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Fall into the library

Posted August 26, 2015 in Altoona, Community Featured

The Altoona Library is here to help you get back into the swing of school.  On Wednesday, September 9th, we’re hosting a Back to Books party, where we’ll be introducing you to all the latest and greatest in chapter books, easy readers, and picture books.  Come at 6 PM for games, activities, and to get the scoop on what you should be reading!  Our Homeschool Programs resume in September, and will be the second Tuesdays at 2 PM.  This year we’ll be focusing on performing arts—adapting fairy tales and classic stories. All are welcome!  Grades 3rd-12th should check out our Card Club’s new time—Mondays at 4 PM.

Not quite school age yet?  Join us on Mondays at 10 AM for Baby Bounce, Wednesdays and Thursdays for storytimes for all ages, and Fridays at 10 AM for Pipsqueak Playdate.   Check out Tot Science on Monday, September 14th at 6 PM for hands-on experiments and activities for our littlest learners.

Bring the whole family to our Wednesday afterschool programs at 3 PM. We’ll be meeting on June 2nd for Lego Club, and on June 16th we’ll be showing Cinderella! Both programs begin at 3 PM.  If you prefer evening events, try Family Art Night on Thursday, September 10th.  We’ll be getting our hands (and feet) dirty as we get creative!

All children’s events are free, but require registration. Call or register online.

Adult Lazer Tag

On Friday, September 25 from 6-8 pm, ages 18+ have a chance to enter a tournament style lazer battle. You must enter the building by 5:45pm to attend and waivers for both the library and the lazer tag company must be signed. Online registration will open at 6:00pm Friday, August 28, 2015.

Paranormal Investigating

Join Darcie McGrath as she details the fundamentals of paranormal investigating on Saturday, October 3 from 1:30-3 pm. Darcie will cover pseudo-science, myths and outmoded beliefs. Darcie has 30 years of paranormal investigation experience and teaches paranormal studies classes at Kirkwood Community College as well as working with Quantum Psi Group ( Registrations open at 1:30pm Saturday, September 5, 2015.

Library closed for Holiday


The library will be closed on Sunday and Monday, September 6 and 7 for the Labor Day holiday. The drive-up drop will also be closed. We’ll re-open on Tuesday, September 8 at 9 am.



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