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Events at Lubbock's Public Libraries

On Display at Mahon
Mahon Library, 1306 9th Street
On display at Mahon in October: Society for Creative Anachronism
Coming in November: Embroidery Guild; South Plains Quilters' Guild

Movies at Godeke
Godeke Branch Library, 6601 Quaker
All films start at 7:00 p.m.
(Note: We can't publicize the film titles, but we have dropped some hints! You can also call the library at 792-6566 for film titles.)

  • Tuesday, October 19
    An army captain and a West Point officer are assigned to secretly transport a full-grown elephant across 200 miles of rugged terrain.
    Starring Ray Liotta and Danny Glover. (Rated G, 1 hour 48 minutes.)
  • Tuesday, October 26
    To ferret out a terrorist, FBI agent Gracie Hart must go undercover as a beauty pageant contestant.
    Starring Sandra Bullock. (Rated PG-13, 1 hour 50 minutes.)

3rd Annual Monster Movie Festival at Mahon
Mahon Library, 1306 9th Street
Free popcorn and candy!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

  • Wednesday, October 20, 6:10 p.m.
    The Terrible Creeping Terror (1964)
    A carpet sponge alien is eating teenagers! We will be showing the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version of the movie.
  • Wednesday, October 27, 6:10 p.m.
    Watch Out for the Ball: Phantasm (1979)
    A young boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as "The Tall Man." Very scary!
    This movie is rated R. Nobody under 17 will be admitted without an adult.

Share a Book with a Child
Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive
Tuesday, October 19, 7:00 p.m.
Come for an evening of "Dead Time Stories." Each family will receive a free book, courtesy of the Lubbock Area Coalition for Literacy. Call 767-3300 for more information.

Paws for Reading
Groves Branch Library, 5520 19th Street
Thursday, October 21, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Therapy dogs from the South Plains Obedience Club will be available to serve as reading buddies. Children of any age may sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to one of the dogs. Call the library at 767-3734 to reserve a time slot.

Second Annual Godeke Fall Festival
Godeke Branch Library, 6601 Quaker
Saturday, October 23, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Join us for games, crafts and treats for preschoolers and elementary schoolers. Call 792-6566 for more information.

Diabetes Awareness
Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive
Monday, October 25, 7:00 p.m.
The American Diabetes Association estimates that over 5 million Americans have diabetes and don't know it. Gloria Onoh, Health Education Specialist at UMC, will discuss the complications associated with diabetes. Please call 767-3300 for more information.

Mother & Daughter Bookworms
Godeke Branch Library, 6601 Quaker
Monday, October 25, 7:00 p.m.
September's book selection is "The Charwoman's Shadow" by Lord Dunsany. Girls ages 10-13 are invited to attend with their moms, older sisters, aunts or grandmothers. We meet the fourth Monday of each month. Call 792-6566 for more information.

Fall Festival at the Groves Library
Groves Branch Library, 5520 19th Street
Thursday, October 28, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Activities include: Face painting, game booths, pumpkin bowling, & gummy worm crafts.
Bring your decorated pumpkin or jack-o-lantern and win a prize!
Call 767-3733 for more information.

Create a Candy Catcher!
Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive
Thursday, October 28, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Are you expecting to get a lot of candy sometime soon? You'll need someplace to put that candy! Come decorate your own candy catcher, and we'll start you off with the first few candies. Call 767-3300 for more information.

Friends of the Library Book Sale
Mahon Library Basement, 1306 9th Street

  • Friday, October 29 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - MEMBERS ONLY SALE (may join at the door)
  • Saturday, October 30 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
  • Sunday, October 31 - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - CLEARANCE (most items 1/2 price)

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