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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
  • Website: Visit Website
Meeting Facilities

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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Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • 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 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 Capacity: 18
Great Hall
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • 2018-10-20 12:00:00 2018-10-20 16:00:00 Not-So-Frightening Fun <p><strong>Allen County Public Library<br />Globe Room<br />Noon-4p<br />FREE</strong></p> <p>Join us to make 3 different kid-friendly crafts in the Globe room.  Suitable for all ages!  Please note, this is a Zombie free zone.</p> <p>260-421-1220</p> <p>ACPL</p> 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-10-20 13:00:00 2018-10-20 17:30:00 Zombie Central <p>Allen County Public Library Plaza 900 Library Plaza 1:00pm - 5:30pm (Zombie Walk begins at 5:30pm) Free Join us at the ACPL Plaza to get your zombie makeover! T.A.G. Art will be on site with their Zombie Machine to help turn you into the undead. Make sure to swing by one of the great restaurants Downtown or check out the food trucks which will be on hand to help curb your ghoulish appetite, as well as live entertainment from various performers. And of course, thousands of zombies will flood the streets of Fort Wayne during the annual Zombie Walk.</p> <p>Zombie Walk starting at 5:30pm! (260) 420-3266 frightnightdowntown.com</p> <p>ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES AT THE ACPL LIBRARY PLAZA:</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> T.A.G. Zombie Machine T.A.G.<br /></span><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Art will be on the Library Plaza from 1:00pm - 4:30pm with their Zombie Machine, helping turn Downtown Fort Wayne into the undead! Plan to arrive early to ensure enough time to complete your chilling make-over. All ages are welcome! tagartcompany.com</span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">First Federal Bank Photo Booooth!</span> <br />Stop by the First Federal Bank Photo Booooth to capture your Fright Night memories with family and friends. Stumble away with a free printed copy of your photos and share them on social media too. Suitable for all ages! first-fed.com</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">First Federal Bank Extreme Pumpkin Carving Demonstrations</span> <br />Join First Federal Bank beginning at 2pm as they host professional carvers from Ice Creations for ongoing demonstrations of extreme pumpkin carving and a display of their pumpkin creations that have even been featured on Food Network. Plus, enter to win one to take home. (No purchase necessary. Winners determined by random drawing.) first-fed.com</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Fort Wayne Mad Ants Trick-Shot-Toe</span> <br />The Fort Wayne Mad Ants are excited to be a part of Fright Night 2018! Join us on the Library Plaza to hang out with our mascot “The Mad Ant.” You can also challenge your friends and family to a game of “Trick-Shot-Toe” an exciting cross between basketball and Tic-Tac-Toe! The Fort Wayne Mad Ants are committed to their fans and the Fort Wayne community and look forward to seeing you Downtown for a spooky day of fun. fortwayne.gleague.nba.com</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Majic 95.1 Weird Science</span> <br />Stop by the MAJIC 95.1 Weird Science Lab and help us find a cure for the Zombie Virus. Tune in to MAJIC 95.1 for Fright Night Updates. majic951.com</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Fun 101.7 Mummy Monkey</span> <br />The Fun 101.7 team will be hanging out at the ACPL Plaza and joining them is the Mummy Monkey! Listen for all the information about all the Fright Night events on Fun 101.7. fun1017.com</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">ALT 99.5/WANE TV Music Stage</span> <br />Enjoy musical performances by PlumDingo and the Fort Wayne Fright Orchestra at the ALT 99.5/WANE TV Music stage. alt995.com wane.com</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 2018-10-20 17:30:00 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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  • 2018-08-13 18:30:00 2018-11-12 20:30:00 Clay Stuckey presents "Civil War Field Artillery--the rest of the story" <p>"Civil War Field Artillery" is an introduction to field artillery and field artillery only that is designed to acquaint the visitor of Civil War battlefields with the information behind those cannons still dotting the landscape.</p> <p>The speaker will describe what those weapons could do and what it took to get them to the battlefield.</p> 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-12-01 2018-12-02 Jingle Bell Jazz <p>It's the most wonderful time of the year! Get swept up in the sounds of the season with Jingle Bell Jazz. Hear holiday pop and vocal jazz favorites, accompanied by our instrumental combo. Our Principal Vocal Artists are showcased in a dazzling evening of holiday classics, new favorites, and even a few Heartland Sings originals!<br /><br />DATES: Saturday, December 1, 2018 | 7:30pm<br />Sunday, December 2, 2018 | 2:00pm</p> 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-03-09 2019-03-10 Celtic Landscapes <p>Celtic Landscapes, a magical, mystical, musical, and original Heartland Sings production, combines beautiful harmonies and the drones of bagpipes to transport audiences to the Emerald Isle. Enjoy a variety of vocal music selections with traditional instruments of Celtic heritage that will take you on a journey to that mystical, nostalgic place in our hearts and minds evoked by the Celtic tradition. Familiar folk tunes, ballads, and drinking songs will get audiences singing along! Take the high road and meet us for a Celtic celebration you won't forget!</p> <p>03/09 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM</p> <p>03/10 @ 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM</p> 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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