Thursday, May 11, 2017

Weekly Library Events (May 14-20)

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.

Tea Time with Mom
Sunday, May 14 at 2:00PM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
Celebrate Mother’s Day at a special Tea Time with Mom (or anyone like a mom – aunt, grandma, sister, friend, etc.). Spend a memorable afternoon at this Come and Go program filled with assorted beverages, finger foods, sweet treats, and crafts both Moms and kids will enjoy. Have fun and dress up with the special women in your life!

Family Fun: "Once Upon a Time..."
Monday, May 15 at 4:00PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
Kids and parents are invited out to our monthly Family Fun program at your Main Library.  For May, we're having fun with some of our favorite fairytales.  Join us as staff share great stories, play games, and even make some great crafts that go right in line with the theme of the program.  Plus, we'll supply all the materials needed for all activities being hosted.

Storytime at Chick-fil-A
Tuesday, May 16 at 10:30AM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
Your South Branch Library will be hosting a great morning storytime event for kids of all ages, and parents too, at your Chick-fil-A location inside the Mall of Abilene.  Join our children's librarian for great stories, songs, and possibly even a craft in a great partnership with have with our friends at Chick-fil-A. Come for the stories, then stick around to have lunch. It's a great way to spend a morning with your library.

Teen Flix
Tuesday, May 16 at 4:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
Teens are invited to join us for a free movie showing at your Main Library, and this month we'll be showing 2016's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," based on a story by J.K. Rowling and starring Eddie Redmayne. In this film, the adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

Morning Mingle's Coloring Club
Wednesday, May 17 at 10:00AM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
Adults are invited to join your South Branch Library for our next Morning Mingle Coloring Club activity. Coloring isn't just for kids and they're growing in popularity with adults as a way to relieve stress and have a little fun with an activity that never goes out of style. We'll supply all the coloring pages and supplies needed, plus, we'll offer snacks and relaxing music to help facilitate a calming atmosphere. Come out and enjoy a nice coloring session with library staff, and enjoy the company of other adults as a social activity too

Minecraft Mania
Wednesday, May 17 at 3:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
Join us in playing Minecraft and making awesome Minecraft crafts!  Free!  20 minute computer play blocks, sign up at event.

Family Fun: Sailor Dog Ahoy
Thursday, May 18 at 4:00PM
Mockingbird Branch Library
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
Sailor Dog Ahoy! Join us as we celebrate the illustrator Garth Williams and create one of kind sailboats after reading great stories about riding the waves and navigating the sea. Our featured book is “The Sailor Dog” by Martha Wise Brown, where Scuppers the dog has an irresistible desire to be a sailor dog sailing the deep green sea.

Collecting Commas Writing Club
Thursday, May 18 at 4:00PM
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.

Night Flix
Thursday, May 18 at 6:00PM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
If you're a fan of action/horror flicks, you won't want to miss catching the final installment in a popular franchise, based on a hit video game series, at your South Branch Library. We'll be showing 2016's "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" starring Milla Jovovich & Ali Larter. In this film, Alice returns to where the nightmare began: The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

Cover-to-Cover Book Club
Thursday, May 18 at 7:00PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6025
Adults who love to read make up the Cover-to-Cover Book Club. They select their own books to read and discuss for each month’s meeting.  In May, the discussion will be on “Dead Wake” by Erik Larson. On May 1st, 1915 the Lusitania set sail on its final voyage. That it was sunk by a German U-boat will be news to few—and Larson’s challenge is to craft a historical narrative leading up to the thrilling, if known, conclusion, building anticipation in his readers along the way. Focusing on the politics of WWI, on nautical craftsmanship and strategy, and on key players in the eventual attack and sinking of the “fast, comfortable, and beloved” Lusitania, Larson once again illustrates his gift for seducing us with history and giving it a human face. “Dead Wake” puts readers right aboard the famous Cunard liner and keeps them turning the pages until the book’s final, breathless encounter.

Teen Flix After Hours
Friday, May 19 at 5:45PM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
Teens are invited out to the next after hours movie night at your South Branch Library, where we meet up to watch hit movies after the library has closed for the evening. This month we'll be watching 2013's "World War Z" starring Brad Pitt in an action/horror flick that was very loosely based on a story by author Max Brooks. In this film, former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. This film is rated PG-13 for intense frightening zombie sequences, violence, and disturbing images and has a run time of 1 hour and 56 minutes. Teens should arrive no later than 6:00PM and rides should return for pickup no later than 8PM.

Teen Scene After Hours: Murder in the Dark
Friday, May 19 at 5:45PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
We love doing after hour teen programs at the main library!  Do you enjoy figuring out who done it? Roaming around in a (mostly) dark basement?  What about being sneaky?  If your answer is yes then this program is for you!  We’ll have the opportunity for socializing and enjoying light snacks as well.  All teens must be picked up no later than 7:45 p.m.  All materials will be provided free of cost.

Family Flix: Bolt
Saturday, May 20 at 3:00PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
Families are invited out to another great afternoon movie showing at your Main Library.  This month we'll be showing a 2008 animated Disney favorite, with the voices of John Travolta and Miley Cyrus, with "Bolt."  In this film, the canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show (who believes his powers on the show are real) embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real.

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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