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
2023-2024 Book List

Food for Thought Book Club
Fourth Monday of the month
6:30 PM
2023-2024 Book List (updated 10.18.23)

Cookbooks and Cards

Our newest book club!
Everyone checks out the cookbook and makes something from it to bring to the club. During the meeting we’ll discuss if we liked the cookbook and try the different dishes.
After we finish eating and discussing, anyone interested is invited to stay and play a card game. No previous experience playing the game is needed-most of them will likely be new to all of us and simple/easy to pick up.
This program meets monthly on a Monday 6:00pm – 7:30pm September – May.

January-May 2024 Book List
*Updated 4.3.24

January 8th
February 19th
March 11th
April 8th
May 13th

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 third Tuesday of every month.
Community Room
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

January 23rd
February 20th
March 19th
April 16th
May 21st
June 18th
July 16th
August 20th
September 17th
October 15th
November 19th
December 17th

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.

January 6th
February 3rd (combined with Fiber Arts Group)
March 2nd
April 6th
May 4th
June 1st
July 6th
August 3rd
September 7th
October 5th
November 2nd
December 7th

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.

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

January 16th
February 20th
March 19th
April 16th
May 21st
June 18th
July 16th
August 20th
September 17th
October 15th
November 19th
December 17th



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!

January 13th
February 10th
March 9th
April 13th
May 11th
June 8th
July 13th
August 10th
September 14th
October 12th
November 9th
Dcember 14th

Crafternoon at the Library

Join us on the third Saturday of the month for an afternoon of crafting at the library. Sign up will be available a few weeks prior to the program as well as an example or description of the month’s craft. Stop by the library to sign up for this adult program. This program meets September – May.

September 16th
October 21st
November 4th*
December 16th
January 20th
February 17th
March 16th
April 27th*
May 18th


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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