All locations of the Allen County Public Library will be CLOSED on September 1, 2014 in recognition of 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.
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.
- The Beatles: Band of the Sixties
- Main Library, Theater
- August 28, 2014
- 7:00 pm
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.
New Haven Branch : Those Witty Brits Book Club
Wednesday, August 20 at 7:00 pm
Come discuss our Witty Brit author of the month!
ACPL does not own a copy of this, but it is available free as an ebook. When Major Sinclair Yeates leaves the British army, and opts to become a Resident Magistrate in late-Nineteenth century Ireland, he has no idea what adventures await him. As he plods on, trying to do his job, he finds himself outthought and outmaneuvered at every step.
Aboite Branch: Choose Your Own Book Club
Thursday, August 21 at 7:00pm
Hey teens, satisfy your need for snacks, games, and talking about good books in our monthly young adult book club!
Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark
By Pearson, Ridley
In this fantastical thriller, five young teens tapped as models for theme park “guides” find themselves pitted against Disney villains and witches that threaten both the future of Walt Disney World and the stability of the world outside its walls.
Main Library: Chapter Two Book Club
Chapter Two is a book club for adults. It meets at the Main Library in the Business, Science & Technology Meeting Room.
By Patchett, Ann
Set over a period of 24 hours, “Run” shows how worlds of privilege and poverty can coexist only blocks apart from each other, and how family can include the most unlikely of people, in this novel about secrets, duty, responsibility, and the lengths people will go to protect their children.
Pontiac Branch: Talk it Up Book Club
Tuesday, August 26 at 5:00 pm
Come to this book group and “talk up” whatever your personal reading choices have been. You may get someone else interested in your book or find something new to read by listening to others as they talk about their own choices. Maybe both will happen! Either way, you’re sure to enjoy these book talkers.
Dupont Branch: Classics Book Club
by Henry David Thoreau
Walden was first published in 1854, nine years after Thoreau had moved to Walden Pond; Ralph Waldo Emerson had purchased the land for Thoreau, so that Thoreau could make the experiment of living on his own close to nature. With Emerson as his counselor, Thoreau pursued his goal: “We will walk on our own feet; we will work with our own hands; we will speak our own minds.”
Copies of this title are available at the Dupont Branch
Aboite Branch: Adult Book Group
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
By See, Lisa
In 19th-century China, wives and daughters were foot-bound and lived in almost total seclusion. The women in one remote Hunan county developed their own secret code for communication: “nu shu” (“women’s writing”). This lyrical and emotionally charged novel delves into one of the most mysterious of human relationships: female friendships.
Young Adults’ Services: First Fridays Book Group
First Fridays Book Group is for homeschoolers age 11-14. It takes place in Young Adults’ Services at the Main Library. Refreshments provided. Call 421-1255 for more information.
The Dragonet Prophecy
By Sutherland, Tui T.
The seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations, locked in an endless battle over an ancient, lost treasure. A secret movement called the Talons of Peace is determined to bring an end to the fighting, with the help of a prophecy–a foretelling that calls for great sacrifice.
Grabill Branch: Monday Night Book Club
by Anne Michaels
Fugitive Pieces is a story of World War II as remembered and imagined by one of its survivors: a poet named Jakob Beer, traumatically orphaned as a young child and smuggled out of Poland, first to a Greek island (where he will return as an adult), and later to Toronto. It is the story of how, over his lifetime, Jakob learns the power of language — to destroy, to omit, to obliterate, but also to restore and to conjure, witness and tell — as he comes to understand and experience what was lost to him and of what is possible for him to regain. Profoundly moving, brilliantly written — as sensual and lyric as it is emotionally resonant — Fugitive Pieces delves into the most difficult workings of the human heart and mind: the grief and healing of remembrance. It is a first novel of astonishing achievement. Copies are available at the branch.
Grabill Branch: Lunch and Lit
by Liz Murray
LIZ MURRAY was left homeless at age 15 after her mother’s death from AIDS. She fended for herself on the streets, eventually returning to high school. She was accepted into Harvard, where she attended college classes for three years before taking time off to help her father, who died of AIDS. She returned to college, and is now taking graduate courses at Harvard. Liz gives speaking engagements around the country. A movie about her life, Homeless to Harvard, was made by Lifetime in 2003, and airs frequently. Copies are available at the branch.
Young Adults’ Services: Books-n-Bagels
Books-n-Bagels is for homeschoolers in grades 9-12. It takes place in Young Adults Services at the Main Library. Refreshments provided.
Between Shades of Gray
By Sepetys, Ruta
Sepetys presents a powerful and haunting novel based on a little-known real-life event in history. In terrifying detail, Ruta Sepetys re-creates a World War II coming-of-age all too timely today. “Between Shades of Gray” is a document long overdue.
Aboite Branch: You Name It Book Club
Life After Life
By Atkinson, Kate
In 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, and embarks upon a life that will be unusual. Does Ursula’s infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny?