Thursday, March 31, 2016

Weekly Events @ Your Library (Apr. 4-9)

Keep up with the great programs and events your Abilene Public Library has to offer by catching this weekly blog each Thursday.  For a complete listing, visit our main website to take a look at our program calendar.

Resumes 101: A Hands-On Class
Apr. 4 @ 10:00AM
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
Do you need help with learning how to create a resume to land a job? If so, we're offering a free and informative class for the community to take advantage of. Call 325-437-7323 to secure your spot in our Resumes 101 workshop, where library staff will walk you through the process of creating your own. Everyone who registers will have a computer to work on and we ask that you please bring your work history information, personal email address, and a flash drive for saving your work. Don't let creating a resume be a daunting task, allow your library to help. For more information, contact Anne Ellis at 325-437-7323.

Tween Time: Cherry Blossom Trees
Apr. 4 @ 6:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
Youth, ages 8-15, are invited to join library staff for a fun evening craft workshop at your library.  For April, we'll be supply all the materials and instruction needed to show youth how to make their own Cherry Blossom Tree crafts.  These will make for some great decorations for your rooms and they're awesome to make.

Springtime Tree Care with Bruce Kreitler
Apr. 4 @ 6:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6025
Board certified Master Arborist Bruce Kreitler will address what we can do in the spring prior to the long, hot summer to insure health for our trees.  He will touch on the planting of new trees as well as preserving established ones by watering, fertilization and pruning.

Minecraft Mania
Apr. 5 @ 3:30PM
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-698-7565
Local teens are encouraged to join us for another afternoon of Minecraft fun at your library.  After hosting our first session at the Main Library in March, which was a smash hit, we're bringing it back to another location in April.  Designed for the teen audience, we'll supply laptops for guests to come in and game in story mode.  We will have a limited number of laptops and if you're waiting to take a turn, we'll offer additional activities for teens to enjoy with some Minecraft-inspired crafts.  All materials will be supplied and there will be no need to register.

Kids' AR Club
Apr. 5 @ 6:00PM
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
Youth, in grades K-5, are invited to join us for our evening AR Club session at the library.  At this storytime event, children's staff will share books from the school's current AR list so that kids can possibly test over them if school.  Books shared will be within 1-3 points and it's a great way to hear stories that follow along with AISD titles.

Anime Club @ Your Library
Apr. 5 @ 6:00PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
If you're a fan of anime, and you're between the ages of 14-25, you won't want to pass up on your chance to become a part of the Anime Club at your library.  No registration is needed, and each month we meet at the library to watch hit anime shows, discuss cosplay (which is great since Lib-Con is right around the corner), and do other fun activities for those with an interest in anime, manga, and similar things.  Come out and attend our next club session.

Stories in the Park: On the Farm
Apr. 7 @ 3:00PM
Redbud Park
S. 32nd & S. Willis
PH: 325-698-7565
Join us for the next session of the Stories in the Park event, where children's staff from your South Branch Library will take our storytime programs on the road and into city parks.  For this session, the theme will be "On the Farm" where we'll be experiencing the joys of farm life through stories, songs, and other fun activities.  This afternoon storytime is geared towards kids of all ages and you'll find us across from the playground (just look out for the 15-ft blue flag).  Don't pass up on this limited run event.

Make & Take: Flowers
Apr. 7 @ 4:00PM
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
Kids won't want to miss this after school crafting session at the library, where we'll be having fun in the activity room learning how to make our own flower crafts.  It is spring and that's the perfect time to start thinking about flowers.  We'll supply all the materials needed and children's staff will walk them through the steps of creating their own beautiful flowers to decorate their rooms with.  It's a great way to spend an afternoon at the library.  

Collecting Commas Writing Club
Apr. 7 @ 4:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
If you're between the ages of 10-17, and you love to write, don't pass up on your chance to become a part of our Collecting Commas Writing Club at your library.  This program meets every week, after school, where club members will join their peers in working on writing activities, sharing their works, and honing their creative writing skills across a vast array of writing techniques.  There's no need to register to join, just attend the next club session and see for yourselves.

Family Fun: Favorite Authors (Mo Willems)
Apr. 7 @ 6:00PM
South Branch
1401 S. Danville Dr.
PH: 325-698-7565
Kids of all ages will certainly want to attend this evening Family Fun event at the library.  We're celebrating our favorite children's authors/illustrators and this month it's all about the works of Mo Willems.  Willems has provided us with a host of great stories to choose from, and lovable characters including Pigeon, Elephant, and Piggie.  Join us as we share some of our favorite stories by this children's author, as well as engage in a host of fun activities from singing to crafts and more.  All materials will be supplied.

The Coloring Club
Apr. 7 @ 6:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6025
Adults, ages 18+, won't want to miss out on the next Coloring Club session at the library.  Coloring certainly isn't for kids anymore, and it's an activity that is truly becoming popular at libraries across the nation.  The simple art of coloring is soothing and fun, and it also allows guests with the chance to socialize with others in the community, make new friends, and engage in fun activities.  We will supply all coloring pages and materials needed, but guests are free to bring in their own materials to use at our club sessions if desired.  If you haven't attended a session yet, now is the time. 

Family Flix @ Your Library
Apr. 9 @ 11:00AM
South Branch
1401 S. Danville Dr.
PH: 325-698-7565
If you're looking to catch a movie with your kids, join us for Family Flix at your library.  For this session, the featured movie will be the Pixar favorite "Cars," and in this movie, a hot-shot racecar named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.  This film is rated G and is designed for kids of all ages, as well as parents.  Light refreshments will be served or you're welcome to bring your own. 

Don't miss out on these great activities being hosted at your library and get in on what we have to offer.

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