April 2017 Events at the Amarillo Public Library

Programs are free and open to the public.

 

Call 378-3051 or email Stacy.Yates@amarillolibrary.org for more information.

 

Monday, April 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM — East Branch Library — 2232 E 27th

FAMILY FUN NIGHT – Dragon Eggs

Learn about the enchanted lives of dragons—fierce and fun—and create your own dragon egg. 

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Friday, April 7 at 9:30 AM – Northwest Branch Library – 6100 W 9th

INSPIRATIONAL BOOK CLUB – When the Morning Glory Blooms by Cynthia Ruchti

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Friday, April 7 from 6:30 to 9 PM – Downtown Library – 413 SE 4th

                Friends of the Amarillo Public Library Book Sale – FRIENDS ONLY NIGHT  

This special After-Hours sale is open only to Friends members.  Individual memberships are $10; family memberships are $25.  Memberships will be available for purchase at the sale.  

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Saturday, April 8 from 9 AM to 6 PM – Downtown Library – 413 SE 4th

                Friends of the Amarillo Public Library Book Sale – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Saturday, April 8 at 10 AM – Downtown Library – 413 SE 4th

NAACP CANDIDATES FORUM – AMARILLO ISD SCHOOL BOARD

Candidates seeking election to the Amarillo ISD School Board discuss issues of diversity in AISD Schools in a forum moderated by Karen Welch of Panhandle PBS.  The Forum is hosted by the Amarillo Branch of the NAACP in conjunction with Panhandle PBS and the Amarillo Public Library. 

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Saturday, April 8 from 2 to 4 PM – Downtown Library – 413 SE 4th

SPLATTER PAINT POETRY – It’s National Poetry Month!  Come make beautiful and poetic works of art!

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Saturday, April 8 at 3 PM – Southwest Branch Library – 6801 W 45th

SPRING CELEBRATION – Join us for spring crafts, stories, and photo ops with the Easter Bunny!

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Sunday, April 9 – 2 to 6 PM – Downtown Library – 413 SE 4th

                Friends of the Amarillo Public Library Book Sale – BARGAIN DAY – Books are only $5 per bag!

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Monday, April 10, 7 to 8:30 PM — East Branch Library — 2232 E 27th

CRAFTING: Paracord Key Chains

Learn how to knot parachute rope—the basic knot is the foundation for countless creations. For ages 12 and older. 

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Tuesday, April 11 at 7 PM – Northwest Branch Library – 6100 W 9th

BARD’S NIGHT OUT

We’re celebrating National Poetry Month with an open mic night!  Call 359-2035 for rules and more information.

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Thursday, April 13 from 4 to 5 PM – North Branch Library – 1500 NE 24th

DINOSAUR CLUB – Join us for Dinosaur stories and crafts suitable for ages 6-10!

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Tuesday, April 18 at 7 PM – North Branch Library – 1500 NE 24th

APRIL SHOWERS

April showers bring May flowers! Join us for a celebration of April rain.  We’ll make rain in a jar and happy cloud pillows!

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Saturday, April 22 from 9:30 AM to 12 PM – Downtown Library – 413 SE 4th

READ to SUCCEED TUTOR TRAINING

Volunteer Tutors are the backbone of READ to SUCCEED.  If you can spend a few hours training and commit to one or two hours each week working with a dedicated student; you can change a life and make our community a better place.

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Saturday, April 22 at 10 AM – Northwest Branch Library – 6100 W 9th

AMARILLO READS – CAREGIVING for KIN

Join us for a panel discussion on the challenges of caring for sick or aging family members. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Monday, April 24 at 6:30 PM – Southwest Branch Library – 6801 W 45th

THE OUTSIDERS – STAY GOLD

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of S.E. Hinton’s novel—the best-selling young adult book of all time—with a screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 film adaptation followed by discussion and trivia.

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Tuesday, April 25 at 11 AM – Southwest Branch Library – 6801 W 45th

FOURTH TUESDAY BOOK CLUB – Kind of Kin by Rilla Askew

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Tuesday, April 25 at 6 PM – East Branch Library – 2232 E 27th

AMARILLO READS – SUCCEED IN AMERICA @ APL

The Amarillo Public Library offers free English as a Second Language and Citizenship Classes.  Learn more about these and other Library services available to immigrants and refugees in our city.

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Thursday, April 27 at 12:15 PM – Downtown Library – 413 SE 4th

AMARILLO READS – Downtown Lunchtime Book Club – Kind of Kin by Rilla Askew

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Thursday, April 27 at 2 PM – Southwest Branch Library – 6801 W 45th

BETTER INVESTING WITH VALUE LINE

Mark Mechenbier of the Better Investing West Texas Chapter discusses Value Line and library resources for investors.

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Thursday, April 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM – Southwest Branch Library – 6801 W 45th

OPEN MIC NIGHT – Celebrate National Poetry Month!  Read an original poem or share a favorite. 

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Saturday, April 29 at 10 AM – Northwest Branch Library – 6100 W 9th

THE WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB – Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

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Saturday, April 29 at 11 AM – Southwest Branch Library – 6801 W 45th

AMARILLO READS – THE ECONOMICS OF IMMIGRATION

Join Dr. Miguel A. Levario for a look at how immigration affects business and the economy.  Dr. Levario is a Texas Tech University Associate Professor of U.S. History & Borderlands Studies and author of Militarizing the Border: When Mexicans Became the Enemy

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Saturday, April 29, 3:30 – East Branch Library – 2232 E 27th

El día de los niños, El día de los libros – Colorful Africa

The Day of the Children, The Day of the Books—celebrate children, books, and cultural diversity as we explore the colorful traditions of Africa. Enjoy African stories and songs.  Make a spirit drum and play Mancala.  All ages welcome.  

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Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 PM — North Branch Library – 1500 NE 24th

AMARILLO READS – STOP THE CYCLE: DEALING WITH CONFLICT

Counselors from Amarillo ISD discuss how to talk with kids about conflict, the difference between disagreements and bullying, and how to work together to create a safe, positive environment.

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May 8 at 7 PM — Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts

AMARILLO READS – An Evening with Rilla Askew

Meet Kind of Kin author, Rilla Askew!


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