We are pleased to offer adult classes for computer basics! Classes meet once a week on Thursdays at 11am. You can attend only the classes you want or all three. Space is limited and registration is required.

Call 946-0417 ext 125 to register.

Keyboarding – Learn how to use a keyboard and a mouse. Thursday, Nov 3rd – 11:00am – Noon, Boardroom

Windows BASIC – Learn how to use storage, files, navigating windows, and more. Thursday, Nov 10th – 11:00am – Noon, Boardroom

Intro to Email –  Learn the basics of email. Thursday, Nov 17th – 11:00am – Noon, Boardroom

Stop by after school to unleash your creativity. Choose from colored pencils, crayons, origami, and paint with bleeding tissue paper. Be creative, be unique, be you! Call 946-0417 ext 125 to register.

Have you ever wondered what the Pharaohs ate while planning monuments? What George Washington dined on while planning his daring battles, or even why ice cream is our go to summer treat? Then come join us here at the Altoona Area Public Library and sample Food Through the Ages! The First Tuesday of each month from 6:00PM to 7:00PM come experience a historical presentation on our food topic for the month, followed by a cooking demonstration. This Month’s topic is going to be a Taste of Outlawed Potatoes from the French Revolution! Samples and recipes will be given out at the end of the program for all attendees to enjoy! Registration and a $3.00 fee is required please call 946-0417 ext 125 to register or register online at https://forms.gle/2Hoz9AFzXPV6r7ta9

Special guest Harald Dertinger is back with more German Heritage fun! In Part 2 of our German Heritage celebration, join us as we learn about several children’s tales from Germany. More than just Grimm’s Fairy Tales, enjoy the introduction to Pumuckl the Kobold, Heidi, Asterix & Obelix, Tabaluga, Maya the Bee, The Neverending Story, and more! This program is geared towards school-age children. Registration is required. Call 814-946-0417 ext.123 to register or online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf5mlIYJptsTlzXwmnsZzZdupdjacCeMJHQTq_5KfWN2Seg1Q/viewform?usp=sf_link. (Sign up for 1 or both programs!)

This Paint Space is a one-session program where participants will be given a beginner-level subject to paint while following along with a YouTube video. All supplies are provided and participants can take their work home at the end of the class. The class is for ages 13 and up and the cost is $10 due at the beginning of class. All skill levels are welcome. Registration is required. Call 946-0417 ext 125 or online at https://forms.gle/Aq5uBgey4kwB1S73A

Join the Blair County Conservation District at the library to explore some of the animals you think are creepy or scary when you think of Halloween. Maybe you will see they are NOT so creepy? This all ages program features information about owls, bats, spiders, and more. Call 814-946-0417 ext.123 to register or online at

Spooky, scary story times send shivers up your spine! Join us for a chilling good time in partnership with Texas Roadhouse! Enjoy a special all ages Story Hour featuring Halloween-themed books followed by slime crafting and more! Test your bravery with our Halloween mystery feel boxes with items to squish and squash! Come in costume for a Trick or Treat parade around the library and meet the Texas Roadhouse mascot, Andy Armadillo!

Call 946-0417 ext 123 to register or register online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSffQjT_hyKLy7KVn6O-xzdQ3nRQyJ-Li4UsVePW_vNI9CpsZQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

This is a free escape room for family and friends to test out their teamwork and problem solving skills to see if they can escape in under 60 minutes. Registration is required in order to book a time slot. There will be times available throughout the day. Anyone under 17 cannot book the room, an adult will need to call in and reserve for them. Register by calling 946-0417 ext 125.

Enjoy storytime, costume contest, crafts, and take home treats! Sponsored by Beauty, Brains, and Heart as well as Bookworms Against Bullies. This program is geared towards children ages 5 – 12. Pre-registration is required. Call 814-946-0417 ext.123 to register or online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2vSI6S0JAOykwqC_VyGjWaRC-ESJQ4EfeNXLO82e2Zrg8lA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Join us at the library to create your own fall decor. Pumpkins and paint will be provided! Registration is required. Call 946-0417 ext 125 or online at https://forms.gle/VcV7A3w1yXfAZB6b6