public Library, and funded by the PNC Bank Foundation and Three Rivers Credit Union Foundation.
 
Through the 8 basic activities included in classes based on the First Steps in Music curriculum, children and their parents/caregiver experience singing, creative movement, simple instruments, finger-plays and more with the help of the rich collection of traditional songs and rhymes from past generations.
 
Example activities for First Steps in Music:
·    Pitch exploration
·    Song fragments
·    Simple songs
·    Arioso (Child-centered tunes)
·    Song tales
·    Movement exploration
·    Movement for from and expression
·    Movement with the beat
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