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!

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!

Book Bites Book Club

Join us for a brown bag book club that meets at 11:30 am on the 2nd Thursday of the month! Come and discuss the book you chose over lunch! Please bring your own lunch to munch. 

Pick a book, any book that...

Oct. 12- keeps you up at night (scary is optional)
Nov. 9-you are thankful you read
Dec. 14- you can read in one sitting
Jan. 11-  inspires you
Feb. 8- makes you swoon
Mar. 8- makes you think
Apr. 12- makes you cry
May 10- makes you laugh

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!  

2017-2018 Book List
September 25- Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J Ryan Stradal (CVBF Author) 
October 23- A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
November 27- The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
December 18- All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda (Third Monday)
January 22- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 
February 26- LaRose by Louise Erdrich
March 26- The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
April 23- Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman
May 21- Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (Third Monday) 

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! 

2017-2018 Book List
September 12- The Guise of Another by Allen Eskens
October 10- Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia (CVBF author)
November 14- Vanished by Joseph Finder
December 12- Death Comes to Pemberley by PD James
January 9- The Land of Dreams by Vidar Sundstol
February 13- Just Another Jihadi Jane by Tabish Khair
March 13- Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart
April 10- The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves
May 8- Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann