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An Evening with Jennifer Teege

  • An Evening with Jennifer Teege
  • Main Library, Theater
  • August 17, 2015
  • 7:00 pm
  • Free

While researching her German-Nigerian family, Jennifer Teege uncovered information that shocked her. Her maternal grandfather was the Nazi war criminal Amon Goeth, the commandant of the Kraków-Płaszów ConcentrationJennifer Teege Camp, and portrayed by actor Ralph Fiennes in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning 1993 movie Schindler’s List. Teege chronicled her family history journey in the internationally bestselling book, My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past.

Please join us as Jennifer shares the engaging story of how she learned her family’s dark secret. The event is free and open to the public and Teege’s book will be available for purchase.  This event is sponsored by The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library, IPFW Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (IHGS), and the Congregation Achduth Vesholom.

For more information, view the brochure, visit the IHGS Facebook Page, contact Steven Carr at Carr@IPFW.EDU, or Curt Witcher at Cwitcher@ACPL.INFO

Hope to see you there!

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  • 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.

 

 

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  • Michael Derrick HudsonAuthor Visit:  Michael Derrick Hudson
  • Main Library, Meeting Room C
  • April 22, 2015
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Free

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Main Library! Join ACPL employee and award-winning local poet Michael Derrick Hudson as he reads from his poems. Mr. Hudson has earned many poetry honors, including a first place Poetry Prize in the 2014 Manchester (England) Writing Competition.

As a special treat, students students from his ACPL adult poetry class will read from their work as well.  If you love poetry, you won’t want to miss this event!

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  • Prodigal PilotAuthor Visit:  Bob Wearley
  • Dupont Branch, Large meeting room
  • March 28, 2015
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
  • Free

Local businessman Bob Wearley spent 33 years flying planes, first in the Air Force and later for billionaire Howard Hughes. Bob’s new book The Prodigal Pilot has fascinating stories from his aviation career. Join us for a Q&A — and great stories about the rich and famous — with the author.

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  • Author Fair
  • Main Library
  • November 8, 2014
  • 12 noon – 3 pm
  • Free admission

An Author Fair will take place in the Main Library on November 8, 2014 from noon to 3:00 pm. Whether you’re an avid reader or an aspiring writer, this is an excellent opportunity to meet and chat with some published authors.  Writers representing a variety of genres including children’s books, nonfiction, historical fiction etc will be on hand to talk about their books and the writing process itself.  Access Fort Wayne will film panel discussions throughout the day.  For a list of participating authors, click here.

The staff of the Bookmark Bookstore in Fort Wayne will assist the authors at the event by selling titles, enabling authors to interact with the audience and sign books. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Friends of the Allen County Public Library, an organization which helps support the steady growth of the library and its services to the community. The Bookmark will also sell titles prior to the event at the store in anticipation of the author’s fair.

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  • Author Fair
  • Main Library
  • November 8, 2014
  • 12 noon – 3 pm
  • Free admission

An Author Fair will take place in the Main Library on November 8, 2014 from noon to 3:00 pm. Whether you’re an avid reader or an aspiring writer, this is an excellent opportunity to meet and chat with some published authors.  Writers representing a variety of genres including children’s books, nonfiction, historical fiction etc will be on hand to talk about their books and the writing process itself.  Access Fort Wayne will film panel discussions throughout the day.  For a list of participating authors, click here.

The staff of the Bookmark Bookstore in Fort Wayne will assist the authors at the event by selling titles, enabling authors to interact with the audience and sign books. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Friends of the Allen County Public Library, an organization which helps support the steady growth of the library and its services to the community. The Bookmark will also sell titles prior to the event at the store in anticipation of the author’s fair.

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