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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Senior Coffee Talks
8:00AM
 Senior Coffee Talks
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 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!
Walking Wednesdays
9:30AM
 Walking Wednesdays
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 9:30AMWalking Wednesdays
Alpha Park Pavilion
Join us each Wednesday morning for a group walk around Alpha Park in Bartonville. We'll meet inside the Clubhouse and begin walking at 9:30AM. Restrooms will be open and water available for purchase. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. No registration required.
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Military Reads @APL
2:30PM
 Military Reads @APL
Friday, Jun. 3, 2:30PM
We will select a military-themed book and meet monthly in-person and via Zoom.Go to bit.ly/3g8ShNw to join our Military Reads @ APL Bookclubs page.June: Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles by Anthony Swofford
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Summer Sensory Play Days
10:30AM
 Summer Sensory Play Days
Tuesday, Jun. 7, 10:30AM
Join us outside for sensory play days every Tuesday this summer! Families can come dressed for a mess, and enjoy letting their children explore without the clean up! Our first sensory play day will explore all the properties of water.
Yarner’s Club
5:00PM
 Yarner’s Club
Tuesday, Jun. 7, 5:00PM
This group meets weekly to discuss crafting, especially yarn-based crafts. Bring your own projects, and socialize with other enthusiastic crafters!No registration required.
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Walking Wednesdays
9:30AM
 Walking Wednesdays
Wednesday, Jun. 8, 9:30AMWalking Wednesdays
Alpha Park Pavilion
Join us each Wednesday morning for a group walk around Alpha Park in Bartonville. We'll meet inside the Clubhouse and begin walking at 9:30AM. Restrooms will be open and water available for purchase. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. No registration required.
Play with Clay
2:00PM
 Play with Clay
Wednesday, Jun. 8, 2:00PMPlay with Clay
Join Miss Haley as we knead, roll, and form different colors of polymer clay. Whether you want to make a miniature sculpture, jewelry, or other accessories, this is the place to play with clay! Registration required, please call the library or stop by the Youth Services desk to register.
Play with Clay
6:00PM
 Play with Clay
Wednesday, Jun. 8, 6:00PMPlay with Clay
Join Miss Haley as we knead, roll, and form different colors of polymer clay. Whether you want to make a miniature sculpture, jewelry, or other accessories, this is the place to play with clay! ​​​​​​​Registration required, please call the library or stop by the Youth Services desk to register.
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All Booked Up @APL
2:30PM
 All Booked Up @APL
Thursday, Jun. 9, 2:30PMAll Booked Up @APL
We will select a book and meet monthly in-person and via Zoom on the second Thursday of the month. Go to bit.ly/3iwL5Kg to join our All Booked Up @ APL Bookclubs page.June: The Children on the Hill by Jennifer McMahon
Teen Dungeons and Dragons Night
6:00PM
 Teen Dungeons and Dragons Night
Thursday, Jun. 9, 6:00PM
Curious about Dungeons and Dragons, but don't know where to begin? Join us every Thursday night as we delve into the Candlekeep Mysteries. New and experienced players welcomed. Supplies and snack provided!Registration preferred, please call the library or stop by the Youth Services desk to regis...read more
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Bubbles and Boba
10:30AM
 Bubbles and Boba
Friday, Jun. 10, 10:30AMBubbles and Boba
Join the Youth Services staff outside for a bubble-filled day of fun! We will meet outside on the back patio for bubble experiments! Meanwhile, tweens and teens can try out another bubble trend - bubble tea! We will help pour and mix boba tea for anyone that wants to try it!Registration required, pl...read more
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Introduction to Geocaching
11:00AM
 Introduction to Geocaching
Saturday, Jun. 11, 11:00AM
Butler Haynes Park in Mapleton
Interested in geocaching, but not sure what to do? Looking for a way to get the kids outside this summer?Learn how to geocache with us, and find them nearby! Meet at Butler-Haynes Park in Mapleton, and wear walking shoes.Please register by calling the library or on our website.

MELT Method Class w/ Joyce Day
2:30PM
 MELT Method Class w/ Joyce Day
Saturday, Jun. 11, 2:30PM
Due to popular demand, we welcome back Joyce Day to teach another MELT Method class.The MELT Method is a simple self-treatment technique that helps to eliminate stuck stress, stiffness, and pain in the body. We use small balls and a soft roller to affect changes in the body. Dress in comfortable clo...read more

or call 309-697-3822.
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Summer Camp Storytime
10:30AM
 Summer Camp Storytime
Monday, Jun. 13, 10:30AMSummer Camp Storytim
Join the Youth Services librarians for our all-ages family storytimes! We will meet outdoors on the back patio, weather permitting. Come for some great new stories and old favorites. Then, learn a new wilderness survival skill, try your hand at some favorite summer camp crafts, and explore nature-ba...read more
Anime Club
12:00PM
 Anime Club
Monday, Jun. 13, 12:00PMAnime Club
Join Miss Kindred on Monday afternoons this summer for a sampling of anime videos, manga and discussion of Japanese pop culture.Japanese snacks will be provided!Registration preferred, please call the library or stop by the Youth Services desk to register.
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Summer Sensory Play Days
10:30AM
 Summer Sensory Play Days
Tuesday, Jun. 14, 10:30AM
Join us outside for sensory play days every Tuesday this summer! Families can come dressed for a mess, and enjoy letting their children explore without the clean up! Our first sensory play day will explore all the properties of water.
Yarner’s Club
5:00PM
 Yarner’s Club
Tuesday, Jun. 14, 5:00PM
This group meets weekly to discuss crafting, especially yarn-based crafts. Bring your own projects, and socialize with other enthusiastic crafters!No registration required.
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Walking Wednesdays
9:30AM
 Walking Wednesdays
Wednesday, Jun. 15, 9:30AMWalking Wednesdays
Alpha Park Pavilion
Join us each Wednesday morning for a group walk around Alpha Park in Bartonville. We'll meet inside the Clubhouse and begin walking at 9:30AM. Restrooms will be open and water available for purchase. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. No registration required.
Starr Chief Eagle Lakota Dancer at the Alpha Park
12:30PM
Starr Chief Eagle Lakota Dancer at the Alpha Park
Wednesday, Jun. 15, 12:30PM
Alpha Park Pavilion
Join us at the Alpha Park Paviliion for a performance by Starr Chief Eagle, who will demonstrate Lakota Hoop Dancing! 
The Shelf Life @APL
7:00PM
 The Shelf Life @APL
Wednesday, Jun. 15, 7:00PMThe Shelf Life @APL
We will select a young adult or new adult book and meet monthly. Now in-person at Alpha Park Public Library, and open to both teens and adults! Go to bit.ly/3BEJagR to join our The Shelf Life @APL Bookclubs page.June: Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean
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Adult Yoga
9:30AM
 Adult Yoga
Thursday, Jun. 16, 9:30AM
Enjoy mindful movement with attention to breath. Increase strength, mobility, and balance. Meditation and breath work are interspersed throughout. All are welcome; no previous yoga experience required.Please register on our website, or by calling the library.

or call 309-697-3822.
Teen Dungeons and Dragons Night
6:00PM
 Teen Dungeons and Dragons Night
Thursday, Jun. 16, 6:00PM
Curious about Dungeons and Dragons, but don't know where to begin? Join us every Thursday night as we delve into the Candlekeep Mysteries. New and experienced players welcomed. Supplies and snack provided!Registration preferred, please call the library or stop by the Youth Services desk to regis...read more
Summer Camp Storytime
6:00PM
 Summer Camp Storytime
Thursday, Jun. 16, 6:00PMSummer Camp Storytim
Join the Youth Services librarians for our all-ages family storytimes! We will meet outdoors on the back patio, weather permitting. Come for some great new stories and old favorites. Then, learn a new wilderness survival skill, try your hand at some favorite summer camp crafts, and explore nature-ba...read more
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Cultural Crafts: Take n’ Makes
9:00AM
Cultural Crafts: Take n’ Makes
Friday, Jun. 17, 9:00AM
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.June 17: Fairy Houses
Adopt a Desk Pet
10:30AM
 Adopt a Desk Pet
Friday, Jun. 17, 10:30AM
A desk pet is a tiny animal pal that can live on your desk or dress and keep you company. At our Adopt a Desk Pet program, you will choose your very own pet and create a habitat for it to live in. All supplies provided. Recommended for ages 3 to 10. Registration required, please call the librar...read more
Bugs for Dinner with Dr. Hunter
5:00PM
 Bugs for Dinner with Dr. Hunter
Friday, Jun. 17, 5:00PM
Join us at Alpha Park Library for a fun event for adults and kids ages 8 and up! Learn about different food sources found in your own backyard from an expert on the subject, Dr. Hunter from Illinois State University! There will also be tastings of different foods you would find, "Beyond the Bea...read more

or call 309-697-3822.
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Seven Circles Heritage Center at APL
10:30AM
Seven Circles Heritage Center at APL
Saturday, Jun. 18, 10:30AMSeven Circles Herita
Join us at the library on Saturday, June 18th, when we'll learn about traditional leather work, beading, and music from local Native American educators. Registration required, please call the library or stop by the Youth Services desk to register.
Concerts in the Park 
6:00PM
 Concerts in the Park 
Saturday, Jun. 18, 6:00PM
Alpha Park Pavilion
What better way to spend a summer evening than in the park, with some great food listening to some great music? Join us over at the Pavilions at Alpha Park for our Concerts in the Park. Feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets, or use picnic tables.June 18: The Original Skazz Band
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Firetruck Storytime
10:30AM
 Firetruck Storytime
Monday, Jun. 20, 10:30AMFiretruck Storytime
Stop by APL for a see and play storytime featuring big vehicles! On June 20, there will be a firetruck at APL, and on June 22, there will be a tractor! On June 24, meet us at the Wheels of Time museum at 11:00AM for a very special storytime and museum tour!
Anime Club
12:00PM
 Anime Club
Monday, Jun. 20, 12:00PMAnime Club
Join Miss Kindred on Monday afternoons this summer for a sampling of anime videos, manga and discussion of Japanese pop culture.Japanese snacks will be provided!Registration preferred, please call the library or stop by the Youth Services desk to register.
Youth Book Club
2:00PM
 Youth Book Club
Monday, Jun. 20, 2:00PMYouth Book Club
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!June: The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert
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Summer Sensory Play Days
10:30AM
 Summer Sensory Play Days
Tuesday, Jun. 21, 10:30AM
Join us outside for sensory play days every Tuesday this summer! Families can come dressed for a mess, and enjoy letting their children explore without the clean up! Our first sensory play day will explore all the properties of water.
Pysanky Egg Decorating
1:00PM
 Pysanky Egg Decorating
Tuesday, Jun. 21, 1:00PM
Join patron Jackie Reynolds as she walks us through the Ukrainian tradition of egg decorating. She will discuss the history, and eggs will be available for each patron to decorate. Available for ages 15+, supplies are limited.Please register by calling the library or on our website.

or call 309-697-3822.
Misunderstood Animals Show
4:00PM
 Misunderstood Animals Show
Tuesday, Jun. 21, 4:00PM
Join us for an interactive animal show presented by Wild Times Exotics. You'll get to pet, hold, and learn surprising facts about a variety of commonly misunderstood creatures. While we can guarantee certain animals will be present, you can expect to see critters like skunks, snakes, tarantulas,...read more
Yarner’s Club
5:00PM
 Yarner’s Club
Tuesday, Jun. 21, 5:00PM
This group meets weekly to discuss crafting, especially yarn-based crafts. Bring your own projects, and socialize with other enthusiastic crafters!No registration required.
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Walking Wednesdays
9:30AM
 Walking Wednesdays
Wednesday, Jun. 22, 9:30AMWalking Wednesdays
Alpha Park Pavilion
Join us each Wednesday morning for a group walk around Alpha Park in Bartonville. We'll meet inside the Clubhouse and begin walking at 9:30AM. Restrooms will be open and water available for purchase. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. No registration required.
Tractor Storytime
10:30AM
 Tractor Storytime
Wednesday, Jun. 22, 10:30AMTractor Storytime
Stop by APL for a see and play storytime featuring big vehicles! On June 20, there will be a firetruck at APL, and on June 22, there will be a tractor! On June 24, meet us at the Wheels of Time museum at 11:00AM for a very special storytime and museum tour!
Lego Club
2:00PM
 Lego Club
Wednesday, Jun. 22, 2:00PM
Our weekly lego club is moving to a special event each month during the Summer Reading Program! Bring your friends and create new lego creations!
Crafternoon Delight
6:30PM
 Crafternoon Delight
Wednesday, Jun. 22, 6:30PM
Beginning in June, Crafternoon Delight will run in-person, every month! Looking for a Take n' Make class? Check out our new series Culture Crafts, which provides a take n' make class every month!June: Red, White, and Blue Wreaths

or call 309-697-3822.
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Teen Dungeons and Dragons Night
6:00PM
 Teen Dungeons and Dragons Night
Thursday, Jun. 23, 6:00PM
Curious about Dungeons and Dragons, but don't know where to begin? Join us every Thursday night as we delve into the Candlekeep Mysteries. New and experienced players welcomed. Supplies and snack provided!Registration preferred, please call the library or stop by the Youth Services desk to regis...read more
Summer Camp Storytime
6:00PM
 Summer Camp Storytime
Thursday, Jun. 23, 6:00PMSummer Camp Storytim
Join the Youth Services librarians for our all-ages family storytimes! We will meet outdoors on the back patio, weather permitting. Come for some great new stories and old favorites. Then, learn a new wilderness survival skill, try your hand at some favorite summer camp crafts, and explore nature-ba...read more
Pysanky Egg Decorating
6:00PM
 Pysanky Egg Decorating
Thursday, Jun. 23, 6:00PM
Join patron Jackie Reynolds as she walks us through the Ukrainian tradition of egg decorating. She will discuss the history, and eggs will be available for each patron to decorate. Available for ages 15+, supplies are limited.Please register by calling the library or on our website.

or call 309-697-3822.
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Wheels o’ Time Museum Visit
11:00AM
Wheels o’ Time Museum Visit
Friday, Jun. 24, 11:00AMWheels o’ Time
Wheel o' Time Museum in Dunlap, IL
On June 24, join APL at the Wheels o' Time musuem for a special storytime and museum tour!Registration required, please call the library or stop by the Youth Services desk to register.
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Disc Golf 101
1:00PM
 Disc Golf 101
Saturday, Jun. 25, 1:00PM
Alpha Park Pavilion
This program will be a disc golf lesson for beginners! Learn all the rules and how to play. Meet at the Alpha Park Pavilion, and wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.Please register on our website, or by calling the library.

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Summer Camp Storytime
10:30AM
 Summer Camp Storytime
Monday, Jun. 27, 10:30AMSummer Camp Storytim
Join the Youth Services librarians for our all-ages family storytimes! We will meet outdoors on the back patio, weather permitting. Come for some great new stories and old favorites. Then, learn a new wilderness survival skill, try your hand at some favorite summer camp crafts, and explore nature-ba...read more
Anime Club
12:00PM
 Anime Club
Monday, Jun. 27, 12:00PMAnime Club
Join Miss Kindred on Monday afternoons this summer for a sampling of anime videos, manga and discussion of Japanese pop culture.Japanese snacks will be provided!Registration preferred, please call the library or stop by the Youth Services desk to register.
Reading the Rainbow: An LGBTQ+ Bookclub
7:00PM
Reading the Rainbow: An LGBTQ+ Bookclub
Monday, Jun. 27, 7:00PM
New beginning in Pride Month! Every month we will select a book, and meet and discusson the last Monday of the month. Go to bit.ly/3MMuz82 to join our Reading the Rainbow: An LGBTQ+ Book Club Bookclubs page.June: Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
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Summer Sensory Play Days
10:30AM
 Summer Sensory Play Days
Tuesday, Jun. 28, 10:30AM
Join us outside for sensory play days every Tuesday this summer! Families can come dressed for a mess, and enjoy letting their children explore without the clean up! Our first sensory play day will explore all the properties of water.
Hair Styling 101
2:00PM
 Hair Styling 101
Tuesday, Jun. 28, 2:00PM
Need some inspiration for styling your child's hair? We have partnered with tHAIRapy Salon to lead a step-by-step instructional program for cute, easy hairstyles for all hair types and lengths. An adult must be present to follow along with stylists and style their child's hair. Please bring ...read more
Yarner’s Club
5:00PM
 Yarner’s Club
Tuesday, Jun. 28, 5:00PM
This group meets weekly to discuss crafting, especially yarn-based crafts. Bring your own projects, and socialize with other enthusiastic crafters!No registration required.
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Walking Wednesdays
9:30AM
 Walking Wednesdays
Wednesday, Jun. 29, 9:30AMWalking Wednesdays
Alpha Park Pavilion
Join us each Wednesday morning for a group walk around Alpha Park in Bartonville. We'll meet inside the Clubhouse and begin walking at 9:30AM. Restrooms will be open and water available for purchase. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. No registration required.
Cookie Decoration
2:00PM
 Cookie Decoration
Wednesday, Jun. 29, 2:00PM
Do you love baking and art? Come join us as we teach you how to make rosettes, swirls and more! Registration required, please call the library or stop by the Youth Services desk to register.
Cookie Decoration
6:00PM
 Cookie Decoration
Wednesday, Jun. 29, 6:00PM
Do you love baking and art? Come join us as we teach you how to make rosettes, swirls and more! Registration required, please call the library or stop by the Youth Services desk to register.
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Alzheimer’s Association Watch Party
12:00PM
Alzheimer’s Association Watch Party
Thursday, Jun. 30, 12:00PM
This month's Alzheimer's Association Watch Party theme is: Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body with a Cooking Demonstration to Make a Fourth of July Delectable Treat!Watch our social media channels for more information!
Teen Dungeons and Dragons Night
6:00PM
 Teen Dungeons and Dragons Night
Thursday, Jun. 30, 6:00PM
Curious about Dungeons and Dragons, but don't know where to begin? Join us every Thursday night as we delve into the Candlekeep Mysteries. New and experienced players welcomed. Supplies and snack provided!Registration preferred, please call the library or stop by the Youth Services desk to regis...read more
Summer Camp Storytime
6:00PM
 Summer Camp Storytime
Thursday, Jun. 30, 6:00PMSummer Camp Storytim
Join the Youth Services librarians for our all-ages family storytimes! We will meet outdoors on the back patio, weather permitting. Come for some great new stories and old favorites. Then, learn a new wilderness survival skill, try your hand at some favorite summer camp crafts, and explore nature-ba...read more
  
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