Adult and Public Services

****Please Note: Our Youth Services Department will be Closed August 7 - August 26 while our new carpet is being installed.****

Every Tuesday in August, 9:15—10:15 a.m.
Start your Tuesday mornings fresh with yoga!  Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat.  All levels welcome.  Free and open to adults!   Registration Required. Register online or call 697-3822 x13.

Crafternoon Delight
Thursday, August 22, 2—3:30 p.m.
August: Quilling
Sign up for this new crafting program for adults! Each month we will explore making a new craft. All supplies provided. Free! Register online or contact 697-3822 x13.
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Library Closings
Monday, September 2
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Cookbook Club
September 2: NO MEETING
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.

Book Discussion
September 12: The Whole Town’s Talking by Fannie Flagg
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

Concert in the Park
Saturday, September 14: Peoria Pops
6—8 p.m. at the Alpha Park Pavilions
Located at the pavilions inside Alpha Park in Bartonville, IL.
Food trucks & concession stands open at 5:30 p.m.
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Meet the Birth Doula
Monday, September 16, 6:30—7:30 p.m.
Come interact with Lisa Pearl of His Image Births to learn about birth doulas. She will teach the support doulas provide pregnant women and birth partners during every phase of the birth process. Bring your curiosity and questions! Snacks will be provided. Free and open to the public. Registration required. Please register online or call 697-3822 x13.   Add to my

Board Meeting
Monday, September 16, 7:00 p.m.
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Crafternoon Delight
Thursday, September 19, 2—3:30 p.m.
September: Framed Pumpkin
Sign up for this new crafting program for adults! Each month we will explore making a new craft. All supplies provided. Free! Register online or contact 697-3822 x13.
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Friends of Alpha Park Library Special Event
Saturday, September 21, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Cindy Miller of Midwest Farm Charm in Lacon, IL, will offer a workshop at Alpha Park Library.   Make your own decorative country farm sign. Only 20 seats available.   Sign up today.   All materials supplied $45.00. For more information visit her website at  Add to my

Daughters of the Steppes: The Night Witches of World War II presented by Brooks Carver
Wednesday, September 25, 7—8:30 p.m. 
Brooks Carver will discuss his book Daughters of the Steppes: The Night Witches of World War II. Come out for the discussion to learn about this fascinating part of history! Registration Required. Register online or call 697-3822 x13.   Add to my

-The Christian Center
-Circle K
-Friends of the Alpha Park Library
-Peoria Rivermen
-Peoria Chiefs
-Sam’s Club
-Texas Roadhouse

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

Explore More Illinois

Explore More Illinois is a new program which allows library users to visit other museums/attractions around the state, either without charge or at a discounted price. Folks will no longer need to pick up a pre-printed pass at the library, though some attractions still require a pass. Here’s how it will work:
     • Using a computer, go to the website
     • Log into the site using your library card number—on your card; it begins with “D080…”—and the password that you use to access your library account online
     • On the “Available Attractions” page, all participating institutions are listed, with instructions about requiring or not requiring a printed pass, etc.
     • Click the green “Reserve” button to get a pass for the day
     • For a different day, click on “Reserve Different Date”
     • Once a date has been chosen, click on “Continue” to confirm your reservation
Please note that the Peoria Riverfront Museum DOES require a printed pass, so you will need to print one to have in hand when you go to the museum.
Alpha Park will receive one pass per day, and each library card is limited to two passes per calendar year. One pass will admit two adults and their children (must be under the age of 18).

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,