Thursday, February 23, 2017

Weekly Library Events (Feb. 26 - Mar. 4)

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.

Tech Monday Instruction
Monday, Feb. 27 at 2:00PM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
Technology is commonplace now, but understanding how to use them may require a little more effort.  If you need assistance in learning to use your smartphones, tablets, laptops, or their accessories, give this weekly program a try.  Your South Branch Library tech gurus will be on hand to assist you, first-come, first-served, so be sure to check out a session and see how we can help.

The Investing Universe: A Class for Individual Investors
Monday, Feb. 27 at 6:30PM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
The South Branch Library is partnering with Paul Anthony Thomas, Asset Manager with Custom Private Equity, to offer a series of investing workshops for the public.  Also sponsored by Gayla Fullerton, CPA, six courses will be hosted on Monday evenings through March 27.  Participants will learn about the basics of investing, and engage in discussions on asset classes and investing techniques.  Come maximize your investing skills with the help of experts in your community.

Minecraft Mania
Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 3:30PM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
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 South Branch Library on the fourth 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 at your library.

Morning Mingle: Coloring Club
Wednesday, Mar. 1 at 10:00AM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
Adults are invited to join us for our monthly Coloring Club session at your South Branch Library.  Building in numbers each month, drop in meeting room and relieve some stress by engaging in fun coloring activities with others.  We'll supply all the coloring pages and materials needed, plus, light snacks will be served including tea, coffee, and cookies.  Then just choose your pages, sit at a table and color away while listening to soothing sounds.  It's a great morning social activity to get involved in.

Free Tax Assistance
Mar. 1-2; 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6025
If you need help filing your taxes, take part in this free program led by IRS-trained volunteers with the AARP.  Multiple sessions will be hosted each week, and guests will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis while spaces allow.  Be sure to bring your Photo ID, social security card, W-2’s, and all other tax information you may need to file.  Volunteers will be on hand to walk you through the filing process, and e-File your taxes during your visit.

Make & Take: Celebrate Dr. Seuss
Thursday, Mar. 2 at 4:00PM
Mockingbird Branch Library
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
Kids of all ages are invited to your Mockingbird Branch Library for some fun as we celebrate Dr. Seuss and his beloved children's books.  At this crafting session, we'll show youth how to make a fish bowl craft to go along with the story "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish."  All materials will be supplied, and staff will be on hand to show you how to make your own Dr. Seuss craft to take home with you and enjoy.

Collecting Commas Writing Club
Thursday, Mar. 2 at 4:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
If you have a young writer between the ages of 10-17, 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 4:30PM, this group works toward honing their creative writing skills in all forms of writing including novels, short stories, poetry, and more.  There's no need to register, simply come check out a meeting and see if it's meant for you.

Growth Farming: Cultivating Organizational Culture & Personnel for Growth & Prosperity
Thursday, Mar. 2 at 5:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6025
When it comes to growth for organizations, nonprofits, and businesses, many believe that gaining support and customers is a matter of marketing.  The truth is that success comes from our ability to cultivate and nurture powerful relationships with people.  How we treat ourselves determines how we treat our teams; and subsequently how our prospects see us.  Creative entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker D. Grant Smith can help you discover how to improve your internal organizational culture through effective communications, stronger leadership, and more connected relationships.  This transformational presentation will help your business teams operate better, creating growth from the inside out.

Big Country Audubon Society Presents "A Himalayan Christmas"
Thursday, Mar. 2 at 7:00PM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
Jay & Amy Packer have traveled the earth in search of birds, wildlife, and photos.  Their most recent adventure came last Christmas when they visited Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in northeast India by the Chinese border. Together with their guide and friend from Thailand, they covered as much ground as possible in two weeks, from 14,000 feet in the Himalayas to the near sea level, cruising the rapids of the Jia Bhoreh River.  Jay Packer will be on hand to talk about the birds, the wildlife, and the experiences they walked away with in a stunning visual presentation.

Free Tax Assistance
Mar. 3-4; 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Mockingbird Branch Library
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
If you need help filing your taxes, take part in this free program led by IRS-trained volunteers with the AARP. Multiple sessions will be hosted each week, and guests will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis while spaces allow. Be sure to bring your Photo ID, social security card, W-2’s, and all other tax information you may need to file. Volunteers will be on hand to walk you through the filing process, and e-File your taxes during your visit.

Super Storytime: Bugging Out
Friday, Mar. 3 at 10:45AM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
If you're looking to catch a great storytime event at your library, don't miss out on the Main Library's Super Storytime event.  The theme for this month is all about creepy, crawly insects as we're bugging out through great stories, songs, games, crafts, and fun designed for kids of all ages, as well as the entire family. We'll supply all the materials needed, you just come ready for some fun.

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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