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  1. Pokemon Meetup (South Branch)

    July 3, 2022, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Weekly gaming session for tweens, teens, and adults interested in playing this popular card game.

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  2. Family Game Night (South Branch)

    July 4, 2022, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Weekly summer gaming series for families to spend quality time together, engaged in traditional gamin fun.

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  3. Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club (Mockingbird Branch)

    July 4, 2022, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    Weekly gaming series for teens interested in Dungeons & Dragons.

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  4. Fandom Club: Fanart Day (Main Library)

    July 5, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    1st Floor, Teen Zone

    Teens are invited out to the Teen Zone to get hands-on in activities that have us celebrating popular fandoms.

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  5. Common Threads: Knitting & Crochet Club (Main Library)

    July 6, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Basement, Makerspace

    Be a part of our social circle where we bring our crochet projects to work on and share techniques with each other.

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  6. Virtual Brown Bag Book Club (Mockingbird Branch)

    July 6, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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    Online via Google Meet

    Be a part of our monthly virtual book club where guests register to participate over the noon hour, while enjoying lunch.

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  7. LEGO Club Junior (South Branch)

    July 6, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Children's Area

    Youth are invited out to our monthly LEGO Club meetup to free design projects that will go on display for the month for others to see.

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  8. STEAM Time (Mockingbird Branch)

    July 6, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Activity Room

    Weekly afternoon series for youth engaging in activities relating to science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math.

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  9. Teen LEGO Club (South Branch)

    July 6, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Teen Room

    Teens are invited out for an afternoon of creativity through building with LEGO with their peers.

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  10. Summer STEAM: Lighthouses (Main Library)

    July 6, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    1st Floor, Children's Area

    Youth are invited to the Main Library to get hands-on with a fun projects relating to science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. All materials needed will be supplied.

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  11. Take & Make Crafts (South Branch)

    July 7, 2022, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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    Children's Area

    Weekly come & go craft session where youth can pick up a new project kit to make in the library or take home to make.

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  12. ABCD's of Medicare (South Branch)

    July 7, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Attend a free workshop for seniors to learn the ins and outs of Medicare and its programs, led by specialists. A Q&A will follow.

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  13. Beginner Line Dance Lessons (Mockingbird Branch)

    July 7, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    Activity Room

    Attend a free dance instruction class for adults that's led by a retired dance instructor at your library.

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  14. Crafty Teens: Cottagecore Book Binding (Main Library)

    July 7, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    1st Floor, Teen Zone

    Teens are invited out to a free hands-on workshop as you design your own journal or sketchbook.

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  15. Amtgard Larping Community Meetup (Main Library)

    July 7, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Basement, Makerspace

    Attend a bi-weekly meetup with a local larping group to learn more about what they do and how you can get involved if interested.

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  16. Big Country Master Gardeners Series (Main Library)

    July 8, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Basement, Makerspace

    Attend the next in our lawn and gardening series for adults, led by volunteer exports with the Big Country Master Gardeners organization.

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  17. Stories in the Garden with South Branch

    July 8, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Adamson-Spalding Storybook Gardens

    Kids and parents are invited to a special summer storytime series hosted at the Adamson-Spalding Storybook Gardens by the Abilene Convention Center.

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  18. Sea Tales: "Oceans" (South Branch)

    July 8, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Youth are invited out to a weekly documentary film series to learn more about the ocean for the Summer Reading Club theme.

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  19. Family Flix: "Free Willy" (South Branch)

    July 9, 2022, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Youth are invited out for a free mid-morning movie at your South Branch Library featuring a killer whale, and a boy who forms a strong bond with it while in captivity.

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  20. Adult Dungeons & Dragons Club (Mockingbird Branch)

    July 9, 2022, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Mockingbird Branch Library

    Weekend gaming session for adults interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons.

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  21. Saturday Matinee: "Aquaman" (South Branch)

    July 9, 2022, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Attend a free afternoon movie as part of the DC Universe featuring actor Jason Mamoa. Feel free to bring you drinks and snacks to enjoy.

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  22. Pokemon Meetup (South Branch)

    July 10, 2022, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Weekly gaming session for tweens, teens, and adults interested in playing this popular card game.

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  23. Crafty U: Sea-Themed Mobile (South Branch)

    July 11, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Meeting Room

    Attend an adult craft workshop where we'll supply all the materials needed to make something tying in with the oceans theme for the Summer Reading Club.

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  24. Pet Car 101: Rats (Mockingbird Branch)

    July 11, 2022, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    Attend a free workshop for teens and adults interested in what it takes when looking at owning a rat as a pet.

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  25. Crafty Kid: Handprint Fish Puppet (Main Library)

    July 11, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    1st Floor, Children's Area

    Youth are invited to attend a free craft session at your Main Library where we'll make a fun project to go along with the ocean-themed Summer Reading Club.

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  26. Family Game Night (South Branch)

    July 11, 2022, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Weekly summer gaming series for families to spend quality time together, engaged in traditional gamin fun.

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  27. Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club (Mockingbird Branch)

    July 11, 2022, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    Weekly gaming series for teens interested in Dungeons & Dragons.

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  28. Young Audiences: "Wild Boars Cook" (Main Library)

    July 12, 2022, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
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    2nd Floor, Auditorium

    Youth are invited out to see a live production of "Wild Boars Cook" directed by Gary Varner in this popular summer series at your Main Library.

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  29. Summer Kids' World: Shark Hats with South Branch

    July 12, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    Mall of Abilene, Women's Dillard's Courtyard

    Youth are invited to attend this Mall of Abilene event where your South Branch crew will be on hand to show youth how to make their own shark hats for the Summer Reading Club.

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  30. Mockingbird Movies: "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie" (Mockingbird Branch)

    July 12, 2022, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Activity Room

    Attend a free afternoon movie for kids at your library featuring a popular cartoon character who lives in a pineapple under the sea. Feel free to bring your drinks and snacks to enjoy during the movie.

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  31. Young Audiences: "Wild Boars Cook" (Main Library)

    July 12, 2022, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
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    2nd Floor, Auditorium

    Youth are invited to attend a free live production of the book "Wild Boars Cook" directed by Gary Varner as part of a popular summer series at your library.

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  32. Fandom Club: Fandom Coloring (Main Library)

    July 12, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    1st Floor, Teen Zone

    Teens are invited out for an afternoon of fun getting hands-on with activities related to popular fandoms.

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  33. Cookbook Club: Taste of Spain, Mexico, Brazil or Argentina (Mockingbird Branch)

    July 12, 2022, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Activity Room

    If you have a passion for cooking, be apart of our monthly group that meets up to prepare dishes, based on a monthly theme, for everyone to try. Space is limited,

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  34. Crafty DIY: Painted Anchor Wall Decor (Main Library)

    July 13, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Basement, Makerspace

    Adults are invited out for a free craft workshops to create a project to be added to your own home decor. All materials provided.

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  35. STEAM Time (Mockingbird Branch)

    July 13, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Activity Room

    Weekly afternoon series for youth engaging in activities relating to science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math.

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  36. Youth Board Games (Main Library)

    July 13, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    1st Floor, Children's Area

    Spend an afternoon at the Main Library engaging in some traditional board and card gaming fun for tweens and teens.

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  37. Take & Make Crafts (South Branch)

    July 14, 2022, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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    Children's Area

    Weekly come & go craft session where youth can pick up a new project kit to make in the library or take home to make.

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  38. Crafty Teens: Resin Necklaces (Main Library)

    July 14, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    1st Floor, Teen Zone

    Teens are invited out for a hands-on craft workshop with library staff hosted in the Teen Zone at the Main Library. All materials supplied.

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  39. Creative Club (Main Library)

    July 14, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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    1st Floor, Children's Area

    Be a part of this fun club for youth, hosted during ArtWalk, where we'll share stories and fun craft projects with kids of all ages. All materials supplied.

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  40. Movie & Escape Room: The Haunted Grotto (Mockingbird Branch)

    July 14, 2022, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Activity Room

    You're invited out to a fun activity night at your library where we'll be watching a thriller flick from the sea while also hosting an escape room challenge too.

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  41. Super Storytime: The Deep Blue Sea (South Branch)

    July 15, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Meeting Room

    Families are invited out for a morning enhanced storytime featuring stories, songs, crafts, and fun all about the things that live in the sea. All materials supplied.

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  42. Teen Flix: "Cruella" (Main Library)

    July 15, 2022, 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM
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    1st Floor, Teen Zone

    Teens are invited out to join us for an afternoon movie at your Main Library, hosted in the Teen Zone. Feel free to bring some drinks and snacks to enjoy.

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  43. Sea Tales: "Deep Blue" (South Branch)

    July 15, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Youth are invited to attend this weekly documentary series to learn more about the oceans, and what lies beneath, for the Summer Reading Club theme.

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  44. ABCD's of Medicare (South Branch)

    July 16, 2022, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Seniors are invited to attend this free workshop to learn the ins and outs of Medicare from local specialists.

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  45. Adult Dungeons & Dragons Club (Mockingbird Branch)

    July 16, 2022, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Mockingbird Branch Library

    Weekend gaming session for adults interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons.

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  46. Pirate Flix: "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" (Main Library)

    July 16, 2022, 2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
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    Basement, Makerspace

    Teens and adults are invited to join your Main Library as we work through the entire Pirates of the Caribbean franchise during the Summer Reading Club.

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  47. Pokemon Meetup (South Branch)

    July 17, 2022, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Weekly gaming session for tweens, teens, and adults interested in playing this popular card game.

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  48. Read to a Dog Day (Mockingbird Branch)

    July 18, 2022, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    Youth are invited out to a great literacy event where they'll get to read to registered therapy dogs from the Tail Waggin' Tutors organization.

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  49. Crafty Kids: Submarines (Main Library)

    July 18, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    1st Floor, Children's Area

    Youth are invited to get hands-on with a fun project as we supply you with the materials for making your own 3D yellow submarine.

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  50. Family Game Night (South Branch)

    July 18, 2022, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Weekly summer gaming series for families to spend quality time together, engaged in traditional gamin fun.

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  51. Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club (Mockingbird Branch)

    July 18, 2022, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    Weekly gaming series for teens interested in Dungeons & Dragons.

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  52. Young Audiences: Margaret Clauder (Main Library)

    July 19, 2022, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
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    2nd Floor, Auditorium

    Youth are invited to attend a live theater production for the summer Young Audiences program at your Main LIbrary.

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  53. Young Audiences: Margaret Clauder (Main Library)

    July 19, 2022, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
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    2nd Floor, Auditorium

    Youth are invited out to a live theater production at your Main Library, as part of the summer Young Audiences program at your library.

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  54. Fandom Club: Fandom Pixel Art (Main Library)

    July 19, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    1st Floor, Teen Zone

    Teens are invited out for an afternoon of Fandom Fun at the Teen Zone at you Main Library. All materials will be supplied for any projects.

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  55. Crafty U: Driftwood Candle Holder (South Branch)

    July 19, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Adults are invited out for an evening craft workshop at your South Branch Library; all materials will be supplied.

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  56. Common Threads: Knitting & Crochet Club (Main Library)

    July 20, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Basement, Makerspace

    Adults who love to knit and crochet are invited to be a part of our bi-monthly social club meetup at your Main Library. Come with your projects and to share techniques and tips with others.

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  57. STEAM Time (Mockingbird Branch)

    July 20, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Activity Room

    Weekly afternoon series for youth engaging in activities relating to science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math.

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  58. Summer STEAM: Ocean Salt Painting (Main Library)

    July 20, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    1st Floor, Children's Area

    Youth are invited out to the Main Library to get hands-on with a theme ocean project to tie in with the Summer Reading Club.

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  59. Youth Chess Club (South Branch)

    July 20, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Children's Area

    Tweens and teens are encouraged to be a part of the monthly Chess Club at your South Branch. Come learn to strengthen your game while challenging your peers.

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  60. Take & Make Crafts (South Branch)

    July 21, 2022, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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    Children's Area

    Weekly come & go craft session where youth can pick up a new project kit to make in the library or take home to make.

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  61. Beginner Line Dance Lessons (Mockingbird Branch)

    July 21, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    Activity Room

    Adults are invited to come out and be ready to learn some dance moves, while getting some exercise in, from a retired dance instructor.

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  62. Crafty Teens: Trinket Holder (Main Library)

    July 21, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    1st Floor, Teen Zone

    Teens are invited out to the Main Library's Teen Zone to get hands-on with a fun project. We'll supply all the materials you'll need.

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  63. Amtgard Larping Community Meetup (Main Library)

    July 21, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Basement, Makerspace

    Attend this bi-weekly community meetup with a local larping group for those interested in learning more about what they do.

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  64. Cover-to-Cover Book Club (Mockingbird Branch)

    July 21, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    Adults are invited to come out and be a part of the premier book club at your Abilene Public Library, meeting once a month to discuss a variety of topics.

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  65. Family Fun: Pirates (South Branch)

    July 21, 2022, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Kids and parents are invited to be a part of the South Branch Library's evening storytime session where we'll be having fun with stories, songs, and crafts.

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  66. Stories at the Garden with South Branch

    July 22, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Adamson-Spalding Storybook Gardens

    Families are invited to join your South Branch crew at the storybook gardens for a morning of great stories, songs, dancing, and other fun activities in this summer outdoors program.

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  67. Slither and Scrabble (Main Library)

    July 22, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Basement, Makerspace

    Attend a free workshop for adults that will be lead by a volunteer with the Texas Master Naturalists. Come learn about interesting reptiles native to our area.

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  68. Sea Tales: "Earth" (South Branch)

    July 22, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Youth are invited to a summer documentary series learning all about the ocean, and what lies beneath, to tie in with the Summer Reading Club theme.

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  69. Read to a Dog Day (Main Library)

    July 22, 2022, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
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    2nd Floor, Auditorium

    Youth are invited to be a part of a special literacy program at your library, featuring registered therapy dogs just itching to be read to this afternoon.

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  70. Art in the Park: Sand Foam Castles with South Branch

    July 23, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Redbud Park

    Youth are invited out for a special art series the South Branch crew will be hosting at a local city park. We'll supply all the materials needed for the project.

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  71. Adult Dungeons & Dragons Club (Mockingbird Branch)

    July 23, 2022, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Mockingbird Branch Library

    Weekend gaming session for adults interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons.

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  72. Pokemon Meetup (South Branch)

    July 24, 2022, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Weekly gaming session for tweens, teens, and adults interested in playing this popular card game.

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  73. Sunday, Fun Day: Shark Jaws (South Branch)

    July 24, 2022, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Mall of Abilene, Women's Dillard's Courtyard

    Youth are invited out for an afternoon of craft fun where South Branch staff will how you to create your own unique ocean-themed set of jaws.

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  74. Crafty Kids: Shark Racers (Main Library)

    July 25, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    1st Floor, Children's Area

    Youth are invited out to the Main Library for a fun craft projects in the children's area. Staff will supply all materials needed.

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  75. Family Game Night (South Branch)

    July 25, 2022, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Weekly summer gaming series for families to spend quality time together, engaged in traditional gamin fun.

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  76. Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club (Mockingbird Branch)

    July 25, 2022, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    Weekly gaming series for teens interested in Dungeons & Dragons.

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  77. Fandom Club: Resin Fan Charms (Main Library)

    July 26, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    1st Floor, Teen Zone

    If you're into fandoms, the Main Library's Fandom Club is the place to go. Join us weekly for fun projects to get hands-on with.

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  78. STEAM Time (Mockingbird Branch)

    July 27, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Activity Room

    Weekly afternoon series for youth engaging in activities relating to science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math.

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  79. Youth Board Games (Main Library)

    July 27, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    1st Floor, Children's Area

    Tweens and teens will get to experience gaming a different way, as we host a late afternoon session of traditional board gaming fun.

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  80. Take & Make Crafts (South Branch)

    July 28, 2022, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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    Children's Area

    Weekly come & go craft session where youth can pick up a new project kit to make in the library or take home to make.

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  81. Crafty Teens: Book Paper Flowers (Main Library)

    July 28, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    1st Floor, Teen Zone

    It's all about getting crafty in the Teen Zone with a fun project that will have teens recycling discarded books and turning them into something more.

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  82. Super Storytime: Shark Stories (Mockingbird Branch)

    July 28, 2022, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    Join your Mockingbird Branch for an evening of family fun as we dive into great stories, songs, and crafts that's all about sharks...and not the kinds that scare you!

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  83. Sea Tales: "Sacred Planet" (South Branch)

    July 29, 2022, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Youth are invited to be a part of this weekly documentary series where they'll learn about the sea for the Summer Reading Club theme this year.

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  84. Adult Dungeons & Dragons Club (Mockingbird Branch)

    July 30, 2022, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Mockingbird Branch Library

    Weekend gaming session for adults interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons.

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  85. Pirate Flix: "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" (Main Library)

    July 30, 2022, 2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
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    Basement, Makerspace

    Come catch the final flick in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise that we have been working our way through at your Main Library.

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  86. Under the Sea Adventure (South Branch)

    July 30, 2022, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Meeting Room

    It's the end of the Summer Reading Club and the South Branch Library is inviting families out for a celebration...with some special character visits too.

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  87. Pokemon Meetup (South Branch)

    July 31, 2022, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Weekly gaming session for tweens, teens, and adults interested in playing this popular card game.

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