• Movie Night: Unbroken
  • Main Library, Theater
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015
  • 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
  • Free admission, no tickets required
  • Rated PG-13, 137 minutes

This month’s movie is Unbroken:  come see it on the big screen!  Louis (Jack O’Connell) grows up a rough-hewn kid on the verge of becoming a full-on delinquent, until his brother starts training him to be a track star. Louis excels at the sport, and eventually represents America at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. During his training, he learns to become resilient and disciplined; his brother’s words of advice, “If you can take it, you can make it,” push him to overcome any adversity. He must live up to that adage under the most extreme circumstances after his plane is shot down during another bombing raid. He is stranded at sea for more than a month, only to be found by the Japanese and forced to endure constant physical abuse at the hands of sadistic prison-camp guard Mutsuhiro Watanabe, who wants to break Louis’ indomitable spirit.

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

  • One on One help with Ebooks
  • Main Library
  • Saturdays
  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Free

Want some one-on-one assistance using library ebooks and downloadable audiobooks on your new smartphone, tablet, or ereader?  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 260-421-1212 for Nancy or 260-421-1215 for Chuck.

Our Dupont and Little Turtle branches also offer one-on-one assistance by appointment.  For the Dupont Branch Library, call 260-421-1315.  For the Little Turtle Branch Library, call 260-421-1335.

You are also welcome to email us at ask@acpl.info for help.


  • Author Visit:  Elizabeth Murray
  • Main Library, Theater
  • May 20, 2015
  • 7:00 — 9:00 p.m.
  • Free

Best known for helping to restore Monet’s gardens and photographing them for 30 years, Elizabeth Murray shares her photographic images, personal stories, garden metaphors, and humor to inspire the imagination of others.  Please join us as she discusses her book, Living Life in Full Bloom, and shares what she’s learned about connecting with what has meaning and heart.



2015 BeatleFest


BeatleFest is back, baby!  Bring the family to the Main Library on May 23, 2015 and get ready to groove.  Kill the Rabbit, Grateful Groove, Beatle 64 Lab Band, and Soft n Heavy will treat us to their favorite Beatles hits.  816 Pint & Slice will be on the Plaza offering cold drinks, delicious pizza, and snacks.  Burgers are also available.

It’s worth noting that this event could not take place without sponsorship.  Our vendors help us more than you know.  If you’d like an adult beverage while you’re relaxing on the lawn — or groovin’ in front of the stage — our vendors have you covered.  While we get the appeal of packing your own cooler — we’re librarians and frugality is our nature — we also know that this event would fall apart without sponsors.  So, yes, we really mean it when we say that all adult beverages must be purchased at the event — not brought in a cooler.


There have also been questions about whether pets are allowed at the event.  As you can see in the photo above, it can get quite crowded.  Dog-lover that I am, I would be hesitant to bring my dog to this event, unless I was planning to sit on the outskirts  — and maybe not even then.  There’s a lot of activity, a lot of people darting in and out of the crowd.  It can be a stressful scene for the family pet.  Something to keep in mind.

And finally, we ask everyone to remember that the library and its plaza is a smoke-free environment.

Now, who’s ready to pull out the hula hoop and groove to some great music this summer???  I know I am!

Craft Cafe

  • Craft Cafe
  • Main Library, Business Science & Technology Meeting Room
  • Thursday, May 14, 2015
  • 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Want to get crafty? Bring your project to the library and enjoy crafting, coffee and conversation. All crafters and projects are welcome: scrapbooking, crocheting, beading, paper arts … anything creative! Craft Cafe meets the 2nd Thursday of each month.

CBF 2015 poster flyer

Please join us for the 2015 Cherry Blossom Festival to be held Sunday, May 17th from noon to 5:00 PM at the Main Library.  Its 9th year promises to be the best yet!

Many performances and activities highlighting Japanese culture will be featured, including traditional music, taiko, minyo dancing, tea ceremony, bonsai, martial arts, anime drawing, cosplay, food, and children’s crafts.

Most events are free of charge but donations are always gratefully accepted. Refreshments will be available for purchase as will books, textiles, and hand-crafted items in the festival marketplace.

The festival is organized by Fort Wayne Sister Cities International, partnering with the library.  Many thanks to the local businesses and individuals who contribute to its sponsorship!


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