New Books @ APL

Check out the full list of new items HERE!

Rodeo Story Time

Join us for a special story time on Tuesday, July 31st at 3:00 pm.  Special guests from the rodeo!

Brown Bag Specials

Brown Bag Special Documentaries return for the summer.  Join us every Tuesday during June and July for a documentary film just under an hour.   Films start at noon:  Bring your sack lunch.  We’ll provide coffee.

The schedule for summer is:

June 5-Impossible Builds: Europe in the Desert –   See this property developer recreate the essence of Europe across 6 artificial islands near Dubai.

June 12 -First Ladies Revealed: Twists of Fate – Lady Bird Johnson,  Betty Ford,  & Edith Roosevelt  were first ladies due to twists of fate.

June 19 – Realm of the Ancient Redwoods –      Explore the world’s largest trees

June 26 – Andrew Carnegie: Rags to Riches, Power to Peace –     Learn more about the patron to public libraries

July 3 – Idaho, The Movie –  This Emmy-Award winning film features Idaho, from hidden gems to well-known areas

July 10 -Impossible Builds: The Floating House – This film features the fantasy project of architect,  Marco Bolzoni.  The floating house comes complete with an underwater bedroom with a view of coral reefs

July 17 – West of the West: Channel Islands – Learn more of these group of islands west of California

July 24 – First Ladies Revealed: Time of War – Mary Lincoln, Laura Bush, &  Eleanor Roosevelt were first ladies  during times of war.

July 31 – West by Orphan Train –  Many children were  orphans that came west by the Orphan Trains from 1854 – 1929



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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