Thursday, June 2, 2016

Weekly Library Events (June 6-11)

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.

Monday Morning Movies
June 6 @ 10:00AM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6025
Don’t miss out on our morning movie sessions at the Main Library this summer, as we’ll be showing hits from the past and present and aimed at the general adult audience.  Each movie session will be hosted in the auditorium at the library and for our first Morning Movie flick, we’ll be watching the 2004 film adaptation of the bestseller by Nicholas Sparks, “The Notebook.”  In this film, a poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom.  They soon are separated by their social differences.  This film is rated PG-13 and has a run time of 2 hours and 3 minutes.  If you need any additional information about this program, please contact Marie Skufca at 325-676-6025.

Tween Time: Dinosaur Sun Catchers
June 6 @ 6:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
It’s the official first day of the Summer Reading Clubs at your libraries and this year’s theme is DINOSAURS for kids and teens!  Kick things off right with this evening craft workshop for youth ages 8-15 as we’ll supply all the materials needed to show you how to make your own Dinosaur Sun Catchers, which will look awesome in windows when the light hits it.  Don’t miss out on getting hands-on in all of our projects for youth and for additional information, feel free to contact Kelsie Wade at 325-676-6067.

School-Age Event: Puppet Show
June 7 @ 3:00PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
It’s the summer time at your library and that means it’s time to kick off our summer school-aged events programming for local youth in the community.  Your children’s staff at the Main Library has been working hard to put together a fun and interactive show for youth where we’ll be hosting a fun puppet show in the auditorium.  Come out and be entertained by our puppeteers as we share stories and songs that kids will love.  At the end of the program, you’ll even get the chance to meet some of our puppet pals too!  For additional information about this event, feel free to contact Kelsie Wade at 325-676-6067.

Anime Club
June 7 @ 6:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
If you have a love of anime and manga, then you should really look at becoming a part of our monthly Anime Club at your library!  Geared towards teens and young adults, ages 14-25, we meet up each month to watch anime shows, discuss various topics, and more with others who share your interests.  Don’t miss out on a chance to be a part of this club at your library (and then look out for our Anime Flix series this summer too).  For additional information about this club, feel free to contact Amanda Sasser at 325-698-7565.

Tween & Teen Coloring Club
June 8 @ 2:00PM
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
With the success of the Coloring Club for adults, we’re adding a special coloring club this summer for tweens and teens to enjoy at your library.  If you’re between the ages of 8-18, you’re invited out to your Mockingbird Branch Library on Wednesday afternoons to have some coloring fun of your own.  Relax and work on a number of pages from superheroes to new age designs to classic images and more.  We’ll supply all the materials you’ll need for each session, but please feel free to bring your own supplies if you’d like.  Don’t miss out on the fun, and for additional information, please feel free to contact us at 325-437-7323.

Zoo Lady Visit
June 8 @ 3:00PM
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
Gear up for the return of Joy Harsh, and her animal friends, from the Abilene Zoo who will be making their rounds to all library branch locations for more educational fun.  Designed for kids of all ages, The Zoo Lady will bring out different animals to each of the libraries and teach youth all about them.  It’s the best way to see some great zoo animals inside your library.  Plus, at the end of the program, guests will be able to touch some of the animals as well.  We’ve been visited by owls, alligators, pythons, and more, so don’t miss out on your chance to see which animals will visit us this time.  For additional information about this event, contact Heather Carter at 325-437-7323.

Lego My Library (Lego Club)
June 8 @ 4:00PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
If you’re between the ages of 8-18 (even a little younger) don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of our Lego My Library Lego Club at your library, meeting on the second Wednesdays of each month at the Main Library in the storyroom.  We’ll supply all the Legos that you’ll need as we turn the room into a builder’s paradise to see what incredible creations youth can come out and make.  Some months we have theme we work on and other times we free design.  Whether you work on a project solo, or team up with a group, just come out and be ready for some building and social fun at your library this afternoon.  For additional information, please feel free to contact Kelsie Wade at 325-676-6067.

CALF Festival Group Day & Craft
June 9; Various Times
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
Don’t miss the annual Children’s Art & Literacy Festival events in Downtown Abilene this year.New to the festival, there will be an extra set of Dramatic Readings and Crafts featuring the works of CALF honoree Mark Teague.  Your library will host readings throughout the morning and afternoon of the books “How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?” and “How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?” written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Teague.  Following each reading, youth will also get the chance to make their own 3D Dinosaur craft.  Sessions will be hosted at 9:00AM, 10:15AM, 11:30AM, 12:45PM, 2:00PM, and 3:15PM.  Please Note: Only activities offered at the library are opened to the public.The majority of all CALF events will require registration, but whatever you do, don’t miss out on this amazing festival in Abilene, celebrated families, kids, children’s literature, illustrations, and art.  It’s such a magical time for everyone! 

Super Storytime: “D” is for Dinosaur
June 9 @ 10:45AM
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
Get ready for our interactive Super Storytime at your library, designed for kids of all ages, as well as the entire family.  This program will tie right in with the Summer Reading Club theme for kids this year as it’s titled “D” is for Dinosaur.  Come out to enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and more that all ties into these extinct animals that still fascinate children (and adults) today.  For more information about this enhanced storytime event, feel free to contact Heather Carter at 325-437-7323.

Stories in the Park: Hat Day
June 9 @ 10:45AM
Red Bud Park
S. 32nd & S. Willis St.
PH: 325-698-7565
Kids and parents are invited to join the South Branch Library for our next Stories in the Park session hosted at Red Bud Park across from the playground. For this session, we’ll be having a Hat Day, and in the summer, it’s the perfect time for a hat.  Come out in your favorite, coolest, craziest, hat and join us for stories, songs, games, and more outdoors at one of our city parks.  Each session will be hosted as long as the weather permits.  Feel free to call us at 325-698-7565 if you’re unsure.  For additional information about this program, feel free to email Alyssa Crow.

Collecting Commas Writing Club
June 9 @ 4:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
If you’re between the ages of 10-17, and you have a passion for writing, this is the club you should be a part of at your library!  Led by children’s librarian Kelsie Wade, youth and teens meet up every week to hone their creative writing skills in a stress-free environment through various writing activities and games.  There’s no need to register, simply come out and check out a session.  For more information about this club, contact Kelsie Wade at 325-676-6067.

CALF Dramatic Readings & Crafts
June 10; Various Times
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
Don’t miss the annual Children’s Art & Literacy Festival events in Downtown Abilene this year.  Kids of all ages, and parents too, are invited to join us at the library for some dramatic readings of “How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?” and “How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?” by Jane Yolen, illustrated by CALF honoree Mark Teague.  Several reading will be hosted throughout the day, and following each, kids will get the chance to make a 3D Dinosaur craft.  Multiple session will be hosted throughout the day at 9:00AM, 9:45AM, 10:30AM, 11:15AM, 12:00PM, 12:45PM, 1:30PM, 2:15PM, 3:00PM, and 3:45PM.  All dramatic readings hosted at the Main Library are open to the public at no charge, but please note you will need to have a registered for CALF to attend the majority of all the great events in downtown Abilene.  Don’t pass up on this AMAZING festival in Abilene, offering fun for the entire family!

Paleontology School (Session 1): Paleontologists
June 10 @ 4:00PM
South Branch
1401 S. Danville Dr.
PH: 325-698-7565
Don’t miss out on your chance to join us for the first session of Paleontology School this summer, where children’s staff at the South Branch are helping youth to become junior paleontologists for the Summer Reading Club.  This session will focus on learning about what it takes to be a Paleontologist and to learn exactly what they do through stories, crafts, activities, and more.  All of this will lead up to a final Paleontology School graduation where we will have full run of the entire library, turning it into a Dino Dig for kids to enjoy.  Don’t miss out on this interactive summer series at your library, and for additional information, feel free to contact Alyssa Crow at 325-698-7565.

CALF Dramatic Readings & Crafts
June 11; Various Times
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
Don’t miss the annual Children’s Art & Literacy Festival events in Downtown Abilene this year.  Kids of all ages, and parents too, are invited to join us at the library for some dramatic readings of “How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?” and “How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?” by Jane Yolen, illustrated by CALF honoree Mark Teague.  Several reading will be hosted throughout the day, and following each, kids will get the chance to make a 3D Dinosaur craft.  Multiple session will be hosted throughout the day at 9:00AM, 9:45AM, 10:30AM, 11:15AM, 12:00PM, 12:45PM, 1:30PM, 2:15PM, 3:00PM, and 3:45PM.  All dramatic readings hosted at the Main Library are open to the public at no charge, but please note you will need to have a registered for CALF to attend the majority of all the great events in downtown Abilene.  Don’t pass up on this AMAZING festival in Abilene, offering fun for the entire family!

Family Flix
June 11 @ 11:00AM
South Branch
1401 S. Danville Dr.
PH: 325-698-7565
If you’re looking to catch a movie with your kids this Saturday, don’t pass up on your chance to catch a flick at your library this mid-morning.  Sticking along with the Kids’ Reading Club theme for this year, we’ll be showing an animated feature from 1993 titled “We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story.”  In this film, Captain New Eyes travels back in time and feeds dinosaurs his Brain Grain cereal, which makes them intelligent and nonviolent.  They agree to go to the Middle Future (this era) in order to grant the wishes of children in New York City.  Don’t miss out on this movie at your library, and for additional information, contact Alyssa Crow at 325-698-7565.

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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