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Convention Center

  1. Building Maintenance

    July 12, 2021 - July 21, 2021 @ Entire Building

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Library

  1. Stories in the Garden

    July 15, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Adamson-Spalding Storytime Garden

    VFamilies are invited out to the Adamson-Spalding Storybook Gardens for regular Stories in the Park sessions. Join your South Branch Library staff as we share some of the greatest stories and activities ever on the grassy knoll next to the stage. Sessions will be hosted on the dates provided, weather permitting. Don’t forget to bring something to sit on and come out and enjoy. After the program, stick around and look at the sculptures in the storybook garden if you haven’t seen them already.

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  2. Take & Make Crafts

    July 15, 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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  3. Maker Meetup

    July 15, 2021, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Basement, Makerspace

    Want to learn how to use the various equipment in our Creation Station at the library? Need help on a craft project you’re working on? Get 1-on-1 help through the Maker Meetup program where staff will assist you based on your needs. We may not know how to do it all, but we’ll do our best to assist you. Register for a time to visit on Thursdays by calling 325-676-6025, ask for Heather Carter, or email heather.carter@abilenetx.gov. Sessions will last 30-45 minutes.

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  4. TECH Time

    July 15, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ South Branch Library

    As more people acquire smartphones, tablets, and laptops, you may find yourself needing a little help. Join us for Tech Time where the library’s tech gurus will be on hand to assist you with troubleshooting your technology issues. We may not have all the answers, but we’ll do our best to answer all your questions. Each guest will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis, limited to 25 minutes if people are waiting. For help that might take longer, you may also see about signing up for a 1-on-1 session at a different time so we may accommodate you better.

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  5. Cover-to-Cover Book Club

    July 15, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Activity Room

    If you’re an avid reader, don’t pass up on being a part of the Cover-to-Cover Book Club at your Mockingbird Branch. Meeting on the third Thursday nights of each month, this group reads everything from fiction to nonfiction, classics to bestsellers. For this month, the featured selection will be Tracy Chevalier’s “Remarkable Creatures.” Feel free to checkout a copy of this book from your library, and then come ready to discuss with other local readers at your library.

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  6. Open Mic Night

    July 15, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Meeting Room

    Don’t miss the next Open Mic Night session at your South Branch Library. Designed for all ages, this is the time where you can show off your talents and skills for a captivated audience. Whether you sing or dance, recite poetry or tell jokes, all are welcome to sign up for a spot to show your skills. Registration is required to attend and we limit each session to 11 performers each performing for up to 5 minutes. If there’s time left at the end of the program, we’ll take walk-ins as well. Be sure to visit our events calendar at www.abilenetx.gov/apl/EventsCal and sign-up for a slot. We can’t wait to see you perform!

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  7. Coloring Nights

    July 15, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Basement, Makerspace

    Adults are invited to join us for Coloring Nights at the library. Coloring is a great way to de-stress, take a break, and have a little fun down time in the evening. Come meet new people and enjoy yourself at this great event. We will provide coloring sheets and supply you with coloring tools, or you can feel free to bring your own supplies if you’d like. Don’t miss out on this stress-free program at your library.

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Library - Storytimes

  1. Mother Goose on the Loose at Main Library

    July 15, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ 1st Floor, Story Room

    Designed for newborns up to age 3, Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning literacy program utilizing a variety of activities such as rhymes, puppets, and songs.

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  2. Play & Learn at Mockingbird Branch

    July 15, 2021, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Mockingbird Branch Library

    Children learn while they play! One of the latest trends in libraries is to provide a time of sensory play for young children. Exposing children to sensory play helps them develop and refine the use of their senses. Stimulating these senses helps children develop cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, physical, and creative skills.

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  3. Toddler Time at Mockingbird Branch

    July 15, 2021, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Mockingbird Branch Library

    Designed for youth ages 2-3, Toddler Times are designed for children (and parents) who are ready to sit and listen to longer stories and to help prepare them for all other youth programming offered at the library.

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