Hollidaysburg library sets June activities

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its June events. Library hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

n Ancestry: Library Edition is available for the public to use, free, on the library’s public computers.

n Girl Scouts Western PA hosts Library Girl Scout Daisies (kindergarten and first grade), Brownies (second and third grade) and Juniors (fourth and fifth grade) Troop 46502 and Troop 46695 at the library from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays during the school year. Email melanie @halibrary.org for more information.

n Artwork by photographer Kirk Meyers will be on display in the Community Room during the month of June.

n The Handwork and Arts Group (adult crafting club) meets from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Take your own materials and projects; call Janice at 695-2281 for more information.

n The Knit Wits Knitting and Crocheting Club meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. Take your own materials/projects; no signup is needed, visit the club’s Facebook page for more information.

n The Canasta/Mah Jongg Club will meet from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each Thursday in June. Beginners are welcome; call 693-9292 to sign up. This program is intended for adults.

n Free Tech Help will be provided from 10 a.m. to noon June 1, 15 and 29 to help with technical questions on laptops, tablets, cell phones and other devices. No signup needed; first-come, first-served, call ahead for availability.

n “Night at the Curve” will be held 6 p.m. June 1 at PNG Field. Tickets are $8 each (300 level grandstand) or $10 each (200 level terrace); available for preorder and prepayment at the library’s circulation desk. Pick up your ticket at the library prior to the game.

n The ABC Photo Society will meet at 7:15 p.m. June 3 and 17. Visit abcps.club for meeting topics; all are welcome.

n Story times will be held at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday and Friday in June. No signup needed; sometimes there will be special guests; children must be accompanied by an adult.

n Wednesdays ROCK intergenerational drop-in program will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 5, 12, 19 and 26. All ages are invited to paint rocks to place in public places for finders to keep or re-hide. Post pictures of completed rocks to Facebook: Central PA Rocks.

n Allegheny Essential Oils Club will hold free classes from

6 to 7 p.m. June 5 (Focus/Motiva-tion) and June 19 (Family Essen-tial Oils). All are welcome; visit the club’s Facebook page for more information.

n Grant Workshop: Pennsyl-vania Rural Arts Alliance will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 10. Nonprofits, individuals and groups acting as nonprofits are invited to attend this free informational session on how to apply for up to $2,500 in funding for your arts-related public programming. No signup is needed; visit praa.net or email director@praa

.net for more information.

n Free computer classes will be held at 1 and 6 p.m. June 18. Tom Robison will answer questions during class. Email questions ahead of time to corporal99

@msn.com. No signup needed; all are welcome.

n “Technology Fair” drop-in resource time will be held from

10 a.m to 7:30 p.m. June 18. Enjoy a variety of technology-related resources for those who have questions about laptops, tablets, cell phones and other devices. No signup needed.

n Ceramics classes will be held at 6 p.m. June 20. Kathy Brua of Fired Up Ceramics Co. will provide a variety of project choices and all materials needed at a cost of $6 to $17 per project. All ages welcome; children can participate with adult supervision. Call 935-5490 to sign up/reserve your project choice.

n “Music With Marabeth” will meet at 10:30 a.m. June 21 to celebrate Make Music Day, a world-wide celebration. Children and their grownups are invited to come sing, dance, wiggle and giggle with Miss Marabeth including fun with egg shakers, rhythm sticks, hula hoops and more. No signup needed; children must be accompanied by an adult.

n “Outdoor Sing-Along” will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. June 21. Members of the Allegheny Ukulele Kollective will lead a Make Music Day sing-along on the library’s outdoor patio. All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult.

n “Outdoor Jam” will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. June 21. The public is invited to come try a library ukulele or to take an instrument of their own to play. Coloring pages and a small craft will be provided for children and their accompanying adults.

n A free movie showing of “The Light Between Oceans” (PG-13, 2016, two hours, 13 minutes) will be held at 6 p.m. June 21. No signup needed; snacks will be provided.

n Ukulele Jam will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. June 23. The Allegheny Ukulele Kollective invites all interested people to attend; there will be ukuleles available to use. Email alleghenyukes@gmail.com for more information.

n Summer Learning Program: A Universe of Stories will meet with special programs and activities for ages birth through high school from June 24 through Aug. 3. Visit www.hollidaysburg

library.org or pick up a signup sheet at the library to join this free program.

n Character Visit: Buddy the Dinosaur from Dinosaur Train will visit at 1 p.m. June 24 to kick off the library’s Summer Learning Program (June 24 through Aug. 3). Hear a dinosaur book and have a photo opportunity with Buddy. No signup needed; children must be accompanied by an adult. This free program is provided by WPSU and funded through Miele Manufacturing.

n Cell Phone Help: Tyler Zorger from Sprint, Altoona, will hold a free class at 3 p.m. June 24. It doesn’t matter what type of smart phone you have and it doesn’t matter who your carrier is. This is a pressure free environment to learn more about your smart devices. Bring your questions from the simple to the complicated. No signup is needed.

n Keep Blair County Beautiful will meet at 6 p.m. June 26. All are welcome; the meeting’s mission is to inspire, educate, and inform people towards a clean, green, and beautiful Blair County. Call 942-7472 for more information.

n “Meet Spickie, the African Grey Parrot” at 1 p.m. June 27. Spickie is a 20-year-old parrot who can understand approximately 100 words and phrases and play simple games, but he is not a toy. This free program stresses the responsibilities and costs involved in caring for an animal that can live to be 100 years old or more. No signup needed; children must be accompanied by an adult; cameras are welcome.

n The Adult Summer Book Club will meet at 2 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month. June 27 will be a discussion on “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson. Books are available for purchase at the library. July’s book is “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott, and August’s book is “Gone with the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell.

n Apollo 11: Space Exploration and its Future” will be held at 6 p.m. June 27. Speaker F. Don Freeburn of Patton is a retired NASA Apollo and Space Shuttle Rocket Engineer. Don worked on NASA’s Apollo 11 mission which succeeded in sending three men to the moon and returning with the first moon rocks. And 2019 is the 50th anniversary of that achievement. This is a free PowerPoint talk and family science experience; there will be pictures and some items to touch and hold. No signup is needed; all ages welcome.

n MOMS Club Storytime will be held at 10:30 a.m. June 28. All are welcome to come and meet the members; children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, email momsclubofha@gmail.com.

n Free Sign Language classes are offered through instructor Kay Tyberg. The summer session (102H) begins June 3 and continues through Aug. 7, meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays. For more information, email aktyberg@gmail.com.

n The public is encouraged to support the library’s summer fundraising: Gardner’s Chocolates and Best of Friends Bookstore. Be the first to know how the color RED is helping the library. Visit thisis.red and click the pre-order link.

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