HOLLIDAYSBURG - The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its March events. Winter hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
n Storytimes will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays.
n Stay & Play Preschool will visit the library at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday for a storytime. All are welcome to participate.
Construction continues at the site of the new Hollidaysburg Area Public Library building.
n Girl Scouts of Western PA membership and community development manager Michele Bridges invites girls in kindergarten through first grade to join a new Library Girl Scout Troop. It meets from 6 to 7 p.m. each Tuesday at the library. To RSVP, call 800-248-3355, ext. 1900, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
n Focus on Art Playgroup features arts and crafts for parents and children to enjoy together. It will meet at 10 a.m. March 12, 19 and 26. Call 502-4093 to RSVP.
n Homeschool Book Club meets 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.
n Homeschool Debate Team meets 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.
n Young Writers Group will meet from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. March 12 and 26. This program, geared for grades one through five, helps beginning writers to gain comfort in expressing themselves through writing. Contact Kristy Rea Wall at kristy_wall@
rocketmail.com to sign up.
n "Kindle Club with Miss Amy!" Digital media librarian Amy Horell presents this program on e-readers and digital devices at 1 p.m. today. 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.
n "Cupcakes with Candi!" will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Candi, a bichon frise, has been a library program volunteer for the past three years, and it's her birthday. Learn more about the joys and responsibilities of pet ownership from Jill Reigh, director of outreach and marketing at the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society. No signup is needed; children must be accompanied by an adult. There will be cupcakes after the program.
n Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday at 10:30 a.m. Thursday with Amber Smith, Royal International Miss National Role Model 2013-14. There will be stories, rhymes, crafts, hats and laughs.
n "Mystery and Mayhem" Book Club will meet at 2 p.m. March 11 to discuss "Fall from Grace" by Richard North Patterson. No signup is needed. Copies of the book are available for purchase at the library.
n "Beginning Calligraphy" is a three-week program held from 4 to 5 p.m. March 12, 19 and 26. Learn an italic alphabet, numbers and punctuation and how to space words on a page. There is a $10 one-time fee to cover materials. Space is limited. Recommended for ages 12 and up; sign up by emailing melanie.
n Financial Literacy "Piggy Bank Tales" storytimes will be held at 10:30 a.m. March 14, 21 and 28. Children can begin to learn important preliteracy and financial literacy skills in this specialized storytime. Learn about spending, earning, saving and sharing and make a piggy bank craft. Sign up at the library.
n March is National Craft Month. At 6 p.m. March 18, learn to make Sugar Mice with Miss Melanie. This simple, edible craft is inspired by the Harry Potter Cookbook. Recommended for ages 6 and older; children must be accompanied by an adult. Books about crafting will be on display for checkout. No signup is needed.
n Inspirational Book Club will meet at 2 p.m. March 19. No signup is needed. To learn this month's selection, call the library at 695-5961. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the library.
n The YMCA Preschool will visit the library at 10:30 a.m. March 24 for a storytime and visit. All are welcome to participate.
n "Graham Cracker Gingerbread House-a-pa-Looza!" will be held at 6 p.m. March 25. Learn how to make a simple icing that will hold graham crackers and other sugary items in a house or other structure of your design. This activity is designed for children and adults to enjoy together. Sign up at the library. Books about architecture and building will be on display for checkout. Suggested for ages 6 and up.
n Best of Times Book Club will meet at 2 p.m. March 27. This month's selection is "Winter's Tale" by Mark Halprin. No signup is needed. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the library.
n Homeschool Science Fair will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. March 28. Students are invited to prepare a two- to three-minute presentation on a favorite scientific person, event, concept or invention. Wear costumes, prepare edible examples, make a display, experiment or model. RSVP to 695-2514 or email@example.com.
n Senior High Outreach will be held at 1:40 p.m. March 28. If you represent a school or other community organization and would like to schedule an outreach visit, email firstname.lastname@example.org.