Thursday, September 8, 2016

Weekly Library Events (Sept. 12-17)

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.

Science Club
Sept. 12 at 4:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
If you have a child who is wild about science, be a part of our monthly Science Club for youth at your library.  Each month we meet up to discuss different science concepts designed to educate youth outside of the classroom.  Each club meeting also includes science demonstrations and the opportunity to join staff in hands-on experiments to really bring the educational learning to life.  No registration is required, just come out and be ready to enjoy some science fun with library staff.  For additional information, contact Amanda Sasser at 325-676-6067.

Make & Take: Slap Bracelets
Sept. 12 at 5:00PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
Kids of all ages are invited out to our monthly Make & Take event at the Main Library, following Science Club.  Each month we get hands-on with different craft activities, and this month we'll supply you with the materials needed for you to design your own Slap Bracelets.  Keep them plain, or make the stylish, then slap them on your wrist and you've got one awesome accessory to wear and show your friends.  Come on out and make your, and for additional information about this event, contact Kelsie Wade at 325-676-6067.

Mockingbird Movies
Sept. 12 at 6:30PM
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
If you're looking to get out and watch a movie, don't pass up on attending the next Movie Night at the Mockingbird Branch Library.  This month, we're featuring a remake to a film from the '90s with "Point Break," starring Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey.  In this film, a young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists.  Deep undercover, and with his life in danger, he strives to prove these athletes are the architects of the mind-boggling crimes that are devastating the world's financial markets.  This film is rated PG-13 for violence, thematic material involving perilous activity, some sexuality, language, and drug material, along with a run time of just under two hours.  For more information about this event, contact Anne Ellis at 325-437-7323.

Minecraft Mania
Sept. 13 at 3:30PM
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
 We want you to be a part of the Minecraft Mania fun at your Abilene Public Library, with multiple sessions hosted across all three branches!  Designed for tweens and teens (ages 8-18), join your Mockingbird Branch Library on the second Tuesday afternoons of each month as we dive into the digital world of Minecraft.  We’ll provide access to laptops for gamers to play in story mode, while also offering some additional Minecraft-themed activities and crafts to get involved in.  So come on out, bring a friend, and make some new ones at this digital series of events at your library.  For additional information, contact us at 325-437-7323.

Make & Take: Minion Bookmarks
Sept. 13 at 4:00PM
South Branch
1401 S. Danville Dr.
PH: 325-698-7565 
Kids of all ages are invited out to this fun after school crafting activity at your library, where we’ll be celebrating those adorable, yet troublesome, Minions from their hit films.  For this session, we’ll supply all the materials needed to show youth how to create their own cute Minion Bookmarks, perfect for keeping your place in all the great books you checkout from your library.  Don’t miss out on your chance to design your own, and for additional information, contact Shahala Trammell at 325-698-7565. 

Job Corps @ Your Library
Sept. 13 at 5:00PM
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
Hosted immediately after our Minecraft Mania activity session, we'll have an information booth available at the Mockingbird Branch Library this evening, for those interested in learning more about Job Corps, and the services they offer in our community.  Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job.  Designed for young people at least 16 years of age, as well as qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.  Modesto Villegas will be on hand to answer any questions, as well as distribute information to interested individuals.  For additional information, contact Anne Ellis at 325-437-7323. 

Selecting, Planting, and Growing Trees in West Texas
Sept. 13 at 6:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6025
The community is invited out to join us for a free instructional workshop led by master arborist, and City Councilman, Bruce Kreitler.  He'll return to lead a program titled "Selecting, Planting, and Growing Trees in West Texas" to discuss the pros and cons of various varieties of trees, how they might provide shade and beauty for various types of properties and landscapes, and more.  Come with your questions, and something to take notes on, and join us for a great workshop led by a local expert in the community.  If you have questions, contact Dennis Miller at 325-676-6025. 

Lego My Library (Lego Club)
Sept. 14 at 4:00PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
If you're between the ages of 8-18, and you really like to build things with your hands, you're invited to be a part of the Lego My Library Lego Club at your Main Library, hosted on the 2nd Wednesday afternoons of each month.  Whether you want to work on a project alone, or join up as a team, you're more than welcome to just come out and do what feels right for you.  Sometimes we'll work on specific themes, and other times we'll free design.  We'll also have some Lego guides available for you to get some ideas on what you'd like to make.  Don't miss out on the fun, and for additional information, contact Kelsie Wade at 325-676-6067.

Family Fun: Good Night Owl!
Sept. 15 at 5:00PM
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
Don't miss out on the next after school Family Fun event at your library.  Designed for kids of all ages, as well as the entire family, the theme of this program will be all about the owl.  Come out to enjoy stories, songs, and even get to make an owl craft that you can take home and remember the program by.  We'll supply all materials needed, all you have to do is come out and be ready for having some fun with library staff in literature.  For more information about this event, contact Heather Carter at 325-437-7323.

Collecting Commas Writing Club
Sept. 15 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.

Cover-to-Cover Book Club
Sept. 15 at 7:00PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6025
If you're looking for a great book club, don't pass up on becoming a part of the Cover-to-Cover Book Club at your library.  Join other avid adult readers in the community and come ready to engage in a lively discussion on a wide range of books.  This month's featured selection is Tana French's "Broken Harbor," a taut thriller featuring a damaged hero, an unspeakable crime, and an intricately plotted mystery all nestled in a timely examination of lives shattered by the global economic downturn.  Check out a copy of this book from your library, and come out to discuss it at this club meeting.  For additional information, contact Ann Mount at 325-676-6025.

Family Flix
Sept. 17 at 3:00PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
Kids and parents are invited out to our monthly Family Flix event at the Main Library, where we'll be showing a great Disney flick from the late 90s.  This month's featured film is 1998's "Mulan" with the voices of Ming-Na Wen and Eddie Murphy.  In this film, to save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.  This animated film is rated G and runs in at an an hour and 28 minutes.  Come out and enjoy this great family movie, with light refreshments served.  For additional information, contact Kelsie Wade at 325-676-6067.

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

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