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Thursday July 27, 2017
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Karen K. and the Jitterbugs  
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Get ready to BUG OUT with Karen K. and the Jitterbugs on Thursday, July 27th at 11:15! Join Karen in her imaginary backyard as she sings and dances about friendship, kindness and having tons of fun! This program is best suited for children ages 0-5. Registration is required and begins on July 12th. This program is funded by the Anderson Foundation.

    Location: Copeland Room

Saturday July 29, 2017
     Library Closed on Summer Saturdays  
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library is closed on Saturdays from June 3 through September 2.  Saturday hours will resume on Saturday September 9.


Monday July 31, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-In Toddler Time  
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Join Miss Sandy every Monday morning beginning on June 26 at 10:30 for a drop-in Toddler Time. Toddler Time is for kids ages 0-3 and is twenty minutes of stories, songs, puppet visits, scarves, egg shakers and more! Drop-in toddler time will run from June 26 through August 7. No registration is required.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Story Hour  
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Beginning on June 26th, Monday evenings at 6:30pm are the perfect time for the summertime classic: Bedtime Story Hour! Put on your coziest PJs, grab a stuffed animal friend and join Miss Amy for 30 minutes of silly stories, songs, rhymes and the chance to “Go Bananas!” This program is suited for kids ages 4 and up. Bedtime Story Hour will run from June 26th through August 7. Registration is not required. Our story hour programs are funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room

Tuesday August 1, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Bunch  
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

The second meeting of our lunch bunch book club is Tuesday, August 1 from 12-1pm. Get ready for an afternoon of food, discussion and laughter! We will be discussing this summer’s book choice, The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan. Kids in grades 4-6 only need to register for this program once on June 15, and then they will be registered for both meetings. Lunch bunch will be held in the Anderson Story Room and is funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Preshool Story Hour  
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

This summer we are offering a drop-in preschool story hour every Tuesday beginning on June 27th at 2:30pm. Kids ages 3-5 are invited to come and listen to a few stories before heading over to the craft tables and see what Miss Amy has decided to make that day. No registration is required. Our story hours are fudned by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room

Wednesday August 2, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-In Toddler Time  
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Every Wednesday beginning on June 28 we will offer another drop-in toddler time session at 10:30am. Join Miss Amy for 20-25 minutes of short stories, silly songs, rhymes, puppet visits, scarves, egg shakers and more! This program is best suited for kids ages 0-3. Drop-in toddler time will run from June 28th through August 9th. No registration required.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Crafternoon  
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Beat the heat and escape the dog days of summer by coming to our second Crafternoon of the summer! On Wednesday, August 2nd from 2:30-3:30, kids entering grades 1 and up are invited to listen to a few fun stories and then put their art skills to use as they work on the various crafts. Registration is required and begins on July 19th. Our Crafternoon programs are funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Popular Fiction Book Discussion  
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

Join us for an evening of spirited conversation about The Whistler  by John Grisham.  Fireworks ensue when lawyer Lacey Stoltz investigates a corrupt Florida judge.  Grisham is the master of the popular legal thriller but he doesn’t always get critical respect.  Let’s discuss!  Books may be reserved at the Library.  Registration is not required for this program, and all are welcome to join the discussion, facilitated by Library Director Deb Grimmett, on Wednesday August 2 at 7:00 PM. 

    Location: Wales Room

Thursday August 3, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mr. Vinny's 'Lil Puppet Show  
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

On Thursday, August 3rd, Mr. Vinny of "Toe Jam Puppet Band" fame returns to the library this summer for his own 'Lil Puppet Show! During this interactive program, kids will have the chance to try on different puppets, move and groove to some fantastic tunes, and laugh until their doubled over. It's a program not to be missed! The 'Lil Puppet Show is for kids ages 3 and up. Registration is required and begins on July 18th. This program is funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Copeland Room

Friday August 4, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Family Movie  
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Beat the heat this summer and head to the Abington Public Library for a family movie event! Settle in some comfy chairs with a bag of popcorn and watch a movie approved for all ages. Peanut-free snacks are also totally fine! Due to licensing we cannot release the name of the movie here, but feel free to contact the library to find out. No registration is required. Our movie license is provided by the Joyce Lee Bumpus Fund.

    Location: Copeland Room

Saturday August 5, 2017
     Library Closed on Summer Saturdays  
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library is closed on Saturdays from June 3 through September 2.  Saturday hours will resume on Saturday September 9.


Monday August 7, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-In Toddler Time  
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Join Miss Sandy every Monday morning beginning on June 26 at 10:30 for a drop-in Toddler Time. Toddler Time is for kids ages 0-3 and is twenty minutes of stories, songs, puppet visits, scarves, egg shakers and more! Drop-in toddler time will run from June 26 through August 7. No registration is required.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Ready… Set… Lego! Summer Lego Club is back, so get ready to use your imagination and build, build, build! Summer Lego Club is for children entering 1st grade and up, but we will have Duplos available for any younger friends who wish to create. Children attending the club must be accompanied by an adult. The club will take place in the Copeland Room at 2:30pm; no registration necessary. A BIG thank you to all of the community members who donated the supplies that make this club possible.

    Location: Copeland Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Story Hour  
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Beginning on June 26th, Monday evenings at 6:30pm are the perfect time for the summertime classic: Bedtime Story Hour! Put on your coziest PJs, grab a stuffed animal friend and join Miss Amy for 30 minutes of silly stories, songs, rhymes and the chance to “Go Bananas!” This program is suited for kids ages 4 and up. Bedtime Story Hour will run from June 26th through August 7. Registration is not required. Our story hour programs are funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room

Tuesday August 8, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Preshool Story Hour  
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

This summer we are offering a drop-in preschool story hour every Tuesday beginning on June 27th at 2:30pm. Kids ages 3-5 are invited to come and listen to a few stories before heading over to the craft tables and see what Miss Amy has decided to make that day. No registration is required. Our story hours are fudned by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room

Wednesday August 9, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-In Toddler Time  
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Every Wednesday beginning on June 28 we will offer another drop-in toddler time session at 10:30am. Join Miss Amy for 20-25 minutes of short stories, silly songs, rhymes, puppet visits, scarves, egg shakers and more! This program is best suited for kids ages 0-3. Drop-in toddler time will run from June 28th through August 9th. No registration required.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Night Sky  
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Educators from the Museum of Science return for a second time this summer for another great program! Discover which stars, planets, and other astronomical wonders are visible this evening. Using our portable planetarium, we take you on a tour of the solar system and beyond, and provide useful tips on how you can navigate the night sky from your own backyard.This is an immersive program, and everyone will feel like they are truly gazing up at the night sky! There are two sessions to choose from on Wednesday, August 9: 2pm or 2:45pm. This program is for kids entering grades K and up. Registration is required and will begin on July 26th. Funding for this program is provided by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Copeland Room
   2:45 PM  -  3:15 PM Night Sky  
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Educators from the Museum of Science return for a second time this summer for another great program! Discover which stars, planets, and other astronomical wonders are visible this evening. Using our portable planetarium, we take you on a tour of the solar system and beyond, and provide useful tips on how you can navigate the night sky from your own backyard.This is an immersive program, and everyone will feel like they are truly gazing up at the night sky! There are two sessions to choose from on Wednesday, August 9: 2pm or 2:45pm. This program is for kids entering grades K and up. Registration is required and will begin on July 26th. Funding for this program is provided by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Copeland Room

Saturday August 12, 2017
     Library Closed on Summer Saturdays  
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library is closed on Saturdays from June 3 through September 2.  Saturday hours will resume on Saturday September 9.


Monday August 14, 2017
   5:00 PM Library Closing at 5:00 PM  
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   7841-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library will close early, at 5:00 PM, due to a lighting project.  We are having LED fixtures and bulbs installed in the ceiling lights at the front of the library.  This is a complex project and we will not have lighting in this area in the evening.  We will be open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  


Saturday August 19, 2017
     Library Closed on Summer Saturdays  
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library is closed on Saturdays from June 3 through September 2.  Saturday hours will resume on Saturday September 9.


Wednesday August 23, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Non-Fiction Book Group  
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Non-Fiction Book Club is an evening book discussion group, facilitated this month by Library Director Deb Grimmett   Books to be discussed may be reserved at the Library.  In August the group will be discussing Mrs. Sherlock Holmes:  The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Cast that Captivated a Nation  by Brad Ricca.    All are welcome to join the Non-Fiction Book Club for this conversation.

    Location: Wales Room

Thursday August 24, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Fun-struction with Self Help Inc.  
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Join Carol Carver from Self Help, Inc.for an afternoon of exploration and creation! Kids ages 3-5 are invited to tinker, explore and experiement with various supplies brought by Miss Carol. Encouraging children to tinker gives them the skills to be creative problem solvers out in the world! Fun-struction will be held on Thursday, August 24th from 1:00-1:45pm. Registration is required and begins on August 1st.

    Location: Anderson Story Room

Saturday August 26, 2017
     Library Closed on Summer Saturdays  
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library is closed on Saturdays from June 3 through September 2.  Saturday hours will resume on Saturday September 9.


Saturday September 2, 2017
     Library Closed on Summer Saturdays  
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library is closed on Saturdays from June 3 through September 2.  Saturday hours will resume on Saturday September 9.


Monday September 4, 2017
     Library Closed - Labor Day  
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library is closed today in observance of the Labor Day holiday.


Saturday September 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Library Open  
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

Join us as our Saturday hours resume.  The Library is open today from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  


Monday September 18, 2017
   10:15 AM Friends of the Library Meeting  
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

All are welcome to attend the regular business meeting of the Friends of the Library.  The Friends provide funding and support for library activities, including programs for children, teens and adults.  The Friends also sponsor passes to many area attractions.  The group welcomes new members.

    Location: Copeland Room

Tuesday September 19, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Mystery Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Mystery Book Discussion Group is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and facilitated by Beth Stone Anderson Godfrey.  All are welcome to join this group for spirited discussions about mysteries, classic and modern.  The book to be discussed in September is Memory Man by David Baldacci.  Books may be reserved at the Library.  

    Location: Copeland Room

Tuesday October 24, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Mystery Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Mystery Book Discussion Group is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and facilitated by Beth Stone Anderson Godfrey.  All are welcome to join this group for spirited discussions about mysteries, classic and modern.  The book to be discussed in October is Bitter River by Julia Keller.  Books may be reserved at the Library.  

    Location: Copeland Room

Tuesday November 14, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Mystery Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Mystery Book Discussion Group is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and facilitated by Beth Stone Anderson Godfrey.  All are welcome to join this group for spirited discussions about mysteries, classic and modern.  The book to be discussed in November is Resurrection Men by Ian Rankin.  Books may be reserved at the Library.  

    Location: Copeland Room

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