• Wilkins Lincoln at the Library:  John E. Wilkins, Ready & Able.  A Hoosier’s Civil War
  • Main Library, Meeting Room A
  • September 7, 2014
  • 2:00 pm
  • Free
Please join us at the Main Library as Mark Meyer presents a Civil War journey through the eyes of Hoosier volunteer John E. Wilkins. Wilkins was one of the first to answer Lincoln’s call for volunteers in April 1861 and served in the Indiana 11th & 16th Regiments through the war’s conclusion in 1865. He chronicled his experiences in a diary and “notebooks of recollections” which will be on display.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library.   Hope to see you there!


East State Village Farmers' Market

Holiday Hours: Labor Day

All locations of the Allen County Public Library will be CLOSED on September 1, 2014 in recognition of Labor Day.

labor day


There’s still time to catch some great local bands at the Main Library this summer.  Every Saturday through August 30, bring a blanket or a comfy lawn chair and get ready to groove — or hula hoop!  816 Pint & Slice is on the Plaza every Saturday offering cold drinks, delicious pizza, and snacks.  Burgers are also available.  Music starts at 6 pm and all concerts are FREE.


August 23, 2014

  • Yellow Dead Bettys
  • Mike Conley & Jane Heald
  • Dan Dickerson’s Harp Condition
  • Quincy & Q-Tet

August 30, 2014

  • Grateful Groove
  • Pink Droyd


Would you like to create awesome scrapbook pages but you don’t have the cash or the ideas to get started?  Come to the Budget Scrapbooking class at the Monroeville Branch on the third Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m. to learn a new technique for your scrapbook.  Bring an acid free glue-stick and a good pair of scissors and they will provide the rest.  Starting with a sheet of brown, white or tan paper you will create your own page based on a chosen theme.  There are pre-cut shapes and letters and a sample page.  Let your imagination take it from there! If you know the theme in advance you can bring pictures and finish the page in one sitting or you can find the pictures after you make the page.  Either way, you are sure to have a great time and learn something new.  Call ahead for the month’s theme at 260-421-1340.

  • Movie Night: Muppets Most Wanted
  • Main Library, Theater
  • Tuesday, August 26 2014
  • 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
  • Free admission, no tickets required
  • Rated PG, 112 minutes

This month’s movie is Muppets Most Wanted: come see it on the big screen!  The entire Muppets gang is on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.

Everyone is invited.  Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.  Limited seating, first-come, first-served.  Doors open at 6:00.

  • AMM The Beatles PosterThe Beatles:  Band of the Sixties
  • Main Library, Theater
  • August 28, 2014
  • 7:00 pm
  • Free

Explore the music of The Beatles in this FREE presentation spanning the full 1960’s.  We’ll begin with the band’s formative visits to Hamburg, continue through the Beatlemania years, and conclude with Abbey Road.

Seating is limited; doors open at 6:45 pm.  Hope to see you there!

Sponsored by Art Music & Media.


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