New Books @ APL

Check out the full list of new items HERE!

Brown Bag Specials return on September 20th

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The Fall Schedule of Brown Bag Documentaries will start on September 20th.  Join us for a documentary film every Tuesday at Noon.  Patrons are invited to bring  a sack lunch, drinks will be provided.  All films are free and open to the public, and are approximately 50 minutes in length.

 

September 20 – The Private Life of Deer

Learn more about these smart, adaptable animals

 

September 27 –John & Abigail Adams, Part 1

October 4 –John & Abigail Adams, Part 2

Meet the original power couple

 

October 11-New York Underground

This film tells the story of how the electric subway system was built

 

October 18 – Frederick Law Olmstead, Designing America

 An interesting biography of one of the first landscape architects who designed many park spaces including Central Park

 

October 25 –Liberty!  (The Times that Try Men’s Souls)

An exciting film about the American Revolution & our fight for freedom

 

November 1 – Liberty! (Oh, Fatal Ambition)

The continuing story of the American Revolution

 

November 8 – Buffalo Bill & His Wild West

Learn about the truth & fiction of his Wild West Show

 

November 15 –How the Earth was Made: Great Lakes

Scientists explore what physical process has shaped the Great Lakes

 

 

 

Books on Wheels Volunteer Opportunity

The Library is in need of a few volunteers to help with Books on Wheels deliveries, on the 3rd Wednesday @ 12:15 pm & every other Tuesday @ 10 am.

The volunteer will deliver a cart of reading materials with their own vehicle, and must be able to easily lift at least 15 pounds.

Interested individuals may pick up a volunteer application at the front desk, or by downloading one here.

For more information contact the Outreach Coordinator at 263-3082 or ksommers@abilenelibrary.org

 

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Wee Read Story Times

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Wee Read Story Times for the fall semester will begin on Tuesday, September 6th at 10:15 am.  We will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays from September 6 through December 6.  Story Times are for infants through preschool age children.  Adults are to accompany children.  No registration is necessary.

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Cookies and Coloring for Grown Ups

Cookies and Coloring for Grown Ups will resume meeting starting on September 1st!  We will meet twice a month throughout the fall on the first and third thursday from 4:30 – 6:30 in an informal come and go setting.  Bring your own coloring books or use our furnished coloring pages and supplies.  The dates for the fall semester are:

September 1 & 15

October 6 & 20

November 3 & 17

December 1 & 15

 

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Fall Programs will begin in September

Summer programs are over and now we are busy planning for the fall!  Programs for the fall will begin in September.  Check back here and on our facebook page to see updates to our schedule of events.

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Community Coloring Poster

Stop by the library and add some color to our Community Coloring Poster!

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August 2nd was National Coloring Day.  Keep the celebration going!

Join us for a Pokemon Walk!

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Register Here!

The Library is an Official PokeStop

If you are playing Pokemon GO, stop by the Library to grab items from our pokestop and from the Fire Station stop next door. We have free wifi, air conditioning, comfy seating, and restrooms. While you’re here stop by the front desk and register to win a portable phone charger by telling us if you are on team Mystic, Valor, or Instinct! Contest ends August 15th.

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We will be closing early at 3:00 pm for the fair parade on Thursday, August 4th

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Rodeo Story Time

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Join us in the Children’s Department for this special story time with Miss Rodeo K-State, Brooke Wallace and Gizmo the Rodeo Clown, Dale  McCracken!  There will be stories, autographs, crafts and refreshments!  This event will start at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, August 2nd. Bring your camera & take your child’s photo with our special guests!

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