Adult and Public Services: Programs

  • Introduction to Watercolor Painting

    February 2nd, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Beat the winter blues and ready your home for spring with some colorful floral paintings. Tom Stagg will teach a delightful course on the basics of watercolor painting, including basic brush techniques and color selection. Paintings will focus on floral designs. All materials for the class will be provided.

  • The Great British Baking Tour: Holiday Edition

    The Great British Baking Tour: Holiday Edition

    December 7 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

    Join UK travel/relocation consultant and former UK resident Claire Evans for a delightful culinary tour of the UK inspired by "The Great British Baking Show" Television Series, Aired on PBS. Learn about making a proper cup of tea, regional specialties, their origins, and the particular parts of the UK that they hail from. She'll translate the trickiest parts of British recipes for Americans, so you can try them in your own kitchen. Registration required. Please visit our website to register for the event.

  • Crafternoon Delight/Take 'n' Make Crafts

    DIY Watercolor Christmas Cookies

    December 21st

    Crafternoon Delight is back! But we know how much our patrons loved our take and make crafts that we started for the pandemic so we are going to be splitting the difference this Winter again. Every other month will be an in-person Crafternoon Delight, and every other month will be a traditional Take n Make Craft!

    January 19th: Make Your Own Custom Tote Bags (In-person, 6:00-7:30pm)
    February 16th: DIY Spa Candle (Take n Make)

  • Opioid Overdose Eductation and Training

    Thursday, January 6 at 6:30 p.m. - In-person AND via Zoom

    Naloxone can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and saves lives. THis event will provide the following for the general public:
    Opioid education
    Overdose prevention education
    Nasal Naloxone training and distribution

    Please Register on our Website
  • All Booked Up at APL

    All Booked Up @ APL

    We will select a book and meeting monthly via Zoom.

    December: Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
    January: The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green
    February: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennet

  • The Great Alpha Park Quiz Night

    Friday, Feb 25, at 6:00 p.m. (In-Person)

    Ready to challenge your friends and family to see whose knowledge is superior? Alpha Park will be hosting its first quiz night! There will be trivia, games, and even a library scavenger hunt! Trivia questions will span several categories, and there will be family favorite games. Pub snacks, popcorn, and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.

  • Explore More Illinois

    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).

    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.