New @ APL

Check out the full list of new items HERE!

Zentangle Workshop with Artist Pat Wick

The Abilene Public Library will host a Zentangle Workshop with Artist Pat Wick on Thursday, October 2 at 7 pm.   A Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.   Those interested in the workshop should sign up at the Abilene Public Library, 209 NW 4th or by calling 785-263-3082 to reserve a spot in the class.  The cost of the workshop is free, but donations will be accepted to offset the cost of the artist’s supplies.


September Inside Story

Check out our September edition of APL Inside Story 



Art Exhibit: Pat Wick

The  art exhibit at the library this fall is artwork by Pat Wick.  It is currently on display in the Jordan Room on the second floor.  Come in and view her beautiful art.


September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

“When you have a library card, it’s like having a key to all the information in the world.” – Stan Lee, Honorary Chair of National Library Card Sign-Up Month







The Library will be closed Monday, September 1 for Labor Day

Library Announces Fall Schedule of Brown Bag Special Documentary Films

Join us every Tuesday at Noon for a Documentary Film.  These films are free and open to the public.  Patrons are invited to bring a sack lunch, drinks will be provided.  Each film will last approximately 50 minutes.

Fall Schedule 2014

9/2 — Lost Treasures of Afghanistan.   Brave Afghans   risked  all  to  save their  cultural     artifacts from destruction by the Taliban.

9/9 —Ireland’s Wild River.  Ireland’s wildlife and plants thrive along the Shannon River.

9/16 — Building Pharaoh’s Chariot.  A team uncovers the advanced engineering behind the great war machine.

9/23 —The Man who Saved the World.   A little known story of how close the world was to nuclear destruction and the man who saved us all.

9/30— Spaceship Earth.  Take a high performance ride through the formation of the third planet from the sun.

10/7 — Cuba:  Accidental Eden.    Cuba’s   isolation has left it’s rare and intriguing wildlife untouched.

10/14 —The Mona Lisa Mystery.  Did Leonardo paint the legendary portrait twice?

10/21 —The Rise and fall of Penn Station.  The Penn Station housed one of the largest public stations in the world.

10/28 — 20 Years with the Dolphins. An in depth look at the undersea life of dolphins.

11/4— The Lost Gardens of Babylon.  Clues are uncovered as to the location of one of the most elusive great ancient wonders of the World.

11/11 — Mercury & Venus:  The  Inner   Planets.   Scorched by their proximity to the sun, these planets are hostile worlds.

11/18 —The Mystery of Chaco Canyon. This film examines the deep enigmas presented by the massive prehistoric ruins in the Chaco  Canyon of Northern New Mexico.

11/25 —Snow Monkeys.  Follow a troop of snow monkeys in Japan to see how they face the world.


Inside Story August 2014

Check out this month’s Inside Story




Fine Free Fall

Return your overdue books this fall & we’ll forgive your fines!


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Fall Schedule of Programs to begin September 2!

On the first week of September our fall schedule will begin!

Tuesday, September 2:

10:15 am – Wee Read Story Time

12:00 noon – Brown Bag Special Documentary Film

3:40 pm  After School Special.

Thursday, September 4:

3:40 pm – Teens ‘N Tweens

A more detailed schedule will be released in the coming weeks!




Youth Department Scavenger Hunt

Hey Kids!  The Summer Reading Program may be over, but there is still an activity to do in the Children’s Library.  Come and take part in a Scavenger Hunt!  Pick up your scavenger list in the Youth Department and turn in your completed form by August 15 to earn a book of your own!




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