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  1. Calendar Overlay Boards & Commissions (2)
  2. Calendar Overlay City Council Meetings (1)
  3. Calendar Overlay Convention Center (1)
  4. Calendar Overlay Library (15)
  5. Calendar Overlay Library - Storytimes (9)
  6. Calendar Overlay Parks & Recreation (1)

Boards & Commissions

  1. Firemen's Relief & Retirement Fund Board

    October 25, 2021, 10:30 AM - October 26, 2021, 11:30 AM @ 2nd Floor Finance Conference Room

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  2. Abilene Landmarks Commission

    October 26, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ 2nd Floor Council Chambers

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City Council Meetings

  1. City Council Meeting

    October 28, 2021, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ 2nd Floor Council Chambers

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Convention Center

  1. Texas Midwest Community Network (TMCN) - Annual Meeting

    October 27, 2021, All Day @ Conference Center, Exhibit Hall

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Library

  1. Friday Fun Day: Creative Coloring

    October 22, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Activity Room

    Your Mockingbird Branch is the place for kids to be on Friday afternoons as we host Friday Fun Day activities in our Activity Room. Each week will feature fun hands-on activities that youth can get involved in as a great way to kick off the weekend. This week, after a long week of school, come relax at your library with some coloring activities. We’ll supply you with the pages and colors you’ll need to sit down and de-stress with friends. Don’t miss out on all the fun!

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  2. ABCD's of Medicare

    October 23, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ 2nd Floor, Conference Room

    If it’s time for you to sign-up for Medicare, and you don’t know where to begin, be sure to register and attend a free Medicare Class at your Abilene Public Library. Multiple sessions will be hosted each month and led by specialists Jennifer Walter & Breanna Maichel. Each session will run up to 1-hour long and designed with the goal of providing seniors with the tools needed to be able to make the right decisions going into Medicare. From understanding the parts of Medicare to prescription drug plans, learning how to enroll to reviewing health plans, you’ll be sure to get all the answers you need. Be sure to come with a pen and paper for taking notes, and you’re encouraged to ask questions too. For more information, visit our website at www.abilenetx.gov/986/Medicare-Class.

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  3. Family Flix: "Coco"

    October 23, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM @ Meeting Room

    Kids and parents are invited to join your South Branch Library for a great mid-morning movie. This time we’re watching 2017’s “Coco” with the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Benjamin Bratt. In this film, aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. This film is rated PG for thematic elements and has a run time of 1 hour and 45 minutes. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy with the movie.

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  4. Saturday Matinee: "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen"

    October 23, 2021, 2:30 PM - 4:15 PM @ Meeting Room

    Catch a great movie during the South Branch Library’s Saturday Matinee event where we play great hits. At this session we’ll be showing 2003’s “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, based on a popular comic and starring Sean Connery, Stuart Townsend, Peta Wilson, and other familiar names. In this film, in an alternate Victorian Age world, a group of famous contemporary fantasy, science, fiction, and adventure characters team up on a secret mission. This film is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy violence, language and innuendo, and has a run time of 1 hour and 50 minutes. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy with the movie.

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  5. Pokemon Meetup

    October 24, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Meeting Room

    Join us for an afternoon of gaming fun! Designed for both new and experienced players, gamers from their tweens to adults are welcome to be a part of this weekly meetup where we gather to play the Pokemon Card Game. Pokemon has something for everyone, so come out, bring your cards, and be ready to battle it out at your library. Instruction will also be available for those interested in learning how to play, and once you do, you’ll be challenging everyone else in no time.

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  6. Library Chess Meet-Up

    October 25, 2021, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Basement, Makerspace

    If you’re into chess, we invite you to meetup at your Main Library on late Monday afternoons for our weekly meetup. We’ll supply chess boards for up to 20 players at a time, and if you’re new to the game and need some help with the basics, someone will be on staff to help you learn. Come challenge others in some friendly competition. All skill levels are welcome so come try out a gaming session for yourself.

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  7. Dungeons & Dragons Club

    October 25, 2021, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Are you looking for a place to host a Dungeons & Dragon game? Looking for other teens to play with? Come over to the Mockingbird Branch Library where, every Monday evening, our activity room will be booked for any teen to come out and play. The library will provide the three main manuals, dice, and character sheets...so if you’re a Dungeon Master, or an adventurer, feel free to join us!

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  8. Fandom Club

    October 26, 2021, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ 1st Floor, Teen Zone

    Teens are invited to join your library for some Fandom Club fun in our Teen Zone on Tuesday afternoons. This is a time where we come together to celebrate all fandoms. TV shows, comics, movies, anime, the possibilities are endless. Meetup with other fandom enthusiasts where we’ll meet with each other and socialize and even create some fandom art while playing games too. Come check out our weekly club for yourself.

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  9. Mall-O-Ween

    October 26, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Branch Library

    Join us for the Annual Mall-O-Ween celebration at the Mall of Abilene! Come dressed in costume to participate in the Mall’s Costume Contest for ages 0-12 beginning at 7pm. Enjoy all the games, prizes, and trick-or-treating at participating Mall of Abilene retailers, and especially at your South Branch Library. It’ll be a night of fun you won’t want to miss so we hope to see you all out there.

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  10. Movie & Escape Room: "Beetlejuice"

    October 26, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Mockingbird Branch Library

    Your ghost with the most is back at it again, and this time he’s made a stop at your Mockingbird Branch Library. We’ll kick things off with a viewing of the hit film “Beetlejuice” starring Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, and Alec Baldwin. In this Tim Burton film, the spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home, and hire a malicious spirit to drive them out. This film is rated PG and has a run time of 1 hour and 32 minutes. Then stick around to see if you can really escape his clutches by taking on a themed Escape Room Make it through in one piece, or end up food for the sand worms...but it won’t be as simple as saying his name three times. Don’t miss your chance to participate in this interactive challenge at your library.

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  11. Coloring Club

    October 27, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Meeting Room

    If you’re in need of a little stress relief and relaxation, we invite you to be a part of the Coloring Club at your South Branch Library. Coloring is a great activity for all ages and there are many benefits that can come from taking some time to express yourself through art. We’ll supply the coloring sheets and tools so you can come out, color, socialize, and have a little fun at your library.

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  12. Take & Make Crafts

    October 28, 2021, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Children's Area

    If you’re looking for some crafting fun, stop by your South Branch Library where we’ll be offering Take & Make kits featuring different craft activities each week while supplies last. Stop by from 10:00AM to 6:00PM and you can pick up your kit that has all of the materials and instructions you’ll need to then take home and make a fun craft to enjoy. Don’t miss out on this come and go activity at your library.

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  13. Yoga Pajama Storytime

    October 28, 2021, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Activity Room

    We love providing storytimes at your library! They’re a great way to introduce your kids to a host of wonderful books, and hopefully instill in them a love of reading and literature that will last a lifetime. If you’re looking for something new though, something that will strengthen both your body and mind, check out our new Yoga Pajama Storytime! Come dressed in your best PJs and enjoy great bedtime stories, songs, and more, while learning and doing yoga poses too.

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  14. Friday Fun Day: LEGO Challenge

    October 29, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Activity Room

    Your Mockingbird Branch is the place for kids to be on Friday afternoons as we host Friday Fun Day activities in our Activity Room. Each week will feature fun hands-on activities that youth can get involved in as a great way to kick off the weekend. This week we’ll be bringing out our LEGO and challenging you to some building fun. Bring those creative minds and hands to show us what you can build. Don’t miss out on all the fun!

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  15. Teens After Dark: Halloween Bash

    October 29, 2021, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Mockingbird Branch Library

    Calling all teens ages 13-17. If you’re looking for an exclusive event to attend this Halloween, we hope you’ll join us for one amazing Halloween Party at the library! Hosted after the library has closed to the public, this bash will have food, a costume contest, party games, movies, crafts, and more. Although we’d prefer everyone be in the mood by coming out in costume, dressing up will not be required. We’ll close the doors for the evening at 6:00PM, so be sure to arrive before then, with a permission slip signed by your guardian. Rides should return to pick you up no later than 10:00PM. This event is again, just for teens ages 13-17; no parents or younger siblings allowed; however, all teens will be supervised by library staff throughout the program.

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Library - Storytimes

  1. Play & Learn at Mockingbird Branch

    October 25, 2021, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Activity Room

    Learn while you play. One of the latest trends in libraries is to provide sensory play to help youth develop and refine the use of their senses. Stimulating these senses will help them to develop cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, physical, and creative skills. For toddlers ages 1-3.

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  2. Toddler Time at Mockingbird Branch

    October 25, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Activity Room

    For toddlers who are ready for longer stories. Parents are encouraged to share this time with their children. There will be lots of music and movement to keep toddlers engaged and moving.

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  3. Preschool Storytime at Mockingbird Branch

    October 26, 2021, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM @ Children's Area

    Held year-round, this storytime provides the opportunity for youth to listen to stories, join in fingerplays, sing, watch puppets, and engage in other visual presentations. This storytime is ideal for ages 3-6.

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  4. Baby Steps at South Branch

    October 26, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Meeting Room

    Baby Steps is for infants from birth to age 1 and their caregivers and is specifically designed for interactive discovery and play. Stories, activities, and stimuli of all kinds are presented in this free activity.

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  5. Wiggles & Giggles at South Branch

    October 26, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Meeting Room

    Designed for kids ages 1-3, join us for this fun educational program that combines music, dance, and rhythm with structured learning. Children will develop confidence, coordination, and social skills while they learn to express themselves in a warm and relaxed environment.

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  6. Preschool Storytime at South Branch

    October 27, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Area

    Held year-round, this storytime provides the opportunity for youth to listen to stories, join in fingerplays, sing, watch puppets, and engage in other visual presentations. This storytime is ideal for ages 3-6.

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  7. Toddler Time at Main Library

    October 27, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ 1st Floor, Story Room

    For toddlers who are ready for longer stories. Parents are encouraged to share this time with their children. There will be lots of music and movement to keep toddlers engaged and moving.

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  8. Mother Goose on the Loose at Main Library

    October 28, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ 1st Floor, Story Room

    This award-winning literacy program is geared to children birth to age three, and parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. It uses a variety of activities such as rhymes, puppets, and songs.

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  9. Toddler Time at South Branch

    October 28, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Meeting Room

    For toddlers who are ready for longer stories. Parents are encouraged to share this time with their children. There will be lots of music and movement to keep toddlers engaged and moving.

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Fall Mayor's Hike 2021

    October 23, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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