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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
  • The Art of Fort Wayne

    Allen County Public Library

    January 15, 2018 - February 25, 2018

    2018-01-15 18:30:00 2018-02-25 20:30:00 The Art of Fort Wayne <p><span>THE ART OF FORT WAYNE</span><br /><span>January 15 through February 25</span><br /><br /><span>Opening Reception:</span><br /><span>Wednesday, January 17</span><br /><span>6:30 - 8:30 pm</span><br /><br /><span>The Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery</span><br /><span>Allen County Public Library - Main Library</span><br /><br /><span>Celebrate our great city by viewing a collaborative exhibit featuring work inspired by Fort Wayne. This is a juried gallery show and awards will be given during the reception on January 17th.</span><br /><span class="text_exposed_show"><br />Admission to the Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery is free. The gallery is open to the public during regular library hours.<br /></span></p> 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • VOYAGE: Global Photography & Artifacts

    Allen County Public Library

    February 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018

    2018-02-01 2018-03-31 VOYAGE: Global Photography & Artifacts <p><strong>VOYAGE: Global Photography &amp; Artifacts 10-Case Exhibit, at the Allen County Public Library Downtown, 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, In 46802. VOYAGE features travel photography by Meghan Menchhofer. The exhibit, located on the 2<sup>nd</sup> Floor of the public library, is free to the public and will run through March 31, 2018.</strong></p> <p>VOYAGE features international photography from the following places: Myanmar (Burma), Tunisia, India, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania. The community and culture of Myanmar in Fort Wayne, Indiana is also represented in the exhibit. Each case/place is represented through photography and by the “artifacts” that Meghan Menchhofer purchased from local artisans or was gifted by a host family or friend.</p> <p>Meghan Menchhofer has served as a social worker, advocate, educator and community volunteer in multicultural communities, with experiences ranging from Fort Wayne, Indiana to refugee camps globally.</p> <p>ARTIST BIO:  Meghan Menchhofer has served as a social worker, educator and community volunteer in multicultural communities, with experiences ranging from Fort Wayne, Indiana to refugee camps globally. Her primary areas of focus center on marginalized groups, refugee and immigrant communities, and survivors of violence.</p> <p>Meghan has represented IPFW University at international conferences, while presenting her research, and was also chosen as a student exchange delegate for the Fort Wayne Sister Cities contingent hat visited a sister city in Myanmar (Burma), in 2017.</p> <p>Meghan’s passion for cross-cultural exchange, learning, and travel (photography) has taken her to 37 countries.</p> <p><span class="text_exposed_show"><br /></span></p> 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Heartland Sings: Celtic Landscapes

    Allen County Public Library

    March 10, 2018 - March 11, 2018 (Select Dates)

    2018-03-10 2018-03-11 Heartland Sings: Celtic Landscapes <p>Magical harmonies and the drones of bagpipes transport you to the Emerald Isle. Enjoy a variety of vocal music selections with traditional instruments of Celtic heritage. Take the high road and meet us for a Celtic celebration you won't forget!</p> 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Eclectica in Concert

    Allen County Public Library

    April 15, 2018

    2018-04-15 14:00:00 2018-04-15 15:30:00 Eclectica in Concert <p>The program features pop, jazz, and classical music. Performers include Boston’s Robert Margo (mandolin/guitar/lute), and PFW’s Farrell Vernon (saxophone), Laura Lydy (guitar), Betsy Ley (voice/keyboard), Melanie Bookout (viola da gambas), Russell Bookout (guitar, lute), and Anne Martin (viola da gamba).</p> 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Spring 2018 BFA Exhibition

    Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery

    April 20, 2018 - May 15, 2018 (Select Dates)

    2018-04-20 09:00:00 2018-05-15 21:00:00 Spring 2018 BFA Exhibition <p>Seniors graduating from the Department of Visual Communication and Design will display their senior thesis projects in graphic design; interior design; and imaging and photography.<br />Friday, Apr. 20 &#8211; Sunday, May 15 <br />Artist’s Exhibition Reception &#8211; Friday, Apr. 20 6:30 p.m.<br />The Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery, Allen County Public Library<br />900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne <br />The exhibition can be viewed daily at the Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery. <br />Monday &#8211; Thursday 9 a.m. &#8211; 9 p.m.<br />Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. &#8211; 6 p.m. <br />Sunday 12 noon &#8211; 5 p.m.</p> 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Cherry Blossom Festival of Fort Wayne

    Allen County Public Library

    May 20, 2018

    2018-05-20 12:00:00 2018-05-20 17:00:00 Cherry Blossom Festival of Fort Wayne <p>A one day festival to celebrate everything Japanese.</p> <p>Events include: Japanese food, fold dance, traditional music, contests (anime, cosplay, haiku), tea ceremony, taiko drums, karaoke, merchandise, games, origami, bonsai exhibits, and so much more!</p> <p>No admission charge.</p> <p>Food, merchandise, and some games available for purchase.</p> <p>www.cherryblossomfw.com</p> <p>facebook: www.facebook.com/fortwaynecherryblossomfestival</p> 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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