New Books @ APL

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Winter Brown Bag Specials

Join us on Tuesdays at noon during December and January for a Documentary film during the lunch hour.  Films start at noon and last a little under 1 hour.  Bring your sack lunch, we’ll provide the coffee.

Winter Schedule:

December 5—Robinson Crusoe’s Treasure Island 

This  film explores the Juan Fernandez Islands  where Scottish sailor,      Alexander Selkirk, was banished to, inspiring the novel Robinson Crusoe.

December 12—Earth Flight: South America

See the world from the bird’s perspective.

December 19—Great Indian Nations

A history of the 6  major North American Indian Nations, filmed in the ancestral lands

No film on December 26

January 2—Calamity Jane –

This film recounts the life of one of the most unique women

of the American West.

January 9— Louisa May Alcott, The woman behind Little Women Part 1

January 16—Louisa May Alcott, The Woman behind Little Woman Part 2

A biography of one the most loved children’s author.

January 23—Blue Planet:  Tidal Seas

Beautiful film footage of life in the ocean

January 30—Sacagawea

This film re-enacts her journey with Lewis and Clark in her  words.



Cookies and Coloring for Grown-Ups

January 18 is the next Cookies & Coloring for Grown-Ups

Cookies and Coloring for Grown-Ups is a fun way to relax and unwind at the end of the day.  Come and go at our event held on the first and third Thursday from 4:30 – 6:30 pm.  We provide coloring pages and supplies, or you are welcome to bring your own.

Artists Wanted

The Abilene Public Library is currently looking for local artists willing to display their artwork at our library.  If you are interested, please contact the library at 785-263-3082, or email the Outreach Coordinator at

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