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Altoona library sets Sept. programs

Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave., Altoona, has announced its programs for September. For more information, call 946-0417 or visit www.altoona

library.org.

Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out and limited to the number of active participants. Crafts will be individually set up with no sharing of materials, or will be bagged to be taken home and completed. Due to the current capacity limitations, preregistration is required. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of 2. To register, call 946-0417, ext. 123.

n Homeschool Help is a special time for adults who will be homeschooling for the first time to talk with seasoned homeschool families. If you have questions or concerns about homeschooling, this is the place for you. Meetings will be held in the library board room at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29 and

5:30 p.m. Sept. 10, 17 and 24. This is a meeting for adults only. Registration is required by calling 946-0417, ext. 123.

n Super Saturday: Magical Back to School will be held at 10:30 a.m.

Sept. 12. Join the library for a fun-filled morning of magic school-themed crafts and activities. This is open to children of all ages, though littles will need to work with their adult to complete activities. To register, call 946-0417, ext. 123.

n Family Movie: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (2001, Rated PG) will be shown at 1 p.m. Sept. 12. Due to the current capacity limitations, the movies will be shown in the board room, preregistration is required and will be capped at nine participants. All participants will be spaced out to meet social distancing requirements. Masks will also be required for all adults and children over the age of 2 as per state guidance. To register, call 946-0417, ext. 123.

n Super Saturday: Unicorns will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 19. Join the library for a fun-filled morning of unicorn-themed crafts and activities. This is open to children of all ages, though littles will need to work with their adult to complete activities. To register, call the library at 946-0417, ext. 123.

n Crochet Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 and 28 and Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26. Children ages 10 to 14 can learn to crochet in this six-week program designed for beginners. Students will learn how to make several basic crochet stiches including the chain stitch, single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet. There is a $5 fee per person that encompasses all six classes. Participants must attend all classes. Crafting materials will be provided for each participant to take home and bring to each class. Preregistration is required by calling 946-0417, ext. 123.

n Children ages 3 to 5 can “Full STEAM Ahead” in this free program at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 8 and 22. Little learners will have fun exploring basic STEAM concepts through simple experiments, projects and play. Preregistration is required by calling 946-0417, ext. 123.

n Join the library at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 15 and 29 for a Waldorf-inspired time of storytelling, fingerplays, movement and songs, art and creative play celebrating nature and the seasons during “A Magical Garden.” To register, call the library at 946-0417, ext. 123.

n Super Sewing will be held Sept. 26 with times by appointment only. Casual sewing time for children ages 10 to 14 who have previously completed the library’s Beginner Sewing Machine Skills class. Make a project to take home. To register, call 946-0417, ext. 123.

n Story Times: 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 to 6 are offered weekly. To register, call 946-0417, ext. 123. Story Times include:

Toddler Time (ages 2 and 3):

9:30 a.m. Sept. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30.

Story Hour (ages 4 and older):

5:30 p.m. Sept. 14, 21 and 28 and 10:30 a.m. Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30.

Mother Goose (ages 12 to 24 months): 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sept. 14, 21 and 28 and 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10, 17 and 24.

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