Posts Tagged ‘programs’

Sustainable Living at the Library: Small Scale Animal Farms.
Jan 18 2-4
We will discuss raising chickens, goats, and bees to replace commercialized products. You might be surprised to learn that you don’t need as much land as you think. Curious about other sustainable practices? We will have a new program each month! Look forward to Urban Homesteading in February. Call the New Haven Branch Library for more information. 260-421-1345

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photo courtesy of Genie Bishop

Just look at these beautiful scarves! The Indiana athletes, families and volunteers will feel very special indeed when wearing them.  The ladies who attend the knitting and crocheting classes at the Woodburn Branch worked very hard this fall and winter on a joint project, 2014 Scarf Project for the Special Olympics Indiana.  They meet every Thursday at 7:00 at the Woodburn branch. They completed 26 scarves all together.  Let’s give them a warm round of applause for donating to such a worthy organization!  If you would like to donate a scarf for this year’s project, they are still accepting them until the end of January.  Click on the above link for details.

Special Olympics Indiana is a not-for-profit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.  It reaches close to 11,000 athletes across Indiana.  Special Olympics Indiana is part of the international network of accredited Special Olympics Programs that reaches more than 3 million athletes with intellectual disabilities worldwide.  If you would like to learn more about them click on the links above.

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Come to our puppet show!

Come to our puppet show!

Preschoolers and their families / caregivers are invited to attend Children’s Services annual Preschool Puppet Show. Bear, Red Hen and all of their puppet friends can hardly wait to share this year’s stories:

The Little Red Hen


Why Bear Has a Stumpy Tail

All shows will be held in the Main Library Theater and are FREE of charge, times are as follows:

  • Saturday, March 16, 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday – Wednesday, March 18-20, 9:30am, 10:30am, 1:30pm
  • Thursday, March 21, 10:30am, 1:30pm

Each kid-friendly performance will last approximately 30 minutes and will include songs and rhymes and interactive fun. After the show there will be time for children to “meet and greet” some of the puppets.

Limited space is still available for preschool groups — groups must call 260.421.1220 to reserve a spot. Families DO NOT need reservations — we’ve saved room for you, just come and enjoy!

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The official ACPL Android Smartphone App is ready to download! You can use this app to search the catalog, place items on hold, renew materials, and see library events! It can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. (In case you are wondering, the iPhone app is currently in development.)


Library events can be accessed by searching or browsing. The event detail page contains date, location, and a description of the event. Checking the “Remind me about this event” box will cause a status notification to be displayed on the device at a time specified by the user.

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In 1982, the Children’s Services department of the Allen County Public Library offered a poetry contest with the theme Imagine That! Over six hundred kids entered, and a tradition was born. Here’s one of the winning entries from our first poetry contest; this beautiful and thought-provoking piece was written by Monroeville Elementary 3rd grader, Kenneth Long:

We Moved to the City

We moved to the city
I thot I could see.
All the stars at night.
But all I see is darkness.

Our Poetry Contest expanded in 1985 to include entries from Middle School and we now accept entries from Kindergarten through High School students. Want to read some more of the winning poems online? Just click here and you can read them via Internet Archive.

Does this get you itching to write?

Are you interested in writing poetry?

It’s time for our 30th annual Poetry Contest!

This year we do not have a specific theme for our Poetry Contest. Kids and young adults are encourage to write about any topic that interests them. Entries will be accepted at any Allen County Public Library location from September 17th through November 2nd. Individuals may enter or teachers may submit poems from an entire class of students. We encourage all types of schools — public schools, private schools, parochial schools, and home schools — to participate in this contest.

Click here for a complete list of the rules.

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Based upon 30 years of clinical experience, Judith Coucouvanis will present practical tips and information for parents and caretakers.  Learn what to do and what not to do in order to promote successful behavior change, deal with problem behaviors, and teach independence.  Although every child with autism is different, there are universal strategies that can be individualized to meet each child’s needs.

This presentation includes helpful suggestions when dealing with transitions, promoting independence, setting limits, and coping with tantrums.  Judith will also discuss the relationship of stress & anxiety to rigidity & predictability.

For more information, please contact Carol Vinnedge, Park Center (260) 482-9125 ext. 2220 or email cvinnedge@parkcenter.org.

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The Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana will present a public information and education forum on the topic of consumer Bankruptcy on July 24 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

A panel of local experts on Bankruptcy and housing foreclosure will discuss the various types of Bankruptcy filings available to consumers (Chapters 7 and 13) and the pros and cons of each.  They will explain the long and short-term ramifications bankruptcy has on an individual’s ability to be awarded credit in the future, whether or not you can save your home in bankruptcy, along with the steps, processes and cost of filing.

A question and answer session will follow the formal presentation.

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