Adult and Public Services

66 Day Habit Challenge
February 1—April 7
Pick a habit and stick to it for 66 days! Keep it simple so you can repeat it every day. We’ll give you a tracker form so you can mark the days you meet your habit(s). Choose as many habits as you wish and turn in your completed form by April 12. Everyone who turns in a completed form will be placed in a drawing to win gift cards. Pick up your habit tracker any time after January 15 at the Information Desk and begin tracking on February 1. Contact (309) 697-3822 x13 for more details!

Every Tuesday, 9:15—10:15 a.m.
Start your Tuesday mornings fresh with yoga led by instructor Gayle Carrillo! Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. All levels welcome. Free and open to adults! Registration is required. Contact the Information Desk at (309) 697-3822 x13 to sign-up.

Butterfly and Bee Gardening
Monday, March 25, 6:30—7:30 p.m.
Learn all about bees and butterflies, including how to attract them! This is a free program presented by Master Gardener Patricia Malake. Please call (309) 697-3822 x13 to register.  Add to my

Opioid Overdose Prevention
Thursday, March 28, 6:30—7:30 p.m.
This training presented by Chris Schaffner will equip service providers who support high-risk individuals to identify and prevent opioid related overdose deaths. Participants will learn about the effects of opioids, the scope of the problem, who's at risk, recognizing overdose symptoms, how to use naloxone (Narcan), and gain information about methadone and suboxone. There will also be free overdose rescue kits provided at this training. Registration is required. Contact (309) 697-3822 x13 to sign up. 
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Book Bingo for Adults
Monday, April 1, 2—3 p.m.
Join us at the library for Book Bingo! Bring some friends, play Bingo, enjoy snacks, and win books! FREE. Registration is required. Call the Information Desk at (309) 697-3822 x13 to sign up or for more details.   Add to my

Cookbook Club
April 1: Bar recipes
1st Monday of Every Month, 7—8 p.m.
Bring a copy of your favorite recipe, and a sample if you wish, to the Cookbook Club to share with other members. All adults are welcome to attend. Register by calling the library at (309) 697-3822 x13.   Add to my

Book Discussion
April 11: Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
2nd Thursday of Every Month, 2:30—3:30 p.m.
Copies of the books are available for check out one month before the discussion. Please let us know if you prefer a sound recording or large print edition of the book and we’ll try our best to get it.   Add to my

Tech Play Days
Saturday, April 15—19, 1—4 p.m.
We are opening the locks! Drop in and try out some of our latest equipment including 360* cameras, virtual reality headsets, and gaming computers. Our staff will be on hand to help you explore the items. All ages welcome!  Add to my

Board Meeting
Monday, April 15, 7:00 p.m.
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Intro to Online Shopping: Amazon
Wednesday, April 17, 10—11 a.m.
Learn the basics of using Amazon for online shopping!   Prerequisites: Must be comfortable using a computer, keyboard, and accessing the internet. Must have a working email address. Registration is required and space is limited. Call (309) 697-3822 x13 to sign up.  Add to my

Adult Craft of the Month
Thursday, April 18, 2—3 p.m.
Sign up for this new crafting program for adults! Each month, we will explore making a new type of craft. All supplies provided. Free! Register by calling (309) 697-3822 x13. April’s craft will be napkin folding.   Add to my

Library closings
Saturday, April 20
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Meet the Auditor
Thursday, April 25, 6—8 p.m.
Join us as Peoria County Auditor, Jessica Thomas, gives an educational presentation on the role of an auditor. This program will also include a one-hour documentary (free!) about Rita Crundwell, the city clerk who stole millions from the city of Dixon over a number of years. Registration is required. Please contact (309) 697-3822 x13 to reserve your spot!   Add to my

2019 Reading Challenge
Ends December 31, 2019
In 2019, we challenge you to complete our Alphabet Soup reading challenge! Work your way through the alphabet by selecting books that begin with a specific letter. Complete all 26 letters and return the form to the Information Desk before 12/31/2019 to win a prize. All participants will also be entered for the Grand Prize drawing to win one of two $25 gift cards! Contact the Information Desk at (309) 697-3822 x13 for more details.

Additional Services

Seed Library
The library is excited to announce the start of our very own seed library. In our seed library we have flowers, vegetables, fruits and more. Patrons can stop by and take 5 packs of seeds a week. We have organic and non-organic seeds available for use. We will also be collecting seeds. If you have any from previous harvests, bring them in so that the seed library is always stocked.

Disc "Frisbee" Golf Available for Check Out 
Get outside this summer and play a round of Frisbee Golf! Alpha Park has a new course, there's a small course at Limestone High School, and there are many more around the area.  Try before you buy -- The library has two sets of discs available for check out for 3 weeks. 

APL Yarners and Needlers
Every Tuesday at 6:30 pm
The Yarners and Needlers meet every Tuesday to work on projects of all kinds including knitting, crocheting, embroidery, tatting, quilting, mending, and more. Free and open to the public. For more information, call Marla at (309) 697-3822 x24.

Peoria Riverfront Museum Pass
Alpha Park Library patrons may check out a pass to the Peoria Riverfront Museum with a valid library card! We have one pass available on a first come basis. Call the library at (309) 697-3822 x10 for more details.

World Book Online
World Book Online is a free resource to our patrons. It offers an encylopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides. Contact the Information Desk at (309) 697-3822 x13 for password details.

Book a Librarian
Call the Information Desk at 697-3822, ext. 13, to set up a time to get help with your device or learn how to download free eBooks or audiobooks from the library.  It’s free and we’re way more patient than your kids!

eBOOKS from eRead Illinois
The library is expanding our e-book collection. We  now offer two possibilities for checking out e-books: Axis 360 and ADML/Overdrive.  Two different eBook sources means more eBook titles for you! Access the Axis 360 Catalog or the ADML Catalog from our website,