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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iPad and iPhone 101
2:30PM
 iPad and iPhone 101
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2:30PM
Wanting to brush up on the basics of your iPad or iPhone? This is the place for you! Stop by for donuts, coffee, and knowledge!

or call 309-697-3822.
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Pre-K Read and Play Mornings (3-5y)
10:30AM
Pre-K Read and Play Mornings (3-5y)
Friday, Dec. 2, 10:30AM
Join us for a fun-filled storytime experience for preschoolers and their caregivers in the morning!Listen to stories, sing, dance, and play as we socialize with new friends. Preschoolers can make a craft to keep!
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Special Winter Story Hours (All Ages)
10:30AM
Special Winter Story Hours (All Ages)
Saturday, Dec. 3, 10:30AM
Join us as we read a selection of Upper Elementary picture books that appeal to ages 6-10 (younger ones will enjoy these as well!) and make a themed craft!
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Waddlers and Toddlers Storytime
9:30AM
 Waddlers and Toddlers Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 9:30AMWaddlers and Toddler
Pop-Up Library in Glasford
3:00PM
 Pop-Up Library in Glasford
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 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, Dec. 6, 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! December: Mysteries
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Gentle Yoga with Gayle Carrillo
9:30AM
 Gentle Yoga with Gayle Carrillo
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 9:30AM
We welcome back Gayle Carrillo to teach gentle yoga for all skill levels. Classes are free, and yoga mats are provided.

or call 309-697-3822.
Pre-K Read and Play Afternoons (3-5y)
1:00PM
Pre-K Read and Play Afternoons (3-5y)
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1:00PM
Join us for a fun-filled storytime experience for preschoolers and their caregivers in the afternoon!Listen to stories, sing, dance, and play as we socialize with new friends. Preschoolers can make a craft to keep!
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To Thine Own Shelf Be True
2:30PM
 To Thine Own Shelf Be True
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2:30PMTo Thine Own Shelf B
Hate being told what to read? Have a large to-be-read pile to work through at home? This is the club for you!Each month, we will meet to discuss whatever we've read in the past month.Whatever you read is up to you! This will be a great place to hear book recommendations from other APL readers, t...read more
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Pre-K Read and Play Mornings (3-5y)
10:30AM
Pre-K Read and Play Mornings (3-5y)
Friday, Dec. 9, 10:30AM
Join us for a fun-filled storytime experience for preschoolers and their caregivers in the morning!Listen to stories, sing, dance, and play as we socialize with new friends. Preschoolers can make a craft to keep!
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Snow Slime (6-10y)
2:00PM
 Snow Slime (6-10y)
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2:00PM
There may not be snow outside, but we can give you the next best thing. Join us in making snow slime. We provide the slime, you choose the mix-ins of snow or glitter!Registration required.
Pop-Up Library in Glasford
3:00PM
 Pop-Up Library in Glasford
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 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!
Snow Slime (6-10y)
4:00PM
 Snow Slime (6-10y)
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 4:00PM
There may not be snow outside, but we can give you the next best thing. Join us in making snow slime. We provide the slime, you choose the mix-ins of snow or glitter!Registration required.
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Chair Yoga with Gayle Carrillo
9:30AM
 Chair Yoga with Gayle Carrillo
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 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.

or call 309-697-3822.
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Snow Slime (10-14y)
5:00PM
 Snow Slime (10-14y)
Thursday, Dec. 15, 5:00PM
There may not be snow outside, but we can give you the next best thing. Join us in making snow slime. We provide the slime, you choose the mix-ins of snow or glitter!Registration required.
Snow Slime (10-14y)
7:00PM
 Snow Slime (10-14y)
Thursday, Dec. 15, 7:00PM
There may not be snow outside, but we can give you the next best thing. Join us in making snow slime. We provide the slime, you choose the mix-ins of snow or glitter!Registration required.
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Adult Take n’ Make Crafts
 Adult Take n’ Make Crafts
Friday, Dec. 16,
Looking for more crafting projects? Stop by the library on the third Friday of every month to pick up your craft project.December: Mini Christmas Tree
Snow Slime (13-18y)
4:00PM
 Snow Slime (13-18y)
Friday, Dec. 16, 4:00PM
There may not be snow on the ground, but we can give you the next best thing. Come to the library and join us in making snow slime. We provide the slime, you choose the mix-ins of snow or glitter!Registration required.
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Youth Book Club (8-13y)
2:00PM
 Youth Book Club (8-13y)
Monday, Dec. 19, 2:00PM
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!December: The Great Chicago Fire: Rising from the Ashes by Kate Hannigan
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Pop-Up Library in Glasford
3:00PM
 Pop-Up Library in Glasford
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 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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Waddlers and Toddlers (under 2y)
9:30AM
Waddlers and Toddlers (under 2y)
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 9:30AM
Pop-Up Library in Glasford
3:00PM
 Pop-Up Library in Glasford
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 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, Dec. 27, 3:30PM
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Pre-K Read and Play Afternoons (3-5y)
1:00PM
Pre-K Read and Play Afternoons (3-5y)
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 1:00PM
Join us for a fun-filled storytime experience for preschoolers and their caregivers in the afternoon!Listen to stories, sing, dance, and play as we socialize with new friends. Preschoolers can make a craft to keep!
Crafternoon Delight
6:30PM
 Crafternoon Delight
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 6:30PM
Join us for a new in-person craft every month!Registration required.December: Sock Snowman

or call 309-697-3822.
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Pre-K Read and Play Mornings (3-5y)
10:30AM
Pre-K Read and Play Mornings (3-5y)
Friday, Dec. 30, 10:30AM
Join us for a fun-filled storytime experience for preschoolers and their caregivers in the morning!Listen to stories, sing, dance, and play as we socialize with new friends. Preschoolers can make a craft to keep!
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