Thursday, March 16, 2017

Weekly Library Events (Mar. 19-25)

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 with Johnnie Lou Avery Boyd
Monday, Mar. 20 at Noon
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6025
In this session, the featured author will be Johnnie Lou Avery Boyd, discussing her book titled "MizHat: The Life Journey of Roy Helen Herndon Mingus Ackers."  Boyd has led an accomplished life and currently owns Avery Associates (consulting firm), which led her to being named by the U.S. Small Business Administration as an Outstanding Woman in Business. She has provided leadership to boards, commissions, and foundations and five Texas governors have appointed her to various boards. She will be on hand to discuss her biography on Roy Helen Herndon Mingus Ackers, being published March 2017. 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, Mar. 20 at 2:00PM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
We live in a world where access to technology is commonplace with the abundance of laptops, smartphones, tablets, and other devices. 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 tech gurus 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. For more in-depth help, we may also schedule an additional session to provide more help outside of these events. 

Family Fun: Life on the Farm
Monday, Mar. 20 at 4:00PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
In honor of CALF, we are celebrating Garth Williams!  We will be experiencing how fun life can be on the farm just like our favorite characters from "Charlotte's Web."  We will have great stories, crafts, and games that will be geared for kids of all ages, as well as the entire family.  Don't pass up on your chance to be a part of the Family Fun!  

The Investing Universe: A Class for Individual Investors
Monday, Mar. 20 at 6:30PM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
The South Branch Library is proud to partner with Paul Anthony Thomas, Asset Manager with Custom Private Equity, to offer a series of investing workshops titled “The Investing Universe: A Class for Individual Investors.”  Also sponsored by Gayla Fullerton, CPA, six courses will be hosted on Monday evening starting February 13 and running through March 27.  Each event will begin at 6:30PM and is open to the public covering basic investing and discussions of asset classes and investing techniques.  This event is open to the public and will help to strengthen your investing skills to maximize your efforts. 

Teen Flix
Tuesday, Mar. 21 at 4:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
Teens are invited out to a great afternoon movie session at your library, as we'll be watching a great hit from 1997, based on a comic book with "Men in Black" starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.  In this film, a police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.  This adventure comedy spawned two additional sequels and was a hit with audiences, so come see it (maybe even for the first time) at this Teen Flix event.  This film is rated PG-13 for language and sci-fi violence and has a run time of 1 hour and 38 minutes.

Wedding University Session 2
Tuesday, Mar. 21 at 7:00PM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
This is the second in a six-part series of workshops through the spring to help you plan your perfect wedding.  Danny Snook and his wife Vera own the Meadows Wedding Venue in Clyde, and they have over 30 years of experience in wedding photography and planning weddings.  In this session, attendees will learn about cakes and catering, florists and decorations, and choosing a photographer.

Free Tax Assistance
Mar. 22-23; 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. 

Super Storytime: Dr. Seuss
Wednesday, Mar. 22 at 10:45AM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
March is always the perfect month for celebrating Dr. Seuss and we've been celebrating the beloved children's author all month long at your library.  Join us for some classic Seuss stories and enjoy great games and crafts designed for kids of all ages, and the entire family.  Have Fun!  Hooray!  It's going to be quite a day!

Collecting Commas Writing Club
Thursday, Mar. 23 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 and Personnel for Growth & Prosperity
Thursday, Mar. 23 at 5:30PM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
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. 

Free Tax Assistance
Mar. 24-25; 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. 

Legos Galore
Saturday, March 25 at 10:30AM
Mockingbird Branch Library
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
Youth are invited to participate in the monthly Lego Club session at the Mockingbird Branch, now at a new day and time.  We'll supply all the pieces and platforms you'll need and all you have to do is come out and build whatever you can think of.  Some meeting will be free-design, and others will have themes.  But at the end of the event, we'll check out what everyone created. 

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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