HOLLIDAYSBURG The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its January events. Library winter hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
If you represent a school or other community organization and would like to schedule a library visit, call 695-5961 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The library has introduced free eBooks available on your PS, IOS or Android device. Download the free app from www.eSebco.com, go to library.eSebco.com and log in with your Hollidaysburg Area Public Library card number, log in "haplguest" and password "Patron." For more information, call 695-5961 or email hapldirector@
The new Hollidaysburg Area Public Library building, shown here, is slated for completion in the spring.
atlanticbb.net. These new eBooks are in addition to those available for the past two years through Overdrive on the library's webpage www.hollidaysburglibrary.org.
Storytimes for January will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays. All are welcome to attend. Please double check the library's website and click on "Calendar of Events" for an up-to-date schedule that includes special guests and other details. Programs are also listed on Facebook under "Hollidaysburg Area Public Library." Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Stay & Play Preschool will visit the library at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday for a storytime. All are welcome to participate. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
A T.G.I. Friday's Fundraise @ Friday's will be held all day Jan. 3. Pick up a voucher at the library and turn it in at checkout in order to participate. A portion of the proceeds benefits the library.
Focus on Art Playgroup features arts and crafts for parents and children to enjoy together. It will meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 8, 22 and 29. Call 932-4158 to RSVP.
The Blair/Clearfield Association for the Blind will visit the library at 1 p.m. Jan. 8 for a free preschool (ages 3 to 6) eye screening, Eye Safety 101 program and the introduction of a new "Reckless the Dog" book created by local artist and author Cory Geishauser. There will also be a special furry guest named Ichi. Visit bcabvi.
org for more information.
The Homeschool Book Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. each Wednesday. Students in grades seven through 12 are invited to participate. Call 695-2524 or email email@example.com for more information.
Homeschool Debate Team will meet at 11 a.m. each Wednesday. Students in grades seven through 12 are invited to participate. Call 695-2524 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Young Writers Group will meet from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 15 and 29. This program is geared for grades one through five and helps beginning writers to gain comfort in expressing themselves through writing. Contact Kristy Rea Wall at email@example.com to sign up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
"Ipads, Kindles and Nooks!" - Digital Media Librarian Amy Horell will present this program on e-readers and digital devices at 1 p.m. Jan. 10. Did you recently get an e-reader? Learn how to use your device to get free library books and audiobooks with your library card. Sign up at the library; space is limited.
"Mystery and Mayhem" Book Club will meet at 2 p.m. Jan. 14 to discuss "Tides of Memory" by Tilly Bagshawe. No signup is needed. Copies of the book are available for purchase at the Library.
Girl Scouts of Western PA Membership and Community Development Manager Michele Bridges invites girls aged kindergarten through first grade to join a new library Girl Scout troop. It will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. each Tuesday beginning Jan. 14. To RSVP, call 800-248-3355, ext. 1900, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
All local princesses (and princes) are asked to bring their teddy bears to the library from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 14 for a Royal Teddy Bear Sleepover.
This is by the invitation of Amber Smith, Royal International Miss National Role Model 2013-14.
Participants will enjoy a storytime and special craft time and their teddy bears will remain at the library overnight.
When owners come the next day to pick up their bears, they will discover notes, pictures and crafts that show their stuffed animal's sleepover fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Costume wearing is encouraged, but not required. Sign up at the library or by emailing email@example.com.
Intergenerational Photo Memories Digital Program will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 18. The library is looking for grandparents, parents and children to come together to share up to 20 old pictures, (Kodak instant pictures, slides, negatives, etc) to create a digital slideshow for you and your family to keep. Space is extremely limited. Sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. n "Best of Times" Book Club will meet at 2 p.m. Jan. 30 . This month's selection is "The Orchardist" by Amanda Coplin. No signup is needed. Copies of the book are available for purchase at the library.
"Homeschool History Fair" will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 31. Students are invited to prepare a two- to three-minute presentation on a favorite historical person, event or invention.
Wear costumes, prepare edible examples, make a display or a model. RSVP to 695-2514 or jackiewright00@
yahoo.com to register.
The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library supports and promotes the tenets of PA Forward (basic literacy, information literacy, civic and social literacy, health literacy and financial literacy) in its free community programming.