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  1. Library Chess Meet-Up

    October 18, 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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  2. Coloring Club

    October 20, 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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  3. School-Age STEAM Club

    October 20, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Activity Room

    Youth are invited out to the library for STEAM fun. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics, and activities will be centered around having youth engage in critical thinking to complete various projects and activities. Each session will feature a different activity for youth to get involved in, and we’ll supply all the materials needed. Don’t miss out on this educational series at your library.

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  4. Super Storytime: Harvest Time

    October 20, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Meeting Room

    Kids and parents are invited to join your library for an enhanced afternoon storytime program complete with stories, songs, crafts, and more, fun. For this session, the theme will be all things related to Harvest Time in this most appropriate month. Come out as we share stories, songs, crafts and more that will get you ready for the season, and we’ll supply all materials needed to create your own special craft.

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  5. Take & Make Crafts

    October 21, 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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  6. STEAM Stories: Jack 'O Lanterns

    October 21, 2021, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ 1st Floor, Story Room

    Don’t miss the next STEAM Stories session at your Main Library where each event will feature a story kids will love, along with a STEAM activity, or demonstration, to go along with it. At this session, we can’t celebrate Halloween without Pumpkins so join us for a reading of “Froggy Picks a Pumpkin” and then we’ll supply the materials needed to show you how to build LEGO pumpkins. We’ll use your creations to decorate the library for the rest of the month, so we have our own pumpkin patch for guests to visit.

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  7. Family Fun: All About Bats

    October 21, 2021, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Activity Room

    During this month for Halloween, we’re hosting a special storytime that will get you in the mood for the season. We’re getting things spooky with talking about BATS!!! Through stories, songs, crafts, games, and more, everything’s going to be going a little batty at your library in this evening storytime event. We’ll supply all the materials you’ll need for our special craft project, you just be ready to come out and have a spooky good time.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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