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!

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!  

2018-2019 Book List

The Nightingale / Kristin Hannah October 15, 2018 (Third Monday)
A Man Called Ove / Fredrik Backman November 26, 2018
The Snow Child / Eowyn Ivey December 17, 2018 (Third Monday)
1984 / George Orwell January 28, 2019
Lilac Girls / Martha Hall Kelly February 25, 2019
The Rooster Bar / John Grisham March 25, 2019
Educated / Tara Westover April 22, 2019
Little Fires Everywhere / Celeste Ng May 20, 2019 (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! 

2018-2019 Book List

Camino Island / John Grisham, September 11, 2018
Death Stalks Door County / Patricia Skalka (CVBF Author),October 9, 2018
Benefit of the Doubt / Neal Griffin, November 13, 2018
Glass Houses / Louise Penny, December 11, 2018
Romanov Prophecy / Steve Berry, January 8, 2019
Sworn to Silence / Linda Castillo, February 12, 2019
The Child / Fiona Barton, March 12, 2019
Between Summer’s Longing and Winter’s End: the story of a crime / Leif Persson, April 9, 2019
The Keeper of Lost Causes / Jussi Adler-Olsen. May 14, 2019