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  1. Calendar Overlay City Council Meetings (1)
  2. Calendar Overlay Library (6)
  3. Calendar Overlay Library - Storytimes (3)
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City Council Meetings

  1. City Council Meeting

    February 13, 2020, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ 2nd Floor Council Chambers

    *Board Meetings are Subject to Change

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Library

  1. Free Tax Assistance

    February 13, 2020, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    e-File your taxes for free with IRS-trained volunteers from the AARP through the annual Free Tax Assistance program running February 5 through April 11 at your Main Library and Mockingbird Branch locations. Guests are helped on a first-come, first-served basis and you should bring with you your Photo ID, Social Security Card, W-2s, a blank check, and all other tax materials you’ll need from 2019. Sessions will be hosted weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10AM to 3PM at your Main Library, Fridays and Saturdays at the Mockingbird Branch (same time). Sign-up for a spot starting at 9:30AM and continue to do so until all spots are filled. For more information, contact staff at 325-676-6025 or 325-437-7323.

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  2. Embroidery Workshop

    February 13, 2020, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Basement, Makerspace

    Come learn something new at your Main Library with our Beginning Embroidery workshop. Embroidery is an art form and a way of decorating household linens or clothing and a way of hiding repairs to materials. This very versatile craft includes many simple stitches that can be used to personalize towels, clothes, pillowcases, etc. If it’s made of material, embroidery can embellish it. Try it out at the Main Library Creation Station as we’ll supply you with all the materials you’ll need to get started. For more information, contact staff at 325-676-6025.

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  3. LEGO My Library

    February 13, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ 1st Floor, Children's Area

    If you’re into LEGO building, don’t miss the next LEGO My Library session at your Main Library. This is the time where we layout a sea of LEGO and platform and then see what youth are inspired to create within an hour. Work on a project solo, or partner up with others for a joint project, there’s no wrong way to have fun. Youth under the age of 8 should be accompanied by an adult. For more information, feel free to contact staff at 325-676-6067.

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  4. ArtWalk Crafts: Valentine Monsters

    February 13, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ 1st Floor, Foyer

    Everyone loves ArtWalk Night in Downtown Abilene as it’s the time the entire community can come out and participate in a host of fun activities throughout the streets and businesses of the area. Youth can feel free to drop by the Main Library for our ArtWalk Crafts session where we’ll supply all the materials to show them how to make their own Valentine Monsters. You won’t want to be left without one, and for additional information, contact staff at 325-676-6067.

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  5. Baker Street Irregulars

    February 13, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Conference Room

    If you love Sherlock Holmes, this is the club for you! The Baker Street Irregulars literary society is dedicated to the study of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Victorian world. The Abilene Abernetty Family ‘scion society’ of the BSI was founded in June 2017, and will be meeting monthly on the second Thursdays of each month. Join us and indulge your love of all things Sherlockian! For more information, contact staff at 325-676-6025.

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  6. Family Board Game Night

    February 13, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Branch Library

    Join your South Branch Library for our next monthly Family Board Game Night session. Play classic games with your family such as Don’t Break the Ice and Candyland, along with old favorites like Monopoly and Chess. Play and see who is the ultimate board game champion in your family. We’ll provide all the games, you just bring the fun and competition. For more information about this event, contact staff at 325-698-7565.

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Library - Storytimes

  1. Toddler Time at Main Library

    February 13, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1st Floor, Story Room

    Toddler Times are a weekly storytime session aimed at youth ages 2-3, and parents. Led by children's staff at the library, these sessions will help prepare youth for longer stories in preparation for engaging in all other children's programming for older youth at the library such as Preschool Storytime, Family Fun, and Super Storytime events.

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  2. Toddler Time at South Branch

    February 13, 2020, 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM @ Children's Area

    Toddler Times are a weekly storytime session aimed at youth ages 2-3, and parents. Led by children's staff at the library, these sessions will help prepare youth for longer stories in preparation for engaging in all other children's programming for older youth at the library such as Preschool Storytime, Family Fun, and Super Storytime events.

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  3. Mother Goose on the Loose at Main Library

    February 13, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ 1st Floor, Story Room

    Mother Goose on the Loose is a unique weekly storytime event designed for parents and youth from newborn up to age 3. At each session, guests will engage in an award-winning literacy program utilizing a variety of activities such as rhymes, puppets, and songs.

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Co-Ed Volleyball

    February 13, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Rose Recreation Gym

    Co-Ed Volleyball games take place at Rose Recreation Gym 6-9pm on Thursdays until March 19.

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  2. Country Western Dance Lessons | Adaptive Recreation

    February 13, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Adaptive Recreation

    It's time to two-step on over to our country western dancing classes! This class teaches you how to Texas Two-Step, Waltz, Polka, Schottische, and more. All skill levels are welcome to join in our class, everyone will learn something! Classes will be held at Adaptive Recreation Services from 6:30 to 8:00 pm starting on January 9, continuing for 8 weeks, ending on February 20. It's $45 per couple or $33 per individual, and you can register online at www.abilenetx.gov/signup.

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  3. Scent Work Class for Dogs

    February 13, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Cobb Recreation Center

    Want to have fun with your dog and watch him/her develop their natural ability to detect scent? This class is perfect for any dog 6 months and older. For your dog's safety, they must have completed all of their shots prior to the first class. You will need to bring proof of shots with you the first day of class. In this class, you will learn: Search/reward game Proper reward timing Beginning and ending protocol Open box searches Introduce harness work Area searches Interior room searches Threshold hides Introduce elevated hides The benefits of this class! Burn lots of excess energy No prior training is required Shy or fearful dogs build confidence Perfect for all ages and breeds Build a stronger bond between you and your dog! Please bring a flat collar, at least a 6 foot leash, harness (if you have one) and long line (if you have one). Also, bring LOTS of yummy treats that your dog doesn't always get (i.e. hotdogs, chicken, turkey).

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  4. Advanced Scent Work Class for Dogs

    February 13, 2020, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cobb Recreation Center

    ** You must have completed our Regular Scent Work Class prior to enrolling in this Advanced Class.** For your dog's safety, they must have completed all of their shots prior to the first class. You will need to bring proof of shots with you the first day of class. You will need to bring proof of shots DHLPP + Rabies with you to the first class. In this class, you will build on the skills learned in the regular scent class and transition your dog from finding a food source scent, to searching for the scent of Birch. The hides become more difficult and handlers must become better at reading their dog's body language. We focus on proper protocols and good reward timing. There will be room, container, and area searches, as well as vehicle.

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