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12-28-2016 South Branch Now Offering Playaways
by: Tremain Jackson, South Branch Manager

12-26-2016 Evening Storytimes Added to Mockingbird Lineup
by: Anne Ellis, Mockingbird Branch Manager

12-26-2016 Preparing for Retirement with the Help of the Library
by: Dennis Miller, Information Services Librarian

12-22-2016 See 'Grinch' for Free at Library
by: Janet Van Vleet, Abilene Reporter-News

12-19-2016 Familiar Christmas Tales Take On a New Twist
by: Marie Noe, Customer Services Manager

12-12-2016 Know Your Neighbor: Dennis Miller (Video)
by: KRBC News

12-12-2016 December Fun at Your Library
by: Darla Casella and Deborah Tarsiewicz, Mockingbird Branch

12-05-2016 Exploring Fashion at Your Abilene Public Library
by: Deborah Tarsiewicz, Information Services

12-05-2016 Food for Fines Coverage (Video)
by: KRBC News

12-02-2016 Food for Fines Coverage (Video)
by: KTXS News

11-28-2016 South Branch Library After One Week
by: Brian Bethel, Abilene Reporter-News

11-28-2016 Food for Fines Back at the Abilene Public Library
by: Janis C. Test, Information Services Manager

11-20-2016 What Do They Do at the Abilene Public Library?
by: Deborah Tarsiewicz, Information Services

11-19-2016 South Branch Library Opens New Digs with WOWs
by: Timothy Chipp, Abilene Reporter-News

11-17-2016 Celebrate the Opening of a Library at Our Mall
by: Jane Varner Beard, Grants Administrator/Attorney at Dian Graves Owen Foundation and Friends of the Library Memeber

11-14-2016 Come See Our New South Branch
by: Janis C. Test, Information Services Manager

11-01-2016 Library's South Branch Set to Open
by: Joy Bonala, KACU89.5FM

11-01-2016 Friends of the Library Celebrates a Year of Success
by: Brian Bethel, Abilene Reporter-News

10-23-16 Sons of Destiny Series Offers Romance and Magic
by: A. Marie Skufca, Information Services Librarian

10-17-16 Texas Bookish Destinations: A Reader's Ramble Through the Lone Star State
by: Kay Ellington, Texas Highways

10-17-16 Resources Available on Preventing Underage Drinking
by: Tremain Jackson, South Branch Manager

10-11-16 South Side Abilene Library in Final Stages of Construction
by: Melissa Valdez, KTXS News

10-10-16 Have a Handmade Halloween
by: Deborah Tarsiewicz, Information Services

10-06-16 Oohing and Aaahing While Checking Out the New Library
by: Greg Jaklewicz, Editorial Page Editor for the Abilene Reporter-News

10-03-16 Going Digital with OverDrive
by: Anne Ellis, Mockingbird Branch Manager

09-26-16 eBooks for Children from Your Library
by: Janis C. Test, Information Services Manager

09-24-16 Authors Speak to Luncheon Audience at Boots & Books Event in Abilene
by: Janet Van Vleet, Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Abilene Reporter-News

09-22-16 Culinary Luncheon Boasts Recipes by Featured West Texas Book Festival Authors
by: Janet Van Vleet, Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Abilene Reporter-News

09-21-16 Published Author, 11, Reflects on Her Long Career
by: Greg Jaklewicz, Editorial Page Editor for the Abilene Reporter-News

09-21-16 A Game of 42 is a Texas Tradition
by: Scott Kirk, Special to the Abilenian

09-19-16 Authors Share Stories About Historic Churches
by: Dan Carpenter, Special to the Abilene Reporter-News

09-18-16 West Texas Book Festival to Begin in Abilene
by: KTXS News

09-18-16 A Celebration of Reading and Writing
by: Janis C. Test, Information Services Manager

09-12-16 Book Festival Has Something for Everyone
by: Janis C. Test, Information Services Manager

09-06-16 Abilene's South Library Branch Closing for Move Sept. 20
by: Brian Bethel, Abilene Reporter-News

09-05-16 Find Out What's New at the Library with Wowbrary
by: Janis C. Test, Information Services Manager

08-29-16 Learn About Pope Francis
by: Deborah Tarsiewicz, Information Services

08-15-16 Plan Home Renovations at Your Library
by: Deborah Tarsiewicz, Information Services

08-08-16 Books Help Ease Back-To-School Transition
by: Marie Noe, Customer Services Manager

08-04-16 Work Continues on Abilene's South Branch Library Project
by: Brian Bethel, Abilene Reporter-News

08-01-16 Last Chance Camping for the Summer
by: Dennis Miller, Information Services Librarian

07-30-16 Library Event Shows That Kids Dig Dinosaurs
by: Dan Carpenter, Abilene Reporter-News

07-25-16 'In Death' Series Penned by Hall of Fame Writer
by: Tremain Jackson, South Branch Manager

07-22-16 Final Young Audiences Library Performance of the Summer Will Be Tuesday
by: Janet Van Vleet, Abilene Reporter-News

07-22-16 Abilene Teens Spend Summer at Library (Video)
by: Brittany Pelletz, KTXS

07-14-16 Events for All Ages Coming to Abilene Public Library (Video)
by: Adam Singleton, KTAB

07-11-16 Library Offers Ideas for Recycling Through Crafts
by: Deborah Tarsiewicz, Information Services Department

07-08-16 The Singing Zoologist Knows His Niche and Plays To It
by: Janet Van Vleet, Abilene Reporter-News

07-05-16 Children's Curiosity Uncaged During Zoo Program at Library
by: Scott Kirk, Abilene Reporter-News

07-04-16 Travel Texas for Your Summer Vacation
by: Janis C. Test, Information Services Manager

06-29-16 South Side Library Overdue, But Well Worth the Time
by: Scott Kirk, Abilene Reporter-News

06-27-16 Library Has Resources to Help Plan Fourth of July Parties
by: Darla Casella, Children's Librarian

06-23-16 Young Audiences of Abilene Show to Feature a Puppeteer/Storyteller
by: Janet Van Vleet, Abilene Reporter-News

06-23-16 Friends of the Abilene Public Library Book Sale Breaks Record
by: Braid Blanks, KTXS News

06-22-16 Friends of the Abilene Public Library Book Sale Has Record Sales (Video)
by: KRBC News

06-22-16 Book Sale Nets Record $66,000
by: Loretta Fulton, Abilene Reporter-News

06-21-16 Friends of the Abilene Public Library Sale a Success
by: Brooke Crum, Abilene Reporter-News

06-20-16 The Great Outdoors Can Be Discovered at Your Library
by: Deborah Tarsiewicz, Information Services

06-16-16 Abilene Man with Passion for Reading Helps Organize Book Sale
by: Brittany Pelletz, KTABTV

06-15-16 Abilene Youngsters Enjoyed Joe McDermott Performance
by: Janet Van Vleet, Abilene Reporter-News

06-15-16 Young Audiences of Abilene Series Kicks Off with Guest Singer
by: Alex Ervin, KTXS News

06-13-16 Chief Book Sorter Looking for New Challenges
by: Loretta Fulton, Abilene Reporter-News

06-13-16 Largest Library Friends Book Sale Ever Coming Up
by: Janis C. Test, Information Services Manager

06-12-16 You'll Find What You're Looking For at the Book Sale
by: Tim Bench, Friends of the Library

06-09-16 Books, Books and More Books at the Friends of the Library's Annual Sale
by: Janet Van Vleet, Abilene Reporter-News

06-09-16 Singer Joe McDermott to Perform Children's Songs at Abilene Library
by: Janet Van Vleet, Abilene Reporter-News

06-06-16 Summer is Reading Time
by: Janis C. Test, Information Services Manager

05-27-16 Studio to Be Built in New Abilene South Branch Library
by: Brooke Crum, Abilene Reporter-News

05-24-16 South Side Abilene Library Branch Delayed Until September (Video)
by: Melissa Valdez, KTXS News

05-23-16 Learn the Best Pet for You at Your Library
by: Marie Skufca, Information Services Librarian

05-16-16 Library Has Information to Share with the Home Mechanic
by: Tremain Jackson, South Branch Manager

05-09-16 Getting the Facts at Your Library
by: Dennis Miller, Information Services Librarian

05-07-16 Cosplay Contest Brings Families Together for Costume Fun
by: Titus Falodun, Abilene Reporter-News

05-07-16 Steampunk Blasters a Blast at Library
by: Scott Kirk, Abilene Reporter-News

05-03-16 Lib-Con Comes to Abilene for Third Year
by: Margaux Farrell, KXVA Fox

05-02-16 It's Lib-Con Time
by: Janis C. Test, Information Services Manager

04-29-2016 Celebrate Superheroes and Cosplay at Abilene Public Library's 2016 Lib-Con
by: Janet Van Vleet, Abilene Reporter-News

04-28-2016 Lib-Con Comes to the Library (Video)
by: Adam Singleton, KTAB4U

04-25-2016 Slow Cooking Led to Fast Success
by: Loretta Fulton, Abilene Reporter-News

04-21-2016 'The Crockin' Girls' to Give Talk at Abilene Library
by: Loretta Fulton, Abilene Reporter-News

04-20-2016 Community Foundation of Abilene Honors Its Grant Recipients
by: Abilene Reporter-News Staff

04-18-2016 Mockingbird Library to Celebrate 'Dia' Week with Several Programs
by: Anne Ellis, Mockingbird Branch Manager

04-12-2016 You Have the Power to Save Your Memory (Library News Release)
by: Janis C. Test, Information Services Manager

04-12-2016 Introduction to QuickBooks (Library News Release)
by: Janis C. Test, Information Services Manager

04-11-2016 Reading Up on Sugar Yields Sweet Science at Library
by: Marie Skufca, Information Services Librarian

04-08-2016 Fewer Abilenians Visit Library, But More Use Online Services
by: Brooke Crum, Abilene Reporter-News

04-04-2016 What is the Right Baby Name
by: Tremain Jackson, South Branch Manager

03-29-2016 Reporter-News Team Proves Un-Bee-Table at Spelling Event
by: Scott Kirk, Special to the Abilene Reporter-News

03-28-2016 Council Approves Library Strategic Plan
by: MyFoxZone.com

03-28-2016 Digital Photo Art at the Abilene Public Library
by: Deborah Tarsiewicz, Information Services Department

03-24-2016 New Life Sought for Old Abilene High School
by: Titus Falodun, Abilene Reporter-News

03-24-2016 | Council OKs Abilene Public Library's Strategic Plan
by: Brooke Crum, Abilene Reporter-News

03-23-2016 | Lincoln Middle School Has Potential to Become New Main Library (w/Video)
by: Isaac Ramirez, KTAB-TV

03-22-2016 | Abilene Council to Hear Library Plan for Lincoln Middle School
by: Jeff Cramer, KTXS News

03-21-2016 | Job & Career Accelerator: A Great Library Resource
by: Tremain Jackson, South Branch Manager

03-19-2016 | Library Offers Creative Programming for Youth
by: Brian Bethel, Abilene Reporter-News

03-16-2016 | Dogs Unleash Children's Love of Reading at Abilene Library
by: Scott Kirk, Abilene Reporter-News

03-16-2016 | Abilene Public Library Decorated with Teenager's Drawing
by: Andrew McMillan, KTXS News

03-15-2016 | New Artwork Unveiled at Abilene Library (Video)
by: Big Country Homepage

03-14-2016 | Creative Writing for Youth: Now That's a Plot Twist!
by: Kelsie Wade, Children's Librarian

03-08-2016 | Doctor-Author Rues Loss of Personal Touch
by: Loretta Fulton, Special to the Abilene Reporter-News

03-07-2016 | Library Has Titles to Help You Remember Texas' Famous Battle
by: Janis C. Test, Information Services Librarian

03-02-2016 | Texas Authors Come to Abilene Library (Video)
by: Adam SIngleton, KTAB-TV

03-02-2016 | Mobile Users' Quick Fix to Access Library Site Online
by: Tremain Jackson, South Branch Manager

02-29-2016 | Oscar Winners from the Abilene Public Library
by: Tony Redman, Information Services Librarian

02-22-2016 | Books Take Different Looks at the Father of Our Country
by: Janis C. Test, Information Services Manager

02-15-2016 | "The Latino Americans" Series to Continue on Thursday
by: Janet Bailey, Technical Services Manager

02-11-2016 | Activities for the Kids at the South Branch Library (Video)
by: Adam Singleton, KTAB TV

02-08-2016 | Conversation with Interesting People Should be Full of Stories"
-by: Dennis Miller, Information Services Librarian

02-04-2016 | Volunteer Keeps Library Organized in Abilene - Big Hearts in the Big Country
by: KTABTV

02-03-2016 | News Release: Your Library...Your Tax Center
by: Janis C. Test, Information Services Manager

02-01-2016 | Find Details on Fortifying Coupons for Free During Abilene Library Visit
by: Tremain Jackson, South Branch Manager

01-25-2016 | When Library Talks Investment Data, People Listen
by: Dennis Miller, Information Services Librarian & Business Specialist

01-18-2016 | Can't Find the Latest DVD Blockbuster? Try One of These Gems
by: Deborah Tarsiewicz, Information Services Department

01-09-2016 | Some Study Resources Don't Even Require Going to the Library
by: Marie Skufca, Information Services Librarian

01-08-2016 | Pencil Pushers: Adult Coloring Group at Library a Hit
by: Brian Bethel, Abilene Reporter-News

01-07-2016 | Adult Coloring Books Gaining in Popularity in Abilene
by: Joy Bonala, News Director for KACU

01-04-2016 | Relieve Stress Via Coloring, Mindfulness, Mini-Vacations
by: Ann Mount, Information Services Librarian


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