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Looking for summer fun for your kids?  We've got the hookup!  Make your library a summer destination. 
If you have questions, contact us at 325-677-2474.


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HOW THE CLUB WORKS (YOUTH UP TO GRADE 5)
  • Stop by any Abilene Public Library branch, starting June 1, to pickup your reading packet. Packets will continue to be available through the end of the reading club and at most youth programming.

  • Read or listen to books and then record them, or the amount of time spent reading your books, on the Summer Reading Log.  

  • Once you've completed the reading club challenge, and have your log completed, return it to any library location by July 31.  At that time, you'll be entered into a drawing for some end of summer prizes.
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WEEKLY STORYTIME SCHEDULE
LOCATION
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
MAIN LIBRARY
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
10:45AM
Toddler Time
10:45AM
Preschool Storytime
10:45AM
Toddler Time
10:15AM
Baby Steps

11:00AM
Mother Goose on the Loose
SOUTH BRANCH
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
10:45AM
Baby Steps
10:45AM
Lapsit
10:45AM
Preschool Storytime
10:45AM
Toddler Time
4:30PM
Storytime from Space
4:30PM
Music & Movement
MOCKINGBIRD BRANCH
1326 N. Mockingbird
PH: 325-437-7323

10:00AM
Play & Learn


10:45AM
Rhythm & Rhyme
10:45AM
Toddler Time
Age Ranges: Baby Steps, 0-1 | Mother Goose on the Loose, 0-3 | Play & Learn, 0-3 | Wiggles & Giggles, 0-4
Lapsit, 1-2 | Toddler Time, 2-3 | Preschool Storytime, 3-6 | Rhythm & Rhyme, 3-6 | Music & Movement, 5-12

SUMMER LIBRARY EVENTS FOR KIDS & TWEENS
Week #1: June 1-8
DATE & LOCATION
EVENT DESCRIPTION
SATURDAY, JUNE 1
10:00AM | Ages 5+
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
READ TO A DOG DAY
If you have a child just learning to read, or struggling just a bit, be a part of this unique literacy event where they can read to therapy dogs who won't judge them if they make a mistake.
SATURDAY, JUNE 1
2:00PM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH :325-698-7565
SPACE ART: VAN GOGH'S STARRY NIGHT
We're exploring space from several artists. Youth are invited to learn about the painting and technique of Vincent Van Gogh as we celebrate both art and space at your library.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
1:30PM | Ages 10+
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
POKEMON MEETUP
Players of all skill levels are invited to meetup for an afternoon of Pokemon Card Game playing fun with others. Instruction will be available for those interested in learning to play.
MONDAY, JUNE 3
4:00PM | Ages 8-18
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
ENGINEERING CAMP
Don't miss this fun program where we'll have all your favorites including LEGO, K'NEX, Makedo's, Snap Circuits, and more to see what fun things you can build.
MONDAY, JUNE 3
5:00PM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH :325-698-7565
FAMILY FUN: ASTRONAUTS IN SPACE
Join your library for an evening of space discovery as we learn about the brave men and women that take off to space through stories and fun activities.
TUESDAY, JUNE 4
3:00PM | All Ages
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
SUMMER BLAST OFF PARTY!
Celebrate the start of summer with your library with a great space party including crafts, photobooth props, a space backdrop, and more!
TUESDAY, JUNE 4
4:30PM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
LEGO CLUB JR.
Come show us what you can create in this LEGO meetup for youth. We'll supply the pieces, you bring the creativity.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5
10:00AM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
FAMILY COLORING CLUB
Families are invited out to be a part of our summer coloring club series where we'll supply the materials needed for you to spend a fun morning coloring together.
THURSDAY, JUNE 6
4:00PM | All Ages
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
PRESCHOOL PLUS CRAFTS: ASTRONAUTS
If you've dreamed of being an astronaut, come to this craft session where we'll be making DIY telescopes for stargazing at night.
SATURDAY, JUNE 8
10:00AM | All Ages
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
LEGO GALORE
Be a part of our LEGO Meetup for youth at your library, where we'll supply all the materials needed to see what your minds can create.
SATURDAY, JUNE 8
11:00AM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
FAMILY FLIX: "ZATHURA"
Attend a family-friendly movie showign about a pair of brothers who play a game that whisks them, and their sister, off into space for one epic adventure.
SATURDAY, JUNE 8
2:30PM | All Ages
Mockingbird  Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
FAMILY FILMS: "E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL"
Re-live the classic '80s flick about the cute little alien, found by a little boy and his family, who then go on a mission find a way to get him back home.

Week #2: June 9-15
DATE & LOCATION
EVENT DESCRIPTION
MONDAY, JUNE 10
2:00PM | Ages 8-18
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
STEAM UNIVERSE: BB-8 MUST ESCAPE
BB-8 needs to get back to his ship and its up to you to help our favorite droid navigate through dangers to make it to safety...with a little bit of coding and math.
MONDAY, JUNE 10
4:00PM | Ages 8-18
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
ENGINEERING CAMP
Don't miss this fun program where we'll have all your favorites including LEGO, K'NEX, Makedo's, Snap Circuits, and more to see what fun things you can build.
TUESDAY, JUNE 11
10:45AM & 3:00PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
YOUNG AUDIENCES FEAT. SOUL STREET DANCE COMPANY
Attend the first of four Young Audiences Performances featuring a dynamic dance troupe at your library. Two performances held today. Click Here for details.
TUESDAY, JUNE 11
2:00PM | Ages 8-18
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
MOCKINGBIRD CHESS CLUB
Tweens and teens are invited out to be a part of our chess club at your library. All skill levels are welcome. Learn to play & challenge your peers in friendly competitions.
TUESDAY, JUNE 11
4:30PM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
MAKE & TAKE: STAR NIGHT LIGHT
Join us in the children's area for some crafting fun as we'll be making incredible night lights you'll certainly want to use in your bedrooms after dark.
TUESDAY, JUNE 11
5:30PM | All Ages
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
FAMILY BOARD GAME NIGHT
Be a part of this evening gaming series where families are invited out to enjoy some traditional gaming fun. Great for bonding, plus, you can challenge other families that attend.
THURSDAY, JUNE 13
2:00PM | Ages 3-8
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
PRESCHOOL PLUS UNIVERSE: NO PLACE LIKE SPACE
Kids will have a slimy good time at this program featuring space stories, and best of all, a chance to make your own bag of glow-in-the-dark galactic slime!
FRIDAY, JUNE 14
2:00PM | Ages 8-18

Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
AFTERNOON ARCADE
If you like games and snacks, don't miss out on this fun session for tweens and teens to come together and play the Wii, PS4, air hockey, tabletop games, and more!
FRIDAY, JUNE 14
4:00PM | Ages 8-18
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
CODING & ROBOTICS
If you've ever wanted to program a robot, this is the program for you. Come learn how to code for both the Ozobots and Finches at your library.
SATURDAY, JUNE 15
11:00AM | Ages 5+
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
SOUTH STEAM: SUNRAY CATCHER BRACELETS
Don't miss any of the STEAM fun this summer! Head to your library and fashion your own cool bracelets in this hands-on workshop.
SATURDAY, JUNE 15
2:00PM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
SPACE ART: MATISSE'S ICARUS
Continue our exploration of space from several artists ideas as this time around we'll discuss Henri Matisse's "Icarus," and then try to paint like he did.
SATURDAY, JUNE 15
3:00PM | All Ages
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
FAMILY FLIX: "GALAXY QUEST"
Catch a great comedy following TV show actors who must take off to space for real to save a race of aliens from destruction. Can they do in real life what they've done on a show?

Week #3: June 16-22
DATE & LOCATION
EVENT DESCRIPTION
SUNDAY, JUNE 16
1:30PM | Ages 10+
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
POKEMON MEETUP
If you're into the Pokemon Card Game, feel free to come out to this meetup at your library and challenge other players. Instruction is available too.
MONDAY, JUNE 17
2:00PM | All Ages
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
ZOO LADY VISIT
Joy Harsh, and her animal ambassadors from the local zoo, will head out to your library for kids to learn about them...and possibly touch some of them too!
MONDAY, JUNE 17
4:00PM | Ages 8-18
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
ENGINEERING CAMP
Don't miss this fun program where we'll have all your favorites including LEGO, K'NEX, Makedo's, Snap Circuits, and more to see what fun things you can build.
MONDAY, JUNE 17
4:00PM | Ages 5-10
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
LOOK! LISTEN! LEARN!: NIGHT SKY
We're learning about the night sky and it's constellations in this event. Come and learn with library staff through art and food.
TUESDAY, JUNE 18
10:30AM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
STORIES IN THE MALL
Join your South Branch children's staff for stories and crafts inside the Mall of Abilene, located by Dippin' Dots, across from the Chick-fil-A.
TUESDAY, JUNE 18
2:00PM | Ages 8-18
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
MOCKINGBIRD CHESS CLUB
Tweens and teens are invited to be a part of our chess club at your library. Designed for all skill levels, come learn to play the game, then challenge others.
TUESDAY, JUNE 18
3:00PM | All Ages
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
ABILENE KENNEL CLUB
Join us for a fun summer event where some four-legged friends will be on hand to show off some cool tricks and obedience techniques.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19
10:00AM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
FAMILY COLORING CLUB
Spend a relaxing morning at your library coloring and bonding as a family in our coloring club session. All materials will be supplied.
THURSDAY, JUNE 20
2:00PM | Ages 3-8
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
PRESCHOOL PLUS UNIVERSE: ROCKETS
Blast off with this space-themed session as youth will enjoy rocket stories and participate in a fun rocket activity, then make a rocket craft to take home.
FRIDAY, JUNE 21
10:45AM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
SUPER STORYTIME: MOON
Come learn all about the moon in this fun-filled library program as we share stories, facts, play games, and even make a cool moon craft too.
FRIDAY, JUNE 21
4:00PM | Ages 8-18
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
CODING & ROBOTICS
Tweens and teens will learn all about coding by learning how to use it to control either our Ozobots or Finches. A fun way to learn while playing with robots.
FRIDAY, JUNE 21
4:30PM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
WHO I COULD BE: AUTHOR PENNY KLOSTERMANN
We're exploring more professions this summer, and kids are invited to learn about what it takes to be a children's author as we feature a popular local author.
SATURDAY, JUNE 22
10:00AM | All Ages
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
LEGO GALORE
If you have a child who is always building things, be a part of our LEGO meetup at your library.  We'll supply the pieces, you bring the creativity.
SATURDAY, JUNE 22
11:00AM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
FAMILY FLIX: "ASTRO BOY"
Catch a great sci-fi adventure about a young robot with incredible powers who embarks on a journey to reconcile with the father that rejected him.
SATURDAY, JUNE 22
2:30PM | All Ages
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
FAMILY FILMS: "STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS"
Join the battle as the heroic Jedi Knights struggle to maintain order and restore peace as the Clone Wars sweep through the galaxy.

Week #4: June 23-29
DATE & LOCATION
EVENT DESCRIPTION
SUNDAY, JUNE 23
2:00PM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
SUNDAY FUN DAY!: ROCKETS
We'll supply all materials for you to come out and make your own rockets in this popular series hosted at the Women's Dillard's Courtyard in the mall.
MONDAY, JUNE 24
2:00PM | Ages 8-18
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
STEAM UNIVERSE: INTO THE STARS
We're exploring the stars at your library! Join us as we do a variety of science and engineering experiments to learn more about them, including the Sun.
MONDAY, JUNE 24
4:00PM | Ages 8-18
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
ENGINEERING CAMP
Don't miss this fun program where we'll have all your favorites including LEGO, K'NEX, Makedo's, Snap Circuits, and more to see what fun things you can build.
TUESDAY, JUNE 25
10:45AM & 3:00PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
YOUNG AUDIENCES FEAT. KEY CITY BRASS
Don't miss the second of four Young Audiences productions with a great performance from a local brass group. Click Here for details.
TUESDAY, JUNE 25
2:00PM | Ages 8-18
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
MOCKINGBIRD CHESS CLUB
Tweens and teens are invited to be a part of the chess club at your library to both learn how to play, as well as challenge others to some friendly games.
TUESDAY, JUNE 25
5:30PM | All Ages
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
FAMILY BOARD GAME NIGHT
Families are invited out for an evening of traditional board gaming fun. We'll have a great selection for you to choose from to promote family bonding.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26
2:00PM | Ages 8-18
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
FINCH ROBOTS
If you've ever wanted to play with a robot, this is the program for you. Using the Scratch program, learn to code the Finches on their explorations.
THURSDAY, JUNE 27
2:00PM | Ages 3-8
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
PRESCHOOL PLUS UNIVERSE: ASTRONAUTS
Youth will learn about the exciting world of astronauts at this storytime session. Learn why they float, how they eat, how they brush their teeth, and more!
FRIDAY, JUNE 28
2:00PM | Ages 8-18
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
AFTERNOON ARCADE
If you're a tween or teen that's into gaming and snacks, join this session featuring the Wii, PS4, Air Hockey, tabletop games, and more.
FRIDAY, JUNE 28
4:00PM | Ages 8-18
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
CODING & ROBOTICS
Have fun learning how to program robots using coding. We'll have two types of robots to work with including Ozobots and Finches.  Cool!
SATURDAY, JUNE 29
10:00AM | Ages 5+
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 3258-437-7323
READ TO A DOG DAY
Kids of all ages are invited to be a part of this great literacy program where youth, of all reading levels, can read to therapy dogs who won't judge if they miss a word.
SATURDAY, JUNE 29
10:45AM & 3:00PM
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
OUT OF THIS WORLD PUPPET SHOW!
Join our library puppeteers for a great selection of space-related stories that have been worked into puppet shows. Two sessions offered.

Week #5: June 30 - July 6
DATE & LOCATION
EVENT DESCRIPTION
SUNDAY, JUNE 30
2:00PM | Ages 8-12
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
ROBOTICS
We're introducing the Finch Robots in a new program where youth will use the Scratch program to code a language that will operate the robots. All skill levels welcome.
MONDAY, JULY 1
4:00PM | Ages 8-18
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
ENGINEERING CAMP
Don't miss this fun program where we'll have all your favorites including LEGO, K'NEX, Makedo's, Snap Circuits, and more to see what fun things you can build.
MONDAY, JULY 1
5:00PM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
FAMILY FUN: STARS & PLANETS
Learn about the stars and planets in this enhanced storytime event featuring stories, games, songs, and fun crafts.  It's gonna be out of this world.
TUESDAY, JULY 2
3:00PM | All Ages
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
FAR OUT PUPPET SHOW
Don't miss another great puppet show from your library featuring silly space tales told by our crazy puppet friends.
TUESDAY, JULY 2
4:30PM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
LEGO CLUB JR.
If you have a child that likes to build, we invite you to come out to this LEGO Club session where we'll supply the pieces to see what creates youth can put together.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3
10:00AM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
FAMILY COLORING CLUB
Spend a relaxing morning at your library coloring with your families in an event that certainly promotes family bonding. All materials supplied.
FRIDAY, JULY 5
11:00AM | All Ages
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
SUPER SPACED-OUT STORYTIME
Don't miss a great storytime about space featuring puppets, activities, and great songs. Plus, we'll even create our own space scenes too.
FRIDAY, JULY 5
4:00PM | Ages 8-18
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
ANIMATION LAB
A new series for tweens and teens, this program will help get you started in creating your own cartoon and stop motion animation using Scratch.
SATURDAY, JULY 6
2:00PM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
SPACE ART: O'KEEFE'S AN EVENING STAR
Join your library as we explore space from several artists ideas. This time around, it's all about Georgia O'Keefe's "An Evening Star." Learn about it, then paint in her style.

Week #6: July 7-13
DATE & LOCATION
EVENT DESCRIPTION
SUNDAY, JULY 7
1:30PM | Ages 10+
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
POKEMON MEETUP
If you're into the Pokemon Card Game, meetup with other enthusiasts for some gaming fun. All skill levels welcome to attend.
MONDAY, JULY 8
2:00PM | Ages 8-18
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
STEAM UNIVERSE: ROCKET POWERED
If you want to learn to make some cool rockets and other vehicles used in space, you won't want to miss this event.
MONDAY, JULY 8
4:00PM | Ages 8-18
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
ENGINEERING CAMP
Don't miss this fun program where we'll have all your favorites including LEGO, K'NEX, Makedo's, Snap Circuits, and more to see what fun things you can build.
TUESDAY, JULY 9
10:45AM & 3:00PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
YOUNG AUDIENCES FEAT. ROCHELL RABOUIN, ENTERTAINER
Catch the third of four great live performances at your library for youth this summer, featuring a pretty awesome entertainer. Click Here for details.
TUESDAY, JULY 9
2:00PM | Ages 8-18
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
MOCKINGBIRD CHESS CLUB
Tweens and teens are invited to be a part of the chess club at your library. Learn new techniques for playing the game, and challenge others to some friendly competition.
TUESDAY, JULY 9
4:30PM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
MAKE & TAKE: SPACE HELMET
Don't miss the crafting fun in the children's area as well supply the materials needed to show you how to make your own cool-looking space helmets to wear.
TUESDAY, JULY 9
5:30PM | All Ages
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
FAMILY BOARD GAME NIGHT
Families are invited out for a special gaming session where we'll supply you with great traditional board games. Have fun while bonding with your family.
THURSDAY, JULY 11
2:00PM | Ages 8-18
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
PRESCHOOL PLUS UNIVERSE: CONSTELLATIONS
If you enjoy stargazing, come out to this great activity where we'll share great stories about the stars, look through a stargazing box, and design our own constellations.
FRIDAY, JULY 12
2:00PM | Ages 8-18
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
AFTERNOON ARCADE
Tweens and teens are invited out for gaming fun and snacks as aw'll have out the Wii, PS4, air hockey, traditional board games, and more.
FRIDAY, JULY 12
4:00PM | Ages 8-18
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
ANIMATION LAB
If you're interested in cartoons and stop motion animation, learn how you can get started creating them in this summer series using the coding program Scratch.
FRIDAY, JULY 12
4:30PM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
WHO I COULD BE: ARTIST MANNY DE LOS SANTOS
Learn about professions at your library through this engaging kids' series.  This time around, we're learning about what it takes to be an artist.
SATURDAY, JULY 13
10:00AM | All Ages
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
LEGO GALORE
Be a part of the LEGO fun where we'll supply all the pieces needed to have you then work on some great pieces on your own, or as part of a group.
SATURDAY, JULY 13
11:00AM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
FAMILY FLIX: "HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3"
Catch the final installment in the popular series where Hiccup and Toothless must make impossible decisions to save their kinds.
SATURDAY, JULY 13
2:30PM | All Ages
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
FAMILY FILMS: "WALL-E"
Family-friendly movie following a robot who's spent hundreds of years cleaning up waste on a lonely land, until he finds a new purpose in life.

Week#7: July 14-20
DATE & LOCATION
EVENT DESCRIPTION
SUNDAY, JULY 14
2:00PM | Ages 8-12
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
ROBOTICS
Learn to code using the Scratch program, so you can then code the Finch robots to avoid craters on Mars and rescue the Curiosity Rover.
MONDAY, JULY 15
4:00PM | Ages 8-18
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
ENGINEERING CAMP
Don't miss this fun program where we'll have all your favorites including LEGO, K'NEX, Makedo's, Snap Circuits, and more to see what fun things you can build.
MONDAY, JULY 15
4:00PM | Ages 5-10
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
LOOK! LISTEN! LEARN!: SPACE WALK
At this session we are learning all about a space walk.  We'll do this by exploring as if we were on a new planet, so come with your open minds.
TUESDAY, JULY 16
10:30AM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
STORIES IN THE MALL
Join your South Branch children's staff for great stories, songs, and crafts hosted at the Dippin' Dots in the Mall of Abilene, across from Chick-fil-A.
TUESDAY, JULY 16
2:00PM | Ages 8-18
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
MOCKINGBIRD CHESS CLUB
Tweens and teens are invited to be a part of our chess club to learn the basics on how to play, as well as challenge others to friendly competition.
TUESDAY, JULY 16
3:00PM | All Ages
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
ZOO LADY VISIT
Joy Harsh, and her animal ambassadors from the local zoo, will be at your library so kids can learn about them, and possibly get to touch some too.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17
10:00AM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
FAMILY COLORING CLUB
Don't miss out on being a part of this relaxing program where w'ell supply all the materials needed for coloring your cares away.
THURSDAY, JULY 18
4:00PM | Ages 3-8
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
PRESCHOOL PLUS UNIVERSE: ALIEN INVASION
The library has been invaded by little green aliens.  Help us gather them up and send them packing. All materials supplied!
FRIDAY, JULY 19
10:45AM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
SUPER STORYTIME: BLAST OFF!
Join us at your library for stories, songs, crafts, and fun as we learn about, and even make our own, rocket!
FRIDAY, JULY 19
4:00PM | Ages 8-18
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
ANIMATION LAB
If you're interested in making a cartoon or stop motion animation, learn how you can use the Scratch program to code your own animations...the easy way.
SATURDAY, JULY 20
11:00AM | Ages 5+
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
SOUTH STEAM: SUNDIALS
Want to learn a unique way of telling time?  We'll be doing so with making a Sundial.  Come out and learn how to make your own.
SATURDAY, JULY 20
2:00PM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
SPACE ART: ROBERT MCCALL, NASA ARTIST
Explore space from several artists idea.  At this session we're looking at Robert McCall, official NASA Artist, so you can see if you can make your own galaxy happen.
SATURDAY, JULY 20
3:00PM | All Ages
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
FAMILY FLIX: "MUPPETS IN SPACE"
Our favorite Muppet friends are blasting off into space in one hilarious movie featuring all of your favorites, including Kermit the Frog & Miss Piggy.

Week #8: July 21-27
DATE & LOCATION
EVENT DESCRIPTION
SUNDAY, JULY 21
1:30PM | Ages 10+
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
POKEMON MEETUP
If you're into Pokemon the Card Game, don't pass up on joining us for this regular meetup. All skill levels are welcome to come out and battle each other.
MONDAY, JULY 22
2:00PM | Ages 8-18
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
STEAM UNIVERSE: SPACE SURVIVAL
Would you be able to survive the cold emptiness of space. Come and find out as we take off into a venture that will be out of this world.
MONDAY, JULY 22
4:00PM | Ages 8-18
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
ENGINEERING CAMP
Don't miss this fun program where we'll have all your favorites including LEGO, K'NEX, Makedo's, Snap Circuits, and more to see what fun things you can build.
TUESDAY, JULY 23
10:45AM & 3:00PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
YOUNG AUDIENCES FEAT. MAGIC THEATRE
Don't miss the final Young Audiences performances of the summer, with great magic tricks to share. Click Here for program details.
TUESDAY, JULY 23
2:00PM | Ages 8-18
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
MOCKINGBIRD CHESS CLUB
Tweens and teens are invited to be a part of the chess club at your library. Learn new techniques while challenging others to some friendly competition.
TUESDAY, JULY 23
4:00PM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
ZOO LADY VISIT
Don't miss the final visit by Joy Harsh, and her animal ambassadors from the Abilene Zoo, who will be on hand to teach you about them  Meet and greet to follow.
TUESDAY, JULY 23
5:30PM | All Ages
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
FAMILY BOARD GAME NIGHT
Families are invited out for some traditional board gaming fun at your library. Play with your family, meet others, and challenge new friends.
THURSDAY, JULY 25
2:00PM | Ages 3-8
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
PRESCHOOL PLUS UNIVERSE: ROBOTS IN SPACE
Become a robot explorer in this fun program where we'll learn all about robots and how they help us learn about stars, planets, and more. We'll even make a cool craft.
FRIDAY, JULY 26
2:00PM | Ages 8-18
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
AFTERNOON ARCADE
Tweens and teens won't want to miss an afternoon of gaming as we'll make available the Wii, PS4, Air Hockey, Tabletop Games, and much more.
FRIDAY, JULY 26
3:00PM | All Ages
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
DINO BO
Don't miss out on a great dinosaurs program featuring Beau McDaniel, teacher & co-chairman of education at the Dallas Paleontological Society.
SATURDAY, JULY 27
10:00AM | All Ages
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
LEGO GALORE
If you love to build with LEGO, this is the meetup you'll certainly want to attend. We'll supply the pieces, you bring the creativity.
SATURDAY, JULY 27
11:00AM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
FAMILY FLIX: "LEGO MOVIE 2"
Don't miss a great family movie feat our beloved LEGO characters who now face a new threat: invaders from outer space.
SATURDAY, JULY 27
2:30PM | All Ages
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
FAMILY FILMS: "HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3"
Catch the final installment of the popular franchise featuring Hiccup and Toothless as they work hard to secure the utopia they've made for humans and dragons.

Week #9: July 28 - August 3
DATE & LOCATION
EVENT DESCRIPTION
SUNDAY, JULY 28
2:00PM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
SUNDAY FUN DAY!: DINO BO
Don't miss out on a great dinosaurs program featuring Beau McDaniel, teacher & co-chairman of education at the Dallas Paleontological Society.
MONDAY, JULY 29
4:00PM | Ages 8-18
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
ENGINEERING CAMP
Don't miss this fun program where we'll have all your favorites including LEGO, K'NEX, Makedo's, Snap Circuits, and more to see what fun things you can build.
TUESDAY, JULY 30
2:00PM | Ages 8-18
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
MOCKINGBIRD CHESS CLUB
Tweens and teens are invited to be a part of the chess club at your library. Learn new techniques while challenging others to some friendly competition.
TUESDAY, JULY 30
3:00PM | All Ages
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
NIGHT SKY - NAVAJO MYTHS
Mr. Caffey, from the planetarium, will present a great program on how Navajo Myths relate to constellations in this free event that will have us looking to the stars.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2
3:00PM | All Ages
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
SUMMER WRAP UP PARTY
Attend our after Summer Reading Club party at your Main Library where we'll offer a host of fun activities for participants to enjoy.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
10:00AM | Ages 5+
Mockingbird Branch 
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
READ TO A DOG DAY
Youth are invited out for the final literacy event session featuring therapy dogs who will be on hand to listen to kids tell them stories.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
6:00PM | All Ages
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
PARTY AT THE PARK
Join your South Branch crew at the Red Bud Park Splash Pad for an evening of fun under the sun. Bring your swimsuits and towels as we party with our closest start, the sun, this summer.


MAIN LIBRARY
202 Cedar St.
Abilene, TX 79601
PH: 325-677-2474


HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM to 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM to 6PM
Sundays | Closed
SOUTH BRANCH
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
Abilene, TX 79606
PH: 325-698-7565


HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 10AM to 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 10AM to 6PM
Sundays | 1PM to 6PM
MOCKINGBIRD BRANCH
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
Abilene, TX 79603
PH: 325-437-7323


HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM to 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM to 6PM
Sundays | Closed
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