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Baby Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library - Children's Services
Globe 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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Art for Homeschool Teens

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Aboite Branch
Large Meeting Room
Teens will study a variety of art techniques and mediums ranging from drawing to painting to 3D. All supplies provided, for more information contact 421-1310.
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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Woodburn Branch
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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Smart Start Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Pontiac Branch
Meeting Room
Preschool children and their caregivers are invited to spend 30 minutes hearing stories, singing songs, and doing fingerplays. 
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Toddler Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library - Children's Services
Globe 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
Main Library - Children's Services
Globe 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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Teen Hangout

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Pontiac Branch
Meeting Room
Teens can kick the weekend off with some hangout time at the library! Join Miss Hannah for crafts, games, and more!
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MONOPOLY Tournament and Pizza Party

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waynedale Branch
Meeting Room
MONOPOLY is the longest-running gaming event at Waynedale.  For more than 30 years, teens have played the real estate trading game to wear the crown of Mr. MONOPOLY for a year.  We will have a pizza party between games.  Bring your friends!
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Maker Lab @Main 3D Printing Workshop

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main Library
Maker Lab
Learn to create and print a 3D .stl file. Learn to use Tinkercad software and how to download files from Thingiverse as well as other 3D file warehouse repositories. Learn how to use our Makerbot 3D printer and print your own 3D file. Registration: Maximum of 7 participants. Maker Lab Rules: 1. No open footwear such as sandals or flip-flops. 2. No loose or dangling scarves, jewelry, ribbons, or long hair. 3. Parents of children 8-17 must be present the entire time.
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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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Registration is closed

Sonic Pi 101

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Georgetown Branch
Georgetown Maker Lab

Learn how to make music using code with Sonic Pi and the Raspberry Pis.

Registration is optional, 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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Altered Book Workshop

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Children's Services Program Room
An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning. Altered books may be as simple as adding a drawing or text to a page, or as complex as creating an intricate book sculpture. Come to this free altered book workshop.  Materials and discarded books provided.  Just bring your ideas and creativity!  
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Maker Lab: Guided Help

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Georgetown Branch
Georgetown Maker Lab

By appointment: our Maker Lab Guide is 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 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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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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Homeschool Science Challenge - Sharktastic!

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Grabill Branch
Large Meeting Room

Become an ocean explorer and learn about the amazing world of sharks! Feel real shark teeth, a wetsuit, and shark food and make a project to take home. You won’t want to miss it!

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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

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
boys on deck in woods
Hessen Cassel Branch
Large Meeting Room

Social Science Sleuths is a class for homeschooled middle and high school students. This winter the topic will be Environmental Sociology. The class meets Monday mornings at 10:30 at the Hessen Cassel Library, 3030 E Paulding Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46816.

What happens when people start messing around with the environment?  What if they improve it? Sometimes changes turn out for the better, sometimes we mess up entire eco-systems. Environmental Sociology looks at this interaction between people and the natural world - come explore! 

For more information please email or phone Karen Nesius Roeger at knesiusroeger@acpl.info or 421-1330.

 

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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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Lunch Bunch Book Club

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Woodburn Branch
Meeting Room
Adults - Come spend some time talking about what you have read in the last month. Then we will talk about the book "Cold Shot" by Dani Pettrey. And then of course we will have lunch together. You are not required to read the suggested title. Lunch will be pizza. Call to register 260-421-1370.
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PAWS to Read with Bo

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Photo of Bo
Shawnee Branch
Children's Area
Read to a dog? Yes! Our dog friend, Bo loves to hear stories! Stop by to give him his favorite treat--a book read by you! Even if you are a beginning reader, you can make up a story to go with the pictures!
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School's Out

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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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Maker Lab: Guided Help

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Georgetown Branch
Georgetown Maker Lab

By appointment: our Maker Lab Guide is 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 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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PAWS to Read

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Grabill Branch
Childrens Area

Need reading practice? Share a story with our PAWS to Read dogs! It’s reading practice that’s both fun and furry! Haley or Lincoln are here every other Monday at 4:00pm and Ranger is here every other Tuesday at 7:00pm. Please call the branch to confirm program dates.

 

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