Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Movie Night: Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Main Library, Theater
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014
  • 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
  • Free admission, no tickets required
  • Not Rated, 118 minutes

This month’s movie is Arsenic and Old Lace:  come see it on the big screen!  If you’ve never seen it, you owe it to yourself to watch director Frank Capra’s spin on the classic Joseph Kesselring stage comedy, which concerns the sweet old Brewster sisters beloved for their many charitable acts. One charity which the ladies don’t advertise is their ongoing effort to permit lonely bachelors to die — by serving said bachelors elderberry wine spiked with arsenic.

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

002In May of this year the Yarn Lovers knitting and crochet group that meets at the Woodburn Branch decided to make a blanket for charity. Members of the group (pictured above) each made several squares using donated yarn and left over yarn they had home. Then the ladies put borders on the squares and sewed them together. All and all it took about 4 months to completed the blanket. This is the first time the group has taken on a project like this one, but they have made scarves for the Special Olympics in the past. The blanket has been donated to the David Robinson Family Benefit. David is a teacher at Fairview High School in Fairview, Ohio. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in May of this year. David has never smoked so this was a shock to him and his family. The Yarn Lovers are so very happy to be able to help out David’s family

Great job, ladies!  Do we have other groups that meet at ACPL for charitable reasons?  Tell us what you do in the comments!

  • Crocheted Rag Rug Workshop
  • Main Library, Meeting Room C
  • Friday, November 7, 14 & 21, 2014
  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Advance Registration Required

Make a circular crocheted rag rug in this free 3-part workshop!  Participants must be able to attend all three classes.  Space is limited so advance registration is required.  Basic knowledge of crochet is helpful. Participants must provide at least 5 continuous yards of cotton fabric. All other supplies are provided.  Sponsored by Art, Music and Media.

Please call 421-1200 ext. 2104 to register.




Main Library TV Show Survey–Cast your vote!

TV shows are a popular part our collection — if only we had an unlimited budget and unlimited space!  We need your help to make the best use of both.  Each month, the Art, Music & Media department will conduct a survey to see what TV show you’re most interested in seeing added to the Main Library’s collection.  The survey will feature current patron requests and the TV show with the most votes will be added to the Main Library’s collection.  Click here for the link to the current month’s survey.  Be sure to include your library card number on the survey.  Patron responses that do not include a valid library card number, or those with more than one response, will be removed from the results of the survey.  Make your vote count!

We also encourage you to sign up for our New DVDs newsletter.  This monthly newsletter highlights new 3-day loan movies and TV shows at the Main Library.  Enter your email address at the bottom of this page to receive our New DVDs newsletter in your email inbox.  Don’t have email?  You can also bookmark this page, make it a favorite, or find it on the Art, Music & Media page.  Just remember to check it after the 13th each month to find out about the latest arrivals.

The current TV show survey will close October 31st.

IPFW Faculty Jazz

  • IPFW Faculty JazzMusical Performance:  IPFW Faculty Jazz
  • Main Library, Theater
  • October 20, 2014
  • 7:30 pm
  • Free admission

Featuring:  Farrell Vernon, woodwinds, Ken Johnson, guitar, Chris Rutkowski, piano, Brad Kuhns, bass, Eric Schweikert, drums.

Many thanks to our Art, Music & Media Department for arranging such great musical performances at the library!  Hope to see you there!

  • terravoceMusical Performance:  Terra Voce featuring Elizabeth Brightbill, flute, and Andrew Gabbert, cello
  • Main Library, Theater
  • October 19, 2014
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Free admission

The Terra Voce Duo is based out of Charlottesville, VA.  Elizabeth and Andrew met while playing in the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra in Tulsa, OK.  Their concerts often leave audiences enthusiastically surprised.  Flute and cello is an uncommon instrumental combination. There are few standard compositions written for the instrumentation and people often tell them that they didn’t know what to expect.  What they discover is that the instruments blend and compliment each other in beautiful and unexpected ways. They build their repertoire by arranging classical works written for other instruments and traditional music from around the world. They program these arrangements alongside compositions written specifically for flute and cello, creating a vibrant and colorful aural tapestry.

Many thanks to our Art, Music & Media Department for arranging such great musical performances at the library!  Hope to see you there!

When I was a kid, I LOVED the story of Hansel & Gretel. Tonight, the Fort Wayne Ballet Youth Company will present this story in a FREE mini-performance at the downtown public library. The performance will start at 7:00 pm; doors open at 6:45 pm.  What fun!


Bring your kids!

What: Fort Wayne Ballet Youth Company dances Hansel & Gretel

When: Thursday, October 9, at 7:00 pm

Where: Main Library Theater (900 Library Plaza, downtown Fort Wayne, IN)

Who: Children of all ages with their families

Cost: FREE!


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