Adult and Public Services

Winter Reading Challenge
January 1—February 14
Spend this winter expanding your reading horizons! Pick up a book bingo sheet at the library or online. When you complete the goal on the sheet, return it for a great prize. Open to all ages!

Library closings
Monday, January 21
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Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 22, 7:00 p.m.
Public is welcome!
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Wednesday, January 23, 6—7 p.m.
Join us as certified instructor Marysue Baker leads this session. Free and open to all adults! Participants must bring their own mat. Registration is required. Please contact the Information Desk at (309) 697-3822 x13 to sign up.
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Ladies Night Out—DIY Spa Night.
Please Note: This program is now full.

Friday, January 25, 6—8:30 p.m.
You’re invited to a Spa-Tastic Party! Come learn how to create your own bath bombs and cucumber eye gel and how to practice mindfulness every day. Tickets are $10 each and include indulgent treats like pizza, chips, and dessert. We’ll also add a hearty salad to balance it out! Grab a friend and prepare to be pampered! Door prizes included. Registration is limited to 35 and payment is due upon registration.   Add to my

Seed Starting
Monday, January 28, 6:30—7:30 p.m.
Look at ways to make seed starting easier and more rewarding! Taught by Master Gardener, Karl Stach. Please register for this free class by calling (309) 697-3822 x13.
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Harry Potter Book Night
Thursday, January 31, 7—8:30 p.m.
Harry Potter Book Night is a worldwide celebration created by Bloomsbury, the publisher of Harry Potter. We will join worldwide wizard fans to celebrate all things HP along with this year’s theme of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Get ready to attend classes—there will be a quiz! We will also make a wand, get sorted, and enjoy delicious treats. For all ages. Add to my

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!

Valentine’s Bingo
Monday, February 4, 2:30—3:30 p.m.
Bring your friends or plan to meet new ones! Snacks and prizes make this the “Heart-iest” bingo game ever! Free and open to all adults. Please register by calling (309) 697-3822 x13.  Add to my

Cookbook Club
February 4: Puddings, Mousses, & Custards
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

Introduction to Facebook
Friday, February 8, 10—11 a.m.
This class will give you an introduction to this widely used social networking service where you’ll learn how to: set up an account, edit, select privacy settings, find and add friends, and more!  Prerequisites: Must have working email and be comfortable using a keyboard and the Internet. Please register at (309) 697-3822 x13.
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Adult DIY: Fluid Painting
Wednesday, February 13, 7 p.m.
Join us for a night of fluid painting! You’ll make runny paint consistencies and then spread them out over a canvas to create unique fluid mixtures. Free and open to adults. Space is limited! Registration is required. Contact the Information Desk at (309) 697-3822 x13 for more details.   Add to my

Book Discussion
February 14: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
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 Day
Saturday, February 16, 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.   Add to my

Library closings
Monday, February 18
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Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 19, 7:00 p.m.
Public is welcome!
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Intro to 3D Printing
Monday, February 25, 6:30—7:30 p.m.
Learn how to use our new 3D printer! Take this class and you’ll be ready to set an appointment to print your own object. This free class is limited to 10 and registration is required. Contact the Information Desk at (309) 697-3822 x13 for more details.
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Thursday, February 28, 7—8:30 p.m.
Bring your friends and plan to meet new ones! Enjoy a night full of BUNCO and snacks. FREE and open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required. Call (309) 697-3822 x13 to register and receive more information. Add to my

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,