• Writing and Reading Our Poetry
  • Main Library, Business Science & Technology meeting room
  • April 7, 2015
  • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Free


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.



All library locations are closed Sunday, April 5, 2015.  We are open regular hours the rest of the week.

  • 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.

"John Wilkes Booth wanted poster" by Unknown - Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division - http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g05341. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Wilkes_Booth_wanted_poster.jpg#/media/File:John_Wilkes_Booth_wanted_poster.jpg

“John Wilkes Booth wanted poster” by Unknown – Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division – http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g05341. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org

  • The Murderer is Still at Large!  The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the Capture of John Wilkes Booth
  • Monroeville Branch
  • April 1, 2015
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Free

Retired Northwood Middle School History teacher, David Dew, returns to Monroeville to talk about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the effort to capture John Wilkes Booth.  Civil War buffs will not want to miss this!

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Our beautiful Grabill Branch Library opened its doors during National Library Week in 2005.  Come join us as we celebrate ten wonderful years!  We’ll have food, picture displays, and a special prize drawing.  You don’t want to miss it!


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  • You Are Your Own Cold Case
  • Hessen Cassel branch
  • March 30, 2015
  • 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Free

Find your family tree with African American Genealogy in a “You are your own cold case” style of investigation.  Roberta Ridley will show you how to uncover what is available in the census records to start your family tree and share suggestions for talking with your family members.  This program is for the whole family.

Altered Book Contest

TSCPL display

Image via Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Creative Commons. They have several photos of altered books — click the image to check them out!

Get ready for National Library Week by creating an altered book!!!  Pick up an entry form at any ACPL library location, check out this link for some how-to advice, and let your imagination guide you.  Still hesitant?  Attend one of our workshops!

  • Hessen Cassel Branch, March 31, 2015,  2:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Call 260-421-1330 for details.
  • Main Library Globe Room, March 31, 2015, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Space is limited.  Call 260-421-1200 ext 2101 to register.
  • Tecumseh Branch, March 31, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. & April 1 2015, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Call 260-421-1360 for details.
  • Georgetown Branch, April 2, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Call 260-421-1320 for details.

Contest entries will be accepted at the Art Music & Media Department on the second floor of the Main Library on Sunday, April 4, 2015 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Winners and prizes will be announced April 12 on our Facebook page.  Questions?  Call 260-421-1200 ext 2101.

Good luck!


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