Thursday, December 15, 2016

Weekly Library Events (Dec. 18-24)

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.

Read to a Dog Day
Dec. 19 at 10:30AM
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
Don't miss out on this exciting activity for kids of all ages to participate in.  Thanks to our partnership with the Tail Waggin' Tutors, we'll invite in registered therapy dogs who will be anxious to hear some great stories.  Youth will be able to come out, select some books, and then sign up for a time to read to a host of wonderful dogs who won't mind if you mess up or fumble on a word.  They'll enjoy hearing you tell the story just the same.  Although dogs will be featured at this program, we do ask that you leave your own pets at home.  Don't miss out on this event, and for additional information, contact us at 325-437-7323.

Family Fun: You Can't Catch Me...
Dec. 19 at 4:00PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
Have you ever tried to catch the Gingerbread Man?  We'll be doing just at in our monthly Family Fun event at the Main Library.  Kids of all ages, and parents too, are invited to join us for great stories, games, crafts, and more that are all about the elusive Gingerbread Man, and it will also be the perfect way to get you in the holiday mood.  Don't miss out on the fun, and we'll supply the materials needed for any craft.  All you need to do is show up and be ready for some fun at your library.  For additional information, contact Insperation Sanchez at 325-676-6067.

Legos Galore
Dec. 19 at 6:30PM
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
Youth, ages 8-12, are invited out to our monthly evening Lego Club at your Mockingbird Branch.  Join us in the activity room as we'll supply a host of Lego platforms and pieces to have you work on various projects solo, or team up with others to build something truly amazing.  Free design, or work on a specific type of project, just come out ready to have some fun...and bring your creativity too.  Don't miss out, and for additional information, contact us at 325-437-7323.

Teen Flix
Dec. 20 at 6:00PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
Teens won't want to miss out on our monthly Teen Flix Movie Night at your Main Library.  For December, we're showing a holiday cult classic, with a twist, with 1993's "The Nightmare Before Christmas."  In this film, Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween -- but alas, they can't get it quite right.  This film is rated PG for some scary images and has a run time of 76 minutes.  Light snacks will be provided so feel free to come on out and enjoy the movie.

Mockingbird Movies
Dec. 21 at 2:30PM
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
Everyone is invited to come out to a great December movie at your library as we'll be showing a Walt Disney flick with 1972's "Snowball Express" starring Dean Jones and Nancy Olson.  In this film, when John Baxter inherits a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, he quits his job in New York and moves the family west to run it. Only to find that the place is a wreck. But together they decide to try to fix it up and run it. But Martin Ridgeway, who wants the property, does everything he can to ensure it will fail.  This film is rated G and has a run time of 1 hour and 33 minutes.  Light refreshments will be served and everyone is encouraged to come spend a great afternoon at your library enjoying a classic flick.  For additional information, contact Anne Ellis at 325-437-7323.

Minecraft Mania
Dec. 21 at 3:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
We want you to be a part of the Minecraft Mania fun at your Abilene Public Library, with multiple sessions hosted at multiple locations!  Designed for tweens and teens (ages 10-19), join us 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 Amanda Sasser at 325-676-6067.

Teen Book Club: "On the Edge of Gone"
Dec. 21 at 4:00PM
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
If you’re a teen who loves to read, you’ll certainly want to be a part of our Teen Book Club discussion group at your South Branch Library.  Each month we meetup to discuss popular YA literature across all genres, and in December, we’ll be discussing the book “On the Edge of Gone” by Corinne Duyvis.  In this book, a comet is coming and the Earth is doomed, but for a select few there is hope boarding a ship to colonize a new world.  Denise and her family are chosen but she worries that once they discover she is autistic, there will no longer be any room for her.  Check out a copy of this book from your library and come out ready to discuss it with other teen readers at our next meeting.  For more information, contact Marianne Vadney at 325-698-7565.

Collecting Commas Writing Club
Dec. 22 at 4:30PM
Main Library
302 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.

Holiday Flix & Crafts
Dec. 24 at Noon
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
Make your South Branch Library a part of your holiday tradition and join us for a great holiday movie session for kids and parents to enjoy.  We'll be showing the live-action adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss story "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" starring Jim Carrey.  In this film, On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all of the citizens of the town. This film is rated PG for some crude humor and has a run time of 1 hour and 44 minutes. While you join us, we'll also supply all materials needed to make a great Grinch craft or two to go along with the movie.  Light snacks and drinks will be provided (maybe even hot chocolate) and feel free to bring your own lunch or snacks to enjoy at this holiday event.  For additional information, 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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