Thursday, November 24, 2016

Weekly Library Events (Nov. 28 - Dec. 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.

Twisted Tales Book Club
Nov. 28 at 4:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
Welcome to the next meeting of Twisted Tales book club for teens!!!  The concept is simple: we love redone tales here at the library.  Reimagined fairy tales, classics, myths…you name it, we love it.  Twisted Tales will be focusing on books that contain an age old tale… that has a twist.  This month’s selection for the book club is Splintered by A.G. Howard, which takes a new twist on Alice in Wonderland.  This club is intended for youth ages 13-19.  Don't miss out on participating in this fun discussion with other teen readers, and for additional information, contact Kelsie Wade at 325-676-6067.

Make & Take: Christmas Trees
Dec. 1 at 4:00PM
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
Gear up for the holiday season at your library by coming out to a number of great events we'll host throughout the month across all locations.  Get started with this great afternoon crafting session where library staff will supply all the materials needed to show youth how to make their own Christmas Trees at the library.  Everyone could use a little holiday cheer in their homes, and you'll be able to create yours at your library.  For additional information, feel free to contact us at 325-437-7323.

Collecting Commas Writing Club
Dec. 1 at 4:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
If you have a child between the ages of 10-17, and they love to express themselves through writing, don't miss out on the chance to be a part of the weekly Collecting Commas Writing Club at your Main Library.  Meeting every Thursday afternoon at 4:00PM, this group meets to hone their creative writing skills in all form of writing including novels, short stories, poetry, and more.  Plus, we make writing fun by engaging in a host of fun activities to help inspire ideas and participation among participants.  There's no need to register to be a part of this club, simply come check out a meeting and see if it's meant for you.  For more information about this weekly program, contact Kelsie Wade at 325-676-6067.

Family Fun: Ezra Jack Keats w/the NCCIL
Dec. 1 at 5:00PM
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
This month, the South Branch Library is partnering with the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature to celebrate the 100th birthday of this month’s Favorite Author – Ezra Jack Keats! Join us for great stories like The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, and Jenny’s Hat. We’ll also learn about the excellent artwork in the stories by doing a fun art project with the NCCIL. You won’t want to miss this exciting free program that’s perfect for the whole family.  For additional information, contact Alyssa Crow at 325-698-7565.

Super Storytime: Let's Rocket
Dec. 2 at 10:45AM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
3,2,1...Blast Off!  Kids and parents are invited to come out and join us for a great Super Storytime event at your library where the theme will be all about ROCKETS!  We're blasting off into a new works and we're asking everyone to come out and join us too.  We'll be sharing and reading books about space, stars, and maybe even a few aliens.  And as always, we'll even have a fun craft for kids to make too.  All materials needed will be supplied so don't miss the fun.  For additional information about this event, contact Insperation Sanchez at 325-676-6067.

Teen Scene After Hours: Nightmare Before Christmas
Dec. 2 at 5:45PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
The teen after hours programming at your library has been a huge hit, so keep the fun going as we celebrate a cult classic - "Nightmare Before Christmas!"  We will have several things for teens to do at this event.  The main event is a Nightmare Before Christmas themed scavenger hunt through the library, where participants must finish a puzzle by gathering the answers to clues.  We will also have available to play, the Nightmare Before Christmas world of Kingdom Hearts on the PS3.  Finally, there will be Jack Skellington cookie decorating too...yum!  We'll supply all materials for the event, and we certainly expect to have a great time so you won't want to miss out on the fun.  This event will last until 7:30PM, where the doors will open again for parents and rides to pickup their teens.  All teens must be picked up no later than 7:45PM.  For additional information, contact Kelsie Wade at 325-676-6067.

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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