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Children’s Department – December 2015 Events Update

There will be NO T.A.S.K. FORCE on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. 

Lego Club Sign Up begins Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. for our Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Lego Club (3rd through 5th graders) and Thursday, December 10, 2015 Lil Lego Club (Kindergarten through 2nd graders).

Snackin’ with Santa is this Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.  We are currently booked and are not taking any more reservations.  However, please call or come by to be added to our waiting list.  We will call you on Friday, December 4, 2015 if there are any cancellations.

CHRISTMAS FAMILY STORYTIME!  Join us on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. for our Christmas Family Storytime!  Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas as we enjoy the book “The Polar Express.”

PUTT PUTT GOLF!  Join us on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 as we play putt-putt golf throughout the library!  We will be taking reservations starting December 21, 2015 and times are available every 15 minutes.  Bring the kids out over Christmas break for this new activity!

14th Annual Snackin’ With Santa

We are now taking reservations for our 14th Annual Snackin’ With Santa.  The event is Saturday, December 5, 2015 with two different times available:  9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.  This FREE event is brought to you by our Friends of the Library and is recommended for children ages 8 and under.  To make your reservations, stop by the library or call us at 775-2681.

Technology Test Drive!

November 19, 2015
5:00 pmto7:00 pm

images (9)Looking for gift ideas?  Want to treat yourself?

Just in time for the holidays, Augusta Public Library is hosting a Technology Test Drive Open House!

Thursday, November 19 from 5 – 7, stop in and test out some popular e-readers and tablets you might be thinking about purchasing the holiday season. Try out the following devices:

Surface 3, Kobo Glo, Nook Glowlight, Kindle Fire HD6, Apple iPad 2 and Mini, Galaxy Tab, & Kindle Paperwhite.



Library Board of Trustees Meeting

November 16, 2015
4:30 pmto5:30 pm

The Library Board of Trustees will meet in the Vancil Study Room on Monday, Nov. 16th at 4:30.

Spanish Class for Adults

November 23, 2015
6:30 pmto7:30 pm
December 14, 2015
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

Se habla espanol? Traveling to a Spanish-speaking country soon? Dream of traveling to one? Just want to learn or refresh your Spanish-speaking skills? Jaime Simpson will be teaching a class on 2nd and 4th Monday evenings this fall that is just for you! Class meets at 6:30 downstairs at the library.spanish

Friends of the Augusta Public Library

November 30, 2015
9:30 amto12:00 pm

Instead of their regular December meeting, the Friends will be decorating the library for Christmas on Monday, November 30 at 9:30 am.  Please join us!images (3)

Call 775-2681 for additional information.

Thursday Evening Book Club

December 3, 2015
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

Karen’s Thursday evening book club will meet at 6:30 on Dec. 3. This meeting will be the discussion for both November and December due to the holidays.   The group will discuss A Street Cat Named Bob  by James Bowen. We’re always eager for new members, so if you’re interested, call Karen or Carol at 775-2681 and we’ll get you a book!

Brown Baggers

December 14, 2015
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

The next meeting of the Brown Baggers book discussion group will be on Dec. 14 to discuss The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.   It is the story of a wife who finds a secret letter from her husband that he meant to be read only after his death, and the consequences of her decision to read the letter.

The group meets the second Monday of each month at 12 p.m.  Call the library at 775-2681 and ask for Carol if you’re interested.

Genealogy Group

January 14, 2016
1:00 pmto3:00 pm

The next meeting will be on January 14 at 1 p.m.  Due to a scheduling conflict, the regular meetings will now be on the 2nd Thursday of the months the group regularly meets: Sept., Oct., Nov., Jan., Feb., March, April,and May.

Let’s Stitch Together!

December 10, 2015
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

Do you knit?  crochet?  quilt?  cross-stitch?  embroider?  do some other form of handwork?   If so, would you like to meet others who do the same?  The group will be meeting monthly on the second Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.  Bring your current project and come to have fun.


There’s still time – and space – for your little reader to join us for Storytime!  Storytime is for children ages three to five.  (Toddletime is for toddlers 18 months to 36 months of age!  Our Toddletime is currently full but a waiting list is available.)  Stop in today to get them signed up or call us at 775-2681!  Storytimes are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Toddletime is Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library!

We are so very pleased & excited to announce that the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, sponsored by United Way of the Plains, has just expanded to include the Augusta 67010 zip code!

Imagination Library logo - 2 color (2)Augusta children birth to age 5 are now eligible to receive free, age-appropriate books once a month delivered right to their homes.  It’s so easy to sign-up for this program…

1) Pick up a brochure with a sign-up form here at the library, or
2) Sign-up online at:http://usa.imaginationlibrary.com/register_my_child.php#.UuvWHD1dWkZ, or
3) Call 211, the United Way 24-hour information line.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa by phone at 316/775-2681 or email to ldaniels@apl.kscoxmail.com.

E-Books, etc., now available at your library!

We now have  e-books, digital audiobooks, video, and music available in a variety of formats for most devices!  Stop by the library to pick up an instructional brochure, find instructions by clicking on our “E-Books” tab above or click on the “download” box below.  You must have an Augusta Public Library Card to use this service.



We’re Mobile!

Have you ever been away from your computer and thought, “I wish I could see if my library has that”?  Well your wondering days are over!  We’re so excited to announce that now you can access our on-line catalog with your mobile device!  Using your device, simply click on the link “Mobile Online Catalog” to the left (under APL Online Catalog).  This will give you full access to our catalog & your library account.