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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.

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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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Hey Crafters!

 

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Love crafts?  So do we!  Come enjoy the company of fellow crafters, share tips, and pick up some new ideas.

Which Stitch.  Little Turtle Branch Library.  Do you like to knit, crochet, embroider or do needlepoint?  Bring your current project and join us!  We meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Sit & Stitch.  Pontiac Branch Library.  Do you knit or crochet?  Bring your current project with you and sit and stitch with us!  Camaraderie, expertise and snacks — we’ve got you covered!  We meet every Thursday beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Budget Scrapbooking.  Monroeville Branch Library.  We create a different layout every month.  Bring your scissors and photos — we’ll provide the rest!  We meet the 3rd Thursday of the month beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Yarn Lovers Gathering Woodburn Branch Library.  Would you like to learn how to knit or crochet?  This is the place to be Thursday nights!  Our group can help you get started and teach you new stitches.  We meet every Thursday beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Craft Cafe.  Main Library.  Crafting, coffee, and conversation!  All crafters and projects are welcome.  We meet the 2nd Thursday of the month, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Pieceful Quilters.  Monroeville Branch Library.  Hand quilting?  Machine quilting?  Just getting started?  Been quilting for years?  It’s all good!  We meet the second Saturday of the month beginning at 10:00 a.m. and the last Wednesday of the month beginning at 6:00 p.m.

 

Our Events calendar is an excellent place to look for future classes or other events of interest.  To see what library programs are scheduled at your favorite branch/branches, click on the Locations tab at the top of the screen to select the locations you’re interested in.  There are also tabs for Event Type, Age Groups, Presenter, and Keyword.

*The calendar is automatically set to show you everything going on, so you will have to deselect the options you do not want if you wish to customize your search.

Voila!  A What’s Happening list just for you!

 

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Craft Cafe

  • Craft Cafe
  • Main Library, Business Science & Technology Meeting Room
  • Thursday, April 9, 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.

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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 Saturday, 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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Craft Cafe

  • Craft Cafe
  • Main Library, Business Science & Technology Meeting Room
  • Thursday, March 12, 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.

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  • DJ Cafe, ages 16 and up.  March 3, 2015 (3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) and March 18, 2015 (6:30 – 8:00 p.m.) The first 30 minutes will be dedicated to a tutorial on using one of the many features of The Maker Lab’s Digital Audio Workspace, FL Studio 10.  DJ’s will then be able to plug in headphones and practice making beats.  Space is limited.  Click on the date to sign up through our online calendar or call 260-421-1250 to register.

 

 

  • Intro to Blender for 3D Printing, ages 12 and up.  March 7, 2015 (2:00 – 4:00 p.m.)  Learn basic Blender skills and create your own chess piece!  Click on the date to sign up through our online calendar or call 260-421-1250 to register.

 

  • Adobe Illustrator Demonstration, ages 16 and upMarch 10, 2015 (3:30 – 5:00 pm).  Learn how to use the 5 most popular tools and gain an introduction to the mysterious Pen tool, all on the Maker Lab’s computers.  Space is limited.  Click on the date to sign up through our online calendar or call 260-421-1250 to register.

 

  • A Newbie’s Guide to CSS and HTML, ages 16 and up. March 11, 2015 (6:30 – 8:00 pm).  Participants will learn how to create and style a document, add a page title, insert a photo, and make a list.  Click on the date to sign up through our online calendar or call 260-421-1250 to register.

 

  • Intro to Robots, ages 11 – 18March 17, 2015 (3:30 – 5:00 pm).  Learn how to attach servos to wheels and send simple commands to move left, right, forward, and back.  Click on the date to sign up through our online calendar or call 260-421-1250 to register.

 

  • Access Fort Wayne OrientationMarch 19, 2015 (6:00 – 8:00 pm).  Learn what you can do and what is prohibited by the FCC, tour the studios, and get started making television.

 

A few things to note before coming:

  • Children under the age of 12 need to have a parent or legal guardian with them
  • No open toed shoes please! Some of the materials and equipment we work with could hurt your toes if they were exposed; we like you to have as many digits when you leave as when you came in.
  • No loose-fitting or dangling pieces of clothing. We don’t want your favorite shirt getting caught in machinery.
  • Tie back long hair. We wouldn’t want your hair getting caught in machinery any more than your favorite shirt.

The Lab in the Main Library is located in the Main Hall in the former public computer room.  Hours are Monday-Thursday 1:00-9:00 and Saturday from 10-6:00. (Certified Adult users will be allowed into the Lab in the morning if the Lab is available.)

Questions? Please call us at 260-421-1250.

 

 

 

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