- Movie Night: Beach Party
- Main Library, Theater
- Tuesday, May 28, 2013
- 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
- Free admission, no tickets required
- Not Rated, 100 minutes
This month’s movie is Beach Party: come see it on the big screen! In this sand and surf musical, the beach party movie that started it all, Robert Cummings stars as an anthropologist who sets up house on a California beach studying teenage dating habits and beach behavior in this funnin’ and sunnin’ classic. It’s nearly summer! Let’s party!
Everyone is invited. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Limited seating, first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6:00.
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- Researching Church Records
- Main Library, Meeting Room A
- May 25, 2013
- 10 – 11 am
Churches played both a social and religious role in our ancestors’ lives. Enjoy a basic overview of the steps one needs to take in finding church records. This presentation will feature many different examples of records from different denominations and will offer strategies for research and interpretation.
For more information or to register for this free event, email Genealogy@ACPL.Info or call 260-421-1225.
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This month has a very strange schedule for book groups; once again there are no book groups meeting next week, so I put together a slide show for you of displays both inside and outside around the county. Most of them are near a library branch, but a few are from Southwest Allen County, just because that’s where I live. Enjoy!
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Rock the Plaza is just around the corner — it begins June 1. To warm things up, Rock 104 is bringing BeatleFest to the Plaza on May 25. It’s going to be a hard days night as four bands play your favorite Beatles tunes in a family friendly Fest, so come together! This year’s performers include Kat Bowser and the Band of Blues, The Wailhounds, B.C. Fuzzz, and Walkin’ Papers. Bring a lawnchair and enjoy food and beverages from Pint & Slice. Hope to see you there!
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Overdrive Media (the library’s e-book/e-audiobook supplier) is sponsoring a pilot “Big Library Read” program. From May 15-June 1 the book The Four Corners of the Sky will be available as a download to ALL our patrons at the same time! All you need to do is visit the ACPL Overdrive site to find the title. You may download to your device through the Overdrive Media Console app, through your Amazon account, or you may read in your browser.
This title will be available to ALL libraries around the country that use Overdrive! If you have a relative or friend in another state or town, you could read this book together and discuss it. It sounds like a great one–perhaps I’ll ask my mom in Massachusetts if she’d like to read along with me!
Book description for The Four Corners of the Sky:
Twenty years is a long time to be without a father, and for Navy pilot Annie Peregrine-Goode the sky has become a home the earth has never been. So when her father calls out of the blue to ask for a dying wish—one both absurd and mysterious—no is the easiest of answers. Until she hears that the reward is the one thing she always wanted…
Thus begins an enchanting novel that bursts with energy from the first pages, and sweeps you off on a journey of unforgettable characters, hilarious encounters, and haunting secrets. Malone brings characters to life as only he can, exploring the questions that defy easy answers: Is love a choice or a calling? Why do the ties of family bind so tightly? And is forgiveness a gift to others…or a gift we give ourselves?
If you like the idea of this program, be sure to check out Four Corners to let Overdrive know they have a good idea! They’d like to do it again in the future.
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If you’re looking for an opportunity to learn poetry techniques, look no further than the library! Join local poet Michael Derrick Hudson and examine published poems by established poets to find ways to apply their techniques to your writing. If you’d like constructive criticism for your own poetry, please bring it with you.
No preregistration required. Attend as many sessions as you would like.
Wednesday, May 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Business Science and Technology Meeting Room – Main Library
Tuesday, June 4 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Business Science and Technology Meeting Room – Main Library
Wednesday, June 20 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Business Science and Technology Meeting Room – Main Library
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Watch this classic children’s story dance to life in a FREE mini-performance by Fort Wayne Ballet Youth Company. The performance will start at 7:00 pm this Thursday night, May 16th; doors open at 6:45 pm. Bring your kids!
What: Fort Wayne Ballet Youth Company presents The Rainbow Fish
When: Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 pm
Where: Main Library Theater (900 Library Plaza, downtown Fort Wayne, IN)
Who: Children of all ages with their families
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