Hollidaysburg library sets Dec. activities
HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its December events.
Library hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The library will be closed Dec. 1, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25.
n Ancestry: Library Edition is available for the public to use, free, on the library’s public computers.
n “1,000 Books Before Kinder-garten” is designed to encourage parents to read 1,000 books to their child before they start kindergarten. Book logs/electronic apps are available to help parents keep track. This self-paced program is free and is guided by the 1,000 Books Foundation. Visit 1000booksbeforekindergarten.org for more information.
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 from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the library during the school year. Email melanie
@halibrary.org for more information.
n Photography by the members of ABC Photo Society will be on display in the Community Room during the month of December.
n Canasta/Mahjongg Club will meet from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each Monday in December. Beginners are welcome; call
693-9292 to sign up. This program is intended for adults.
n The Needlework 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 Studio Arts Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Adults are invited to bring their painting, pastel, drawing or other art projects to work on; call Paula at 695-5332 for more information.
n Allegheny Essential Oils Club will hold free classes from
6 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday in December, focusing on oils A-Z. All are welcome; visit the club’s Facebook page 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 Storytimes will be held at 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in December. 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. each Wednesday in December. 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 Free tech help will be provided from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 9 and 19 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 The ABC Photo Society will meet at 7:15 p.m. Dec. 2 and 16. Visit abcps.club for meeting topics; all are welcome.
n A bingo fundraiser will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5. For more information, visit the Library.
n The Mystery and Mayhem Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. Dec. 10 to discuss “The Secrets We Bury” by Debra Webb. Copies of the book are available for purchase at the library.
n Ceramics classes will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 and 19. Kathy Brua of Fired Up Ceramics Co. provides a variety of winter and holiday-themed 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 a project choice.
n Local author Tom Catalano will visit the library at 6 p.m. Dec. 11 to read from his latest book, ‘The Edge of Imagination,” which includes mystery/suspense short stories with surprise endings for adults and teens. Catalano’s books span all ages and signed copies will be for sale during his visit. No signup is needed; all are welcome.
n The Inspirational Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 to discuss “The Christmas Blessing” by Melody Carlson. Copies of the book are available for purchase at the library. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
n MOMS Club Storytime will be held at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 13. All are welcome to come and meet the members; children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, email
n “Texas Hold’em and Bingo Fundraiser” will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at Scott’s Arcade, Weimers 764 Campground, Duncansville. Admission is $50 for 30,000 in chips; 12 bingo cards for $12; food will be sold during breaks. For more information, visit the library or call 330-9617.
n Cell phone help: Tyler Zorger from Sprint, Altoona, will hold a free class at 3 p.m. Dec. 16. 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. No sign-up is needed.
n Free computer classes will be held at 1 and 6 p.m. Dec. 18. Presenter Tom Robison will answer questions during class; email questions ahead of time to email@example.com. No signup needed; all are welcome.
n “Music With Marabeth” will meet at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 19. Children and their grownups are invited to come sing, dance, wiggle and giggle with Miss Marabeth including fun with egg shakers, rhythm sticks and more. No signup needed; children must be accompanied by an adult.
n A free movie showing of “Scrooge” starring Albert Finney (Rated G, 1970, 1 hour, 53 minutes) will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 20. No signup needed; snacks will be provided.
The public is encouraged to support the library’s winter 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.