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Library - Youth

  1. Family Flix: "Brave"

    July 11, 2020, 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM @ Meeting Room

    You’re invited to come out and enjoy the wonderful world of Disney in our next Family Flix event. All ages are welcome Sto drop in and watch the 2012 film “Brave” with the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, and Emma Thompson. In this film, determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. This film is rated PG for some scary action and rude humor and has a run time of 1 hour and 33 minutes. Limited seating will be available to the first 35 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room. For more information, contact staff at 325-698-7565.

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  2. Saturday Matinee: "Sonic the Hedgehog"

    July 11, 2020, 2:30 PM - 4:10 PM @ Meeting Room

    Drop in to your South Branch Library and join in on a Saturday Matinee showing of a popular action comedy combining animation with live-action fun in 2020’s “Sonic the Hedgehog.” In this film, after discovering a small, blue, fast hedgehog, a small-town police officer must help him defeat an evil genius who wants to do experiments on him. This film is rated PG for action, some violence, rude humor, and brief mild language, and has a run time of 1 hour and 39 minutes. Limited seating will be available to the first 35 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room. For more information, contact staff at 325-698-7565.

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  3. Fairy Tale STEAM: Merida's Bow

    July 12, 2020, 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Children's Area

    Kids of all ages are invited to join the South Branch Library every Sunday for some STEAM fun. Each project we do will be related to fairy tales and following along with the Summer Reading Club theme for this month. Each week will feature a different fairy tale and fun things to do and at this session we’ll be designing a bow for Merida from the Disney film “Brave.” So drop in, any time throughout the day, and check it out. For more information, contact Allison Bevel at 325-698-7565.

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  4. Imagination Lab: Snap Circuits

    July 13, 2020, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ 1st Floor, Story Room

    If you’re at least 8-years-old, and love tinkering with techie things, you’ll certainly want to join us for our next Imagination Lab session at your library. This time around, we’ll be playing with Snap Circuits. These can be used to create electronic projects such as a light with a switch or dimmer by snapping different pieces together. It’s easy to learn and fun and all instructions will be provided. No skills are necessary and all materials will be supplied. Registration is required so be sure to Register Online. For more information, contact Ellene Cudd 325-676-6067.

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  5. Imagination Lab: Snap Circuits

    July 13, 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ 1st Floor, Story Room

    If you’re at least 8-years-old, and love tinkering with techie things, you’ll certainly want to join us for our next Imagination Lab session at your library. This time around, we’ll be playing with Snap Circuits. These can be used to create electronic projects such as a light with a switch or dimmer by snapping different pieces together. It’s easy to learn and fun and all instructions will be provided. No skills are necessary and all materials will be supplied. Registration is required so be sure to Register Online. For more information, contact Ellene Cudd 325-676-6067.

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  6. H-E-Buddy Book Event

    July 14, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    H-E-B is partnering with the Abilene Public Library to give the book, The Nuff, to families. The book has a positive message about how you are enough, featuring colorful artwork with a unicorn. In this come and go event, dress in your favorite costume to take a picture with Buddy, take home a unicorn activity, listen to a unicorn story, and participate in a unicorn treasure hunt. One book per family and open while supplies last. 50 people will be allowed in at a time to meet the capacity of the room. For more information, contact Ellene Cudd at 325-676-6067.

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  7. Coloring Club for All Ages

    July 15, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM @ 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, coloring tools, and more so you can come out, color, socialize, and have a little fun at your library. Limited seating will be available to the first 30 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room. For more information about this program, contact Cynthia Gault at 325-698-7565.

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  8. Super Storytime: Dragons!

    July 15, 2020, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Meeting Room

    Kids are invited to join your library for some fairy tale fun during our Summer Reading Club. There are many beloved stories out there and each week we will feature themes from those stories in our afternoon Super Storytime series. This week we’ll be talking about Dragons!. Come out and be introduced to fun puppets, hear great stories and then create a great dragon craft of your own. Limited seating will be available to the first 30 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room. For more information, contact staff at 325-698-7565.

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  9. Tween & Teen Take & Make: Papercrafts

    July 16, 2020, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ South Branch Library

    The crafting fun continues at your South Branch Library with a selection of great papercrafts for tweens and teens to have fun with. There are papercrafts for almost every character imaginable and all you need to make them is some tape, a glue stick, and the pattern of your choice. Stop by the library during this day and we’ll have some amazing papercraft templates for you to take home and construct your own awesome 3D creations. It’s completely free and available all day until supplies run out. For more information, contact Marianne Vadney at 325-698-7565.

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  10. Royal Gear

    July 16, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Children's Area

    Youth will become royalty during our Royal Gear Summer Reading Club sessions at your library. We’ve seen them in countless fairy tales and movies, so we all know that the wardrobe of a prince or princess isn’t complete without a few key items like a crown...for starters. Come out to your library during each session where we’ll supply you with the materials to make a different part of your royal gear as a come and go activity. All materials and instruction will be provided. For additional information, contact Alyssa Crow at 325-698-7565.

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  11. My Fairy Garden

    July 17, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ South Branch Library

    Do you have a fairy garden? It’s certainly a must have during our fairy tale themed Summer Reading Club for this year. Youth are invited out every week and staff will supply you with the materials needed to start your own fairy garden. Each session will feature a new whimsical piece of art to add to your gardens. As a fun come and go activity, you don’t have to stay at the library to complete your project and can instead take them home to make. All materials and instruction will be provided. For additional information, contact Alyssa Crow at 325-698-7565.

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  12. Family Flix: "Beauty and the Beast"

    July 18, 2020, 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM @ Meeting Room

    You’re invited to come out and enjoy the wonderful world of Disney in our next Family Flix event. All ages are welcome to drop in at your South Branch Library and watch the 2017 live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast” starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans. In this film, a selfish prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner. This film is rated PG for some action, violence, peril, and frightening images, and has a run time of 2 hours and 9 minutes. Limited seating will be available to the first 35 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room. For more information, contact Allison Bevel at 325-698-7565.

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  13. Fairy Tale STEAM: Bookstand for Belle

    July 19, 2020, 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Children's Area

    Kids of all ages are invited to join the South Branch Library every Sunday for some STEAM fun. Each project we do will be related to fairy tales and following along with the Summer Reading Club theme for this month. Each week will feature a different fairy tale and fun things to do and at this session we’ll be designing a bookstand for Belle from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” So drop in, any time throughout the day, and check it out. For more information, contact Allison Bevel at 325-698-7565.

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  14. Super Storytime: Red Riding Hood

    July 22, 2020, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Meeting Room

    Kids are invited to join your library for some fairy tale fun during our Summer Reading Club. There are many beloved stories out there and each week we will feature themes from those stories in our afternoon Super Storytime series. This week the featured tale we’ll cover is that of Red Riding Hood. Come out and be introduced to fun puppets, hear great stories about this well-known tale, and make a fun craft too. All materials will be supplied. Limited seating will be available to the first 30 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the area. For more information, contact staff at 325-676-6067.

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  15. Tween Time: Create!

    July 22, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Meeting Room

    Tweens are invited out for some fun making creative crafts and projects at your library. Join us this summer on Wednesday afternoons this month as we CREATE! Each session will feature crafting with perler beads for tweens ages 8-14. We’ll be creating some fun and colorful creations in a craft that will require handling small beads and using irons. All materials will be supplied, you just need to bring the creativity. Limited seating will be available to the first 30 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room. For more information, contact Alyssa Crow at 325-698-7565

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  16. Tween & Teen Take & Make: Hit or Myth DIY Archery

    July 23, 2020, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ South Branch Library

    The crafting fun continues at your South Branch Library for tweens and teens and we have another fun activity for you. Robin Hood, Katniss Everdeen, Darryl Dixon, and Legolas. What do they all have in common? ARCHERY! There are many great tales that feature amazing archers and you’re invited to stop by the library on this day to pick up your own Take & Make DIY archery kit. We’ll have them available while supplies last and you’ll be able to make your own mini bow and projectiles with just a few simple supplies. For more information, contact Marianne Vadney at 325-698-7565.

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  17. Zoo Lady Visit

    July 23, 2020, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM @ Meeting Room

    If you have a child that loves animals, you won’t want to miss our summer visit from the Joy Harsh (aka the Zoo Lady) and her animal ambassadors from the Abilene Zoo. This popular program allows youth to not only learn about some of the animals that live at the zoo, but you can get up close and personal with some of them too at the end of the program. Limited seating will be available to the first 35 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room. For more information, contact Alyssa Crow at 325-698-7565.

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  18. Take & Make: Castle Coloring Page

    July 24, 2020, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ 1st Floor, Children's Area

    Kids of all ages are invited to come out and see the Library Fairy in the Children’s Area of the Main Library to get a fun take home activity! It’s an amazing Fantasy Castle scene that you can bring to life with markers, crayons, or colored pencils. Then give it a little more flair by adding stickers and glitter to it if you want. Coloring sheets will be available throughout the afternoon, while supplies last. For more information, contact Ellene Cudd at 325-676-6067.

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  19. My Fairy Garden

    July 24, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Children's Area

    Do you have a fairy garden? It’s certainly a must have during our fairy tale themed Summer Reading Club for this year. Youth are invited out every week and staff will supply you with the materials needed to start your own fairy garden. Each session will feature a new whimsical piece of art to add to your gardens. As a fun come and go activity, you don’t have to stay at the library to complete your project and can instead take them home to make. All materials and instruction will be provided. For additional information, contact Alyssa Crow at 325-698-7565.

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  20. Family Flix: "Moana"

    July 25, 2020, 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM @ Meeting Room

    You’re invited to come out and enjoy the wonderful world of Disney in our next Family Flix event. All ages are welcome to drop and watch the 2016 animated hit “Moana” with the voices of Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson. In this film, in ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. This film is rated PG for peril, some scary images, and brief thematic elements, and has a run time of 1 hour and 47 minutes. Limited seating will be available to the first 35 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room. For more information, contact Allison Bevel at 325-698-7565.

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  21. Fairy Tale STEAM: Three Little Pigs Houses

    July 26, 2020, 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Children's Area

    Kids of all ages are invited to join the South Branch Library every Sunday for some STEAM fun. Each project we do will be related to fairy tales and following along with the Summer Reading Club theme for this month. Each week will feature a different fairy tale and fun things to do and at this session we’ll be building the Three Little Pigs Houses. So drop in, any time throughout the day, and check it out. For more information, contact Allison Bevel at 325-698-7565.

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  22. Imagination Lab: Ozobots

    July 27, 2020, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ 1st Floor, Story Room

    If you’re at least 8-years-old, and love tinkering with techie things, you’ll certainly want to join us for our next Imagination Lab session at your library. This time around, we’ll be playing with Ozobots. Learn how to code with these exciting robots. You’ll do so by using markers and pieces of paper so that you can code these robots to do all kinds of fun tricks. No skills are necessary and all materials will be supplied. Registration is required so be sure to Register Online. For more information, contact Ellene Cudd at 325-676-6067.

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  23. Imagination Lab: Ozobots

    July 27, 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ 1st Floor, Story Room

    If you’re at least 8-years-old, and love tinkering with techie things, you’ll certainly want to join us for our next Imagination Lab session at your library. This time around, we’ll be playing with Ozobots. Learn how to code with these exciting robots. You’ll do so by using markers and pieces of paper so that you can code these robots to do all kinds of fun tricks. No skills are necessary and all materials will be supplied. Registration is required so be sure to Register Online. For more information, contact Ellene Cudd at 325-676-6067.

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  24. Super Storytime: Mermaids

    July 29, 2020, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Meeting Room

    The whole family is invited out for a morning of Super Storytime fun at your library as we gear up to host a fun event. The theme for this month will be the mystical Mermaids of the sea. Join us for a great morning of stories featuring mermaids and more fun activities including making your own mermaid tails. We’ll supply all the materials you’ll need, so don’t miss out on this magical activity. Limited seating will be available to the first 30 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room. For more information, contact Allison Bevel at 325-698-7565.

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  25. Fairy Tale Puppet Theatre

    July 31, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Meeting Room

    Join your South Branch Library troupe for our annual puppet show during the Summer Reading Club. Kids of all ages will delight in a host of great fairy tales brought to life by the library’s puppeteers and hosted by South Branch Manager Alyssa Crow. Come delight in this popular program that always pleases our younger audience each and every year. Two sessions will be offered and you may feel free to attend either the morning or afternoon session as both will be the same show. Limited seating will be available to the first 35 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the area. For more information, contact Alyssa Crow at 325-698-7565.

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  26. Fairy Tale Puppet Theatre

    July 31, 2020, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Meeting Room

    Join your South Branch Library troupe for our annual puppet show during the Summer Reading Club. Kids of all ages will delight in a host of great fairy tales brought to life by the library’s puppeteers and hosted by South Branch Manager Alyssa Crow. Come delight in this popular program that always pleases our younger audience each and every year. Two sessions will be offered and you may feel free to attend either the morning or afternoon session as both will be the same show. Limited seating will be available to the first 35 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the area. For more information, contact Alyssa Crow at 325-698-7565.

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