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This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Adults (18+)
Program Type: Book Club

Who picked this book? Club

Who picked this book? Club is our longest running book club. Participants are encouraged to pick up a book in advance and attend the in-person discussion. Print copies are generally available to check out the day after the previous month's book club. For those living in Altoona or rural Polk county, ebook and eaudiobook editions may also be available on Bridges or hoopla. 

The book is the same for both Who Picked this Book? Club and Booked for Lunch. To ensure we have space for all interested readers, please plan to attend one.

Click here for more information about our book clubs.

Event Details:

This month we will be reading Hang the Moon by Jeanette Walls.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "0-24 Months" group.
This event is in the "Toddler (Ages 2-3)" group.
This event is in the "PreK (Ages 3-5)" group.

Pipsqueak Playdate

10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: Children, 0-24 Months, Toddler (Ages 2-3), PreK (Ages 3-5)
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Storytime

Pipsqueak Playdate

Play & socialization are important early literacy skills. Come participate in art, sensory activities, and free play at your own pace. There will be several stations to explore!   

Disclaimer(s)

Parent Supervision

Ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is Not Required

This event is in the "Teens (Grades 6-12)" group.

Teen Laser Tag Lock-In

5:30pm - 8:00pm
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: Teens (Grades 6-12)
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Join us for our summer lock-in! We'll munch on pizza and then the whole library will be our battlefield for laser tag. Dark, comfortable clothing recommended.

Strong Towns Meeting

9:45am - 11:15am
Permission to use library meeting space in no way implies that the library supports the views espoused by the group.
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B
Purpose of Meeting

Strong Towns Altoona is a non-partisan organization focused on engaging residents in city government and civic activities.

This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.

Watch What You Read

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: Adults (18+)
Program Type: Movie
Event Details:

Come watch a movie (based on a book) with us! 

We'll provide the popcorn.

This month we're watching: 

Cyrano (2021)

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

Registration is Not Required

Learn to Crochet

2:45pm - 4:15pm
Permission to use library meeting space in no way implies that the library supports the views espoused by the group.
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B
Purpose of Meeting

Community members bring their own crochet projects to work and teach others stitch skills.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "0-24 Months" group.
This event is in the "Toddler (Ages 2-3)" group.
This event is in the "PreK (Ages 3-5)" group.

Shimmie Shake

10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: Children, 0-24 Months, Toddler (Ages 2-3), PreK (Ages 3-5)
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Storytime

Shimmie Shake

Come dance, groove, and learn at this interactive storytime filled with songs, dance and fun stories! Parents are encouraged to come ready to work out and dance along with their kids.
 

Disclaimer(s)

Parent Supervision

Ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is Not Required

This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: Adults (18+)
Program Type: Book Club

Booked for Lunch Book Club

Booked for Lunch is our newest book club! Grab your lunches and join us for all or some of the hour to discuss this month's book.

Participants are encouraged to pick up a book in advance and attend the in-person discussion. Print copies are generally available to check out the day after the previous month's book club. For those living in Altoona or rural Polk county, ebook and eaudiobook editions may also be available on Bridges or hoopla.

The book is the same for both Who Picked this Book? Club and Booked for Lunch. To ensure we have space for all interested readers, please plan to attend one.

Click here for more information about our book clubs.

Event Details:

This month we will be reading Hang the Moon by Jeanette Walls.

This event is in the "Teens (Grades 6-12)" group.

Hooks and Needles

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: Teens (Grades 6-12)
Program Type: Creative Makers
Event Details:

Yarn lovers, unite! Bring a project you're working on, practice the basics, or work on a project with us. We'll have beginner patterns and supplies available to try for knitters and crocheters.

Disclaimer(s)

Registration is Not Required

This event is in the "Seniors (Ages 60+)" group.
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: Seniors (Ages 60+)
Program Type: Movie

Senior Set: Movie Matinee

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon while watching a film on our big screen. Come alone or bring a friend! Fresh-popped popcorn and beverages will be provided.

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

Registration is Not Required

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Upper Elementary (Grades 4-6)" group.

Stickerpalooza

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: Children, Upper Elementary (Grades 4-6)
Program Type: Creative Makers
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:

Everybody loves stickers! Let your creativity flow and discover a variety of ways to design your own stickers. Keep all of your creations or share some with friends.  

Disclaimer(s)

Residency Registration Limit

Registration is open to Altoona and rural Polk County residents 4 weeks before the event. Registration will be open to the general public 3 weeks before the event.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "0-24 Months" group.
This event is in the "Toddler (Ages 2-3)" group.
This event is in the "PreK (Ages 3-5)" group.
This event is in the "Early Elementary (Grades K-3)" group.
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Children, 0-24 Months, Toddler (Ages 2-3), PreK (Ages 3-5), Early Elementary (Grades K-3)
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

Join us for Tales around Town where we take Storytime to a different venue each week.  We will have a fun interactive Storytime followed by a firsthand experience of what each location offers our community!

Disclaimer(s)

Parent Supervision

Ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is Not Required

Crafts for Kids

11:00am - 12:00pm
Permission to use library meeting space in no way implies that the library supports the views espoused by the group.
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A
Purpose of Meeting

Crafting

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "PreK (Ages 3-5)" group.
This event is in the "Early Elementary (Grades K-3)" group.
This event is in the "Upper Elementary (Grades 4-6)" group.

Glow in the Dark Art

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: Children, PreK (Ages 3-5), Early Elementary (Grades K-3), Upper Elementary (Grades 4-6)
Program Type: Creative Makers, STEM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

We're making art that glows in the dark. Join us and explore a variety of glow in the dark mediums. We'll bring the black lights, you bring the creativity!

Disclaimer(s)

Parent Supervision

Ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Residency Registration Limit

Registration is open to Altoona and rural Polk County residents 4 weeks before the event. Registration will be open to the general public 3 weeks before the event.

This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: Adults (18+)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:

Join Polk County ISU Extension and Outreach Natural Resources Program Coordinator Gina Buelow to learn more about the insects and other invertebrates you can find in your own backyard.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "0-24 Months" group.
This event is in the "Toddler (Ages 2-3)" group.

Toddler Time

10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: Children, 0-24 Months, Toddler (Ages 2-3)
Program Type: Storytime

Toddler Time

Get ready to read, dance, and play at this interactive storytime! Join us for a half-hour of books, rhymes, and music perfect for your little ones. There will be a half-hour of free play time afterwards. 

Disclaimer(s)

Parent Supervision

Ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is Not Required

This event is in the "Teens (Grades 6-12)" group.

Teen Hangout

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: Teens (Grades 6-12)
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Details:

Hang out with friends and meet new ones at our new Teen Hangout! We'll set out snacks, perler beads, board games, and the Switch - you bring the friends.

Disclaimer(s)

Registration is Not Required

This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.
This event is in the "Seniors (Ages 60+)" group.
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults (18+), Seniors (Ages 60+)
Program Type: Creative Makers

Adult Coloring at Brightside Aleworks

Join us at Brightside Aleworks (480 Center Pl) at 6:30pm for a fun night of coloring! We will bring the art supplies, you can bring your friends and money for drinks!

Disclaimer(s)

Registration is Not Required

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "0-24 Months" group.
This event is in the "Toddler (Ages 2-3)" group.
This event is in the "PreK (Ages 3-5)" group.

Pipsqueak Playdate

10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: Children, 0-24 Months, Toddler (Ages 2-3), PreK (Ages 3-5)
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Storytime

Pipsqueak Playdate

Play & socialization are important early literacy skills. Come participate in art, sensory activities, and free play at your own pace. There will be several stations to explore!   

Disclaimer(s)

Parent Supervision

Ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is Not Required

Solos

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Permission to use library meeting space in no way implies that the library supports the views espoused by the group.
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A
Purpose of Meeting

Play donimoes

This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.

Puzzle & Game Swap

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: Adults (18+)
Event Details:

Are your puzzles and games becoming ho-hum? Swap them out!

Disclaimer(s)

Registration is Not Required

Strips and Pieces

2:45pm - 3:45pm
Permission to use library meeting space in no way implies that the library supports the views espoused by the group.
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A
Purpose of Meeting

Getting together to sew

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "0-24 Months" group.
This event is in the "Toddler (Ages 2-3)" group.
This event is in the "PreK (Ages 3-5)" group.

Shimmie Shake

10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: Children, 0-24 Months, Toddler (Ages 2-3), PreK (Ages 3-5)
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Storytime

Shimmie Shake

Come dance, groove, and learn at this interactive storytime filled with songs, dance and fun stories! Parents are encouraged to come ready to work out and dance along with their kids.
 

Disclaimer(s)

Parent Supervision

Ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is Not Required

This event is in the "Teens (Grades 6-12)" group.

Painting Telephone

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: Teens (Grades 6-12)
Program Type: Creative Makers
Event Details:

It's a game of telephone, but with paintbrushes! Paint for 10 minutes, then pass the painting along for others to add to it. See what collaborative creations we can come up with and take home your original painting at the end!

Disclaimer(s)

Registration is Not Required