Friday, July 22, 2016

Weekly Library Events (July 25-30)

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
July 25 @ 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 final Morning Movie flick for the Summer Reading Club time, we’ll be watching 1952’s “Ivanhoe” starring Robert Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor.  In this film, a knight seeks to free the captive King Richard and put him back on the throne.  This movie has a run time of 1 hr 46 min, and for additional information, contact Marie Skufca at 325-676-6025.

Puppet Theater: Silly Stories
July 25 @ 3:00PM
South Branch
1401 S. Danville Dr.
PH: 325-698-7565
Don’t miss the annual puppet shows at your South Branch Library, as our children’s staff and volunteers are ready to entertain youth with our silly stories.  Join us for an afternoon of our twists on classic tales, and starring a wide host of fun characters…Scare E. Monster may even make an appearance too because we love him so much.  Each year the puppet shows draw in a great crowd, and their geared for kids of all ages, so don’t miss out on your chance to catch the show.  For additional information about this event, feel free to contact Alyssa Crow at 325-698-7565.

Twisted Tales Teen Book Club: “The Clockwork Scarab”
July 25 @ 4:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
Teens, who love to read, are invited to be a part of our second Teen Book Club at your library called Twisted Tales.  This club focuses on reading popular YA books written as reimagined fairy tales, providing readers with a new take on an age old tale.  Last month we read “Cinder” by Marissa Meyer, and this month’s featured selection is “The Clockwork Scarab” by Colleen Gleason.  Look out for a copy to checkout from your Abilene Public Library, read it, and then come ready to discuss with other avid teen readers in the community.  For additional information, contact Kelsie Wade at 325-676-6067.

Tween Time: Mounted Dinosaur Magnets
July 25 @ 6:00PM
South Branch
1401 S. Danville Dr.
PH: 325-698-7565
The crafting fun at your library won’t be slowing down as we’re wanting tweens to come out for another great dinosaur craft workshop.  We’ve been making a host of fun projects this summer, and tonight we’ll be showing participants how to make Mounted Dinosaur Magnets.  Who knew what you could do with a simple dinosaur toy and some glue?  We’ll supply all the materials needed and all you need to do is bring yourself and your crafting skills to the library this evening.  For additional information, contact Alyssa Crow at 325-698-7565.

Young Audiences featuring the Paramount Players
July 26 @ 10:45AM & 3PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
You won’t want to miss the final Young Audiences of Abilene event this summer, as one exciting summer series we enjoy hosting at your library each and every year.  Designed for kids of all ages, we always receive great crowds attending each session.  For the final show, we’re keeping it local as our featured performer will be the Paramount Players consisting of Betty Hukill and Barry Smoot.  Both are veteran Young Audiences performers and they have created a new program on Abilene, the Storybook Capital of Texas.  This interactive event will have kids laughing and clapping along with the fun, so you won’t want to miss your chance to participate in this wonderful activity.  For more information about this program, visit our Young Audiences Page online or contact us at 325-676-6067.  This series of events is made possible thanks to The Greathouse Foundation, HeARTS for the ARTS, Rotary Club of Abilene, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Friends of the Abilene Public Library.

Make & Take: Choose Your Craft
July 26 @ 4:00PM
South Branch
1401 S. Danville Dr.
PH: 325-698-7565
Kids of all ages are encouraged to come out to this afternoon craft session at your South Branch Library where we’re hosting another Choose Your Craft session for Make & Take.  At this event, we’ll offer a series of different crafts and projects for youth to make, with many that have been made throughout our activities during the Summer Reading Club.  So if you missed a fun craft at the South Branch over the summer, this is the session to come and make them, as well as a host of others.  We’ll supply all the materials needed, and for additional information, contact Shelbie Fowler at 325-698-7565.

Tween & Teen Coloring Club
July 27 @ 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.

Anime Flix
July 27 @ 3:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
If you’ve been a fan of the Anime Club at the library, don’t pass up on this extension of that program with Anime Flix.  As a special event for the Summer Reading Club, teens and young adults (ages 14-25) are invited to join us at the library as we show a popular anime flick.  Movie events are popular at your library, and if you’re into anime, you should definitely come and check out this afternoon showing.  For additional information about this event, contact Amanda Sasser at 325-676-6067.

Teen Time: Angry Birds Unplugged
July 27 @ 4:00PM
South Branch
1401 S. Danville Dr.
PH: 325-698-7565
We’re gearing up for some Angry Birds crafting at your library, designed as a hands-on workshop for local teens to take advantage of.  Join us as we show you how to make your own furious fowls and launchers to shoot them at those devious egg stealing piggies.  We’ll supply all the materials you’ll need, just come out ready to see if you’re aim is as good as you think.  For additional information about this event, contact Marianne Vadney at 325-698-7565. 

Stories in the Park: We All Scream for Ice Cream
July 28 @ 10:45AM
Red Bud Park
S. 32nd & S. Willis
PH: 325-698-7565
Kids and parents won’t want to miss the final Stories in the Park session of the year, hosted at Redbud Park across from the playground.  For this final session, we’re all going to be screaming for ice cream, which is a great cool treat on a hot summer day.  Don’t miss out on joining us for stories, songs, games (and a treat) 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
July 28 @ 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.

DIY Dinosaur Crafts
July 29 @ 3:00PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
Don’t miss the final session of this summer series of events at your Main Library that ties right in with the Summer Reading Club theme this year.  It’s DIY Dinosaurs and we’ll meet to have youth create dinosaur crafts that will be cute and fun.  We had so many projects we wanted to do this summer, based on the theme of dinosaurs, that we just had to create more programming so we could do them all.  Kids of all ages are invited to come out and make some with us, and we’ll supply all the materials you’ll need to make your own.  For more information about this craft workshop, feel free to contact Kelsie Wade at 325-676-6067.

Paleontology School (Session 4): Dinosaur Dig
July 29 @ 4:00PM
South Branch
1401 S. Danville Dr.
PH: 325-698-7565
It’s the time.  It’s time for GRADUATION DAY at our summer Paleontology School at the South Branch Library this year!  We’ve spent three sessions teaching youth how to become junior paleontologists for the Summer Reading Club.  On this final day, we’ll turn the entire library into a Dinosaur Dig where there will be tons of activities for kids of all ages to enjoy, much like we do at the close of each Summer Reading Club.  Kids will certainly not want to miss out on this final interactive program at your library, and for additional information, feel free to contact Alyssa Crow at 325-698-7565.

Teen Flix After Hours
July 29 @ 5:45PM
South Branch
1401 S. Danville Dr.
PH: 325-698-7565
Teens won’t want to miss the final After Hours movie night of the Summer Reading Club, where we will be finishing off our selected summer franchise by watching “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth.  In this film, as the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.  This film is rated PG-13 and has a run time of 2 hr 17 min.  Snacks and drinks will be provided and teens will be supervised by library staff the entire evening.  Rides should arrive for pickup no later than 8:10PM.  For additional information about this movie night, call Tremain Jackson 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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