Thursday, March 30, 2017

Weekly Library Events (Apr. 2-8)

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.

Texas Author Series featuring Rachel Caine
Sunday, Apr. 2 at 2:00PM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
The community is invited to participate in these free events. For the third session of this series, the featured author will be Rachel Caine (Fort Worth, TX), who will be discussing her latest books titled "Ink and Bone" and "Paper and Fire."  Caine is the pen name of Roxanne Longstreet Conrad, is a New York Times Bestselling author of more than 45 books across sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, suspense, and horror.  Under her current pen name, she began publishing urban fantasy, sci-fi, and paranormal young adult fiction in 2003 and is known for her series including The Weather Warden Series and the Morganville Vampires Series.  She will be on hand to discuss her latest series collectively titled The Great Library. Each program lasts about an hour and copies of the authors' books will be available for purchase and signing. For sessions hosted at the Main Library, feel free to bring your lunch, or purchase one from the Friends at the event.

Tech Monday Instruction
Monday, Apr. 3 at 2:00PM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565 
If you need help learning to use your device, getting started on the library’s great lineup of digital services, maneuvering your way through the Internet or Microsoft Office applications, join us for Tech Monday Instruction at your library.  Your South Branch librarians will be on hand to help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis in the meeting room.  Don’t pass up on 1-on-1 instruction to answer your specific technology questions.

Family Fun: Pajama Party!
Monday, Apr. 3 at 5:00PM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
Who’s ready for a Pajama Party at the library?!?  We hope you are, as that’s going to be the theme of the next Family Fun event at your South Branch Library.  Bring your blanket and pillow, come dressed in your best jammies, and enjoy an evening of stories, crafts, activities and more.  You’ll even hear a story by Garth Williams, the 2017 Children’s Art & Literacy Festival honoree.  Designed for kids of all ages, as well as the entire family, don’t miss out on this enhanced storytime event at your library.

The Craft Life: Decorate Your Own Journal
Monday, Apr. 3 at 6:00PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
Tweens, ages 8-15, are invited to be a part of The Craft Life series at your Main Library.  Meeting each month, we supply all materials to show you how to create a variety of fun crafts and projects. At this session, we'll be showing you how to decorate your own journals, as well as show off your sharpie skills.

Lego Club Jr.
Tuesday, Apr. 4 at 4:00PM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
Youth are invited to join us for our monthly Lego Club, Jr. session at your South Branch Library.  Hosted in the children’s area, we’ll supply you with a great selection of Legos so you can use your creativity to build whatever you can imagine.  Sometimes we’ll work on specific projects, or you can free design.  Plus, work on projects solo, or team up with others to make something bigger.  We’ll offer books to give you ideas of what you can make or you can let your imagination soar.

Teen Lego Club
Tuesday, Apr. 4 at 4:00PM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
Teens are invited to join us for our monthly Lego Club session at your South Branch Library.  Hosted in the Teen Room, we’ll bring out a selection of Legos so you can join up with your friends, while making new ones, and work on projects together.  Show off your creativity by seeing what you’re able to construct while working on themed projects or free designing.  We’ll offer you resources of projects you can make on your own or you can simply design something you find awesome.

Anime Club
Tuesday, Apr. 4 at 6:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
Each month we will watch episodes of Anime as well as learn a bit about cosplay and Japanese culture!  We are watching an action comedy anime about magical guilds and the people in them, included a motion sick fire mage. Also we will be watching the story of a young Victorian heir and his supernatural butler.  Come and join us for anime and popcorn! 

Morning Mingle Coloring Club
Wednesday, Apr. 5 at 10:00AM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
Adults are invited to join us for a great Morning Mingle event at your South Branch Library, offering morning activities to get involved in at your library.  For this session, you’re welcome to join us for a relaxing morning of coloring your stress and cares away.  Coloring is great for giving you the time to take a break from your hectic lives, relieve some stress, and have a little fun without any rules to follow.  Come meet new people, make new friends, and enjoy yourself at this great event.  We’ll provide coloring sheets of gardens, animals, mosaics and more, and also supply you with crayons, colored pencils, and markers.  You can also feel free to bring your own supplies if you’d like.

Free Tax Assistance
Apr. 5-6; 10AM to 3PM
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: Candy Carrots
Thursday, Apr. 6 at 4:00PM
Mockingbird Branch Library
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
As Easter draws near, we're inviting kids to come out for a fun afternoon crafting workshop at your Mockingbird Branch Library. Join staff as we supply all the materials to show you how to make your own candy carrots. These adorable rollup crafts are made from paper that will be just the right size to hold some candy in. Come out and make this quick craft, then look for some great books to checkout from your library.

Collecting Commas Writing Club
Thursday, Apr. 6 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.

Wildlife & Work at Dyess Air Force Base
Thursday, Apr. 6 at 7:00PM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
After a great turnout for March’s event, Jay Packer, and the Big Country Audubon Society, will return for another great presentation at your South Branch Library.  Aimed at adults, this month’s featured speaker will be Stephanie Martinez, who is the Natural Resource Manager at Dyess Air Force Base.  Martinez will be on hand to discuss her new job at Dyess, as well as the wildlife present there.  Don’t miss out on this informative presentation at your library.

Free Tax Assistance
Apr. 7-8; 10AM to 3PM
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: Fishing Around
Friday, Apr. 7 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 Main Library. The theme changes each month and in April, the theme will be "Fishing Around" where we will be sharing great stories about fish and all their fun adventures. Come out and join us for stories, crafts, and fun in this monthly activity.

Family Flix
Saturday, Apr. 8 at 10:30AM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
Your South Branch Library presents Family Flix, a monthly program for all ages featuring a movie the entire family will like. In April, we’re showing the most recent adaptation of a children’s story, directed by Steven Spielberg, with 2016’s “The BFG”.  In this film, a girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.  This film is rated PG for action/peril, some scary moments and brief rude humor, and it runs in at an hour and 57 minutes.  Popcorn and drinks will be provided, or feel free to bring your own snacks or sack lunch to enjoy.

Saturday Matinee
Saturday, Apr. 8 at 2:00PM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
Don’t miss the 2nd Saturdays at your South Branch as this is our major movie day with Family Flix in the morning and our Saturday Matinee in the afternoon.  Everyone is welcome to join us for our featured popular flick of the month as we’ll be showing great hits from all genres and years.  In April we’ll be experiencing the film that had us all seeing dinosaurs in a new way, by watching 1993’s “Jurassic World” starring Chris Pratt & Bryce Dallas Howard.  In this film, a new theme park, built on the original site of Jurassic Park, creates a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur, which escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.  This film is rated PG-13 for sequences of science fiction violence and peril and has a run time of 2 hours and 4 minutes.  Light snacks will be provided, or feel free to bring your own.

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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