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Allen County Public Library

  • Address: 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Phone: (260) 421-1200
  • Fax: (260) 421-1386
  • Email: E-mail
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Trace your family roots at the country's second largest genealogy department. Professional on-site counselors are available to assist in searches. Call the main branch for library hours which vary according to the season. The Allen County Public Library has been part of the social and cultural fabric of Allen County since 1895.

 

The library system consists of thirteen branch libraries and the recently renovated main library. More than 4,500,000 items are circulated. Computer classes, book groups and children's activities make the library a destination for everyone. Includes The Genealogy Center, the second largest collection in the U.S.

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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
  • 2019-04-28 14:00:00 2019-04-28 15:30:00 Meet Harriet Tubman <p>Known as the "Moses of her people," Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland around 1820. She escaped in 1849, probably via the Underground Railroad. Over the next 11 years, she returned to the South as many as 13 times as a "conductor" of the Underground Railroad, guiding dozens of slaves to freedom. She was so successful that slaveholders posted a $40,000 reward for her capture or death. Tubman also served as a scout, spy, guerilla leader, and nurse for the Union Army during the Civil War. <br />Come meet this remarkable woman as Kathryn Harris portrays Tubman and tells her story. Ms. Harris is the former library services director at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL, and past president of the Abraham Lincoln Association.<br />This Lincoln at the Library program is sponsored by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library. It is free and open to the public.</p> 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Otaku Anon

    Allen County Public Library

    Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday

    2018-06-07 19:00:00 2019-04-28 15:30:00 Otaku Anon <p>Location: Main Library- Meeting Room C<br /><br />Teens in grades 6-12: Come watch anime with other people who love it as much as you do!<br /><br />Otaku is a Japanese term for people with obsessive interests, commonly the anime and manga fandom. <br /><br />This program is free and occurs on the first Thursday of each month from 7pm - 8:30pm</p> 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-05-05 14:00:00 2019-05-05 17:00:00 International Tracing Service <p>Dr. Elizabeth Anthony will discuss the International Tracing Service. Brought to you by the Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society.</p> 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-05-05 14:00:00 2019-05-05 16:30:00 Tracing the Victims of Nazi Persecution <p>The Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society is proud to Dr. Elizabeth Anthony on Sunday, May 5th at 2:00 p.m. at the Allen County Public Library’s Genealogy Center. Dr. Anthony is the International Tracing Service and Partnerships Program Manager at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She will speak about the use of the ITS to locate victims of the Nazi persecution, giving attendees an introduction to the International Tracing Service collections and their function. The ITS collections became available in Germany and at digital copy-holding institutions around the world in November 2007 and are a valuable resource for researchers. <br /><br />The program is made possible with funding from the Dr. Harry W. Salon Foundation, and support from the Institute for Holocaust &amp; Genocide Studies, the University of St. Francis and the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center.</p> 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-05-19 12:00:00 2019-05-19 17:00:00 Cherry Blossom Festival of Fort Wayne <p><span>Join us for the 13th annual Cherry Blossom Festival Fort Wayne, Indiana! This epic 1 day event is the largest Japanese festival in the state of Indiana, and several near by states. There is taiko drumming, cosplay, Japanese food, haiku poetry, origami crafts, anime art contest, shopping, and more!</span><br /><br /><span>Admission: FREE</span><br /><span>Parking: FREE on the street</span></p> 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-05-23 19:00:00 2019-05-23 20:30:00 FW What's New, What's Next: FW Trails <p>What's the latest? Stay up-to-date on what's changing in Fort Wayne. Please join us for the second program in this new series about Fort Wayne area recreational options and events, with an update on Fort Wayne Trails. Sarah Arnold, Community Engagement Manager for Fort Wayne Trails will tell us about progress on the newest parts of this popular system and share with us some exciting new plans and events that could be on the horizon. She will certainly boost our enthusiasm for getting out on the trails!</p> 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-08-29 19:00:00 2019-08-29 20:30:00 FW What's New, What's Next: ACRES <p>What's the latest? Stay up-to-date on what's changing in Fort Wayne. For the third program in this series about Fort Wayne area recreational options and events, we learn about ACRES Land Trust. Lettie Haver, Outreach Manager at ACRES, will share photos and information about the over 100 properties they manage, and tell us about some exciting events and opportunities they have planned for upcoming months. Come and get some fresh ideas about where to go next when you want to get outside and explore nature.</p> 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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