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Adult Programs at Altoona Public Library

We have several ongoing programs for adults at the library, listed below.  To keep up to date on special programs such as author visits, educational programs, craft nights, etc. please keep an eye on our calendar or subscribe to our newsletter!

Saturday Knit & Crochet Club
Meets the 1st Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. - noon.  This is an informal club for working on projects, socializing, and sharing ideas & patterns.  Bring your projects, and we'll have coffee, company, and great selection of knitting and crochet books for you to browse.  No sign up - just join us when you can!

Food for Thought Book Club
Meets the 4th Monday of the month at 7 p.m., September through May.  Books may be picked up at the library -- we usually have copies of the upcoming book available about a month before the book club meets.  Newcomers are always welcome! 

2014-2015 Book List: 

  • September 22: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline (Chippewa Valley Book Festival author) 
  • October 27: End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe 
  • November 24: The Aviator's Wife: A Novel by Melanie Benjamin 
  • December 15: Divergent by Veronica Roth (Please note that this is the 3rd Monday, not the 4th)
  • January 26: Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
  • February 23: 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 
  • March 23: Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth 
  • April 27: The Bohemian Flats by Mary Relindes Ellis 
  • May 18: Wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nesbit (Please note that this is the 3rd Monday, not the 4th)

Book 'Em Mystery Book Club
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., September through May. Books may be picked up at the library -- we usually have copies of the upcoming book available about a month before the book club meets.  Newcomers are always welcome! 

2014-2015 Book List:
September 9: Dead Angler by Victoria Houston (Chippewa Valley Book Festival author)
October 14: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
November 11: Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen
December 9: Delia's Shadow by Jamie Lee Moyer
January 13: Blood of the Prodigal by PL Gaus
February 10: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
March 10: By Its Cover by Donna Leon
April 14: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
May 12: The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian