Adult and Public Services

Cookbook Club
May 1, 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Topic: Picnic Food
1st Monday of Every Month, 7:00 to 8:00 pm
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 and share their tips and tricks with the rest of the group. Register for this program by calling the library at 697-3822 x.13 Add to my

Protect Yourself Against Scams
Wednesday, May 3, 10:00 am
The price of scams can be much more than financial for seniors saving up for, or currently in, retirement. Join the library as we welcome Humana representative Karen Johnson as she discusses strategies to protect you and your finances from scams. Register for this free program by calling the Information Desk at 309-697-3822 x.13
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Peoria State Hospital Cemetery Walk
Saturday, May 6, 9:30 am
Gary Lisman, author of Bittersweet Memories: A History of the Peoria State Hospital, will begin at the library with a brief overview of the state hospital cemeteries and then patrons will follow Gary in their own vehicles to the state hospital grounds for a guided tour.  Good footwear is essential, as some cemeteries are located on slopes and can be slippery. This event is free and open to the public, but is limited to 35 people. To register, contact the information desk at 309-697-3822, ext.13
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Introduction to Google Drive
Monday, May 8, 7:00 pm
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. Add to my

AARP Driver Safety Course
May 10 and May 11, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
AARP will be at Alpha Park Public Library teaching a refresher course for seniors. The cost of the class is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Both days are required. Call the Information Desk to register, 309-697-3822 x.13 Add to my

Book Discussion
2nd Thursday of Every Month, 2:30 to 3:30 pm
May 11: The Reader by Bernard Schlink
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

Board Meeting
Monday, May 15, 2017; 7:00 p.m.
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Introduction to Internet Basics
Thursday, May 18, 10:00 am
Are you an internet novice in need of more information? In this one-hour class, you will learn basic internet terminology and how to navigate a browser, locate a website, identify common domains and how to stay safe while online.   Add to my

Managing Stress and Anxiety Workshop
Saturday, May 20, 10:00 am
Come join the library as we host Theresa Genusa when she leads a workshop on managing stress, anxiety, and staying out of the “F.A.S.T. Lane.” Theresa will be presenting tips on how to stay free from frustration, anxiety, stress, and tiredness. Register for this free program by calling the Information Desk. 309-697-3822 x.13
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Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Monday, May 22, 7:00 pm
During this class, we will cover the basic functions of Microsoft Excel including columns, cells, and formatting. Ideal for beginners or those who just want to brush up on their knowledge.  Add to my

Library Closings
Monday, May 29, 2017
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APL Summer Park Program
Summer Park Days will run June 5 – August 4. 
The Alpha Park Library and the Village of Bartonville have teamed up to bring special events to the Alpha Park weekdays this summer!  Park visitors will be able to check out equipment like puzzles, games, balls, books and much more Monday-Friday from 9:30 am-1:30 pm.  (Equipment must be turned in to attendant by 1:30 pm.)  This family-friendly program is free and open to all ages, kids and adults, but children should be supervised by caregivers. We will offer different games daily led by staff for kids and senior citizens.  Check the library’s summer reading calendar for further details or contact the Information Desk at (309) 697-3822 x.13.

Concerts in the Park
June 10 – Unusual Suspects
July 8 – SideTracked  
August 12 - Bridges
The Alpha Park Library and the Village of Bartonville are proud to bring 3 concerts to the Alpha Park this summer!  Concerts will be from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Alpha Park pavilions.  Bring your blankets and lawn chairs or grab a park picnic table and enjoy a musical sunset.  FREE & open to the public!  Food will be provided by Nacho Mama’s Food Truck and LGSA concessions.

Introduction to Etsy
Monday, June 19, 7:00 pm
Are you crafty? Have you ever thought about selling your wares on the world wide web? Come join us for an introduction to Etsy. We will discuss how to set up your account, how to set up your seller page, and other tips and tricks to get you started. This class is for teens and adults. Questions? Call the Information Desk at 309-697-3822 x.13
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Computer Maintenance Basics
Thursday, June 22, 1:00 pm
Want to learn how to take care of your computer? In this one-hour class, we will discuss how to properly take care of your laptop, desktop, or any computer that you have. We will discuss how to optimize your computer, check for updates, and the proper precautionary measures you can take to ensure your computer lasts as long as possible.
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Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint
Monday, June 26, 7:00 pm
In one hour, we will learn some of the basic skills you need to use Microsoft Powerpoint. We will cover transitions, slide design, and basic Microsoft skills.
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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