Backpacks Offered During National Library Card Sign-Up – Sept. 1-30
September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. Alpha Park Library will be participating in this national event September 1 through 30. First time card holders may come to the library and present proof of residency in the form of an ID with current address. Library cards for children age 14 and under will require parent signature and ID. New card holders will automatically be placed into a drawing for an exclusive backpack made especially for this event. Ten backpacks will be given away. The drawing will be held on October 1, 2014.
Spotlight on Cookbooks
Hemphill Towers by local author, Leona Pence
Spotlight on BBC DVDs
Peoria Area Railroads: Yesterday & Today
Yarners and Needlers
Monday, September 15, 7:00 p.m.
Public is welcome!
Thursday, September 18, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
September discussion: The Dinner by Herman Koch. Copies of the books are available at the Check-Out Desk one month prior to the discussion date. All are welcome to attend.
Thursday, September 25; 7:00 p.m.
Attention iPad owners or those curious about them: This class is designed to help you get to know your iPad better. We’ll explore the basics, learn how to interact with the device, discover the world of apps, and discuss the new IOS changes. Bring your iPad and let us know what tricks you’ve already discovered. This is a FREE class but seating is limited and fills up quickly! Contact the Information Desk to register, at 697-3822 x13.
Monday, September 29; 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a night of Cookbooks and Chocolates! We'll discuss the different types of cookbooks available at the library and be entertained by a special speaker. Treats and door prizes round out this night of sweet fun. This may be the start of a monthly cookbook club. Please contact the Information Desk at 697-3822, ext.13 to register for this free program.
Monday, October 6; 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Join us for a book signing and presentation with Leona. She will share her extraordinary experience of writing her first book, Hemphill Towers. Leona’s new book is described as a “quick-paced tale of fine art, wine forgery, and the Russian Mafia, when three friends discover their pursuit of love will require them to expose a crime, thwart a murder, and trust the one thing that has never failed them…their friendship.” Leona will have copies of her book for sale. This program is free and open to the public. Please phone the library at 697-3822, ext. 13 to register.
Thursday, October 23; 7:00 p.m.
Join us for Tea, Treats and a Chin Wag as we discuss the different types of DVDs the library offers from the BBC (British Broadcastng Corporation). The BBC is well known for television shows such as “Downton Abbey,” “Doc Martin,” “Dr. Who,” “Call The Midwife,” and “Sherlock.” Come talk about your favorites or discover something new to watch this winter. There will be treats and FANtastic door prizes, including products from your favorite shows. You'll be gobsmacked by all the bits ‘n’ bobs we'll discuss! Please contact the Information Desk at 697-3822, ext. 13 to register for this free program.
Thursday, November 6; 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Local author and railroad historian, David Jordan, will present a free program on Peoria area railroads. David is coauthor of the book, Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad in Color. Railroad enthusiasts and anyone interested in local history won’t want to miss David’s multimedia presentation and audience discussion. Please phone the library at 697-3822, ext. 13, to register for this free program.
Tuesday evenings 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Anyone with portable handiwork projects (knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, embroidery, weaving, etc.) is welcome to join this friendly group. From beginner to expert, you’ll find people to learn and laugh with.