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Curbside Service

10:00am - 12:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Parking Lot
Program Type: Curbside Service
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
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.

Storytime: Pond Discovery

10:30am - 11:30am
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: 0-24 Months, Toddler (Ages 2-3), PreK (Ages 3-5), Early Elementary (Grades K-3)
Program Type: Guest Speaker, Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Join us for a wild storytime with guests from Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. We will be outside by the pond, so come dressed accordingly.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Inclement Weather

This program is hosted outdoors. In case of inclement weather, please check back here for updates.

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.
This event is in the "Seniors (Ages 60+)" group.

Kids Cafe Lunch Packing

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: Adults (18+), Seniors (Ages 60+)
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Come help us serve our community by packing weekend lunch bags for Kid's Cafe. Kid's Cafe is a wonderful, local program that provides summer meals to the food insecure,  At-Risk, and underserved youth, ages 18 and under in Eastern Polk County. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Registration is Not Required

This event is in the "Children" group.

Storytime Swim

11:15am - 11:45am
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Storytime
Event Details:
Join us at the Altoona Aquatics Park for a short storytime in the shallow end of the pool.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Inclement Weather

This program is hosted outdoors. In case of inclement weather, please check back here for updates.

This program is off-site

Parent Supervision

Ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is Not Required

This event is in the "Teens (Grades 7-12)" group.

Chalk the Wall

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Library Patio
Age Group: Teens (Grades 7-12)
Program Type: Creative Makers
Event Details:
Channel your inner child, and spread cheer Beyond (well, Along) the Beaten Path! Help us fill in a colorful quote along the sidewalk ramp. Sidewalk chalk and snacks provided! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Inclement Weather

This program is hosted outdoors. In case of inclement weather, please check back here for updates.

Curbside Service

10:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Parking Lot
Program Type: Curbside Service
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10

SOLOS

12:00pm - 2:45pm
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A
Purpose of Meeting
To play domonioes ...
This event is in the "Adults (18+)" group.

Splat Studio

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: Adults (18+)
Program Type: Creative Makers
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4

Adult SPLAT Studio

If you have a desire to dabble in acrylics, we've got an adult art studio for you! The library supplies a prepared canvas for dry painting, acrylic paints, brushes, easels, aprons, and space for you to spread out. We'll even post some ideas for inspiration or you can bring your own. This is not a guided painting event. 

Participants must arrive between 5:45pm and 6:00pm for entry.

This program is a repeat of a Senior Set program, available to ages 60+. Only register for one Splat Studio program, second registrations will be cancelled. 

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.

Curbside Service

10:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Parking Lot
Program Type: Curbside Service
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
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

11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: 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 "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.

Fun Size Kitchen

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: 0-24 Months, Toddler (Ages 2-3), PreK (Ages 3-5), Early Elementary (Grades K-3)
Program Type: Creative Makers
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
It's lunch time, so let's measure, mix, and make something amazing together!  Preschoolers and their caregivers will prepare a snack based on a story. We'll also learn important kitchen skills like following directions, stirring, mashi...

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.

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 "Teens (Grades 7-12)" group.

Ice Cream Taste Test

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: Teens (Grades 7-12)
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Holy cow! Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month?! We're celebrating with a taste test event like no "udder," thanks to The Outside Scoop! Guess the flavors and vote for your fave! ...

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.

Venbury 2 BOD

9:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A
Purpose of Meeting
Bi-monthly meeting ...
This event is in the "Seniors (Ages 60+)" group.

Senior Set: Crafting

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: Seniors (Ages 60+)
Program Type: Creative Makers
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4

Senior Set: Crafting

Get guided, step-by-step instructions to complete a unique craft from start to finish. All materials are provided. Adults ages 60+ only. Registration is required and space is limited.

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

LEGO Club

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: Early Elementary (Grades K-3), Upper Elementary (Grades 4-6)
Program Type: Creative Makers, STEM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14

LEGO Club

Do you like building with LEGOs? Then you'll love LEGO Club! Come build a masterpiece; we'll supply the LEGOs.

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.

Curbside Service

10:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Parking Lot
Program Type: Curbside Service
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
This event is in the "PreK (Ages 3-5)" group.
This event is in the "Early Elementary (Grades K-3)" group.

Storytime: Bug Me

10:30am - 11:30am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: PreK (Ages 3-5), Early Elementary (Grades K-3)
Program Type: Guest Speaker, STEM, Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Polk County Conservation will be here to talk about bugs! This program is recommended for preschool children. ...

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.
This event is in the "Seniors (Ages 60+)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: Adults (18+), Seniors (Ages 60+)
Program Type: Creative Makers
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Join us as we macrame a hanging planter. All of the materials will be provided. You're "knot" going to want to miss it.  ...

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 "Adults (18+)" group.
This event is in the "Seniors (Ages 60+)" group.

Kids Cafe Lunch Packing

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Meeting Room Full (A&B)
Age Group: Adults (18+), Seniors (Ages 60+)
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Come help us serve our community by packing weekend lunch bags for Kid's Cafe. Kid's Cafe is a wonderful, local program that provides summer meals to the food insecure,  At-Risk, and underserved youth, ages 18 and under in Eastern Polk County. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Registration is Not Required

This event is in the "Children" group.

Storytime Swim

11:15am - 11:45am
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Storytime
Event Details:
Join us at the Altoona Aquatics Park for a short storytime in the shallow end of the pool.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Inclement Weather

This program is hosted outdoors. In case of inclement weather, please check back here for updates.

This program is off-site

Parent Supervision

Ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is Not Required

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.

Crafternoon

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Children's Room
Age Group: PreK (Ages 3-5), Early Elementary (Grades K-3), Upper Elementary (Grades 4-6)
Program Type: Creative Makers
Event Details:
Drop in for a quick, after school craft in the Children's Room! Available while supplies last. ...

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 7-12)" group.

Rock Painting al Fresco

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Library Patio
Age Group: Teens (Grades 7-12)
Program Type: Creative Makers
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Want to paint some pumice? Beautify a basalt? Meet us on the patio to make some art that rocks! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Inclement Weather

This program is hosted outdoors. In case of inclement weather, please check back here for updates.

Curbside Service

10:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Altoona Public Library
Room: Parking Lot
Program Type: Curbside Service
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10