Adult Programs

Kids’ Brains and Screens

Thursday, June 6th 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. With Screenstrong Ambassador, Mandee Hamann. Take a deep dive into the world of kids and screens. Discover effective ways to prevent and address childhood screen-related issues. Explore the science behind brain development and...

Technology Tutor

Appointments Available: Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Are you befuddled by technology? Do you need help with your smartphone, laptop, or tablet? Is there something else that you could use one-on-one help with?  Altoona Public Library’s Technology Tutor can help! ...
Book 'Em Mystery

Book 'Em Mystery Book Club

Join us for Book ‘Em Mystery Book Club.  We meet every second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. September through May – newcomers are always welcome!

Strings 'n' Things

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
One-on-One Tech Help

Technology Tutor

Extended summer availability!  Call to schedule your appointment.  

Are you befuddled by technology? Do you need help with your smartphone, laptop, or tablet? Is there something else that you could use one-on-one help with?  Altoona Public Library’s Technology Tutor can help!  The primary purpose of the Technology Tutor is to help you learn how to use technology!  

Food for Thought Book Club

Food for Thought Book Club

Join us for Food for Thought Book Club.  We meet every fourth Monday at 6:30 p.m. September through May – newcomers are always welcome!

Fiber Arts Group

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!

Cookbooks and Cards

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.

Writer's Group

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 write but are unsure which way to go.

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

Knit and Crochet Club

Knit & 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.

Crafternoon @ the Library

Crafternoons at the Library

NEW! Join us on the third Saturday of the month, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, 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.

One-on-One Tech Help

One-on-One Tech Help

Looking for help with an e-reader or tablet? Sign up for a 30 minute appointment for one-on-one technology help.