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Adult Program
Superhero Cinema & Craft
Acreage Branch
Mon, Aug 03, 2:30 pm
"The Avengers." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (142 min.) Enjoy an out-of-this-world afternoon constructing a superhero craft while watching your favorite heroes save the planet.
PG-13
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"Serial" Podcast: Listen & Discuss
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 6:30 pm
Episode 4: Inconsistencies. Episode 5: Route Talk.
"Serial," a popular podcast from the creators of the weekly public radio show "This American Life," depicts a true story in multiple episodes. Throughout July and August, we will listen to the episodes and then discuss the evidence presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
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Disney Trivia
Acreage Branch
Fri, Aug 07, 3:00 pm
Calling all Disney Fans! Test your knowledge of all things Disney in this friendly competition. Form a team or compete alone. All ages.
(90 min.)
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Board Game Day
Acreage Branch
Sat, Aug 08, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon playing a variety of classic and contemporary board games. All ages.
(2 hr.)
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Sit 'n' Stitch
Acreage Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 5:00 pm
Want to learn crochet fundamentals? Want to socialize while you work on your current project? Sit and stitch, meet new people, and share your ideas and knowledge with others who are just learning to crochet. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up.
(2 hr.)
"Serial" Podcast: Listen & Discuss
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 6:30 pm
Episode 6: The Case Against Adnan Syed. Episode 7: The Opposite of the Prosecution.
"Serial," a popular podcast from the creators of the weekly public radio show "This American Life," depicts a true story in multiple episodes. Throughout July and August, we will listen to the episodes and then discuss the evidence presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
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Comic Book Night: "Justice League" Edition
Acreage Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 7:00 pm
Comic book fans unite and chat about your favorite heroes and villains while enjoying pizza. This month, the group will focus on "Justice League."
(90 min.)
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Sit 'n' Stitch
Acreage Branch
Tue, Aug 18, 5:00 pm
Want to learn crochet fundamentals? Want to socialize while you work on your current project? Sit and stitch, meet new people, and share your ideas and knowledge with others who are just learning to crochet. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up.
(2 hr.)
"Serial" Podcast: Listen & Discuss
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 19, 6:30 pm
Episode 8: The Deal with Jay. Episode 9: To Be Suspected.
"Serial," a popular podcast from the creators of the weekly public radio show "This American Life," depicts a true story in multiple episodes. Throughout July and August, we will listen to the episodes and then discuss the evidence presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
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Chess Club
Acreage Branch
Tue, Aug 25, 3:30 pm
All-level chess club for adults, teens and children interested in learning more about and practicing the game of kings. Ages 6 & up.
(90 min.)
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"Serial" Podcast: Listen & Discuss
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 26, 6:30 pm
Episode 10: The Best Defense is a Good Offense. Episode 11: Rumors.
"Serial," a popular podcast from the creators of the weekly public radio show "This American Life," depicts a true story in multiple episodes. Throughout July and August, we will listen to the episodes and then discuss the evidence presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Card Gamers Club
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 26, 7:00 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, Magic and more. If you like collectible card games, this is your place to be. Bring your deck, box, or binder and come with a friend or make a new one. All ages.
(90 min.)
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Crafting by the Book
Acreage Branch
Thu, Aug 27, 6:00 pm
Create unique jewelry out of paper beads and Shrinky Dinks. Materials provided. Ages 12 & up.
(60 min.)
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Acreage Branch Fantasy Football: Live Draft
Acreage Branch
Sat, Aug 29, 2:30 pm
We’re gearing up for another fun-filled season of competition with our Acreage Branch NFL Fantasy Football League. Assemble the ultimate roster, get acquainted with fellow league members at our kickoff session, and enjoy some snacks. All skill levels welcome. Ages 16 & up.
(2 hr.)
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Children's Program
Origami: Unfolding Fun
Acreage Branch
Mon, Aug 03, 3:00 pm
Learn the art of Japanese paper folding with cool origami crafts for all skill levels. Ages 8 & up.
(60 min.)
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Game Time!
Acreage Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 1:30 pm
Come cool off at the library for some Wii games, board games, card games, LEGO® bricks and more. Ages 6-12.
(90 min.)
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Start School Right with Library Power!
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 1:30 pm
Parents and kids won't want to miss this opportunity to discover how the library can help you make school a breeze. Learn to find books in your Lexile, letter level or with Reading Counts. Save hours of searching whether you've got a book report or a science fair project in the works. You might even win a prize in our interactive library mystery games. Ages 5-8.
(60 min.)
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The Mystery of the Missing Librarian
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 3:30 pm
Challenge yourself to this competition of quick wits. You'll set off on an epic adventure as teams of spies sneaking around the library to complete secret tasks and unravel hidden clues with your spymaster. Meet back at HQ for snacks and see if you can uncover the truth behind the mystery. Ages 9 & up.
(75 min.)
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For Real Fairy Tales
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 2:30 pm
Do you dream of being Jack climbing the beanstalk or the hungry Giant? Ever wanted to be Cinderella or the Wicked Witch? Use our costumes and props to really get into your favorite fairy tales with our interactive stories! Ages 3-6.
(45 min.)
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Musical Toddlers & Tykes
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 3:30 pm
Do you love our story time songs? Join a jam session with all our favorites and lots of instruments for you to play along and keep the music going. Ages 0-4.
(30 min.)
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Crafts for Kids
Acreage Branch
Fri, Aug 14, 2:30 pm
Make a new craft and maybe a new friend at this relaxed family crafting event. Ages 3-7.
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LEGO® Builders Club
Acreage Branch
Sat, Aug 15, 2:30 pm
Meet fellow Master Builders and work together, or alone, on creative projects. Ages 5-12.
(90 min.)
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Club Pokémon
Acreage Branch
Thu, Aug 27, 6:30 pm
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends! Ages 6-12.
(90 min.)
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Teen Program
Teen Gamerz Day
Acreage Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 3:30 pm
Join a game of mafia, Uno or Yu-Gi-Oh!, play Smash Bros. or Mario Kart or Just Dance, or try a new board game or card game. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17.
(2 hr.)
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Anime Otaku Club
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 7:00 pm
Hang out, watch anime, and eat snacks while you talk with friends about all the coolest stuff from Japan. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.)
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Pizza Chat
Acreage Branch
Thu, Aug 06, 7:00 pm
Bring a book, comic, short story, fanfic or manga you're reading. Chat with the group about it while enjoying pizza and drinks. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.)
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Acting Up
Acreage Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 6:30 pm
Come hungry for drama, laughs and pizza as we play cheesy theater games and work on basic acting skills. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.)
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