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  1. Calendar Overlay Boards & Commissions (2)
  2. Calendar Overlay City Council Meetings (1)
  3. Calendar Overlay Convention Center (4)
  4. Calendar Overlay Library (27)
  5. Calendar Overlay Library - Other (16)
  6. Calendar Overlay Library - Storytimes (11)
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Boards & Commissions

  1. Abilene Landmarks Commission

    June 22, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ 2nd Floor Council Chambers

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  2. Child Advocacy Center Board

    June 22, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Conference Room

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City Council Meetings

  1. City Council Meeting

    June 24, 2021, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ 2nd Floor Council Chambers

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Convention Center

  1. City of Abilene Recreation Department - Mother & Son Dance

    June 24, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Convention Center > Exhibit Hall, Foyer

    Blast off into the stars for a dance that is out of this world! Sons 3-13 and moms and mother figures are welcome to join in for some dancing, food, and more! Show off your moonwalk on the dance floor from 7-9pm, doors open at 6:30pm at the Abilene Convention Center. Tickets are $12 per person, and registration opens Monday, April 19th. You can register online at www.abilenetx.gov/signup or in person by visiting Community Services on 633 Walnut Street. Registration will close Wednesday, June 23 at 5pm, and there will be no ticket sales at the door the day of the dance

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  2. Abilene Fire Department - Promotion Ceremony

    June 25, 2021, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Foyer

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  3. Private Event

    June 26, 2021, All Day @ Exhibit Hall

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  4. City of Abilene Human Resources - Police Entry Level Examination

    June 26, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Conference Center

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Library

  1. ABCD's of Medicare

    June 21, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Teen Room

    If it’s time for you to sign-up for Medicare, and you don’t know where to begin, be sure to register and attend a free Medicare Class at your Abilene Public Library. Multiple sessions will be hosted each month and led by specialist Breanna Maichel. Each session will run up to 1-hour long and designed with the goal of providing seniors with the tools needed to be able to make the right decisions going into Medicare. From understanding the parts of Medicare to prescription drug plans, learning how to enroll to reviewing health plans, you’ll be sure to get all the answers you need. Be sure to come with a pen and paper for taking notes, and you’re encouraged to ask questions too. For more information, visit our website at www.abilenetx.gov/986/Medicare-Class.

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  2. Chess Free-For-All

    June 21, 2021, 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Basement, Makerspace

    Attend the Main Library’s weekly evening Chess Free-for-All session for all who are interested in playing the game and challenging others. Each week, we’ll provide the space and a limited number of chess sets, you provide the strategy and chess know-how. Enjoy playing chess with others of the community.

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  3. Dungeons & Dragons Club

    June 21, 2021, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Are you looking for a place to host a Dungeons & Dragon game? Looking for other teens to play with? Come over to the Mockingbird Branch Library where, every Monday evening, our activity room will be booked for any teen to come out and play. The library will provide the three main manuals, dice, and characters sheets...so if you’re a Dungeon Master, or an adventurer, feel free to join us!

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  4. Crafty U: Ombre Hanging Pots

    June 21, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Meeting Room

    Adults are invited to join your South Branch on the third Monday nights of the summer for a Crafty U session, a new crafting program based on the popular YouTube show of the same name. If you want to show off your crafty side, meet new friends, gain new skills, and take home an amazing craft, this is the program for you. At this session, we’ll be showing you how to make Ombre Hanging Pots where you’ll dip a ceramic planter into dye to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, ombre pattern. Then the planters will be knotted with twine for hanging. There will be a limited supply of materials for this craft so come make yours while supplies last.

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  5. Young Audiences: Margaret Clauder

    June 22, 2021, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    Margaret Clauder is a highly sought after storyteller who has performed for thousands of children in schools and libraries in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas & Louisiana. She’ll be on hand at your Main Library to deliver two great live performances for youth that will be both engaging and interactive. Don’t miss her masterful storytelling performances with puppets, magic, costumes & humor. As a former teacher and professional clown, she’s well-versed with weaving humor into all of her educational messages. The Young Audiences performances always draw in a huge crowd each year so we hope to see everyone out and participating. If you have a group larger than 10 that will be attending, we ask that you call ahead by June 18 to the Children’s Department at 325-437-4570 to register.

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  6. Young Audiences: Margaret Clauder

    June 22, 2021, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    Margaret Clauder is a highly sought after storyteller who has performed for thousands of children in schools and libraries in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas & Louisiana. She’ll be on hand at your Main Library to deliver two great live performances for youth that will be both engaging and interactive. Don’t miss her masterful storytelling performances with puppets, magic, costumes & humor. As a former teacher and professional clown, she’s well-versed with weaving humor into all of her educational messages. The Young Audiences performances always draw in a huge crowd each year so we hope to see everyone out and participating. If you have a group larger than 10 that will be attending, we ask that you call ahead by June 18 to the Children’s Department at 325-437-4570 to register.

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  7. Harry Potter Craft & Movie: "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"

    June 23, 2021, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    Join your Main Library for a summer of Harry Potter fun during the Summer Reading Club. Each week we’ll be watching an installment of the series, making a craft to go along with the featured film, and having fun with this popular movie franchise. At this session we’ll be watching 2004’s “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.” In this installment, Harry, Ron, and Hermione return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for their third year of study, where they delve into the mystery surrounding an escaped prisoner who poses a dangerous threat to the young wizard. This film is rated PG for frightening moments, creature violence and mild language, and has a run time of 2 hours and 22 minutes. Feel free to bring in your own snacks and drinks, and be sure to come out and have some Harry Potter fun with us every week!

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  8. Pet Care 101: Rats

    June 23, 2021, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Have you ever wanted a pet rat before, but you don’t know where to start or what rat is right for you? Well, this will be the program to attend as you’ll learn the best ways to take care of rats and some of the different things to look out for in case your rat is ill. Rats certainly may not be the pet for everyone, but if they sound like the right one for you, this will certainly be a program you’ll want to attend. If you do have a rat, we do ask that you leave them at home.

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  9. Art in the Park

    June 24, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Redbud Park

    Kids won’t want to miss out on a fun summer series we’re calling Art in the Park, hosted at Red Bud Park. Come out and find us by the big blue flag, across from the playground area (weather permitting) and at each session we’re going to bring out a host of materials so that youth can create some awesome outdoor art. Each session will feature a different art project to make and kids are going to love it. Feel free to bring something to sit on, but don’t miss out on the outdoorsy fun!

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  10. Take & Make Crafts

    June 24, 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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  11. Maker Meetup

    June 24, 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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  12. TECH Time

    June 24, 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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  13. Zoo Lady Visit

    June 24, 2021, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM @ Activity Room

    Join us for the first of three visits from Joy Harsh (aka the Zoo Lady) who is the Education Curator at the Abilene Zoo and visits the library each summer to teach youth about different kinds of animals from the Abilene Zoo. If you love animals, you’ll certainly want to attend. We don’t know what she’ll be bringing, but she will bring a different set of animals to each of the branches. Learn about them at your library and then get the chance to meet them up close and personal at the end of each session. Don’t miss out on the animal fun!

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  14. Coloring Nights

    June 24, 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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  15. Tween Tech: Snap Circuits

    June 25, 2021, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Meeting Room

    Tweens and teens are invited to come out to the library to join us for a session on using our Snap Circuits. We’ll be exploring how to make simple electronics and machines using these tools, which will also teach you great STEAM skills while learning and having fun. We’ll supply all the instructions and materials needed, you just come ready to learn about coding and technology.

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  16. Read to a Dog Day

    June 25, 2021, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM @ Activity Room

    If you have a child that loves dogs then we’ve got the program for you! Join your library for an interactive literacy event featuring registered therapy dogs with the Tail Waggin’ Tutors. A host of four-legged friends will be visiting the library in the afternoon and they’ll be waiting for kids to sign-up to read to them. It’s a great way to practice your reading to an audience that certainly won’t mind if you make a mistake or two. Everyone who wants a chance to read will be able to do so and we’ll have a selection of books for you to choose from. Come ready to meet our furry listeners, but we do ask that you leave your own dogs at home.

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  17. Family Flix: "The Lion King"

    June 26, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Meeting Room

    Kids and parents are invited to join your South Branch Library for a great mid-morning movie. This time we’re watching 1994’s “The Lion King” with the voices of Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, and James Earl Jones. In this film, lion prince Simba and his father are targeted by his bitter uncle, who wants to ascend the throne himself. This film is rated G for all ages and has a run time of 1 hour and 28 minutes. Light snacks will be served, or feel free to bring your own snacks to the show. For additional information, contact staff at 325-698-7565.

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  18. Pet Adoptions

    June 26, 2021, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Mockingbird Branch Library

    If you or your family is on the hunt for the next furry love of your library, your Abilene Public Library is here to help. Join us at your Mockingbird Branch as we host a Pet Adoption program outside our doors. Thanks to our friends from the Abilene Animal Shelter, we’ll have some wonderful four-legged friends that will be looking for their fur-ever home, and perhaps that home will be with you. Don’t pass up on your chance to participate in this great adoption activity.

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  19. Saturday Matinee: "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Gindelwald"

    June 26, 2021, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Meeting Room

    Catch a great movie during the South Branch Library’s Saturday Matinee event where we play great hits. At this session we’ll be showing 2018’s “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” starring Eddie Redmayne and the rest of the fantastic cast. In this sequel, in an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help though he’s unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. This film is rated PG-13 for some sequences of fantasy action and has a run time of 2 hours and 14 minutes. Feel free to bring your one food and drinks to enjoy!

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  20. Pokemon Meetup

    June 27, 2021, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ South Branch Library > Meeting Room

    Join us for an afternoon of gaming fun! Designed for both new and experienced players, gamers from their tweens to adults are welcome to be a part of this weekly meetup where we gather to play the Pokemon Card Game. Pokemon has something for everyone, so come out, bring your cards, and be ready to battle it out at your library. Instruction will also be available for those interested in learning how to play, and once you do, you’ll be challenging everyone else in no time. For more information, contact Alyssa Crow at 325-698-7565.

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  21. Sunday Fun Day: Paper Chain Pythons

    June 27, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Mall of Abilene, Large Mall Courtyard

    Your weekend just got better as we invite you to join the South Branch crew for some fun in the Mall of Abilene. Hosted on the fourth Sunday of each month, we’ll perform a different activity each time from crafts to experiments and more. All materials will be provided and at this session, we’ll be showing you how to make some Paper Chain Pythons! The whole family is invited to this fun, free, come-and-go event, so you won’t want to miss it.

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  22. STEAM Club

    June 28, 2021, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    Older youth are invited out to the Main Library this summer to be part of our summer STEAM Club. At these sessions, youth will join library staff as we explore coding, robotics, building, and more, as a great introduction into technology at your library. We’ll supply all the materials you’ll need.

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  23. Chess Free-For-All

    June 28, 2021, 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Basement, Makerspace

    Attend the Main Library’s weekly evening Chess Free-for-All session for all who are interested in playing the game and challenging others. Each week, we’ll provide the space and a limited number of chess sets, you provide the strategy and chess know-how. Enjoy playing chess with others of the community.

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  24. Dungeons & Dragons Club

    June 28, 2021, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Are you looking for a place to host a Dungeons & Dragon game? Looking for other teens to play with? Come over to the Mockingbird Branch Library where, every Monday evening, our activity room will be booked for any teen to come out and play. The library will provide the three main manuals, dice, and characters sheets...so if you’re a Dungeon Master, or an adventurer, feel free to join us!

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  25. Zoo Lady Visit

    June 29, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    Join us for the first of three visits from Joy Harsh (aka the Zoo Lady) who is the Education Curator at the Abilene Zoo and visits the library each summer to teach youth about different kinds of animals from the Abilene Zoo. If you love animals, you’ll certainly want to attend. We don’t know what she’ll be bringing, but she will bring a different set of animals to each of the branches. Learn about them at your library and then get the chance to meet them up close and personal at the end of each session. Don’t miss out on the animal fun!

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  26. Coloring Club

    June 30, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Meeting Room

    If you’re in need of a little stress relief and relaxation, we invite you to be a part of the Coloring Club at your South Branch Library. Coloring is a great activity for all ages and there are many benefits that can come from taking some time to express yourself through art. We’ll supply the coloring sheets and tools so you can come out, color, socialize, and have a little fun at your library.

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  27. Harry Potter Craft & Movie: "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"

    June 30, 2021, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    Join your Main Library for a summer of Harry Potter fun during the Summer Reading Club. Each week we’ll be watching an installment of the series, making a craft to go along with the featured film, and having fun with this popular movie franchise. At this session we’ll be watching 2004’s “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” In this installment, Harry Potter finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares. This film is rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images, and has a run time of 2 hours and 37 minutes. Feel free to bring in your own snacks and drinks, and be sure to come out and have some Harry Potter fun with us every week!

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Library - Other

  1. AISD Lunch Program (Outside Group)

    June 21, 2021, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Activity Room

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  2. AISD Lunch Program (Outside Group)

    June 22, 2021, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Activity Room

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  3. Violin Class (Outside Group)

    June 22, 2021, 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM @ Meeting Room

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  4. Taylor County Republican (Outside Group)

    June 22, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

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  5. Taylor County Republican Party (Outside Group)

    June 22, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Meeting Room

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  6. AISD Lunch Program (Outside Group)

    June 23, 2021, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Activity Room

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  7. AISD Lunch Program (Outside Group)

    June 24, 2021, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Activity Room

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  8. Violin Class (Outside Group)

    June 24, 2021, 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM @ Meeting Room

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  9. West TX Science Center (Outside Group)

    June 24, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Meeting Room

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  10. AISD Lunch Program (Outside Group)

    June 25, 2021, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Activity Room

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  11. AISD Lunch Program (Outside Group)

    June 28, 2021, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Activity Room

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  12. Overeaters Anonymous (Outside Group)

    June 28, 2021, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM @ Meeting Room

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  13. Friends of Abilene State Park (Outside Group)

    June 28, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Meeting Room

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  14. AISD Lunch Program (Outside Group)

    June 29, 2021, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Activity Room

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  15. Violin Class (Outside Group)

    June 29, 2021, 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM @ Meeting Room

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  16. AISD Lunch Program (Outside Group)

    June 30, 2021, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Activity Room

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Library - Storytimes

  1. Storytime at South Branch

    June 21, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ South Branch Library

    Designed for youth ages 3-6, come out with your parents and join your library for stories, fingerplays, sing songs, watch puppets and engage in other visual presentations.

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  2. Storytime at Mockingbird Branch

    June 22, 2021, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Mockingbird Branch Library

    Designed for youth ages 2-6, come out with your parents and join your library for stories, fingerplays, sing songs, watch puppets and engage in other visual presentations.

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  3. Storytime at South Branch

    June 22, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ South Branch Library

    Designed for youth ages 3-6, come out with your parents and join your library for stories, fingerplays, sing songs, watch puppets and engage in other visual presentations.

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  4. Toddler Time at Main Library

    June 23, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ 1st Floor, Story Room

    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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  5. Mother Goose on the Loose at Main Library

    June 24, 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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  6. Play & Learn at Mockingbird Branch

    June 24, 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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  7. Toddler Time at Mockingbird Branch

    June 24, 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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  8. Storytime at South Branch

    June 28, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ South Branch Library

    Designed for youth ages 3-6, come out with your parents and join your library for stories, fingerplays, sing songs, watch puppets and engage in other visual presentations.

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  9. Storytime at Mockingbird Branch

    June 29, 2021, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Mockingbird Branch Library

    Designed for youth ages 2-6, come out with your parents and join your library for stories, fingerplays, sing songs, watch puppets and engage in other visual presentations.

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  10. Storytime at South Branch

    June 29, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ South Branch Library

    Designed for youth ages 3-6, come out with your parents and join your library for stories, fingerplays, sing songs, watch puppets and engage in other visual presentations.

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  11. Toddler Time at Main Library

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

    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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Parks & Recreation

  1. Dive-In Movie | The Greatest Showman

    June 25, 2021, 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ Adventure Cove

    Splash into adventure at Adventure Cove during our Dive-In Movies! We'll be showing a movie each month in the summer, and it's $4 per person for admission. June 25 we'll be showing The Greatest Showman. Gates open at 8pm, and we can't wait to see you there!

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