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  1. Calendar Overlay Boards & Commissions (6)
  2. Calendar Overlay City Council Meetings (1)
  3. Calendar Overlay Library (20)
  4. Calendar Overlay Library - Other (22)
  5. Calendar Overlay Library - Storytimes (11)
  6. Calendar Overlay Parks & Recreation (1)
  7. Calendar Overlay Police Training (3)

Boards & Commissions

  1. [Cancelled] Board of Adjustment

    April 13, 2021, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ 2nd Floor Council Chambers

    Meeting has been Cancelled

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  2. Keep Abilene Beautiful Board

    April 14, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Basement Conference Room

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  3. Airport Development Board

    April 14, 2021, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Abilene Airport, Lower Level Conference Room

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  4. Parks & Recreation Board

    April 20, 2021, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ 2nd Floor Council Chambers

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  5. Abilene MPO Policy Board

    April 20, 2021, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Zoom Meeting

    In an effort to reduce the spread of the virus, this meeting of the MPO Policy Board will be closed to in person attendance by the public. Individuals will be able to address the Members via telephone conference call.

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  6. Abilene Landmarks Commission

    April 27, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ 2nd Floor Council Chambers

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City Council Meetings

  1. City Council Meeting

    April 22, 2021, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ 2nd Floor Council Chambers

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Library

  1. Free Tax Help

    April 14, 2021, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    e-File your taxes for free with IRS-trained volunteers with the AARP. Four sessions will be hosted each week at your Main Library, running Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. Face masks will be required for all who wish to participate and social distancing will be observed. Volunteers will register guests for available slots on a first-come, first-served basis, no registrations allowed. Be sure to bring all your tax materials, W-2’s, driver’s license or Photo ID, Social Security cards of everyone listed on your return, and a blank check (or know your banking information) if receiving a refund. Sessions will be offered through the end of tax season, and for additional information, contact staff at 325-676-6025 or visit our website online at www.abilenetx.gov/758/AARP-Free-Tax-Help.

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  2. Free Tax Help

    April 15, 2021, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    e-File your taxes for free with IRS-trained volunteers with the AARP. Four sessions will be hosted each week at your Main Library, running Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. Face masks will be required for all who wish to participate and social distancing will be observed. Volunteers will register guests for available slots on a first-come, first-served basis, no registrations allowed. Be sure to bring all your tax materials, W-2’s, driver’s license or Photo ID, Social Security cards of everyone listed on your return, and a blank check (or know your banking information) if receiving a refund. Sessions will be offered through the end of tax season, and for additional information, contact staff at 325-676-6025 or visit our website online at www.abilenetx.gov/758/AARP-Free-Tax-Help.

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  3. Take & Make Crafts

    April 15, 2021, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ South Branch Library

    The library wants to help you get your craft on. Join us every Thursday when you are welcome to come into the library and pick up a craft packet that you can Take & Make at home. Instructions and supplies are included, you just need to make it. We’ll have a different craft each Thursday, and they’ll be available all day while supplies last. For more information, contact Allison Bevel at 325-698-7565.

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  4. Tech Time

    April 15, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Teen Room

    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. For more information, contact Tremain Jackson at 325-437-4564.

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  5. Cover-to-Cover Book Club

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

    Be a part of our Cover-to-Cover Book Club and enjoy a discussion group session with other avid readers in the community. The Mockingbird Branch is open once again and our book club will be moving to that new location and meeting in person from now on. April’s book club selection will be “Dogtripping: 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers, and 3 RVs on Our Canine Cross-Country Adventure” by David Rosenfelt. Check out a physical or digital copy from your library, then come ready to discuss with others at this meeting. For more information, contact staff at 325-437-7323.

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  6. Free Tax Help

    April 16, 2021, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    e-File your taxes for free with IRS-trained volunteers with the AARP. Four sessions will be hosted each week at your Main Library, running Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. Face masks will be required for all who wish to participate and social distancing will be observed. Volunteers will register guests for available slots on a first-come, first-served basis, no registrations allowed. Be sure to bring all your tax materials, W-2’s, driver’s license or Photo ID, Social Security cards of everyone listed on your return, and a blank check (or know your banking information) if receiving a refund. Sessions will be offered through the end of tax season, and for additional information, contact staff at 325-676-6025 or visit our website online at www.abilenetx.gov/758/AARP-Free-Tax-Help.

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  7. Super Storytime: South America

    April 16, 2021, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM @ Meeting Room

    Join us on our exploration of the continents, which is the focus of our Super Storytime sessions until we’ve been all over the world. Last month we went to Australia, and this month, we’ll be going down south and discovering South America. Come out to learn more about this very interesting place through books and other activities...including a craft (all materials supplied).

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  8. ABCD's of Medicare

    April 17, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ 2nd Floor, Conference Room

    If it’s time for you to sign-up for Medicare, and you don’t know where to begin, register and attend a free Medicare Class at your Abilene Public Library. Multiple sessions will be hosted each month and led by specialists Jennifer Walter & Breanna Maichel. Each session will provide 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. For more information, visit www.abilenetx.gov/986/Medicare-Class.

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  9. South STEAM: Egg Drop Challenge

    April 17, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Children's Area

    Youth are invited out for some STEAM fun at your library. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics and we’ll use these concepts in order to create great crafts and projects. For this session, we’ll supply all the materials you’ll need to do the Egg Drop Challenge where you’ll need to build a container that’s safe enough from keeping an egg from breaking from a fall. You won’t want to miss out.

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  10. Pokemon Meetup

    April 18, 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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  11. Sunday Fun Day!: Bird Kites

    April 18, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Women's Dillard's Courtyard, Mall of Abilene

    Your weekend just got better as we invite you to join the South Branch crew for some fun in the Mall of Abilene. All materials will be provided and at this session, we’ll be showing you how to make Bird Kites! 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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  12. ABCD's of Medicare

    April 20, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Meeting Room

    If it’s time for you to sign-up for Medicare, and you don’t know where to begin, register and attend a free Medicare Class at your Abilene Public Library. Multiple sessions will be hosted each month and led by specialists Jennifer Walter & Breanna Maichel. Each session will provide 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. For more information, visit www.abilenetx.gov/986/Medicare-Class.

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  13. Take & Make Crafts

    April 22, 2021, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ South Branch Library

    The library wants to help you get your craft on. Join us every Thursday when you are welcome to come into the library and pick up a craft packet that you can Take & Make at home. Instructions and supplies are included, you just need to make it. We’ll have a different craft each Thursday, and they’ll be available all day while supplies last. For more information, contact Allison Bevel at 325-698-7565.

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  14. Tech Time

    April 22, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Teen Room

    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. For more information, contact Tremain Jackson at 325-437-4564.

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  15. Family Flix: "Zathura"

    April 24, 2021, 11:15 AM - 1:00 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 2005’s “Zathura,” based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg and starring Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, and Dax Shepard. In this film, two young brothers are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is hurled through the depths of space by the magical board game they are playing. This film is rated PG for fantasy action and peril, and some language, and has a run time of 1 hour and 41 minutes. Feel free to bring your own snacks, and for additional information, contact staff at 325-698-7565.

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  16. Saturday Matinee: "Volcano"

    April 24, 2021, 2:30 PM - 4:15 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 1997’s “Volcano” starring Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche. In this film, something unspeakably chilling is ultimately starting to heat up at the City of Los Angeles. Beneath the famed La Brea Tar Pits, a raging volcano has formed, raining a storm of deadly fire bombs and an endless tide of white-hot lava upon the stunned city. This film is rated PG-13 for intense depictions of urban disaster and related injuries, and it has a run time of 1 hour and 44 minutes. Feel free to bring your own snacks, and for additional information, contact staff at 325-698-7565.

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  17. Once Upon a Storytime

    April 25, 2021, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Women's Dillard's Courtyard, Mall of Abilene

    Families won't want to miss our next Once Upon a Storytime session with our friends from Abilene Fairytales. Come enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and photo ops with different princesses, and as always, be sure to come dressed in your royal best. As a special treat, we’ll also be inviting in some special friends from the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council, who will be on hand to tell you all about the Children’s Art & Literacy Festival coming up in June! Plus, you’ll even meet a special friend you’ll certainly want to take pictures with. For more information, contact staff at 325-698-7565.

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  18. Take & Make Crafts

    April 29, 2021, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ South Branch Library

    The library wants to help you get your craft on. Join us every Thursday when you are welcome to come into the library and pick up a craft packet that you can Take & Make at home. Instructions and supplies are included, you just need to make it. We’ll have a different craft each Thursday, and they’ll be available all day while supplies last. For more information, contact Allison Bevel at 325-698-7565.

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  19. Tech Time

    April 29, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Teen Room

    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. For more information, contact Tremain Jackson at 325-437-4564.

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  20. ABCD's of Medicare

    April 30, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Conference Room

    If it’s time for you to sign-up for Medicare, and you don’t know where to begin, register and attend a free Medicare Class at your Abilene Public Library. Multiple sessions will be hosted each month and led by specialists Jennifer Walter & Breanna Maichel. Each session will provide 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. For more information, visit www.abilenetx.gov/986/Medicare-Class.

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Library - Other

  1. **Outside Group** Friends of the Library Book Sale Meeting

    April 13, 2021, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

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  2. **Outside Group** Violin Class

    April 13, 2021, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Meeting Room

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  3. **Outside Group** West Texas Genealogical Society

    April 13, 2021, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Meeting Room

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  4. **Outside Group** Nutrition Group

    April 13, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Activity Room

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  5. **Library Interviews

    April 14, 2021, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Conference Room

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  6. **Outside Group** iPhone Class

    April 15, 2021, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Activity Room

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  7. **Library Interviews

    April 15, 2021, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Conference Room

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  8. **Outside Group** Violin Class

    April 15, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Meeting Room

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  9. **Library Interviews

    April 16, 2021, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Conference Room

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  10. **Outside Group** Learning Assessments

    April 17, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

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  11. **Outside Group** Reading Assessments

    April 17, 2021, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Meeting Room

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  12. **Outside Group** Violin Class

    April 20, 2021, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Meeting Room

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  13. **Outside Group** American Legion Post 61

    April 20, 2021, 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM @ Meeting Room

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  14. **Outside Group** Violin Class

    April 22, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Meeting Room

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  15. **Outside Group** Hispanic Leadership Council

    April 22, 2021, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Activity Room

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  16. **Outside Group** West Texas Science Center

    April 22, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Meeting Room

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  17. **Outside Group** Friends of the Abilene State Park

    April 26, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Meeting Room

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  18. **Outside Group** Friends of the Library Board Meeting

    April 27, 2021, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Meeting Room

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  19. **Outside Group** Violin Class

    April 27, 2021, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Meeting Room

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  20. **Outside Group** Taylor County Republican Party

    April 27, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Meeting Room

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  21. **Circulation Meeting

    April 29, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Conference Room

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  22. **Outside Group** Violin Class

    April 29, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Meeting Room

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Library - Storytimes

  1. Toddler Time at South Branch

    April 13, 2021, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM @ Meeting 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.  Limited seating will be available for the first 30 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room space.

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  2. Toddler Time at Main Library

    April 14, 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.  Limited seating will be available for the first 15 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room space.

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  3. Mother Goose on the Loose at Main Library

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

    Designed for newborns up to age 3, Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning literacy program utilizing a variety of activities such as rhymes, puppets, and songs.  Limited seating will be available for the first 15 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room.

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  4. Preschool Storytime at South Branch

    April 19, 2021, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM @ Meeting Room

    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.  Limited seating will be available for the first 30 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room space.

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  5. Toddler Time at South Branch

    April 20, 2021, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM @ Meeting 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.  Limited seating will be available for the first 30 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room space.

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  6. Toddler Time at Main Library

    April 21, 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.  Limited seating will be available for the first 15 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room space.

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  7. Mother Goose on the Loose at Main Library

    April 22, 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.  Limited seating will be available for the first 15 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room.

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  8. Preschool Storytime at South Branch

    April 26, 2021, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM @ Meeting Room

    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.  Limited seating will be available for the first 30 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room space.

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  9. Toddler Time at South Branch

    April 27, 2021, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM @ Meeting 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.  Limited seating will be available for the first 30 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room space.

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  10. Toddler Time at Main Library

    April 28, 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.  Limited seating will be available for the first 15 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room space.

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  11. Mother Goose on the Loose at Main Library

    April 29, 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.  Limited seating will be available for the first 15 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room.

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Earth Day Zoo Run

    April 17, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Grover Nelson Park

    Ready, get set... charge! Abilene's 1st Run that will allow you to run around through Nelson Park AND the Abilene Zoo! It'll take place on Saturday, April 17 at Grover Nelson Park and the Abilene Zoo with the festivities starting at 9:00am. Show us your wild side, dress up in your finest stripes, spots, trees, flowers, trees, or feathers, and let's run for the EARTH! There will be two separate races: a 1k for those 12 and under and a 5k for those 13 and older. The 1k race is $10 per child and starts at 9:00am, and the 5k race is $25 per runner and starts at 9:30am. First 100 overall registrations will receive a free t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded for various age divisions and top overall winner. Medals will be awarded to first in each age category and first overall male and first overall female. Registration opens Monday, March 8th and you can sign up at www.abilenetx.gov/signup to participate in the wild fun!

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Police Training

  1. Crisis Intervention Training

    April 13, 2021, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM @ Warren Dodson Police Training Academy

    TCOLE Course #1850

    Officers seeking their Intermediate Certification will have an opportunity to attend this class.

    If you plan to attend, please seek approval from your supervision and notify officer Chris Collins by email or by phone at (325) 676-6537.

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  2. Crisis Intervention Training

    April 14, 2021, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM @ Warren Dodson Police Training Academy

    TCOLE Course #1850

    Officers seeking their Intermediate Certification will have an opportunity to attend this class.

    If you plan to attend, please seek approval from your supervision and notify officer Chris Collins by email or by phone at (325) 676-6537.

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  3. Crisis Intervention Training

    April 15, 2021, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM @ Warren Dodson Police Training Academy

    TCOLE Course #1850

    Officers seeking their Intermediate Certification will have an opportunity to attend this class.

    If you plan to attend, please seek approval from your supervision and notify officer Chris Collins by email or by phone at (325) 676-6537.

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