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We love the entries from our first Altered Books Contest!  The winners are pictured above — click here to see all of the entries!

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Moody, Tearful Night sculpture by Richard Masloski

Moody, Tearful Night sculpture by Richard Masloski located at the entrance of The Genealogy Center.

  • Tour the Lincoln Collection
  • Main Library
  • April 15, 2015
  • 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • Free

The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection will offer special tours recognizing the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.  The tours will focus on assassination related materials in the collection, including newspaper accounts, personal letters, funeral photographs and broadsides, mourning memorabilia, and more.

Tours will begin at the sculpture located at the entrance of The Genealogy Center on the second floor of the Main Library.

Did You Know? Masloski’s sculpture depicts four soldiers and a doctor carrying President Lincoln from Ford’s Theatre. The title of the sculpture is taken from Walt Whitman’s poem about Lincoln’s death, When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d.

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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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Bookmark contest

2015-national-library-week-bookmark-entry-1-Calling all artists! Professionals and amateurs alike are invited to design a bookmark for our contest. This year’s theme, “Unlimited Possibilities @ your library,” is also the theme for National Library Week in April. How does the library make your possibilities unlimited? The number and kind of books you can check out from your library is indeed unlimited as are the things you can learn from the library’s resources. Present that in a bookmark! There are seven categories: 0-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-17, staff, adult, and professional. It might be a fun family project! Winners in each category will have their bookmarks reproduced as bookmarks for the taking during National Library Week in April. Click here [acpl-bookmark-contest-form] or on the image to the left for the full form. Complete your design and drop it off at any ACPL location by February 28th.

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