Thursday, May 4, 2017

Weekly Library Events (May 7-13)

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.

Resumes 101: A Hands-On Class
Monday, May 8 at 9:30AM
Mockingbird Branch Library
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
Resumes have quickly become a job application essential.  Let us help you create a resume in real time during this 1-hour hands-on PC class. You'll need to bring your job history information (name of employer with mailing address) and a personal email address, so we can email you the file upon completion.

Science Club
Monday, May 8 at 4:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
Youth, ages 8 and older, are invited to join us for our monthly Science Club session at your Main Library. This program is designed to teach youth about new science concepts, and then bring them to life through performing safe experiments and watching demonstrations. It's the best way to combine education with having fun at your library. There's no need to register, just come out ready to have a little fun with library staff.

Make & Take: May Flowers
Monday, May 8 at 5:00PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
Kids of all ages are invited to join us, after Science Club has ended, for a fun craft session at your Main Library. For this month’s make and take, we’ll be creating lovely flowers out of chenille stems and yarn!   All the materials will be provided free of cost and we'll show you how to make your own flowers in no time.

Mockingbird Movies
Monday, May 8 at 6:30PM
Mockingbird Branch Library
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
The community is invited to join us for a free movie showing at your Mockingbird Branch Library. In this session, we'll be watching the 2016 action/adventure flick "Now You See Me 2" starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, and Dave Franco. In this film, the Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet.

Minecraft Mania
Tuesday, May 9 at 3:30PM
Mockingbird Branch Library
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
Tweens and teens ages 8-18 are invited to join us at your Mockingbird Branch Library for our afternoon Minecraft Mania session.  We'll provide a selection of laptops for participants to play in story mode, plus, we'll also have some crafts for you to make, inspired by the game, while you wait for your turn.  Don't miss out on this popular gaming session at your library

Make & Take: Pool Noodle Spiders
Tuesday, May 9 at 4:00PM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
Kids of all ages are invited to join the South Branch Library for another fun Make & Take crafting session. Summer is almost here! Join us in making some fun little Pool noodle spiders.  At least these will be the types of spiders you won't want to run from.  We'll supply all the materials you'll need to make your own.

Military Brown Bag Series #3
Wednesday, May 10 at Noon
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
Join us at your South Branch Library for another engaging session of the Military Brown Bag Series.  This program will be hosted on the second Wednesdays afternoons of each month through the Fall, and each are designed to foster discussions relating to veterans and connecting them with members in the community who have not served in the military.  Through engaging videos and presentations, each are designed to spark a discussion among those in the audience and open the lines of communication between veterans and the Abilene community.  Feel free to bring your own lunch and come participate in this special series at your Abilene Public Library.

Lego My Library
Wednesday, May 10 at 4:00PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
If you're a tween or teen, you're creative, and you love to build things, you'll certainly want to be a part of the Lego My Library club at your Main Library.  Join us this afternoon as we supply you with tons of Lego pieces and platforms and then have you build whatever your mind can think up.  Sometimes we'll build based off of a certain theme, other times we're free design.  Work on a project solo, or team up with others for a join project.  There's no wrong way to enjoy this program.

Super Storytime: Baby Farm Animals
Thursday, May 11 at 10:45AM
Mockingbird Branch Library
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
In honor of the CALF Festival’s Illustrator of the year, Garth Williams, we are featuring stories about baby farm animals! Williams was well known for his classic “little golden book” series. No one has illustrated animals with as much warmth or humor than Garth Williams, so come out and enjoy his works, along with great songs and crafts, at our monthly storytime event at your Mockingbird Branch Library. 

Collecting Commas Writing Club
Thursday, May 11 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.

Message of Hope for Everyone Suffering from Mental Illness
Thursday, May 11 at 6:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6025
Join John Gunter of Clyde, author of “My Schizophrenia; One Man’s Struggle with Mental Illness” as he shares his story.  John has struggled with schizoaffective disorder, an earlier life of crime, isolation and homelessness. However, there is hope, as he will relate, from medication, counseling and learning coping skills, all of which have helped him better function in society as a father, author and business owner. Come hear his inspiring story during this free session.

Family Flix: Ratchet & Clank
Saturday, May 13 at 10:30AM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
Kids and parents are invited to join us for a great family movie showing at your South Branch Library where we'll be showing 2016's "Ratchet & Clank," an animated action/adventure flick with the voices of James Arnold Taylor & David Kaye. In this film, it tells the story of two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. When Ratchet and Clank stumble across the dangerous weapon, they join forces with the Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy.  This film is rated PG for action and some rude humor and has a run time of 1 hour and 30 minutes.  Popcorn and drinks will be served, or feel free to bring your own.

Saturday Matinee: The Amazing Spider-Man
Saturday, May 13 at 2:00PM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
With the upcoming release of the new Spider-Man flick, which will be it's third reboot, we wanted to look back on the most recent installment in the series. Join your South Branch Library as we'll be showing 2012's "The Amazing Spider-Man" starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Sally Field.  In this film, after Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers, and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death.  This film is rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, and has a run time of 2 hours and 16 minutes.  Popcorn and drinks will be served, 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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