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Posted January 22, 2014 in Altoona, Community Featured

There is always something to do at the Altoona Public Library, whether it’s a movie for teens, on online book club discussion or turning your youngsters loose with Legos.

Toddler Storytime
Every Thursday at 11 a.m. enjoy Toddler Storytime. with your 2- to 4-year-old. Younger children are welcome to attend. We’ll read a few stories, sing songs and have a number of hands-on activities. We usually end with some form of sensory play, craft or experiment.

Llama Llama Pajama Party
Wear your pajamas to celebrate Anna Dewdney’s “Llama Llama” series with stories, crafts and games for everyone ages 0-8. The fun begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30.

Book Buzz
Book Buzz is a low-pressure reading club held the third Thursday of the month for children who can read or are just learning to read. We read together, do a craft, play games and enjoy a snack. Kids from grades K-2 are welcome. The next meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m.

Lego Club
Lego Club meets the first Wednesday of the month. Come to our 4 p.m., Feb. 5 meeting and unleash your child’s creativity.

Music program
Our music program at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, introduces kids from 0-6 years of age to the joys of music and movement. We’ll have instruments, bubbles and a parachute.

Dinner and A Movie For Teens
“The Wolverine” is our movie for Dinner and a Movie for Teens at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29. Enjoy dinner (it might be pizza or subs) while topping off the evening with an exciting movie. “Wolverine” is rated PG-13. The program is for grades six and up only.

Silent Library Amazing Race
Can you navigate your way around the library in silence for 60 minutes? Solve clues and complete challenges. The contest begins at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 and is for grades six and above.

Virtual book club for adults
Are you too busy for a book club? There are no meetings involved, just a Facebook Group discussion of selected books when you log on at your convenience.  Join the group at or use the link at February’s discussion will be “The Fault in Our Stars.” Copies are available at the library.

Science Fiction Book Contest
For every sci-fi/fantasy book you check out you earn an entry into our contest. Win a Doctor Who wristwatch or a $25 i-Tunes card.

Here’s a bonus: Draw or sketch your favorite sci-fi character from any book and earn two entries. It’s open to everyone 10 years of age and older; adults too.

We will draw from all of the entries you submit into our Tardis on the circulation desk. The contest ends Feb. 14.

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