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All activities are offered FREE. If you're a teen looking for summer fun, we've got great events to offer. Make your library a regular summer destination.  If you have questions, call 325-677-2474.

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HOW THE CLUB WORKS (GRADES 5-12)
  • Stop by any Abilene Public Library to pickup a reading packet starting June 1st. Packets will continue to be available through the end of the reading club.

  • Read or listen to books and attend library programming. The more books you read and programs you attend, the better.

  • Keep track of the books you read and/or programs you attend on your raffle tickets.

  • Turn in tickets to any library by July 31st for your chance to enter and win Prize Drawings.


SUMMER LIBRARY EVENTS FOR TEENS

  • DATE & LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION
    SATURDAY, JUNE 2
    Opening to 15-min. to
    Closing | Up to Age 17

    All Branch Locations
    PH: 325-677-2474
    READ DOWN YOUR FINES
    Sign up at a service desk, pick a spot in the designated reading area, and start reading. Read for a minimum of 15 minutes and when you're done, sign out and receive a voucher to use for waiving fees on your account.
    SATURDAY, JUNE 2
    11:00AM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    READING ROCKS! PAINTING PARTY
    Join your library at the Women's Dillard's Courtyard as we paint rocks, with positive thoughts, to keep for ourselves or hide in the community for others to find.
    SATURDAY, JUNE 2
    3:00PM | Ages 8-18
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    AFTERNOON ARCADE
    Tweens and teens won't want to miss an afternoon of gaming fun as we pull out the PS4, XBox, WiiU, tabletop games, snacks, and more for you to enjoy an afternoon of fun with friends.
    SUNDAY, JUNE 3
    3:00PM | Ages 16+

    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    BELLYDANCE FOR FITNESS & FUN!
    Guest instructor Jami Chance, of Magic Lamp Dance Studio, will lead a free fitness class for adults. Burn calories while learning basic bellydance moves.
    TUESDAY, JUNE 5
    4:30PM | Ages 13-18

    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    TEEN LEGO CLUB
    If you're creative and into building, come show off your skills by creating a masterpiece from LEGO. Your work can then be part of a monthly display.
    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6
    10:00AM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    COLORING CLUB
    Coloring is a relaxing activity for everyone, so drop in for a Coloring Club session.  We'll supply the materials you'll need to express your artistic side.
    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6
    2:00PM | Ages 13-18

    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    TEEN FLIX: "Z-O-M-B-I-E-S"
    A Disney musical following students from Zombietown who are transferred to a high school in a town preoccupied with uniformity, traditions, and pep rallies.
    THURSDAY, JUNE 7
    4:30PM | Ages 13-18

    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    COLLECTING COMMAS
    Join the writing club where teens hone their creative writing skills, in all forms of writing, with staff and their peers. No pressure, no stress, just fun!
    FRIDAY, JUNE 8
    4:30PM | Ages 7-15

    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    KARAOKE TWEENS
    Come and sing your hearts out in this fun summer series where we'll test your vocal chops to a host of popular songs. No pressure, just fun!
    SATURDAY, JUNE 9
    10:30AM | Ages 8-18

    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    LEGO GALORE
    If you love building with LEGO, you'll certainly want to check out our Saturday session where you can work solo, or as a team, to construct something great.
    SATURDAY, JUNE 9
    2:00PM | Ages 16+

    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    SATURDAY MATINEE: "13 HOURS"
    Catch this true story on the attack on a U.S. compound in Libya in 2012, and the six CIA contractors who were the only ones there and able to defend it.
  • DATE & LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION
    SUNDAY, JUNE 10
    3:00PM | Ages 13+

    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    WEEKEND WALK-IN FLIX: "THE 15:17 TO PARIS"
    Catch a feature film, based on a true story, of three vacationing Americans who discover, and prevent, a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France.
    MONDAY, JUNE 11
    4:00PM | Ages 6-15

    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    MO STEAM: ENGINEERING WITH PIGEONS & FRIENDS
    Join in on the STEAM fun, centered on the works of Mo Willems! We'll be making out own clothespin race car and learning about surface tension.
    MONDAY, JUNE 11
    6:30PM | Ages 13+

    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    MOCKINGBIRD MOVIES: "JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE"
    Don't miss the sequel to the hit movie, with an update, as four teens are pulled into a game and forced to learn to work together to win the game of Jumanji!
    TUESDAY, JUNE 12
    4:00PM | Ages 8-18

    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    AFTERNOON ARCADE
    Spend an fun afternoon at your library enjoying gaming with friends in our activity room. Video games and traditional board gaming fun available.
    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13
    4:30PM | Ages 8-18

    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    LEGO MY LIBRARY
    Show off your creativity and building skills in this fun afternoon program where we'll supply you with LEGO to see what you can create!
    THURSDAY, JUNE 14
    4:30PM | Ages 13-18

    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    ART JAM: FAVORITE LYRICS
    If you love the arts, you won't want to miss out on this monthly program where we host fun artistic projects you'll love to dive into.
    FRIDAY, JUNE 15
    4:30PM | Ages 7-15

    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    DANCE TWEENS: "FOOTLOOSE"
    Get up and get moving at your library as we learn the dance to "Footloose" in this instructional session for tweens.
    SATURDAY, JUNE 16
    3:00PM | Ages 13-18

    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    KARAOKE TEENS
    Get your singing chops ready and join your library for a great afternoon of Karaoke fun. Jam to your favorite tunes to see who has the best voice.
  • DATE & LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION
    SUNDAY, JUNE 17
    1:30PM | Ages 13+
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    DRUM BEATS: CARDIO DRUMMING
    Drop by the Mall Courtyard for an upbeat program where you will exercise to the beat of your own drum. This class combines traditional aerobic movements with the beat of drums.
    MONDAY, JUNE 18
    4:30PM | Ages 8-18

    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    CODING CLUB: CREATING A BAND
    If you have a love for techie endeavors, come out and be a part of the monthly Coding Club at your library. No registration needed.
    TUESDAY, JUNE 19
    4:00PM | Ages 8-18

    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    SUMMER CHILLS: CAMPFIRE STORIES
    Looking for a campfire experience without going outdoors? Join this event that includes s'mores and some great spooky stories to share.
    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
    10:00AM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    COLORING CLUB
    Coloring is a relaxing activity for everyone, so drop in for a Coloring Club session.  We'll supply the materials you'll need to express your artistic side.
    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
    4:30PM | Ages 8-15

    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    TWEEN TECH: AUDACITY
    Tweens who love technology are invited to join us for an hands-on workshop on getting started with audacity and audio editing.
    THURSDAY, JUNE 21
    4:30PM | Ages 13-18
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    TEEN ZINE: FAVORITE BAND
    If you have an interest in discovering what it takes to put a publication together, be a part of this monthly teen activity.
    THURSDAY, JUNE 21
    7:00PM | Ages 13+
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    POKEMON LEAGUE MEETUP
    Both experienced and new players are invited to play this trading card game, with instruction available for those interested in learning
    FRIDAY, JUNE 22
    5:45PM | Ages 13-18
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    TEEN SCENE AFTER HOURS: KARAOKE PARTY
    Get ready for the return of the popular after hours teen event where we'll be hosting an evening of singing and musical fun with your peers.
    SATURDAY, JUNE 23
    10:30AM | Ages 8-18
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    LEGO GALORE
    Show off your creative side by coming out to build various themed projects at your library. We'll supply the LEGO, you bring your imagination.
    SATURDAY, JUNE 23
    2:00PM | Ages 13+
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    SATURDAY MATINEE: "TOMB RAIDER"
    Come watch the reboot of the popular game featuring Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, who must push herself beyond her limits when she discovers the island where her father disappeared.
  • DATE & LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION
    SUNDAY, JUNE 24
    @ 3:00PM | Ages 13+
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    WEEKEND WALK-IN FLIX: "PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING"
    Catch this sequel in which a new generation of Jaeger pilots must train and work together to defeat a new Kaiju threat in this sci-fi/action flick.
    MONDAY, JUNE 25
    4:00PM | Ages 6-15
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    MO STEAM: EARTH SCIENCE WITH PIGEON & FRIENDS
    Dive into more Mo Willems fun where we're diving into earth science projects including making weather jars, self-sustaining plants, and more.
    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27
    10:00AM | Ages 15+
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    TTU APPLICATION WORKSHOP FOR HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS & SENIORS
    TTU Admissions Specialist Sam Gilbert will present and answer questions about the admissions process, retirements, tests, the campus, and more.
    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27
    3:00PM | Ages 6-15
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    THE SCIENCE OF SOUND
    We're having fun with sound in a great interactive summer series for kids and tweens. Don't miss the musical fun with children's staff
    THURSDAY, JUNE 28
    4:30PM | Ages 13-18
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    TABLETOP TEENS
    If you're into traditional gaming fun, join in on this teen event where we'll introduce you to some great ones...a little off the beaten path of course
    THURSDAY, JUNE 28
    5:00PM | Ages 7-15
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    TWEEN FLIX & CRAFTS: "SURF'S UP"
    Enjoy an evening movie, specifically for teens, featuring crafts and fun with children's staff at the library. Feel free to bring your own snacks too.
  • DATE & LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION
    SUNDAY, JULY 1
    3:00PM | Ages 16+

    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    BELLYDANCE FOR FITNESS & FUN!
    Guest instructor Jami Chance, of Magic Lamp Dance Studio, will lead a free fitness class for adults. Burn calories while learning basic bellydance moves.
    TUESDAY, JULY 3
    4:30PM | Ages 13-18

    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    TEEN LEGO CLUB
    If you're creative, and you like building things, come out to our monthly LEGO Club session and see what you can design.
    WEDNESDAY, JULY 4
    10:00AM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    COLORING CLUB
    Coloring is a relaxing activity for everyone, so drop in for a Coloring Club session.  We'll supply the materials you'll need to express your artistic side.
    THURSDAY, JULY 5
    4:30PM | Ages 13-18

    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    COLLECTING COMMAS WRITING CLUB
    Join the writing club where teens hone their creative writing skills, in all forms of writing, with staff and their peers. No pressure, no stress, just fun.
    SATURDAY, JULY 7
    Opening to 15-min. to
    Closing | Up to Age 17

    All Branch Locations
    PH: 325-677-2474
    READ DOWN YOUR FINES
    Sign up at a service desk, pick a spot in the designated reading area, and start reading. Read for a minimum of 15 minutes and when you're done, sign out and receive a voucher to use for waiving fees on your account.
    SATURDAY, JULY 7
    3:00PM | Ages 8-18
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    AFTERNOON ARCADE
    Tweens and teens won't want to miss an afternoon of gaming fun as we pull out the PS4, XBox, WiiU, tabletop games, snacks, and more for you to enjoy an afternoon of fun with friends.
  • DATE & LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION
    SUNDAY, JULY 8
    1:30PM | Ages 13+
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    DRUM BEATS: ARABIC DRUMMING
    Teens and adults are invited in for a drumming workshop led by Randy Cryer, a drum instructor & musician. Learn basic Arabic beats and put them into practice with drums that will be provided.
    MONDAY, JULY 9
    4:00PM | Ages 6-15

    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    MO STEAM: MUSIC & SOUND WITH PIGEON & FRIENDS
    Dive into the world of Mo Willems as we host great STEAM activities for youth and tweens. This time, we're exploring the science of sounds & music.
    MONDAY, JULY 9
    6:30PM | Ages 13+

    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    MOCKINGBIRD MOVIES: "WONDER"
    Enjoy a wonderful movie, based on a bestselling book, about a boy with a facial deformity as he enters into public school for the first time.
    TUESDAY, JULY 10
    4:00PM | Ages 8-18

    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    AFTERNOON ARCADE
    Get your game on in this interactive series well we'll have video game consoles, as well as traditional board games, to entertain tweens and teens.
    WEDNESDAY, JULY 11
    4:30PM | Ages 8-18

    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    LEGO MY LIBRARY
    Show off your creativity and building skills in this fun afternoon program where we'll supply you with LEGO to see what you can create!
    THURSDAY, JULY 12
    4:30PM | Ages 13-18

    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    ART JAM
    If you love the arts, you won't want to miss out on this monthly program where we host fun artistic projects you'll love to dive into.
    FRIDAY, JULY 13
    4:30PM | Ages 7-15

    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    KARAOKE TWEENS
    Get those singing voices ready as we want to hear you belt out some great hits at this musical activity. Let's see who has the best singing chop.
    FRIDAY, JULY 13
    5:45PM | Ages 13-18

    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    TEEN SCENE AFTER HOURS: FANDOM BATTLE SUPERNATURAL VS. DR. WHO
    Battle it out in another fun after hours program at your library where fans of two popular fandoms will go head to head in friendly competition.
    SATURDAY, JULY 14
    10:30AM | Ages 8-18

    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    LEGO GALORE
    Show off your creative side by coming out to build various themed projects at your library. We'll supply the LEGO, you bring your imaginatio
    SATURDAY, JULY 14
    2:00PM | Ages 13+
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    SATURDAY MATINEE: "THE HURRICANE HEIST"
    Thieves attempt a massive heist, against the U.S. Treasury, just as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities.
  • DATE & LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION
    SUNDAY, JULY 15
    3:00PM | Ages 13+
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    WEEKEND WALK-IN FLIX: "THE IMPOSSIBLE"
    Watch the true story of a family's harrowing tale of survival as they struggle to find one another after the being separated during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
    MONDAY, JULY 16
    4:30PM | Ages 8-18

    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    CODING CLUB: LET'S DANCE
    If you have a love for techie endeavors, come out and be a part of the monthly Coding Club at your library. No registration needed.
    WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
    10:00AM | All Ages
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    COLORING CLUB
    Coloring is a relaxing activity for everyone, so drop in for a Coloring Club session.  We'll supply the materials you'll need to express your artistic side.
    WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
    4:30PM | Ages 8-15

    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    TWEEN TECH: LMMS
    Tweens who love technology are invited to join us for an hands-on workshop on getting started with LMMS, a fun audio editing platform.
    THURSDAY, JULY 19
    10:00AM | Ages 15+
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    TTU APPLICATION WORKSHOP FOR HS JUNIORS & SENIORS
    TTU Admissions Specialist Sam Gilbert will present and answer questions about the admissions process, retirements, tests, the campus, and more.
    THURSDAY, JULY 19
    4:30PM | Ages 13-18

    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    TEEN ZINE
    f you have an interest in discovering what it takes to put a publication together, be a part of this monthly teen activity.
    THURSDAY, JULY 19
    7:00PM | Ages 13+
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    POKEMON LEAGUE MEETUP
    Both experienced and new players are invited to play this trading card game, with instruction available for those interested in learning.
    FRIDAY, JULY 20
    4:30PM | Ages 7-15

    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    DANCE TWEENS
    Get up and get moving at this dance event at your library as staff will be on hand to show you how to do the country two-step and the waltz.
    SATURDAY, JULY 21
    10:30AM | Ages 16+
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    ZUMBATHON!
    Get up and get moving in this free exercise class that uses body movements and great music to get you burning those calories while having fun too.  Join the party, let's ZUMBA!
    SATURDAY, JULY 21
    3:00PM | Ages 13-18

    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    KARAOKE TEENS
    Get your singing chops ready and join your library for a great afternoon of Karaoke fun. Jam to your favorite tunes to see who has the best voice.
  • DATE & LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION
    MONDAY, JULY 23
    4:00PM | Ages 6-15

    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    MO STEAM: BIOLOGY WITH PIGEON & FRIENDS
    Keep the Mo Willems fun going with STEAM fun as we'll check out the progress of the frog eggs we've been growing, along with other activities.
    TUESDAY, JULY 24
    4:00PM | Ages 8-18
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    POTIONS & CHEMISTRY: THE SCIENCE OF HARRY POTTER
    Explore the world of Harry Potter as we show you how to make your own experiments with results that will be almost like magic.
    WEDNESDAY, JULY 25
    3:00PM | Ages 6-15
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    THE SCIENCE OF SOUND
    We're having fun with sound in a great interactive summer series for kids and tweens. Don't miss the musical fun with children's staff.
    THURSDAY, JULY 26
    4:30PM | Ages 13-18
    Main Library
    202 Cedar St.
    PH: 325-676-6067
    TABLETOP TEENS
    If you're into traditional gaming fun, join in on this teen event where we'll introduce you to some great ones...a little off the beaten path of course.
    THURSDAY, JULY 26
    5:00PM | Ages 7-15
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    TWEEN FLIX & CRAFTS: "LILO & STITCH"
    Catch a great Disney flix, designed for tweens, and also enjoy snacks and crafts in this evening movie night at your library.
    SATURDAY, JULY 28
    10:30AM | Ages 8-18
    Mockingbird Branch Library
    1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
    PH: 325-437-7323
    LEGO GALORE
    Show off your creative side by coming out to build various themed projects at your library. We'll supply the LEGO, you bring your imagination
    SATURDAY, JULY 28
    2:00PM | Ages 13+
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    SATURDAY MATINEE: "THE WALK"
    See the true story of Philippe Petit, who recruits a team to help him realize his dream of walking across the World Trade Center towers on a high wire in 1974.
    SUNDAY, JULY 29
    3:00PM | Ages 16+
    South Branch Library
    4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
    PH: 325-698-7565
    WEEKEND WALK-IN FLIX: "12 STRONG
    Watch the true story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11 as they work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban. Based on the book "Horse Soldiers" by Doug Stanton.


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

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

SOUTH BRANCH
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
Abilene, TX 79606
PH: 325-698-7565

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 10AM - 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 10AM - 6PM
Sundays | 1PM - 6PM

MOCKINGBIRD BRANCH
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
Abilene, TX 79603
PH: 325-437-7323

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

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