Arduino Workshop

  • Arduino Workshop
  • Main Library
  • April 23, 2014
  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Registration Required (421-1255)

An Arduino is like a super-tiny computer that you can program to do things.  Designed to be easy to use, it interacts with the world through electronic sensors, lights, and motors.  Do your plants keep dying?  Use a moisture sensor to tell the Arduino to tell the water clamp on a water tube to open for 3 seconds.

With these little devices and some pre-written codes you can dream up all kinds of applications to make life more fun!  Many tinkerers, artists, and at-home engineers have been using the boards to build “smart” machines that can sense when an event happens and tell motors or servos to take action.
Come join us and see what the buzz is all about!  Register by phone at 260-421-1255.  For ages 12 and up.


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The daffodils in my yard looked pretty good before the snow.  My Spring display isn’t going very well, but signs of Spring abound at the Little Turtle branch!  Happy National Library Week!


  • IPFW Spring Graduates, Department of Visual Communication & Design
  • Main Library, Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery
  • April 11 – May 18, 2014
  • Free & Open to the Public during Library Hours


Ease into eBooks

  • nook: Don’t Panic by Mostly Muppet, on Flickr

    nook: Don’t Panic by Mostly Muppet, on Flickr

    Ease into eBooks

  • Tecumseh Branch Library
  • April 24, 2014
  • 7 pm
  • Free

Explore the library’s eBook collection with your new eReader!  Owners of eReaders, tablets, smartphones, and laptops who seek help downloading eBooks from the library’s web site should attend this informative session at the Tecumseh Branch Library.

If the 24th doesn’t work for you, you might want to drop by the Art, Music & Media department or the Business, Science & Technology department at the Main Library on Saturday afternoons.  Better yet, set up an appointment for a time and place that works best for you by calling ahead!  For the Main Library, call 421-1212 for Nancy or 421-1215 for Chuck.

Our Dupont and Little Turtle branches also offer one-on-one assistance by appointment.  For the Dupont Branch Library, call 421-1315.  For the Little Turtle Branch Library, call 421-1335.


Romeo & Juliet

  • Romeo & Juliet
  • Main Library, Theater
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm)
  • Free admission, no tickets required
  • Rated PG, 138 minutes


April 2014 marks the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth.  ACPL is happy to celebrate by screening the 1968 screen classic, Romeo and Juliet, directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Local theater group “Shakespeare from the Heart” will perform skits before the film, so it’s worth arriving early!

Everyone is invited.  Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.  Limited seating, first-come, first-served.  Doors open at 5:30 pm.

  • Movie Night: Field of Dreams
  • Main Library, Theater
  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014
  • 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
  • Free admission, no tickets required
  • Rated PG, 107 minutes

This month’s movie is Field of Dreams:  come see it on the big screen!  “If you build it, he will come.” That’s the ethereal message that inspires Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) to construct a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield. At first, “he” seems to be the ghost of disgraced ballplayer Shoeless Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta), who materializes on the ballfield and plays a few games with the awestruck Ray. Soon, he realizes that his ballfield has been divinely ordained to give a second chance to people who have sacrificed certain valuable aspects of their lives.

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

Holiday Hours

All locations of the Allen County Public Library will be CLOSED on April 20, 2014 in recognition of the Easter holiday.


Image by Erica (originally posted to Flickr as Easter Petits) via Wikimedia Commons


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