New Books @ APL

Check out the full list of new items HERE!

Saturday Special – A Seuss Celebration

On Saturday, March 4th, 10:00 am – noon,  there will be a Dr. Seuss Celebration in the Children’s Department.  Join us for self-directed hands-on activities of the Seuss kind.  This event is free for area  youth and their families.

Children’s Programs at the Library





The spring semester of programs in the Children’s Department starts on Tuesday, January 17th with Wee Read Story Time at 10:15 am.  Wee Read Story Time is for infants through preschool aged children and meets on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:15 am.  There will also be Saturday specials on selected Saturdays for school aged children and their families.  These events will encompass a variety of activities from movies, to games & activities.  Please check under the Children’s and Teen Services tab for a detailed schedule of events.  For more information, call the children’s department at 785-263-1303.

Cookies & Coloring for Grown-Ups

If you are an adult who enjoys coloring, please join us on the first & third Thursday of each month for Cookies & Coloring for Grown-Ups.  Come and go at this informal gathering.  Coloring pages and supplies will be provided, or you are welcome to bring your own.

Coloring dates for winter/ spring 2017 are:

January  5 & 19

February 2 & 16

March 2 & 16

April  6 & 20

Author Appearance on Saturday, February 4th

Meet the Author

Abilene resident and author, A.C. Wilson, will be at the library on Saturday, February 4th at 10:00 am, to speak about her work.

 A.C. Wilson , a Nebraska native, is the author of contemporary western romance.  Her books include The Black Hills series, set in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and The Broken Country novels, clean young adult contemporary western romances set in western Nebraska.

Wilson will be signing books and have them available for purchase at this event.  This event is free and open to the public.

More information about A.C. Wilson and her books can be found at her website

Brown Bag Special Documentaries return on January 3rd

The winter season of Brown Bag Specials will start on Tuesday, January 3rd with an episode of Liberty! The American Revolution.  Join us each Tuesday at noon in January and February for a documentary film.  Each film is approximately 50 minutes in length and is free and open to the public.  Bring a sack lunch, we will provide coffee.   The winter season schedule is:

January 3 – Liberty!  The American Revolution – The World turned upside down.  

January 10 – Liberty! The American Revolution – Are we to be a Nation?

January 17- Polar Bear Town – Welcome to Churchill.  Every fall, Churchill, Manitoba is home to migrating polar bears

January 24 – The Men Who Built America -New War Begins.  The story of Cornelius Vanderbilt

January 31 – The Men Who Built America – Oil Strike The Story of John D. Rockefeller

February 7 –  Great North.  Examine the landscape of the Artic & Inuit traditions

February 14 – How the Earth was Made – The Alps.  See what physical process have shaped the alps

February 21 – Million Dollar American Princesses – Movers & Shakers. See how the suffrage movement created new opportunities for the transatlantic “princesses”

February 28 – The Universe – Milky Way.  Come along for a guided tour of the Milky Way


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