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Allen County Public Library

  • Address: 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Phone: 260-421-1274
  • Fax: (260) 421-1386
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The Allen County Public Library has various facilities and meeting rooms that are available for public use at the main library and branches. Library facilities can accommodate a variety of activities, ranging from large events to small, informal meetings.

At the MAIN library, the library charges rental fees according to the classifications of usage defined below. Within these classifications, reservations are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

To reserve a meeting room at one of the branches contact the branch directly.

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  • Description The Allen County Public Library has various facilities and meeting rooms that are available for public use at the main library and branches. Library facilities can accommodate a variety of activities, ranging from large events to small, informal meetings.
  • Theatre Capacity 378
  • Banquet Capacity 200
  • Number of Rooms 7
  • Classroom Capacity 200
Theater
  • Theater Capacity: 230
Meeting Room A
  • Theater Capacity: 160
Meeting Room B
  • Theater Capacity: 70
  • Classroom Capacity: 35
  • Banquet Capacity: 24
Meeting Room C
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Classroom Capacity: 50
  • Banquet Capacity: 60
Meeting Room ABC
  • Theater Capacity: 378
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
Classroom
  • Classroom Capacity: 18
Great Hall
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Caring for K-12 in Fort Wayne - a UC2 panel discussion

    Allen County Public Library

    October 5, 2017

    2017-10-05 18:00:00 2017-10-05 19:30:00 Caring for K-12 in Fort Wayne - a UC2 panel discussion <p>Assuring the success of schools in our community involves a multifaceted approach: sufficient resources, innovative teaching techniques, teachers trained in their content areas, parental support, student engagement to name only a few. However, as Nel Noddings argued in her book The Challenge to Care in Schools (1992), “the first job of the schools is to care for our children. We should educate our children not only for competence but also for caring. Our aim should be to encourage the growth of competent, caring, loving and lovable people.” What does it mean to create a caring educational community for students, teachers, administrators, staff, parents and the community? What are the challenges? What can we gain by pairing care with learning? How can ensure learning while also focusing on caring for the lives of individual students? Our panelists of current and former public school teachers and professors working on and researching teacher training will discuss these issues and will take your questions.</p> <p><br />Participants:<br />Samantha McGlennen, <em>Summit Middle School Math Teacher, IPFW alumna</em><br />Jamie Drake, <em>Continuing Lecturer of Spanish</em><br />Dr. Matthew Perkins, <em>Assistant Professor of Science Education</em><br />Dr. Pam Reese, <em>Assistant Professor of Communication Science and Disorders</em><br />Dr. Jens Clegg, <em>Associate Professor of Spanish</em><br />Dr. Isabel Nuñez, <em>Professor and Chair of Educational Studies</em></p> <p><br />Meeting Room A</p> 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2017-10-19 18:00:00 2017-10-19 19:30:00 Caring for Aquatic Systems in Northeast Indiana - a UC2 panel discussion <p>Fort Wayne is known as the “City of Three Rivers,” but those rivers are connected to intricate water systems on which human and non-human inhabitants rely. What is an aquatic system? What challenges are created by emphasizing care for these systems? What opportunities become available by caring for these systems?</p> <p>Participants:<br />Dr. Bruce Kingsbury, <em>Professor of Biology, Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, Director of the </em><br /><em> Environmental Resources Center</em><br />Dr. Mark Jordan, <em>Associate Professor of Biology</em><br />Dr. Bob Gillespie, <em>Associate Professor of Biology, Director of Crooked Lake Biological Station</em><br />Dr. Dong Chen, <em>Associate Professor of Civil Engineering</em><br />Dr. Becca Essig, <em>Assistant Professor of Engineering</em><br />Anne Marie Smrchek, <em>PE, Manager of Sewer and Storm Water Engineering, Fort Wayne City Utilities</em></p> <p>Meeting Room A</p> 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Fort Wayne Taiko Presents: Knock on Wood

    Allen County Public Library

    November 4, 2017

    2017-11-04 19:00:00 2017-11-04 20:30:00 Fort Wayne Taiko Presents: Knock on Wood <p>The Fort Wayne Dance Collective is pleased to present Fort Wayne Taiko’s Knock on Wood performance Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 7 p.m. The performance will be held at the Allen County Public Library theatre located at the downtown branch at 900 Plaza Drive in Fort Wayne. Admission is $12. For tickets or info, call FWDC at 424-6574 or go to fwdc.org.<br /><br />Knock on Wood will feature traditional and contemporary taiko pieces and original compositions that will integrate vocal music, string instruments and body percussion to tell the story of taiko’s roots. Pieces will be presented by Fort Wayne Taiko’s performing group, local taiko students and guest artists Shoji Kameda and Mas Baba from On Ensemble, a Los Angeles-based taiko group.<br /><br />Taiko which means “drum” is a drumming and movement ensemble based on Japanese tradition. Taiko is played on big drums, skinned both ends and placed in vertical, horizontal and diagonal positions. In taiko, the movement is as important as the rhythms-drummers play rhythms with sticks using choreographed arm movements and/or while dancing from drum to drum.<br /><br />Fort Wayne Taiko, the only performing taiko group in Indiana and one of the few in the Midwest, has provided Northeast Indiana with performances and instruction since 2000. Fort Wayne Taiko group members regularly travel to the West Coast to study with premiere North American taiko groups such as Taiko Project, On Ensemble and San Jose Taiko. Fort Wayne Taiko also presents guest artists to teach skills and repertoire to local drummers. In 2015-2016, these artists included Kenny Endo, Tiffani Tamaribuchi, Shoji Kameda and Mas Baba. In 2013, Fort Wayne Taiko spent three weeks studying taiko with master drummers in Hiroshima and Matsuyama Japan. Fort Wayne Taiko is now part of Indiana’s Arts for Learning roster, providing performances at schools throughout the state.<br /><br /></p> 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2017-11-14 18:00:00 2017-11-14 19:30:00 Identity and Inequality in the Workplace - a UC2 panel discussion <p>Wage inequality increased across the board during the past 40 years, a fact brought into relief during the most recent economic downturn. Alongside rising economic inequality are a number identities (racial, ethnic, gender, etc.) that play a role in deciding where one falls on that line of inequality. This is particularly the case when considering concepts like “professionalism” and workplace social expectations, which very often carry normative notions of workplace identity. Does “professionalism” reinforce already-existing inequalities? Can broader notions of the social spaces of work create more opportunities for a more diverse workforce? Does attention to these issues create opportunities to address rising inequality? Can creating a more caring workplace for workers address both identity and inequality?</p> <p><br />Participants:<br />Christine Marcuccilli, <em>Associate Director of Compliance, Title IX Coordinator, IPFW</em><br />Victoria Sarjeant, <em>Assistant Director of Alumni Relations</em><br />Ken Christmon, <em>Associate Vice Chancellor for Admissions and Chief Diversity Officer, IPFW</em><br />Dr. Kim McDonald, <em>Professor of Organizational Leadership, Associate Dean of Engineering, </em><br /><em>Technology and Computer Science</em></p> <address>(Meeting Room A)</address> 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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