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Posted October 22, 2014 in Altoona, Community Featured

Soon we’ll all be planning for the Thanksgiving holiday. Let’s plan to take advantage of every single day before the snow arrives by coming to the Altoona Public Library.

Mexican festival
Plan on attending our Dia de Los Muertos celebration on Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. Learn about this Mexican celebration with food, games, activities and crafts. Programming will be offered in both Spanish and English, and everyone is welcome. Please register for this special event.

More activities for kids
After school on Wednesdays we have lots of activities for school-age kids. Lego Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. We’ll have a free screening of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” along with free popcorn on Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. Third graders and older should join us every Wednesday at 3 p.m. for Card Club. We learn a different game each week.

We’ve started a Beginners Book Club for young readers. This month we’ll be exploring David Adler’s Cam Jansen mysteries with games, activities and discussion.  Read any book from this series, and join us on Monday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m..

Older children, third – sixth grade,  may be interested in some special events going on this month. Whatever your skill level, join us Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. to learn a few new techniques for painting your fingernails. Maybe sweets are more your speed. Come learn some easy, but impressive cookie decorating on Nov. 25 at 6 p.m., just in time for the holidays. Registration is required. There will also be a Library Lock-In for third – sixth grades on Friday, Nov. 21. Register and get a permission slip signed to attend an after-hours game-fest in the library. Space is limited, so register soon.

Gingerbread decorating
Don’t forget to look ahead. We’re hosting the gingerbread decorating competition in December. Need some help? Sign up for our gingerbread decorating program on Dec. 6. All supplies will be provided. We’ll be offering two sessions, but space is limited. Sign up now to reserve your spot.

Teen activities
Teen Dinner and a Movie
Grades six – 12 are invited to join us on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. for our showing of the film “If I Stay,” based on the best-selling novel by Gayle Forman. Pizza, drinks and dessert will be provided. The movie is rated PG-13, so you need to be 13 years old to attend or have a signed parent permission form.

Did you know that there is a page on our website just for teens?  Would you like to help make it better by giving us your input or even have a hand at developing the page? Join the TACOS (Teen Advisory Council of Students) on Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. and bring your best ideas. Snacks will be provided. For grades six – 12.

Thanksgiving hours
The library will close at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26 and will remain closed on Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28.

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