Come to our Gross Out on Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. It’s so gross it’s scary. Join us for hands-on activities that will be sure to disgust and delight.
“Mr. Peabody and Sherman” is our movie offering for the younger set this month on Wednesday, Oct. 15th at 4 p.m. Our favorite time travelers must repair a time rift that Sherman created and fix history.
Business Safe Trick Or Treat
Play it safe this Halloween by making the Altoona Public Library one of your stops during the “Business Safe Trick or Treat Night” Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.
Join us for some artistic fun on Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. You bring the pumpkin, and we’ll provide the rest of the supplies and fun. Please register.
Book Club For Beginners
It’s never too early to join a book club, and we offer the perfect setting for beginners. Grades K-3 are invited to talk about Jack and Annie’s adventures in the “Magic Tree House” series on Monday night, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m.
Teen Read Week
Play READO (Reading Bingo) by completing tasks on your card during Teen Read Week (Oct.12-18).
Cards will be available starting Sunday, Oct. 12. Turn them in by Sunday, Oct. 19 for a chance to win prizes.
B.Y.O.B. Book Discussion For Teens
Bring your own book to discuss and share with others at the B.Y.O.B. discussion on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m.
Get ready to make a new “must-read” list. Snacks will be provided. It’s a potpourri of books and ideas.
Silent Library Amazing Race Lock-In
The Amazing Race Lock-in challenges you to navigate the library in complete silence on Oct. 17 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. You’ll have to solve clues and complete challenges for cool prizes. Registration is required.
Pinteresting Parents is our program (for parents only) on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. which will help you organize your kids’ projects into eye-catching displays and keepsakes.
Ghosts and The Afterlife Program
Do ghosts really exist? If you’ve ever pondered that question, then you must come to our program on Tuesday night, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.
Terry Fisk, the co-author (with Chad Lewis) of “The Iowa Road Guide to Haunted Locations,” will describe his ghost investigations with world-renowned medium Allison DuBois (the real-life inspiration for the CBS-TV series “Medium”).
Reservations are required. Altoona and rural Polk residents may sign up beginning Sept. 29. Open reservations for everyone else are available beginning Oct. 13. Call 967-3881 to sign up or for further information.