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Altoona Area Public Library

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1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
814-946-0417 altoonalibrary.org

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June 2022

Art Sharks

June 30 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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Get creative this summer with the Art Sharks, every Thursday from June 16th - August 4th! Each week we will feature a different art/craft activity based on our summer theme Oceans of Possibilities. This program is divided into two sections: Primary for children who have completed grades K-2 and Intermediate for children who have completed grades 3-6. Pre-registration is required. Call 946-0417 ext 123 or register online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbY-_pimXxlqvHtSlRvrkRRFlUV-_nhP3B6yZQYXOvJgLI0w/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Chess Club

June 30 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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All patrons are welcome to come in on Thursday nights to play chess, located on the first floor, near Adult Circulation, front tables. No registration necessary.

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Story Hour

June 30 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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An exciting preschool story time program for children ages 4 years old and up plus caregiver. Call 814-946-0417 ext.123 to register or register online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_wVv9653VOG7tFX19Z-KwGzumWzueVOlcxqMIe0CmYQgPBg/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Paint Space

June 30 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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Paint Space is a three-week-long program where participants will collectively choose a subject and paint at their own pace while following along with a YouTube video. All supplies are provided and participants can take their work home at the end of the third week. All skill levels are welcome. This program is for teens and adults. Registration in advance is required. Cost for materials is $15.00 due on the first night of the program. Register online at https://forms.gle/61MetGMYfmb3MLFV7

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Board Together

June 30 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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Welcome to 'Board Together', a family board game night. Various board games will be available each week for families to play, with a new 'featured' board game each week. This program is geared towards children ages 3 and up. (This is a drop-in program, no registration is required.)

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July 2022

FINtastic Fridays

July 1 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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As part of SummerQuest 2022, every Friday we will be offering these special free FINtastic Friday programs. Registration is required. Please call 946-0417 ext 123 to register or register online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehXrjEMKuxJAW8jQyfOACzS9Pq5cIkKr2X4ebBI8zd4yz7jA/viewform?usp=sf_link **Please note: FINtastic Fridays are held at other locations. Please double check the location for the event. June 17th: Family Storytime followed by a science journaling program with Heidi Mullendore @Canoe Creek June 24th: Family Storytime followed by a nature walk led by J.T. from the Blair County…

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Budding Builders

July 1 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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Stop in for our Budding Builder Days, Monday evenings and Friday afternoons (June 13th - August 5th). Try out Strawbees, LEGOs, 3DUX, KEVA planks, and much more! A different building material will be available each week. This program is geared towards children age 5 and up. No registration is required.

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Family Movie: Luca

July 2 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, the original animated feature is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply held secret: he is a sea monster from another world just below the water's surface. No registration required.

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Toddler Time

July 5 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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A special music and movement story time for children ages 2 and 3 years old and caregiver. Call 814-946-0417 ext.123 to register or register online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_wVv9653VOG7tFX19Z-KwGzumWzueVOlcxqMIe0CmYQgPBg/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Language & Literacy Tuesdays

July 5 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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Explore the Ocean of Possibilities through the lens of language and literacy! Each week we will have a different program geared towards communication and reading. Learn pirate slang, play Hero Kids (an age-appropriate form of DnD), explore Virtual Reality, and much more! This program is geared towards children who have completed grades K-2. Pre-registration is required. Call 946-0417 ext 123 or register online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSewZhGYPuCiPLQpU6viDnnAXwBipamuDlYFiQjN4Dv3dJyeXw/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Tech Toys Tuesdays

July 5 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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Meet the robots at Tech Toy Tuesdays! Botley, Bee-bots, Dash, and many more tech toys will be available with a new tech toy featured each week. This program is geared towards children 5 and up. (This is a drop-in program, no registration is required.)

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Waterplay Wednesdays

July 6 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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Splash, splish, it's Waterplay Wednesdays! Join us outside the youth room every Wednesday morning for a wet and wild time playing with water! Explore our two new water tables, use squirt toys and reusable water balloons, and most of all have fun! This program is geared towards children 4 and under. Pre-registration is required. Call 946-0417 ext 123 to register or register online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMfcbX9X1uKKELTqIx3fBKg1Qc4CU5IvDb4AFZqsa2Op7UlA/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Science Sleuths Wednesdays

July 6 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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If you love science, this is the program for you! We will conduct fun experiments involving water each week. This program is divided into two sections: Primary for children who have completed grades K-2 and Intermediate for children who have completed grades 3-6. This is a free program but registration is required. Register by calling 946-0417 ext 123 or online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdVc22UwwuuEDILrdBQqsProaGnYSaLHAGBdiwHHxTSJkvhFg/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Mother Goose on the Loose

July 7 @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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A unique one-on-one lap-sit program for children 12-24 months and caregiver. Call 814-946-0417 ext.123 to register or register online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_wVv9653VOG7tFX19Z-KwGzumWzueVOlcxqMIe0CmYQgPBg/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Athenian Depths-DnD (Teens)

July 8 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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Get ready to set sail on this ancient Greek adventure. Athens is under attack from their long time rivals Sparta and their only hope is a lost artifact sunken below the waves. Join the crew of adventurers sent to recover this lost wonder. What will you find waiting just below the waves? Intrigue, exploration, and plenty of treasure? All will await you and more on this daring quest! Beginners are welcome and all who come will be provided dice to…

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Family Movie: Moana – Interactive Movie Experience

July 9 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. This is an interactive movie experience! Stop in to the Youth Room to pick up your interactive movie kit. Registration for this event is required due to material availability. register by calling 946-0417 ext 123 or online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvi3jGEuQQN7BnmahVLZK0TODi8TjxOdSY6Bi8JJXpd7O6bw/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Multicultural Mondays

July 11 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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Join us as we cross the oceans to explore Cinderella stories around the world. Nearly every culture has a Cinderella (or Cinder Lad!) story. We will read a new story each week, identify the elements of a fairy tale found within it, and learn about that country and culture through food, music, and art. This program is divided into two sections: Primary for children who have completed K- 2 and Intermediate for children who have completed grades 3-6. Registration is…

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Green Energy STEM (Teens)

July 13 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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Come learn all about how we can each do our part in protecting the planet with green energy. We will be learning, building, and testing different forms of green energy. This is for teens ages 13-18 and the event is on July 13th from 10:30-12pm. Remember: The Power Is Yours! --Captain Planet Register by calling 946-0417 ext 125 or online at https://forms.gle/NeS7KCNMUujRrmBj7

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Family Movie: Sea Level

July 16 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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Pup, a bamboo shark, discovers egg sacs while playing around the ocean with his friends. When he sees human poachers stealing the eggs from his reef, Pup makes it his mission to save his family. No registration required.

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3D Origami Fish (Teens)

July 20 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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Teens will learn the basics of 3D origami (golden venture folding) and create a simple 3D fish. All materials will be provided. This is a free program but registration is required. Call 946-0417 ext 125 or online at https://forms.gle/shXqmuYZZ6WJHywR7

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DIY Sea Creature Cat Toys

July 21 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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Learn how to hand sew your own sea creature themed felt cat toys. We will be using basic stitches, so you do not need any prior sewing experiences. Materials and catnip will be provided! This is a free ADULT program but registration is required. Call 946-0417 ext 125 or register online at https://forms.gle/NB7SKY77gPhxtuqZ9

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Family Movie: Finding Dory – Special Interactive Experience

July 23 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. This is an interactive movie experience! Stop in to the Youth Room to pick up your interactive movie kit. Registration for this event is required due to material…

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Uncharted Escape Room

July 26 - July 28
Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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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 60 minutes. Registration is required in order to book a time slot. There will be different times available throughout the day and times can be booked the day before. Anyone under 17 cannot book the room, an adult will need to register for them. Call 946-0417 ext 125 to register.

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Family Movie: Disney’s Atlantis

July 30 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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A naive-but-determined museum cartographer Milo Thatch, dreams of completing the quest begun by his late grandfather, a famous explorer. When a journal surfaces, an eccentric billionaire funds an expedition and the action shifts to high gear. In order to unravel an ancient mystery, he joins up with a group of daredevil explorers to find the legendary lost empire of Atlantis. No registration required.

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August 2022

Glass Etching — Fishing (Adults)

August 2 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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Glass Etching is back in time for summer fun and fishing. Adults can choose between either a wine tumbler or sports mug. You will be able to choose one design from a variety of choices to use on their glass. Cost is $5.00. Registration in advance is required. Call 946-0417 ext 125 to register or register online at https://forms.gle/5NrCn19jLPLNR4k69

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Glass Etching — Fishing (Teens)

August 3 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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Glass Etching is back in time for summer fun and fishing. Teens will receive a glass cup and be able to choose one design from a variety of choices to use on their glass. This is a free program but registration is required. Call 946-0417 ext 125 to register or online at https://forms.gle/inToBiZVsNWiQ7GD8

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Family Movie: The Good Dinosaur

August 6 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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When a rainstorm washes poor Arlo downriver, he ends up bruised, battered and miles away from home. Good fortune shines on the frightened dino when he meets Spot, a Neanderthal boy who offers his help and friendship. Together, the unlikely duo embark on an epic adventure to reunite Arlo with his beloved family. Registration not required.

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PSU Nursing Degree Program

August 18 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602 United States
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Accelerated Second Degree Nursing at Penn State Altoona Do you already have a college degree but are looking for a career change? Consider Penn State Altoona's accelerated 16-month bachelor of science in nursing program and experience the rewards that nursing has to offer. The application cycle is open from August 1 through November 30. Stop by the Alumni Room at the Altoona Area Public Library on Thursday, August 18 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to learn about the program.…

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