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Join us for upcoming events at Alpha Park Public Library!

All events are open to the public. Please click on the event for more information, and register if required. 

Library Events & Programs

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Pre-K Read & Play
10:30 a.m.
 Pre-K Read & Play
Friday, Jan. 5, 10:30 a.m.Pre-K Read & Play
Join us for a fun-filled experience Wednesday and Friday mornings with stories, songs, activities, and a craft to take home. Ages 3-6. Drop in! 
Teen Movie Night
6 p.m.
 Teen Movie Night
Friday, Jan. 5, 6 p.m.Teen Movie Night
The Teen Advisory Board is hosting their first movie night! Join us for a fun night watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (PG13). Snacks will be provided. Ages 13-18. Registration begins December 5.

or call 309-697-3822.
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Family Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Family Story Time
Saturday, Jan. 6, 10:30 a.m.Family Story Time
We’ll read books that appeal to young and old, play music, and complete a STEAM activity during this all-ages story time! Drop in!
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Game Night at APL
5:30-7:30 p.m.
 Game Night at APL
Monday, Jan. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Love board games? Join us every month for game night at the library! Try out a few games from our collection, or bring your favorite fromhome. Pizza, popcorn, and pop will be provided. Ages 18+. Drop in!
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Waddlers & Toddlers
9:30 a.m.
 Waddlers & Toddlers
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 9:30 a.m.Waddlers & Toddlers
Babies and toddlers are invited to listen to stories, sing, dance, and play as we socialize with new friends on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., January 2 - February 13. Ages 0-2. Drop in! 
Friends of APL Meeting
10:30 a.m.
 Friends of APL Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 10:30 a.m.Friends of APL Meeti
The Friends of Alpha Park Public Library support the library by volunteering, fundraising, and advocating at events throughout the year. The Friends meet the second Tuesday of every month, and new members are always welcome. Membership dues start at $5, with many options available.
Glasford Pop-Up Library
3 p.m.
 Glasford Pop-Up Library
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 3 p.m.Glasford Pop-Up Libr
Join APL every Tuesday at the Glasford Village Hall for our Pop-Up Library! Stop by to check out books, play games, get homework help, socialize, and more! Drop in!
APL Yarners & Needlers
5 p.m.
 APL Yarners & Needlers
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 5 p.m.APL Yarners & Needle
Our creative Yarners & Needlers meet every Tuesday to work on projects of all kinds, including knitting, crocheting, embroidery, tatting, quilting, mending, and more. Bring your projects from home to knit/sew while you socialize! New members are always welcome, drop in! 
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Chair Yoga
9:30 a.m.
 Chair Yoga
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 9:30 a.m.Chair Yoga
Join Gayle Carrillo for chair yoga (a modified yoga that’s great for limited mobility) every other Wednesday. All skill levels are welcome. Registration is required. Please call 697-3822 or visit the Reference Desk to register. PLEASE NOTIFY STAFF IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND.
Pre-K Read & Play
10:30 a.m.
 Pre-K Read & Play
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 10:30 a.m.Pre-K Read & Play
Join us for a fun-filled experience Wednesday and Friday mornings with stories, songs, activities, and a craft to take home. Ages 3-6. Drop in! 
Craft Night – Heart Sun Catcher
6 p.m.
 Craft Night – Heart Sun Catcher
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 6 p.m.Craft Night – Heart
Make a red and pink heart-shaped sun catcher ahead of Valentine’s Day! Each session will make the same project. Registration begins December 10.

or call 309-697-3822.
Teen Advisory Board
6 p.m.
 Teen Advisory Board
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 6 p.m.Teen Advisory Board
Hey teens! Join our Teen Advisory Board for your chance to tell us what you’d like to see in the library: programs, movie nights, volunteer opportunities, and more! We provide the pizza, you provide your opinions! Members should attend at least one other teen program each quarter. Ages 13-18.

or call 309-697-3822.
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APL Book & Tea Society
3:30 p.m.
 APL Book & Tea Society
Thursday, Jan. 11, 3:30 p.m.
The APL Book & Tea Society is for connoisseurs of cozy mysteries! Enjoy tea and pastries while discussing the monthly bookselection. Refreshments change monthly to fit the book. Join our Bookclubs.com page at bit.ly/3wwQ1ay. In January, we'll discuss Santa Clawed by Rita Mae Brown.

or call 309-697-3822.
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Pre-K Read & Play
10:30 a.m.
 Pre-K Read & Play
Friday, Jan. 12, 10:30 a.m.Pre-K Read & Play
Join us for a fun-filled experience Wednesday and Friday mornings with stories, songs, activities, and a craft to take home. Ages 3-6. Drop in! 
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LIBRARY CLOSED
ALL DAY
 LIBRARY CLOSED
Monday, Jan. 15, ALL DAY
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Waddlers & Toddlers
9:30 a.m.
 Waddlers & Toddlers
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 9:30 a.m.Waddlers & Toddlers
Babies and toddlers are invited to listen to stories, sing, dance, and play as we socialize with new friends on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., January 2 - February 13. Ages 0-2. Drop in! 
Glasford Pop-Up Library
3 p.m.
 Glasford Pop-Up Library
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 3 p.m.Glasford Pop-Up Libr
Join APL every Tuesday at the Glasford Village Hall for our Pop-Up Library! Stop by to check out books, play games, get homework help, socialize, and more! Drop in!
Volunteer Training Day
4:30 p.m.
 Volunteer Training Day
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 4:30 p.m.Volunteer Training D
Want to volunteer at the library? Take this 30-minute class to learn everything you need to be a part of our volunteer crew! Open to all adults and teens. 

or call 309-697-3822.
APL Yarners & Needlers
5 p.m.
 APL Yarners & Needlers
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 5 p.m.APL Yarners & Needle
Our creative Yarners & Needlers meet every Tuesday to work on projects of all kinds, including knitting, crocheting, embroidery, tatting, quilting, mending, and more. Bring your projects from home to knit/sew while you socialize! New members are always welcome, drop in! 
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Gentle Yoga
9:30 a.m.
 Gentle Yoga
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 9:30 a.m.Gentle Yoga
Join Gayle Carrillo for gentle yoga for all skill levels every other Wednesday. Yoga mats are provided. Registration is required and will begin December 3. Please call 697-3822 or visit the Reference Desk to register. PLEASE NOTIFY STAFF IF YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO ATTEND.
Pre-K Read & Play
10:30 a.m.
 Pre-K Read & Play
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 10:30 a.m.Pre-K Read & Play
Join us for a fun-filled experience Wednesday and Friday mornings with stories, songs, activities, and a craft to take home. Ages 3-6. Drop in! 
Volunteer Meet & Prep
2 p.m.
 Volunteer Meet & Prep
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2 p.m.Volunteer Meet & Pre
Join us once a month to learn more about volunteer opportunities in your community and help with a project that day! A majority of projects can be prepped while seated at a table. Adults and teens 13+.
Anime Club
5 p.m.
 Anime Club
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 5 p.m.Anime Club
Love anime? Come watch anime, talk about manga, learn about Asian culture, and try a cool snack! Ages 11-14. Registration will open December 3.  

or call 309-697-3822.
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Makers: Weather
2:30-6:30 p.m.
 Makers: Weather
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2:30-6:30 p.m.Makers: Weather
Learn about the science that creates the weather! Make a tornado in a bottle, watch a cloud form, and more! Ages 9-12. Drop in!
Tap That App Tech Help
5:30 p.m.
 Tap That App Tech Help
Thursday, Jan. 18, 5:30 p.m.Tap That App Tech He
Bring your phone or tablet and learn how to use our apps to get more out of your library card! Then dive into our digital collection and explore thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, movies, music, and more! Drop in!
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Take & Make Crafts
ALL DAY
 Take & Make Crafts
Friday, Jan. 19, ALL DAY
Stop by the library on the 3rd Friday of every month to pick up a craft to make at home. January 19 – Book Page Snowman
Pre-K Read & Play
10:30 a.m.
 Pre-K Read & Play
Friday, Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m.Pre-K Read & Play
Join us for a fun-filled experience Wednesday and Friday mornings with stories, songs, activities, and a craft to take home. Ages 3-6. Drop in! 
Mini Makers: Weather
2:30-5:30 p.m.
 Mini Makers: Weather
Friday, Jan. 19, 2:30-5:30 p.m.Mini Makers: Weather
Learn about the science that creates the weather! Make a tornado in a bottle, watch a cloud form, and more! Ages 4-8. Drop in!
Ladies Night!
6-8 p.m.
 Ladies Night!
Friday, Jan. 19, 6-8 p.m.
Hey ladies! Don’t miss our annual evening just for you! Join us to make small Ikebana arrangements with locally-grown dried florals and guidance from Kristine Chisamore of Dear Liza Handmade, plus catered charcuterie! Registration is required, along with $10 fee. REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN DECEMB...read more
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Youth Book Club
2 p.m.
 Youth Book Club
Monday, Jan. 22, 2 p.m.Youth Book Club
Ready to read something new? Check out our selections from the Circ Desk and join us to discuss these fantastic stories! Themed snacks provided. Ages 8-13. In January, we'll read Maizy Chen's Last Chance by Lisa Yee. Registration begins December 22.

or call 309-697-3822.
Energy Efficiency Tips
6 p.m.
 Energy Efficiency Tips
Monday, Jan. 22, 6 p.m.Energy Efficiency Ti
Energy bills too high this winter? Learn how to manage energy usage and lower your utility bill with incentives from the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program, plus tips for immediate measures to implement in your home. 
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Waddlers & Toddlers
9:30 a.m.
 Waddlers & Toddlers
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 9:30 a.m.Waddlers & Toddlers
Babies and toddlers are invited to listen to stories, sing, dance, and play as we socialize with new friends on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., January 2 - February 13. Ages 0-2. Drop in! 
Glasford Pop-Up Library
3 p.m.
 Glasford Pop-Up Library
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 3 p.m.Glasford Pop-Up Libr
Join APL every Tuesday at the Glasford Village Hall for our Pop-Up Library! Stop by to check out books, play games, get homework help, socialize, and more! Drop in!
APL Yarners & Needlers
5 p.m.
 APL Yarners & Needlers
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 5 p.m.APL Yarners & Needle
Our creative Yarners & Needlers meet every Tuesday to work on projects of all kinds, including knitting, crocheting, embroidery, tatting, quilting, mending, and more. Bring your projects from home to knit/sew while you socialize! New members are always welcome, drop in! 
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Chair Yoga
9:30 a.m.
 Chair Yoga
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 9:30 a.m.Chair Yoga
Join Gayle Carrillo for chair yoga (a modified yoga that’s great for limited mobility) every other Wednesday. All skill levels are welcome. Registration is required. Please call 697-3822 or visit the Reference Desk to register. PLEASE NOTIFY STAFF IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND.
Pre-K Read & Play
10:30 a.m.
 Pre-K Read & Play
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 10:30 a.m.Pre-K Read & Play
Join us for a fun-filled experience Wednesday and Friday mornings with stories, songs, activities, and a craft to take home. Ages 3-6. Drop in! 
Teen Advisory Board
6 p.m.
 Teen Advisory Board
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m.Teen Advisory Board
Hey teens! Join our Teen Advisory Board for your chance to tell us what you’d like to see in the library: programs, movie nights, volunteer opportunities, and more! We provide the pizza, you provide your opinions! Members should attend at least one other teen program each quarter. Ages 13-18.

or call 309-697-3822.
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Pre-K Read & Play
10:30 a.m.
 Pre-K Read & Play
Friday, Jan. 26, 10:30 a.m.Pre-K Read & Play
Join us for a fun-filled experience Wednesday and Friday mornings with stories, songs, activities, and a craft to take home. Ages 3-6. Drop in! 
Charmed by a Book
4 p.m.
 Charmed by a Book
Friday, Jan. 26, 4 p.m.Charmed by a Book
Have you ever wanted to keep your favorite book with you at all times? Come make mini book charms with us to use for a necklace, bracelet, or key chain – or start your own tiny library! Ages 13-18. 

or call 309-697-3822.
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Teen Book Club
6 p.m.
 Teen Book Club
Monday, Jan. 29, 6 p.m.Teen Book Club
Join our new teen book club (featuring TBA mascot Andrew) – read what you like, and tell us all about it! Instead of having a designated book each month, you pick what you want to read that fits within the monthly theme! Our theme for January is Graphic Novels/Manga. Ages 13-18. 

or call 309-697-3822.
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Waddlers & Toddlers
9:30 a.m.
 Waddlers & Toddlers
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 9:30 a.m.Waddlers & Toddlers
Babies and toddlers are invited to listen to stories, sing, dance, and play as we socialize with new friends on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., January 2 - February 13. Ages 0-2. Drop in! 
Glasford Pop-Up Library
3 p.m.
 Glasford Pop-Up Library
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 3 p.m.Glasford Pop-Up Libr
Join APL every Tuesday at the Glasford Village Hall for our Pop-Up Library! Stop by to check out books, play games, get homework help, socialize, and more! Drop in!
Lego Club
3:30 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 3:30 p.m.Lego Club
What can your imagination build? Lego Club returns with new challenges, new friends, and new creations! Ages 5-12. Drop in!
APL Yarners & Needlers
5 p.m.
 APL Yarners & Needlers
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 5 p.m.APL Yarners & Needle
Our creative Yarners & Needlers meet every Tuesday to work on projects of all kinds, including knitting, crocheting, embroidery, tatting, quilting, mending, and more. Bring your projects from home to knit/sew while you socialize! New members are always welcome, drop in! 
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Gentle Yoga
9:30 a.m.
 Gentle Yoga
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 9:30 a.m.Gentle Yoga
Join Gayle Carrillo for gentle yoga for all skill levels every other Wednesday. Yoga mats are provided. Registration is required and will begin December 3. Please call 697-3822 or visit the Reference Desk to register. PLEASE NOTIFY STAFF IF YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO ATTEND.
Pre-K Read & Play
10:30 a.m.
 Pre-K Read & Play
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 10:30 a.m.Pre-K Read & Play
Join us for a fun-filled experience Wednesday and Friday mornings with stories, songs, activities, and a craft to take home. Ages 3-6. Drop in! 
Craft Night – Heart Sun Catcher
6 p.m.
 Craft Night – Heart Sun Catcher
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 6 p.m.Craft Night – Heart
Make a red and pink heart-shaped sun catcher ahead of Valentine’s Day! Each session will make the same project. Registration begins December 10.

or call 309-697-3822.
   
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