Library Events & Programs

Join us for upcoming events at Alpha Park Public Library!

All events are open to the public. Please click on the event for more information, and register if required.

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Waddlers and Toddlers (under 2y)
9:30AM
Waddlers and Toddlers (under 2y)
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 9:30AMWaddlers and Toddler
Babies and toddlers are invited to explore, sing, and play. Join us for storytime and play every Tuesday morning at 9:30AM.
Pop-Up Library in Glasford
3:00PM
 Pop-Up Library in Glasford
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 3:00PM
Glasford Village Hall
Join APL each Tuesday at Glasford Village Hall for book check-in and check-outs, activities for all ages, and technology help for seniors! Watch our social media pages for more information ahead of each visit!
Choose-Your-Own-Adventure: After School Book Club (8-13y)
4:00PM
Choose-Your-Own-Adventure: After School Book Club (8-13y)
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 4:00PMChoose-Your-Own-Adve
If you love to chat about books and are creative, you'll love our Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book club! Each month we will pick a theme or genre, and you can design an art project inspired by the book you read! Registration required, please call the library to register.October: Fantasy Fiction

or call 309-697-3822.
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Senior Coffee Talks
8:00AM
 Senior Coffee Talks
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 8:00AMSenior Coffee Talks
Alpha Park Clubhouse
Join the Limestone Township, the Alpha Park Public Library, and the Bartonville Park committee each month for coffee, donuts, socializing, and a guest speaker!
Gentle Yoga with Gayle Carrillo
9:30AM
 Gentle Yoga with Gayle Carrillo
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 9:30AM
We welcome back Gayle Carrillo to teach gentle yoga for all skill levels. Classes are free, and yoga mats are provided.Please register by calling the library or on our website.
Pre-K Read and Play (3-5y)
10:30AM
 Pre-K Read and Play (3-5y)
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 10:30AMPre-K Read and Play
Join us for a fun-filled storytime experience for preschoolers and their caregivers! Listen to stories, sing, dance, and play as we socialize with new friends. Preschoolers can let out their inner artist and make a craft to keep!
Anime Club (10-14y)
5:00PM
 Anime Club (10-14y)
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 5:00PM
Join Miss Kindred this fall for a sampling of anime videos, manga, and discussion of Japanese pop culture.Registration required, please call the library to register.

or call 309-697-3822.
Crafting with Ellidora’s Emporium
6:30PM
Crafting with Ellidora’s Emporium
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6:30PM
Join the Wacky Witches from Ellidora's Emporium for a Halloween-themed Witch Hat Centerpiece craft for adults.Please register by calling the library or on our website.

or call 309-697-3822.
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Teen Dungeons and Dragons Night (13-18y)
6:00PM
Teen Dungeons and Dragons Night (13-18y)
Thursday, Oct. 6, 6:00PM
The popular Dungeons and Dragons club is meeting again starting October 6th through November 17th.  Space is limited, so please register and plan to attend regularly to secure your spot.  New players are welcome and encouraged.  Each campaign works best with a max of 6 players, and if...read more

or call 309-697-3822.
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Pre-K Read and Play (3-5y)
10:30AM
 Pre-K Read and Play (3-5y)
Friday, Oct. 7, 10:30AMPre-K Read and Play
Join us for a fun-filled storytime experience for preschoolers and their caregivers! Listen to stories, sing, dance, and play as we socialize with new friends. Preschoolers can let out their inner artist and make a craft to keep!
Introduction to the Cricut Series
2:30PM
Introduction to the Cricut Series
Friday, Oct. 7, 2:30PMIntroduction to the
Our very own Allie will be demonstrating all the techniques she's learned to make our wonderful APL displays.The first two classes will cover the ins-and-outs of designing and crafting with the Cricut.In the third session, crafters are encouraged to bring in projects for one-on-one help from All...read more

or call 309-697-3822.
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Sensory Play (under 5y)
10:30AM
 Sensory Play (under 5y)
Saturday, Oct. 8, 10:30AMSensory Play (under
Let's get messy! Drop in with your little one and explore sensory stations with water, moon sand, play-dough, paint, and more. Caregivers must remain present at all times.
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Waddlers and Toddlers (under 2y)
9:30AM
Waddlers and Toddlers (under 2y)
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 9:30AMWaddlers and Toddler
Babies and toddlers are invited to explore, sing, and play. Join us for storytime and play every Tuesday morning at 9:30AM.
Pop-Up Library in Glasford
3:00PM
 Pop-Up Library in Glasford
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 3:00PM
Glasford Village Hall
Join APL each Tuesday at Glasford Village Hall for book check-in and check-outs, activities for all ages, and technology help for seniors! Watch our social media pages for more information ahead of each visit!
Lego Club (6-12y)
3:30PM
 Lego Club (6-12y)
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 3:30PMLego Club (6-12y)
Lego club returns with new challenges, new friends, and new creations!Registration required, please call the library to register.

or call 309-697-3822.
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Pre-K Read and Play (3-5y)
10:30AM
 Pre-K Read and Play (3-5y)
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 10:30AMPre-K Read and Play
Join us for a fun-filled storytime experience for preschoolers and their caregivers! Listen to stories, sing, dance, and play as we socialize with new friends. Preschoolers can let out their inner artist and make a craft to keep!
Anime Club (10-14y)
5:00PM
 Anime Club (10-14y)
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 5:00PM
Join Miss Kindred this fall for a sampling of anime videos, manga, and discussion of Japanese pop culture.Registration required, please call the library to register.

or call 309-697-3822.
Teen Advisory Board (14-18y)
7:00PM
 Teen Advisory Board (14-18y)
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7:00PMTeen Advisory Board
Teen Advisory Board is returning, but we need your help! This is a great opportunity to tell the Youth Services Department what teens want! If you need volunteer hours, this is a great way to earn them!Snacks will be provided! Registration Required.

or call 309-697-3822.
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All Booked Up @APL 
2:30PM
 All Booked Up @APL 
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2:30PM
Beginning this month, All Booked Up will be 100% in-person. Go to bit.ly/3iwL5Kg to join our All Booked Up @APL Bookclubs page for more information.October: Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka
Spooky Slime Party (7-12y)
4:00PM
 Spooky Slime Party (7-12y)
Thursday, Oct. 13, 4:00PM
Make two different types of slime and mix in all the spooky, gross, or just plain weird add-ins you want. We'll also play with oobleck, decorate our slime containers, and have the spookiest slime contest.Registration required, please call the library to register.

or call 309-697-3822.
Teen Dungeons and Dragons Night (13-18y)
6:00PM
Teen Dungeons and Dragons Night (13-18y)
Thursday, Oct. 13, 6:00PM
The popular Dungeons and Dragons club is meeting again starting October 6th through November 17th.  Space is limited, so please register and plan to attend regularly to secure your spot.  New players are welcome and encouraged.  Each campaign works best with a max of 6 players, and if...read more

or call 309-697-3822.
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Pre-K Read and Play (3-5y)
10:30AM
 Pre-K Read and Play (3-5y)
Friday, Oct. 14, 10:30AMPre-K Read and Play
Join us for a fun-filled storytime experience for preschoolers and their caregivers! Listen to stories, sing, dance, and play as we socialize with new friends. Preschoolers can let out their inner artist and make a craft to keep!
Escape Room: Haunted Library (13-18y)
4:00PM
Escape Room: Haunted Library (13-18y)
Friday, Oct. 14, 4:00PM
Can you follow the clues and escape from our haunted library? Groups of 3-6 can register for a 15 minute time slot, please see Youth Services for details.Registration required, please call the library to register.

or call 309-697-3822.
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Youth Book Club (8-13y)
2:00PM
 Youth Book Club (8-13y)
Monday, Oct. 17, 2:00PMYouth Book Club (8-1
Ready to read something new? Swing by the circulation desk to pick up our Youth Book Club Books and visit us in the library to discuss these fantastic stories!October: Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
Mini-Makers Club (3-8y)
4:00PM
 Mini-Makers Club (3-8y)
Monday, Oct. 17, 4:00PMMini-Makers Club (3-
Get ready to explore a new STEAM concept each month through experiments, crafts, and free exploration!October: Secret Agents

or call 309-697-3822.
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Pop-Up Library in Glasford
3:00PM
 Pop-Up Library in Glasford
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 3:00PM
Glasford Village Hall
Join APL each Tuesday at Glasford Village Hall for book check-in and check-outs, activities for all ages, and technology help for seniors! Watch our social media pages for more information ahead of each visit!
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Chair Yoga with Gayle Carrillo
9:30AM
 Chair Yoga with Gayle Carrillo
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 9:30AM
Join Gayle Carrillo for chair yoga, a form of yoga that is great for those with limited mobility. All skill levels are welcome! Classes are free.Please register by calling the library or on our website.

or call 309-697-3822.
Anime Club (10-14y)
5:00PM
 Anime Club (10-14y)
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 5:00PM
Join Miss Kindred this fall for a sampling of anime videos, manga, and discussion of Japanese pop culture.Registration required, please call the library to register.

or call 309-697-3822.
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Teen Dungeons and Dragons Night (13-18y)
6:00PM
Teen Dungeons and Dragons Night (13-18y)
Thursday, Oct. 20, 6:00PM
The popular Dungeons and Dragons club is meeting again starting October 6th through November 17th.  Space is limited, so please register and plan to attend regularly to secure your spot.  New players are welcome and encouraged.  Each campaign works best with a max of 6 players, and if...read more

or call 309-697-3822.
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Cultural Crafts: Take n’ Makes
Cultural Crafts: Take n’ Makes
Friday, Oct. 21,
Looking for more crafting projects? APL is continuing the passive program: Cultural Crafts. Stop by the library on the third Friday of every month to pick up your craft project, complete with an explanation of the craft's significance.October: Flower Candle Holders for Diwali
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Makers Club (8-12y)
4:00PM
 Makers Club (8-12y)
Monday, Oct. 24, 4:00PMMakers Club (8-12y)
Get ready to explore a new STEAM concept each month through experiments, crafts, and free exploration!October: Secret Agents

or call 309-697-3822.
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Pop-Up Library in Glasford
3:00PM
 Pop-Up Library in Glasford
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 3:00PM
Glasford Village Hall
Join APL each Tuesday at Glasford Village Hall for book check-in and check-outs, activities for all ages, and technology help for seniors! Watch our social media pages for more information ahead of each visit!
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Trick-or-Treat at Alpha Park Library (3-6y)
10:30AM
Trick-or-Treat at Alpha Park Library (3-6y)
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 10:30AMTrick-or-Treat at Al
Dress up and trick-or-treat with Alpha Park Library! We will be meeting for stories, songs, and a craft before trick-or-treating around the library. Costumes are encouraged, but no face-covering masks please.

or call 309-697-3822.
Anime Club (10-14y)
5:00PM
 Anime Club (10-14y)
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 5:00PM
Join Miss Kindred this fall for a sampling of anime videos, manga, and discussion of Japanese pop culture.Registration required, please call the library to register.

or call 309-697-3822.
Crafternoon Delight
6:30PM
 Crafternoon Delight
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6:30PM
Crafternoon Delight runs in-person every month! Looking for a Take n' Make craft? Check out our series Culture Crafts, which provides a take n' make every month! Please register by calling the library or on our website.October: Scandinavian Good Luck Kitchen Witch

or call 309-697-3822.
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Teen Dungeons and Dragons Night (13-18y)
6:00PM
Teen Dungeons and Dragons Night (13-18y)
Thursday, Oct. 27, 6:00PM
The popular Dungeons and Dragons club is meeting again starting October 6th through November 17th.  Space is limited, so please register and plan to attend regularly to secure your spot.  New players are welcome and encouraged.  Each campaign works best with a max of 6 players, and if...read more

or call 309-697-3822.
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Introduction to the Cricut Series
2:30PM
Introduction to the Cricut Series
Friday, Oct. 28, 2:30PMIntroduction to the
Our very own Allie will be demonstrating all the techniques she's learned to make our wonderful APL displays.The first two classes will cover the ins-and-outs of designing and crafting with the Cricut.In the third session, crafters are encouraged to bring in projects for one-on-one help from All...read more

or call 309-697-3822.
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