Thursday, August 25, 2016

Weekly Library Events (Aug. 29 - Sept. 3)

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.

Make & Take: Fireflies
Sept. 1 at 4PM
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
Kids of all ages are invited to join us for a great crafting workshop at your library.  This month, we're celebrating a creature that can light up the night sky when you find them outdoors...Fireflies.  We'll supply all the materials necessary to show you how to make your own firefly crafts, and they'll be perfect decorations for your rooms.  Join in on this hands-on activity at your library, especially if you've got a child who loves to create things.  For more information about this program, feel free to contact Heather Carter at 325-437-7323.

Collecting Commas Writing Club
Sept. 1 at 4:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
Youth are invited to be a part of our weekly writing club at your library, where you can hone your creative writing skills in all forms from novels to poetry.  Each week we meet to work on various writing activities in a stress-free environment with your peers, and we even work on larger joint projects such as putting together poetry slams, writing plays, doing skits, and more.  We have a great group of youth attending each month, and we want you to be a part of the writing fun at your library.  There's no need to register, and for additional club information, contact Kelsie Wade at 325-676-6067.

Family Fun: Favorite Authors - Jan Thomas
Sept. 1 at 5PM
South Branch Library
1401 S. Danville Dr.
PH: 325-698-7565
Kids and parents are invited out to the next Family Fun event at your South Branch Library, starting at a new time.  We've been celebrating our favorite children's authors for the past year, and at this session, it's going to feature the great works of author Jan Thomas.  Known for popular titles such as "Is Everyone Ready for Fun?" "The Doghouse," and "Rhyming Dust Bunnies," we'll be sharing our favorite stories, singing songs, making a great craft and more.  All materials will be supplied, just don't miss out on this enhanced storytime event for youth.  For additional information, contact Alyssa Crow at 325-698-7565.

The Coloring Club
Sept. 1 at 6:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6025
Adults are invited to come out and be a part of our monthly Coloring Club at the library, a popular service we offer for those ages 18+.  Coloring isn't just for kids, it's popular with all ages.  Coloring Clubs have been gaining in popularity across the nation as coloring is a great way to socialize with others, relieve stress, and have fun.  We'll supply a variety of coloring pages and the coloring tools, or you can feel free to bring your own.  Just come out ready to have some coloring fun with others at your library.  We hope you can make it, and for additional information, contact Ann Mount at 325-676-6025.

Super Storytime: Egads! Elephants
Sept. 2 at 10:45AM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
Kids and parents are invited to join us for a great morning Super Storytime event at your library.  The theme for this program will be all about elephants, as we celebrate these massive animals through stories, songs, and crafts designed for kids of all ages.  All materials for the craft will be supplied, all you have to do is come out and have some fun with library staff in this interactive event.  For more information about this activity, contact Kelsie Wade at 325-676-6067.

Teen Flix After Hours
Sept. 2 at 5:45PM
South Branch Library
1401 S. Danville Dr.
PH: 325-698-7565
Teens are invited out to our Teen Flix After Hours Movie Night where we’ll be showing a disaster action flick, with 2014’s “Into the Storm” starring Richard Armitage and Sarah Wayne Collins.  In this film, storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton.  This film is rated PG-13 for sequences of intense destruction and peril, and language including some sexual references and has a run time of 1 hour and 29 minutes.  Snacks will be provided, or feel free to bring your own.  Rides should return for pickup no later than 7:20PM.  For additional information about this after hours event, contact 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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