Adult Programs at Altoona Public Library

We have several ongoing programs for adults at the library, listed below.  To keep up to date on special programs such as author visits, educational programs, craft nights, etc. please keep an eye on our calendar or subscribe to our newsletter!

Knit & Crochet Club
Meets the 1st Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. - noon.  This is an informal club for working on projects, socializing, and sharing ideas & patterns.  Bring your projects, and we'll have coffee, company, and great selection of knitting and crochet books for you to browse.  No sign up - just join us when you can!

Food for Thought Book Club

Meets the 4th Monday of the month at 7 p.m., September through May.  Books may be picked up at the library -- we usually have copies of the upcoming book available about a month before the book club meets.  Newcomers are always welcome!  

2019-2020 Book List:

 September 23, 2019- Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

October 28, 2019- Virgil Wander by Leif Enger (CVBF Author)

November 25, 2019- Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

December 16, 2019 (Third Monday)- Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

January 27, 2020- The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton

February 24, 2020- Radium Girls by Kate Moore

March 23, 2020- Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

April 27, 2020- The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to present by David Treuer

May 18, 2020 (Third Monday)- Educated by Tara Westiver

Book 'Em Mystery Book Club
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., September through May. Books may be picked up at the library -- we usually have copies of the upcoming book available about a month before the book club meets. Newcomers are always welcome! 

2019-2020 List:

September 10, 2019- The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

October 8, 2019- Death at Gills Rock by Patricia Skalka  

November 12, 2019- Celine by Peter Heller

December 10, 2019- Open and Shut by David Rosenfelt

January 14, 2020- Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

February 11, 2020- The Fox by Frederick Forsyth

March 10, 2020- This Side of Murder by Anna Lee Huber (CVBF Author)

April 14, 2020- Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

May 12, 2020- The Late Show by Muchael Connelly