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Altoona library sets May activities

The Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave., has announced its May activities. For more information, call 946-0417 or visit www.altoonalibrary.org.

n The library will host an All Day Knit-In from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the board room. Come for a few hours or stay all day. Enjoy the company of others who enjoy doing handiwork. Teachers will be available. Beginners should take size 8 needles and some light-colored yarn. This is a free program.

n Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Windows during a four-week computer series, held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays from May 9 to 30 in Suite 2B at the library. Topics include file management, word processing, accessing the internet and email. The cost for this course is $10, due upon registration. Call 946-0417, ext. 129, to register.

n Continue learning computer and internet basics during a four-week computer series, held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays from May 10 to 31 at the library. Topics include file storage, Internet Safety, Social Media 101 and iPad basics. The cost for this course is $10, due upon registration. Call 946-0417, ext. 129, to register.

n Join the library for a Mother’s Day and Birthday Card Making Class at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The cost of the materials for the class is $6 for two cards. Payment is due upon registration. Space is limited. Register at the Adult Circulation Desk or by calling 946-0417, ext. 125.

n Essential Oils Detox and Renew will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the library. To register for this free program, call 946-0417, ext. 125 .

n Super Saturday will be held at 10:30 a.m. May 20. Children ages 12 and younger, along with their caregivers, are invited to attend “Follow the Yellow Book Road.” Participants can meet Dorothy in person at the library’s “Wizard of Oz” celebration. There will be “Oz”-themed games, activities and a literacy station to help young children develop reading and writing skills. To register, call 946-0417, ext. 123.

n The Talk About a Good Book Discussion Group, held every second Monday of the month, will take place at 6:45 p.m. Monday in the Alumni Room at the library. May’s selection is “1984” by George Orwell.

n Get creative with Fired Up Ceramics at 6 p.m. May 11 at the library. The cost is $5. Call 946-0417 ext. 125, to register.

n Families are welcome to enjoy a free movie on the library big screen at 1 p.m. May 13 in the library theater. “Ratchet & Clank” (2016, Rated PG, running time 94 minutes) will be shown.

n Join the library for “Who Chose this Book?” Club, a monthly morning book discussion, at 11 a.m. May 23. Attendees will discuss “Orlando” by Virginia Woolf. Call 946-0417, ext. 133, for more information.

n In celebration of its 90th birthday, the library will present a Historical Film Festival continuing with the showing of “The Wizard of Oz” (1939, Rated G) at 5:30 p.m. May 22 in the library theater. There is no fee for this event and all are welcome to attend.

n The Local Interagency Coordinating Council (LICC) will offer developmental and speech screenings, hearing and vision screenings for children birth through age 4 living in Blair County on May 25 at the library. Register by calling 946-8465, ext. 5205.

n Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to join a Lego Club at the library, held at 6:30 p.m. on rotating Mondays or at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Registration is required. Call the library at 946-0417, ext. 123, to register.

n Families of young children are invited to check out the library’s free educational storytime programs for caregiver and child to enjoy together. Developmentally appropriate and enjoyable programs for children ages 1 to 5 are offered weekly. Registration is required. Call the library at 946-0417, ext. 123, to register.

n There’s still time to check out the library’s last Play K display during library during the month of May. The “My Colorful World” playscape explores the theme of color and light and how colors help us describe the objects in our world. Toys include a puppet set, size and color sorting bears and a set of “Light and Color Tabletop Blocks” and a “Color and Light Science Kit” to provide opportunities for STEM exploration and play. This special interactive display is part of the free Play K program for preschoolers and caregivers. For more information, call the Youth Room at 946-0417, ext. 123.

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