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  1. Calendar Overlay City Council Meetings (1)
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City Council Meetings

  1. City Council Meeting

    March 12, 2020, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ 2nd Floor Council Chambers

    *Board Meetings are Subject to Change

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  1. Free Tax Assistance

    March 12, 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. Spring Break STEAM: Optical Illusions

    March 12, 2020, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Children's Area

    Youth are invited to join your South Branch Library for more STEAM fun activities. Just because school is out for Spring Break, that doesn’t mean you still can’t have fun with hands-on activities that will get you thinking and keep you busy. We’ll offer a different project each day of Spring Break, and they’ll be located in the children’s area of the library. At this session, we’ll be doing something very cool...showing youth how easy it is to make some cool-looking optical illusions.. For more information about this program, contact staff at 325-698-7565.

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  3. Beginning Embroidery

    March 12, 2020, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Basement, Makerspace

    Come learn something new at your Main Library by participating in our monthly Beginning Embroidery sessions! Embroidery is a very versatile craft which includes many simple stitches that can be used to personalize towels, clothes, pillowcases etc. If it’s made of material, embroidery can embellish it and you can use these techniques to add some flair to almost anything. Try it out at your Main Library this afternoon, for adults, and we’ll supply all materials. For additional information, contact staff at 325-676-6025.

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  4. LEGO My Library

    March 12, 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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  5. ArtWalk Crafts: DIY Paddle Balls

    March 12, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ 1st Floor, Foyer

    While you’re out and about enjoying the festivities of ArtWalk Night in downtown Abilene, be sure to stop by the library where kids can make a fun and quick craft. We’ll supply all the materials for them to make their own Paddle Balls, something parents will certainly remember playing with as kids. For more information, contact staff at 325-676-6067.

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  6. Baker Street Irregulars

    March 12, 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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  7. Family Board Game Night

    March 12, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Children's Area

    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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  8. Mockingbird Movies: "Space Jam"

    March 12, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Come out to your Mockingbird Branch Library and catch a great family movie in one combining sports fun with humans and animated characters in 1996’s “Space Jam” starring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny...not to mention that a sequel is in the works too. In this film, the owner of an amusement park is desperate for new attractions and decides the Looney Tune characters are perfect for the job...whether they want it or not. Bugs Bunny is forced to trick their would be captors into a competition to determine their freedom. Taking advantage of their puny and stubby legged foes, the gang selects basketball for the surest chance of winning. However, the tables are turned when they steal the talents of leading professional basketball stars to become massive basketball stars. In desperation, Bugs Bunny calls on the aid of Michael Jordan to help them have a chance at winning their freedom. This film is rated PG for some mild cartoon language and has a run time of 1 hour and 28 minutes.

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Library - Storytimes

  1. Toddler Time at Main Library

    March 12, 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. Mother Goose on the Loose at Main Library

    March 12, 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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Senior Services

  1. Cobb Senior's Lunch

    March 12, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Cobb Park Senior Center

    Lunch for our seniors is at 11:30-12:30 am, Take a look at our menu with the provided link.

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