Everyone loves stories, whether in books, movies, or TV. But the most interesting story is often your own!

Have you ever wondered what your past held or where you really came from? Fort Wayne, Indiana's main library, located in downtown Fort Wayne, has the largest public genealogy center in the nation. It is also one of the most comprehensive. The great news is that almost all of the services are free. Even better news is that you can get waist deep in your family history in just two days!

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Posted on February 14, 2017 at 12:00:00 pm by William Bryant R.

Central High Exhibit at the Allen County Public Library

Whenever we give tours at the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM), the easiest, most “pointable” landmark we have at our disposal is right across Lafayette Street in the form of the building that houses Anthis Career Center. It ceased being Central High School when it was shuttered in the Spring of 1971.

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Posted on June 21, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Tom B.

Fort Wayne Dreams Big and Achieves Bigger

For my whole life, I've called Fort Wayne home. I've also traveled a lot, visiting friends on both coasts, the South and Southwest. When visiting other places, you invariably compare them to home. For me, Fort Wayne always comes out ahead. 

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Posted on April 22, 2015 at 5:45:00 am by Jasmine B.

Share your #DayinAllenCo2015 Photos on May 1!

Calling all Allen County Residents and Visitors:

The Allen County Public Library's "Day in Allen County" is approaching! What is this event, you ask? Every year, the ACPL asks everyone to take pictures of anything and everything happening during that 24-hour period to create a snapshot of the

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Posted on February 13, 2015 at 7:01:00 am by Holley T.

5 Family Friendly Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

When the weather is cold, it can be tough to fill the days, but there is so much to do in Fort Wayne. Check out these top 5 ways to keep everyone entertained and beat the winter blahs!

1. Sledding at Franke Park or cross country skiing at Fox Island

The Fort Wayne parks don't stop just because

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Posted on March 19, 2014 at 6:00:00 am by Lauren C.

There's more to discover at the Main Library than books!

If you haven't been to the Main branch of the Allen County Public Library, you're in for a real treat. This all-ages destination is a great place to spend a lazy afternoon. Here are a few of the highlights:

  • The Main Library’s Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery is located directly inside the library’s
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when visiting Fort Wayne, the Children’s Department at the Main Branch of the Allen County Public Library is worth checking out! Look for the giant model of Earth that spins, slowly in the main hall. The Children’s Department is close by, and it’s is filled with books, computer games, videos,

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