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Alton Public Library

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605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
712-756-4516 http://www.alton.lib.ia.us/

January 2016

Adult Winter Reading Program

January 4, 2016
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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The adult winter reading program began on Monday, January 4. Each time you read a book, enter your name into the final drawing. You will earn a prize after reading five or ten books. Stop by today and pick up your reading log! Program continues through March 26.New Adult Books NYPD Red 4 by James Patterson Blue by Danielle Steel Hearts of Fire – The Voice of the Martyrs Brotherhood of Evil by William W. Johnstone The Sound of Gravel…

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February 2016

Playing Cards at Alton Public Library

February 2, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 28, 2017

Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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The Alton Public Library would like to invite all adults interested in playing cards to come on Tuesday afternoons at 1:30 pm. Cards and hot beverages will be provided. Games played will be decided by those attending. All ages welcome to attend this weekly program!

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Babygarten

February 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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The Alton Public Library will be having Babygarten programs on Wednesday mornings at 10:00. Our first six week session continues through February. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are invited to attend with children aged 0 -3 years old.

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After School Workshops

February 3, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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Sunday Ford will be presenting an after school workshop on Wednesday, February 3 from 2:30 - 3:30 pm in the meeting room. All children welcome!

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Preschool Story Time

February 10, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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Preschool story time programs are being held on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am. Come join the fun as we read stories, sing songs, and make crafts! Programs will be held on January 27, February 10, 17, 24, and March 9, 16, 23, and 30.

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March 2016

Babygarten

March 2, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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The Alton Public Library is having Babygarten programs on Wednesday mornings at 10:00. This six week session is running from March 2 – April 6. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are invited to attend with children aged 0-3 years old.

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Girls Circle

March 2, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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Girl’s Circle is a new after school program to begin on March 2 from 2:30 – 4:00 pm. All girls in grades 3rd – 7th are welcome to come and join the fun! Girl’s Circle is a nationally renowned program which allows girls to come together to build self-esteem and resiliency as well as help them build trusting relationships and support as they make life changing decisions in the future. Cheryl Buntsma, Compass Pointe, will conduct the courses. Registration is…

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Lego Club

March 9, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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We are holding Lego Club workshops on the following Wednesday afternoons – March 9, April 6, and May 4.  All children in grades 2nd – 8th grade are welcome to attend.  This program is limited to the first 20 children that sign up. Call or stop in today to register.

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April 2016

Magazine, Video & Book Sale

April 1, 2016 - April 2, 2016
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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Our annual magazine, video and book sale will begin on Friday, April 1 at the Alton Public Library! Items for sale: Bundle of Magazines $.25 – Videos FREE – Hardcover books $.50 – Paperbacks $.25. The sale will continue through Saturday, April 30. All proceeds will go to purchasing new items to add to our collection.

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Plant Exchange

April 27, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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Do your plants need a new home? Come to the Alton Public Library on Wednesday, April 27 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. We are hosting a plant exchange for anyone who would like to bring in or pick up new varieties of plants. Vegetables (asparagus, rhubarb, etc.) flowers (day lily, iris, dahlia, phlox, etc.) or perennial herbs are just a few examples of plants that may need a new home. If you have any questions, please call the library at…

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May 2016

Library Closed

May 21, 2016
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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Due to staffing conflicts during the Tulip Festival, the Alton Public Library will be closed on Saturday, May 21. All items due will be renewed until Monday, May 23.

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June 2016

Hanson Family Jugglers

June 7, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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The Alton Public Library is excited to present the Hanson Family from Kanawha, Iowa to perform their 2016 Summer Reading Program show on Tuesday, June 7 at 1:00 pm. Mark Hanson, a two-time Guinness World Record holder for speed juggling, his national unicycle champion daughter, Christa, and the rest of the Hanson Family are bringing their talents to the Alton Public Library to share their “Recycled Fun” library program. Bring your kids to hear inspiring stories and watch the Hanson…

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Family Magic Show! June 14

June 14, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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Free Public ShowStarring Comedy Magician, Jonathan May! Jonathan has performed for thousands of audiences throughout 7 countries for over 20 years! Join us at the Library, for a show full of Magic, Laughs, and great memories for the whole family!Performing over 400 shows a year, Jonathan is one of the Midwest’s most In Demand entertainers! Join us for this special Magic show, brought to you by your Library!

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Story Time with Dan Wardell

June 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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Dino O’Dell

June 28, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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Come join the fun on Tuesday, June 28 at 1:00 pm for a program featuring Dino O’Dell. “Dino introduces us to a cowboy, a space alien, and five singing carrots in this music and storytelling adventure that is educational and interactive! Whether he’s counting monsters, fixing spaceships or swimming in peanut butter, Dino’s songs and tall tales engage curiosity and inspire laughter!” More information at  www.DinoODell.com Dinosaur Quotes “We are pleased to present the 2014 Lighton Prize to Dino O’Dell…

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Summer Reading Final Program

June 30, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!The final Summer Reading Program will be held on Thursday, June 30 at 12 noon to 2:00 pm. A picnic lunch will be served followed by water games and prizes. All children in K – 5th grade are welcome to come and join the fun! Children can continue to read for prizes through July 30. For more information, please go to www.alton.lib.ia.us or check us out on Facebook.

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August 2016

Craft Day

August 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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All children in grades K – 5th grade are invited to come to the library to make crafts! Join the on Tuesday, August 23 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

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Teen Summer Reading Program-Pizza Party

August 23, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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The teen readers (6th, 7th, and 8th grade) will have a Pizza Party on Tuesday, August 23 from 5:30 -7:00 pm. (Please note change of time!) Following pizza we will be playing library mini golf and having dessert! All summer readers may take a friend along to join in the fun! Please stop by the library to sign up or give us a call at 756-4516.

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September 2016

Preschool Story Time

September 14, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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All children age 3 – 5 are welcome to come to Preschool Story Time at the Alton Public Library!Programs will be held on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am on September 14, 21, 28 –October 12, 19, 26 – November 9, 16, 23 and December 7 & 14. Come join the fun as we read stories, sing songs, and make crafts!

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October 2016

Adult Coloring Program

October 3, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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The Alton Public Library is offering a new adult coloring program beginning on Monday, September 12 in the library meeting room. The program will be held once a month from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Paper and pencils/pens will be provided or you may take your own to use. This is a come and go activity.Please let us know if you have any questions!

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Adult Book Club – The Light Between Oceans

October 25, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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All adults are invited to join our monthly book club.  The book chosen for October is The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.Book discussion will be held on Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30 pm.Copies are available for you to pick up at our library. 

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November 2016

Adult Coloring Program

November 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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The Alton Public Library is offering adult coloring program in the library meeting room. The program will be held from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Paper and pencils/pens will be provided or you may take your own to use. This is a come and go activity. Please let us know if you have any questions!

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December 2016

Christmas in Alton!

December 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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Christmas in Alton coming up on Dec. 10th. It will take place at the Alton Library from 10am to noon. Santa will be there for pictures along with crafts/games for the kids and a candy grab bag.

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Adult Book Club – The Christmas Train

December 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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Adult Book Club - Alton Public Library Christmas Train by David Baldacci Tuesday, December 20, 6:30 PM Books available at the library!

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January 2017

Babygarten 2017

January 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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The Alton Public Library will be having Babygarten programs on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am beginning January 25. Our eight week session will continue through March 15. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are invited to attend with children age 0 – 3 years old.  

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Adult Book Club-All the Light We Cannot See

January 31, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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Adult Book Club The adult book club will meet on Tuesday, January 31 at 6:30 pm. This month we are reading the book All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Copies are available for you to pick up at our library.

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March 2017

Preschool Story Time

March 8, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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Come join the fun as we read stories, sing songs, and make crafts! Programs will be held on March 1, 8, 15, 22, April 5, 12, 19 and May 3. All sessions are held from 10:30 – 11:30 am.

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Adult Book Club

March 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Alton, IA 51003 United States
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The Alton Public Library invites all adults to join our monthly book club! The next discussion will be held on Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 pm. Stop by the library, give us a call, or visit our website for more information – www.alton.lib.ia.us

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Adult Book Club – Bossypants by Tina Fey

March 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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Books available at the library! Adult Book Club - Alton Public Library Bossypants by Tina Fey

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April 2017

Magazine, Video & Book Sale

April 1, 2017
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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Our annual magazine, video, and book sale will begin on Saturday, April 1 at the Alton Public Library. Items for sale: Bundle of Magazines $.25 – Videos Free – Hardcover books $.50 – Paperbacks $.25. The sale will continue through Saturday, April 29.

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National Library Week April 10-15

April 10, 2017 - April 15, 2017
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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National Library Week Come to the library the week of April 10 - 15 and help us celebrate National Library Week!

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Adult Book Club – Boys in the Bunkhouse

April 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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Adult Book Club - Alton Public Library Boys in the Bunkhouse by Dan Barry Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 6:30 PM Copies available to pick up at the library!

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May 2017

After School Workshop

May 12, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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We will be making kites and enjoy an ice cream sundae! Students grades K-6th Alton Public Library Friday, May 12 1:30-3:30 pm

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June 2017

Summer Reading Program 2017 – Preschool Story Time

June 7, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until June 28, 2017

Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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Wednesday mornings 10:30 - 11:30 am All students can read for prizes!  

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Summer Reading Program 2017 – K-5th Grades

June 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on June 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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Join us for stories, crafts, and games! All students can read for prizes!

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Bees, Bees, Bees

June 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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Bees, Bees, Bees A special summer reading program will be held on Thursday, June 8 at 1:00 pm. Ron the beekeeper will share with us what bees do and how they live!

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Crafts, Games, Snacks All children in grades K – 5th

June 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 22, 2017

Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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All children in grades K – 5th are invited to come on June 15 and 22 for a time of crafts, games, and snacks. Programs will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 pm.

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Sioux Falls Zoo-Library Program

June 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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The Great Plains Zoo from Sioux Falls will be presenting a special program on Tuesday, June 20 at 1:00 pm. Be sure to mark your calendar for this exciting event!

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July 2017

July 29 Deadline to Bid on Autographed Twins Print

July 29, 2017
Alton Public Library, 605 10th Street
Alton, IA 51003 United States
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The Alton Public Library is selling a unique print from the Minnesota Twins autographed by retired player and coach, Tony Oliva. This full 8 x 10 picture is a print of the artwork by artist, Karl Jaeger and features some of the most celebrated players in Twins history. You are welcome to stop by the library and place your bids to purchase this print. Bids will be taken through July 29. The donation amount will be contributed to our Summer…

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