New Books @ APL

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Brown Bag Special Documentaries

Brown Bag Special Documentaries resume this fall, starting September 1st.  Join us for a documentary film every Tuesday at Noon.  Patrons are invited to bring  a sack lunch, drinks will be provided.  All films are free and open to the public, and are approximately 50 minutes in length.

 

Fall  Schedule 2015

Sept 1 – Aerial America -Wilderness – View some of America’s magnificent protected wilderness areas


Sept 8 – Chasing Pluto – New Horizons Spacecraft captures views of Pluto’s surface


Sept 15 – JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness – LBJ was a champion for Civil Rights


Sept 22 – The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder – The untold story of Laura’s life as a writer


Sept 29 -Unlikely Animal Friends:Dogs Gone Wild – These dogs are pals with wild species


Oct. 6 – The Forgotten Plague – The battle against Tuberculosis has had an impact on our country


Oct 13 – Navajo Code Talkers – America’s Secret Weapon in the Pacific during WWII


Oct 20 – Unlikely Animal Friends: Man’s other Best Friend – Best friends come in all shapes and sizes


Oct 27 -Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid – This film separates fact from fiction

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Job Opportunity

The Abilene Public Library is accepting applications for Part Time Circulation Staff. The position is approximately 15 hours per week and includes Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays after school as well as Saturdays. This person will assist patrons and complete routine circulation tasks. This person will need to know Word, Excel, E-mail and possess good communication skills. Please send a letter of interest and application to Kara Cromwell, Abilene Public Library, 209 NW 4th, Abilene, KS67410 by August 21.

Cookies & Coloring (for grown-ups)

Coming this fall!  A monthly gathering for grown-ups.

Please join us in the growing trend of coloring for grown-ups, a great way to relax and unwind.   Coloring pages and some supplies will be furnished.  Feel free to bring your own markers, colored pencils & pens.

We will meet from 4:30 – 6:30  (Come & Go)

Thursday, September 10

Thursday, October 5

Thursday, November 5

Thursday, December 3

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Movie Time @ the Library

Hey kids!  Join us in the Children’s Library for a movie on thursdays starting at 3:00 pm.

August 6 — The Lego Movie (Rated PG)

August 13 – Home (Rated PG)

August 20 – Big Hero 6 (Rated PG)

 

Feel free to bring snacks!

 

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Library Lego Mania

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Participants will use the library’s Legos and other materials for building
Snacks will be served

Two different age groups will meet to create with legos!

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Primary Group: For ages 4 years to 7 years
Adults are to accompany children

Tuesday, August 4: Hero Hideouts—Make a hideout for your hero out of Legos and found items

Tuesday, August 11: New Species—Create a new species of animals out of Legos
Tuesday, August 18: Lego mazes and marble runs—Create a maze or marble run out of Legos and found items.

Photos of  Lego creations will be displayed on the
Abilene Public Library’s Facebook account

 

 

Elementary Group: For ages 8 years to 11 years.

Wednesday, August 5: Hero Hideouts—Make a hideout for your hero out of Legos and found items

Wednesday, August 12: New Species—Create a new species of animals out of Legos

Wednesday, August 19: Lego mazes and marble runs—Create a maze or marble run out of Legos and found items.

 

Photos of  Lego creations will be displayed on the
Abilene Public Library’s Facebook account

 

 

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Job Opportunity

The Abilene Public Library is seeking a person to fill a Children and Teen Services position. Hours for this part time position will be 8:30-5 on Thursdays, 8:30-5 on Fridays and will include some Saturdays. This person will assist patrons and complete routine circulation tasks. This person will need to know Word, Excel, E-mail and possess good communication skills. Please send a letter of interest and application to Kara Cromwell, Abilene Public Library, 209 NW 4th, Abilene, KS 67410 by July 31.

Rodeo Queen Story Time

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Join us in the Children’s Library for a special Story time on July 28th at 3 pm with Miss Rodeo America 2015, Lauren Heaton,  and Miss Rodeo K-State 2014, Allie Dwyer.  There will be stories, autographs, crafts & refreshments!

 

The Library will be closing at 3 pm on Thursday, July 30th for the Fair Parade

 

 

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Author Appearance – June Hilbert

Join Kansas author, June Hilbert, as she speaks at the Abilene Public Library on Saturday, July 25th at 10 am. Her book, From High Heels to Gumboots: One Cow Pie at a Time, chronicles her humorous adventures of transitioning from a high-heeled city girl to a farm wife.

Copies of her book will be available for purchase at this event.

More of her farm adventures can be read on her blog at http://www.fromhighheelstogumboots.com/gumboot-tracks-blog

For more information about this event, call the Abilene Public Library at 785-263-3082

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Brown Bag Special Documentaries

Join us every Tuesday at noon for a documentary film during June & July.  These films last approximately 50 minutes. Bring your sack lunch, and spend your lunch hour watching a documentary!

June 23 Animal Homes: The Nest  Bird nests come in all shapes & sizes

June 30 Jupiter: The Giant Planet  This giant gas planet has 60 moons

July 7 Lost Ships of Rome  Much of the cargo remains exactly as it was loaded by the ancient Romans

July 14 Animal Homes: Location, location, location In the wild, every home is a unique DIY project

July 21 -Hagia Sophia: Istanbul’s Ancient Mystery  How has this ancient cathedral survived earthquakes

July 28 Unlikely Animal Friends: The Wild Bunch     Meet the wild animals that are bonding against all odds

 

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