This year’s Read for the Record book is Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away. We will be partnering with the Family Resource Center for a special reading of the book followed by activities. Each family will receive a copy of the book to take home!

Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out and limited to the number of active participants. Crafts will be individually setup with no sharing of materials, or will be bagged to be taken home and completed. Due to the current capacity limitations, pre-registration is required. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of 2. Please call the library at 946-0417 ext. 123 to register.

Join us for a Spellbound Book Bonanza this October! Sponsored by Beauty, Brains, and Heart & Ms. Pennsylvania USA Ambassador 2020, this fa-BOO-lous HOWLoween event is geared towards kids aged 4-12. There will be games, crafts, and a costume contest with trophy rewards! Each child will take home a treat bag and a free book! Two sessions available, 11-12:30 & 1:30-3:00 PM

 

Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out and limited to the number of active participants. Crafts will be individually setup with no sharing of materials, or will be bagged to be taken home and completed. Due to the current capacity limitations, pre-registration is required. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of 2. Please call the library at 946-0417 ext. 123 to register.

On Saturday, October 24, the Friends of the Library will present a Grab Bag Book Sale from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Altoona Area Public Library. Each bag will be labeled by theme and the cost is only $5 per bag. Books will be available for children and adults. This event is while supplies last.
Don’t miss this new spin on your old favorite. Stop by the Grab Bag Book Sale and help support the library.

If you love dinosaurs, this is the place for you! Join us for an exciting morning of making fossils, digging for dinosaurs, and other awesome arts and activities!

This free program is for children ages 8 & under.

Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out and limited to the number of active participants. Crafts will be individually setup with no sharing of materials, or will be bagged to be taken home and completed. Due to the current capacity limitations, pre-registration is required. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of 2. Please call the library at 946-0417 ext. 123 to register.

FREE PROGRAM! Any Skill Level Welcome!

Ages Teen & Adults

  • 4 Week Long Program
  • This program is for teens & adults.
  • We will use iPads to watch “how-to-paint” YouTube videos while listening to relaxing classical music.
  • Work at your own pace and pick your own subject.
  • A facilitator is available to offer advice, encouragement, color mixes, and technique.
  • At the end of the four weeks, you will leave with a 16″ x 20″ painting.

 

Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out and limited to the number of active participants. Activities will be individually setup with no sharing of materials. Due to the current capacity limitations, pre-registration is required. Masks are required. Please call the library at 946-0417 ext. 125 to register.

This program is funded by the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and the Altoona Area Public Library.

Children in grades 1 -3.

Developing their knowledge of states of matter, young scientists learn to describe the properties of solids, liquids, and gases and categorize them by their identifiable properties in Changes. We will investigate the freezing, melting, evaporation, and condensation of water as an introduction to phase change. Rusting, dissolving, crystallization, gases created by effervescent tablets, and ink separated through chromatography are other phase changes we will create and observe in the lab. This unit strengthens our abilities to observe and describe the properties of solids, liquids, and gases. It also provides many opportunities to predict results, plan and perform simple tests, and analyze, interpret, and discuss results. Adults must stay with and assist their children throughout the program.

Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out and limited to the number of active participants. Activities will be individually setup with no sharing of materials. Due to the current capacity limitations, pre-registration is required. Masks are required.

Please call the library at 946-0417 ext. 123 to register.

 

This program is made possible through a grant provided by Walmart Altoona Supercenter

Ages Teen & Adults

In ages past, an ancient town was lost and destroyed to a siege of orcs. Only one building survived and to this day, the manor is the only still standing building to be seen for miles around. Some say it is haunted, a few whisper of great treasures within, whilst others whisper that it is the manor itself that lives! No one knows for sure, only that a great evil haunts its halls. Do you dare enter Montarthas Manor?! This is a D&D 5th Edition adventure designed for beginner players. Characters will be pre-generated and provided so there is no prep work involved! The campaign will span over 5 weeks so please plan to attend all sessions. All participants will be spaced out to meet social distancing requirements.

 

Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out and limited to the number of active participants. Activities will be individually setup with no sharing of materials. Due to the current capacity limitations, pre-registration is required. Masks are required. Please call the library at 946-0417 ext. 125 to register.

Join us for a 6-week learn to crochet program designed for beginners age 10-14. We will be learning how to make several basic crochet stitches including the chain stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet. There is a $5 fee per person that encompasses all 6 classes. Participants must attend all 6 classes. Due to social distancing requirements, participants will be spaced apart and masks must be worn at all times. Crafting materials will be provided for each participant to take home and bring to each class. Due to the current capacity limitations, pre-registration is required and will be capped at 8 children. Call 814-946-0417 ext 123 to register.

Join us for a fun-filled morning of unicorn-themed crafts and activities. This is open to children of all ages, though littles will need to work with their adult to complete activities. Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out and limited to the number of active participants. Crafts will be individually setup with no sharing of materials, or will be bagged to be taken home and completed. Due to the current capacity limitations, pre-registration is required. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of 2.

 

Call 814-946-0417 ext 123 to register.

Join us for a Waldorf inspired time of storytelling, fingerplays, movement, songs, and art celebrating nature and the seasons during “A Magical Garden”.

Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out and limited to the number of active participants. Crafts will be individually setup with no sharing of materials, or will be bagged to be taken home and completed. Due to the current capacity limitations, pre-registration is required.

Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of 2.

Recommended for ages 3-5.

Call 814-946-0417 ext 123 to register.