Adult Programs

Book Clubs

Join us for one of our monthly book clubs.  Copies of the discussion titles are available at the library about a month in advance and can be picked up at the circulation desk.  Patrons are also welcome to place their own holds if they prefer.

Newcomers always welcome!

Book ‘Em Mystery Book Club
Second Tuesday of the month
6:30 pm
2022-2023 Book List
*Updated 1/2/23

Food for Thought Book Club
Fourth Monday of the month
6:30 PM
2022-2023 Book List

Writer’s Group

We will be sharing and giving feedback to help each other become the best writers we can.  Bring your original work to share, up to 1,000 words.  Writing prompts will be available to help those who want to write but are unsure which way to go.

Meets the last Tuesday of every month.
Community Room
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Spring/Summer 2023
March 28th
April 25th
May 30th
June 27th
July 25th
August 29th

Knit and Crochet Club

Bring your projects and we’ll have coffee, company and a selection of knitting and crocheting books for you to browse. The club meets 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. the first Saturday of each month.

September 10th (2nd Saturday due to Labor Day)
October 1st
November 5th
December 3rd
January 7th
February 4th
March 4th
April 1st
May 6th

Strings ‘n’ Things

Bring your projects and we’ll have coffee, company and a selection of books for you to browse. The club meets 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month September – May.

Join and try any of these needlecrafts:

  • Needle lace/Lace-making
  • Quilting
  • Applique
  • Embroidery
  • Sewing
  • Lucet
  • Macrame
  • Braiding and tassel making
  • Tapestry
  • Bead weaving
  • Needlepoint
  • Knitting
  • Crocheting

September 20th
October 18th
November 15th
December 20th
January 17th
February 21st
March 21st
April 18th
May 16th



Fiber Arts Group

The Clear Water Fiber Guild is a group for fiber enthusiasts in Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley. Whether you are a spinner, knitter/crocheter, weaver, dyer, or someone new to the fiber arts/textile crafts who is looking for a social group, we welcome you! We seek to provide connection, camaraderie, and education.

Our Guild monthly meetings are a relaxed non-structured gathering to work on our projects and share our knowledge, enthusiasm, and experiences.

If you are interested in joining the group, please contact the Altoona Public Library at (715) 839-5029, or Nancy Dotson at (715) 834-3197. Interested persons are welcome to come observe, and we will offer a one-hour introductory workshop twice each year. Please bring your own equipment and supplies for your project to work on during the monthly meetings.

The group will meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Altoona Public Library. Stay as long or as short as you want!

March 11th
April 8th
May 13th
June 10th
July 8th
August 12th


Monday 9am-8pm
Tuesday 9am-8pm
Wednesday 9am-8pm
Thursday 9am-8pm
Friday 9am-6pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday: Closed

Contact Us

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Avenue
Altoona, WI 54720


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