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
2023-2024 Book List
Food for Thought Book Club
Fourth Monday of the month
2023-2024 Book List
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 the third Monday 6:00pm – 7:30pm September – May.
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.
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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 9th (2nd Saturday due to Labor Day – combined with Fiber Arts Group)
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
- Braiding and tassel making
- Bead weaving
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!
September 9th (combined with Knit & Crochet Club)
Crafternoon at the Library
NEW! 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.
Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Avenue
Altoona, WI 54720