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Library

  1. Free Tax Assistance

    February 20, 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. LEGO My Library

    February 20, 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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  3. Cover-to-Cover Book Club

    February 20, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Mockingbird Branch Library

    Our first book for 2020 will be ‘What Alice Forgot’ by Lianne Moriarty. Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! She HATES the gym) and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over—she’s getting divorced, she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes. Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over. Come ready to discuss this title with the rest of the club at our next meeting. For more information, call 325-437-7323.

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  4. Mockingbird Movies: "The Help"

    February 20, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Looking to catch a free movie at your library? Come out to the Mockingbird Branch and join us for a great evening showing of the hit film “The Help,” starring Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, and Jessica Chastain, which was adapted from the best seller of the same name by Kathryn Stockett. In this film, an aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids’ point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. This film is rated PG-13 for thematic material and has a run time of 2 hours and 26 minutes. Feel free to bring in snacks to enjoy the movie and for additional information, contact staff at 325-437-7323.

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  5. Open Mic Night

    February 20, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Meeting Room

    Calling all local performers! Whether you play an instrument, sing, recite poetry, etc., join us at your South Branch Library’s Open Mic Night so you can share your talent with the community. Space is limited so register online to reserve your place on our stage! Each performer will be given a 5-minute slot. There are no limitations on what you can do, but please keep it family-friendly. Only performers will need to register for the event. If you want to come out and watch, feel free to do so. Walk-ins for performing will be accepted, but only taken after registered performers as time allows. This will be a new monthly event at your library, so let’s make it a successful one and show us your talent! For more information, contact staff at 325-698-7565.

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Co-Ed Volleyball

    February 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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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