Adult and Public Services

Medicare Seminar
Thursday, September 21, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Have questions about Medicare? Alpha Park Library will have a seminar on Medicare benefit access. This program will be presented by a member from the Central Illinois Agency on Aging. This seminar is free. Call the Information Desk to register, 697-3822, ext. 13. Add to my

Introduction to Facebook
Monday, September 25, 7:00 p.m.
In this introductory class, we will discuss the steps needed to create and use a Facebook profile, send messages, and add photos and content to your profile. We will also talk about steps you can take to protect your privacy while using Facebook. Registration is required. Call the Information Desk for more details, 697-3822, ext. 13.
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Family Escape Room
PLEASE NOTE:  This program is now full.

Saturday, September 30, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Think you have what it takes to bust out of the library? By popular demand, the family escape room is back. Gather the family to solve riddles, discover hidden clues, and defeat our escape room. Please register at 697-3822, ext. 14, or so we can assign your group a time. There are 30-minute slots available.
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Cookbook Club
October 2: Soups and Sandwiches
1st Monday of Every Month, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Come join the Cookbook Club and share delicious recipes made by other library members. Bring a copy of your favorite recipe, and a sample if you wish, to the Cookbook Club and share it with the group. All adults are welcome to attend. Register for this program by calling the library at 697-3822, ext. 13.  Add to my

Unity Point Wellmobile
Friday, October 6, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The Unity Point Wellmobile will be at Alpha Park Library to offer individuals free, standard screenings including blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol, and spirometry testing. These screenings are completely free and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more details call the Information Desk, 697-3822, ext. 13.
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Board Meeting
Monday, October 16, 7:00 pm
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Introduction to Google Drive
Monday, October 16, 7:00 p.m.
In a single hour, you will learn some of the different tasks you can complete using Google Drive including cloud storage, word processing, and sharing documents. After this class you will be able to take your work on the road and confidently access your documents from anywhere. Registration is required. Call the Information Desk for more details, 697-3822, ext. 13. Add to my

Book Discussion
October 19: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.The Lake House by Kate Morton
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

45th Anniversary Open House
Thursday, October 19
Join us Thursday, October 19 for a 45th Anniversary Celebration!  We’ll have treats, APL history memorabilia, and a chance to win prizes all day. 
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Intermediate Powerpoint: Special Effects
Monday, October 23, 7:00 p.m.
Come to the Alpha Park Public Library to learn even more about Microsoft Powerpoint. In this class we will discussed more advanced topics including adding transitions to slides, adding logos and pictures, and animate unique elements on your Powerpoint. Registration is required. For more details call the Information Desk, 697-3822, ext. 13. Add to my

Basic iPad Class
Thursday, October 26, 7:00 p.m. 
This class is designed to help you get to know your iPad better.  The class will explore the basics including how to change your settings, learn how to interact with the device, and discover the world of apps.  Bring your iPad and let us know what tricks you’ve found!  FREE class.  Registration required.  Contact the Information Desk at 309-697-3822, ext. 13, to register. Add to my

45 Books for 45 Years
Your Alpha Park Library is turning 45 years old this year! To celebrate, the library is hosting a challenge. If you read 45 books, one for each year, you win a prize. Stop by the Information Desk to grab your official tracking sheet.

APL Yarners and Needlers
Every Tuesday at 6:30 pm
Come and smile awhile! The Yarners and Needlers meet every Tuesday to work on projects of all kinds including knitting, crocheting, embroidery, tatting, quilting , mending and much more. This program is free and open to the public. Want more information? Give Marla a call at 309-697-3822 x.24

One-On-One Help
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,

Wireless Printing 
Print at home…pick up at the Library!
Send print jobs directly to the APL printer from your home computer, or any mobile device such as a tablet, laptop, or smartphone!
Click the “Wireless Printing Portal” button on our home page and email or upload your documents from home  or a mobile device to: or  Then stop by the library to pay and release the prints!  This is great for when you run out of ink, want to save on your print costs, or are out running errands and need to print something.  Contact the Information Desk for more details.   ( Printing Instructions)

  Wireless Printing button with a link attached to access wireless printing