Altoona library sets activities for July

Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave., has announced its July activities. For more information, call 946-0417 or visit

Computer Basics I — Are you new to computers? Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Windows during this four-week series. Topics include: Using the mouse and keyboard, internet starter, email and Facebook. Registration is required. Call 946-0417, ext. 125

Computer Basics II — Continue learning computer and Internet basics during this four-week series. Topics include file storage, Internet Safety and Social Media 101. Registration is required. Call 946-0417, ext. 125

Symphonic Stories — Let music inspire your story with a new creative writing program. Children ages 8 to 12 are welcome to expand their musical knowledge by listening to various music genres that will serve as the soundtrack to the stories they will write. Dates are July 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30 at 3 p.m. Registration is required. Call 946-0417, ext. 123, to register.

An All Day Knit-In will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the board room. Come for a few hours or stay all day. Teachers will be available. Beginners should take size 8 needles, and some light-colored yarn. This is a free program.

A fun paper flower making project will be held at 6 p.m. Monday in the library board room. Cost is $2 for materials. Call 946-0417, ext. 125, to register.

Altoona Area Public Library Summer Quest: Libraries Rock! is for children, teens and adults. Stop by the circulation desks for more information and to register.

Get creative with Fired Up Ceramics at 6 p.m. July 12 at the library. Cost is $6 per item. Call 946-0417, ext. 125, to register.

Fossils Rock — At 1 p.m. Monday, children ages 12 and younger are welcome to join Suzanne Black from the Blair County Conserva-tion District to learn about fossils and make a fossil to take home. Registration is required by calling 946-0417, ext. 123.

The Talk About A Good Book Discussion Group will meet at 6:45 p.m. Monday in the alumni room at the library. July’s selection is “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult.

Stop by the Penn Highlands Community College table at the library to learn about career and technical programs to help prepare for a career or transfer to a four-year college/university for a bachelor’s degree. Financial aid information will be available. The information table will be set up from 3:30 to 5 p.m. July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 19 and Dec. 10.

Learn to make floral jewelry at 6 p.m. July 19 at the library. The cost for materials is $10. Register by calling 946-0417, ext. 125.

Tour the library’s Creation Lab at 9 a.m. July 12 and learn about the 3D printing services, video production and photography studio, music recording and editing software.

Families are welcome to enjoy a free movie on the library’s big screen at

1 p.m. on the following Wednesdays:

July 11 — “Sing” Rated PG.

July 18 — “Ferdinand” Rated PG.

July 25 — “Wonder” Rated PG.

Backyard Bash Super Saturday — At 10 a.m. July 28, children ages 12 and younger, along with caregivers, are invited to come have fun in the sun with activities presented by the youth room. To register, call 946-0417, ext. 123.

Story Times — Families of young children are invited to check out the library’s free educational story time programs for caregiver and child to enjoy together. Developmentally appropriate and enjoyable programs for children ages 1 to 5 are offered weekly. Registra-tion is required by calling 946-0417, ext. 123.

Elementary Club — Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to explore activities with a different theme each week. July times are 10:30 a.m. July 10, 17, 24 and 31 and 1:30 p.m. July 5, 12, 19 and 26. Registration is required by calling 946-0417, ext. 123.