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Altoona library sets activities

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

n A Father’s Day and Anniversary Card Making Class will be held at 5:30 p.m. today. The cost of the materials is $6 for two cards. Payment is due upon registration. Space is limited. Register at the Adult Circulation Desk or call 946-0417, ext. 125, for more information.

n The library will host a program on how essential oils can help to create balance in emotions; to offset grief and anger, as well as to promote positive emotions, cheer and peace. This free program will be held at 5:30 p.m. today. Call 946-0417, ext 125, to register.

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. Teachers will be available. Begin-ners should take size 8 needles and some light-colored yarn. This is a free program.

n Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to experiment with air to understand how something that is invisible can have visible effects. Families will show the power of moving air by making and manipulating wind at the library’s new Leap Into Science program from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday. Registration is required by calling 946-0417, ext. 123.

n Learn how to make a necklace at 6 p.m. June 8. The cost of materials is $10. Call 946-0417, ext. 125, to register.

n On June 8, the library will host two free sessions concerning advanced directives, presented by SouthernCare Hospice Services. Sessions will include a review of living wills, medical power of attorneys, Code status and POLST forms. These will be held at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the library theater.

n The M&M Magic Show will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 12 in the library theater. This show is free and open to all ages.

n Registration for the Altoona Area Public Library Summer Learning program — Build a Better World starts on June 12. This program is for children, teens and adults. Activity logs are new this year. Stop by the circulation desks for more information.

n Enjoy a great meal and help support the library from 3 to 10 p.m. June 15 at Texas Roadhouse, Osgood Drive, Altoona. Ten percent of your food purchase will help benefit the library. Stop by the library to pick up the voucher for this event.

n Bring your littlest music lover to sing, play and dance at the Playground HiJinks Musical Event at 6 p.m. June 15 in the youth room. This program is geared for ages 6 and younger, along with a caregiver.

n A Super Saturday event for children ages 12 and younger, along with their caregiver, will be held at 10 a.m. June 17. Kids will participate in various yoga movements as they travel through the Yoga Jungle. Call 946-0417, ext. 123, to register. This is a free program.

n The Talk About a Good Book Discussion Group will meet at 6:45 p.m. June 12 in the alumni room to discuss “Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett. The group meets on the second Monday of each month.

n Get creative with Fired Up Ceramics at 6 p.m. June 15 at the library. The cost is $5 per item. Choose between a surfboard or an American flag. Call 946-0417, ext. 125, to register.

n A free screening of “13th” will be held at 5:30 p.m. June 19 on the library big screen. “13th” is the critically acclaimed documentary that explores race and mass incarceration in the U.S.

n Families are welcome to enjoy a free movie on the library’s big screen at 1:30 p.m. June 21 for “Finding Dory” (Rated PG) and 1:30 p.m. June 28 for “Ice Age: Collision Course” (Rated PG).

n The “Who Chose this Book?” Club, a monthly morning book discussion, will meet at 11 a.m. June 20 to discuss “Labyrinths” by Jorge Luis Borges. Call 946-0417, ext. 133, for more information.

n In celebration of the its 90th birthday, the library is presenting a Historical Film Festival continuing with the showing of “Fantasia” (1940, Rated G) at 5:30 p.m. June 26 in the library theater. There is no fee for this event, and all are welcome to attend.

n Instructional Painting on Canvas will be offered at 6 p.m. June 22. The cost is $35. Registration is required. Call 946-0417, ext. 125.

n The library will offer a Zentangle Class at 10 a.m. June 24 with Shelley Williams. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn drawing method that uses simple, structured patterns to create a piece of art. The process of creating a Zentangle is a form of “artistic meditation” as one becomes completely engrossed in making each pattern. The class is $10, which includes the kit. Call 946-0417, ext. 125, to sign up.

n The Blair Conservation District will present a free program on native plants at 6 p.m. June 29 in the library theater.

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 ti 5. Registration is required by calling 946-0417, ext. 123.

n This summer, during the library’s new Summer Learning, the library will feature the Teen Reading Lounge in a new, six-week, summer session. Each week participants will explore a theme related to building a better world. The library also will have a summer book club just for young adults, featuring the book “All American Boys” by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. Books will be provided to those who register. Call 946-0417, ext. 133, for more information.

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