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Event Series Film Flashback Thursdays

Film Flashback Thursdays: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Genealogy & Local History Library 401 State Street, Alton, IL, United States

What films have we watched at the Starlight Drive-In, Grand Theater, Alton Ciné, and other local movie theaters over the last 50 years? A film series at the Genealogy & Local History Library will answer that question as we watch some of the best movies from that time. Last year, we focused only on films […]

Reimagining Places of the Past: Historic Preservation Lecture Series, Part III: The Gateway Arch: An Illustrated Timeline with John C. Guenther

Genealogy & Local History Library 401 State Street, Alton, IL, United States

The Hayner Public Library District’s Genealogy & Local History Library welcomes author, architect, and historian John C. Guenther to discuss his new book, The Gateway Arch: An Illustrated Timeline. The book takes a chronological look at the historical foundations of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, beginning in 1699 with the Louisiana Territory, with ninety historical […]

Event Series Computer Classes

Computer Classes: Internet Basics

Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall 132 Alton Square, Alton, IL, United States

Interested in improving your tech skills? Computer classes at Hayner Library cover topics from basic computer skills to using the internet and smartphones. Whether you have no computer experience or just need a refresher, feel free to join us for these introductory classes! This class, Internet Basics, will cover general internet use. Space is limited! […]

Cancelled: Friends of Hayner Library Book Sale

The Friends of Hayner Library State Street 327, Alton, IL, United States

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Friends of Hayner Library building is temporarily closed while repairs are being made to a ceiling joist. We hope to have the building reopened soon. The Friends will not hold book sales or accept book donations while the repair work takes place. We apologize for the inconvenience. The Friends of […]

The Scott Laytham and Karl Holmes Duo

Performance Room at Alton Square Mall 225 Alton Square Mall, Alton, IL, United States

Scott Laytham’s skills as a musician, arranger, and composer are well-known in the St. Louis area. Besides his live performances, Scott has produced music for local and national radio and television ads. For live shows, Scott has his hands full. He plays keys, guitars, sings, and runs the light show and sound system. Karl “Trickee” […]

Event Series Illinois Libraries Present

Ruth E. Carter: Interweaving Tradition and Imagination Through Costume Design

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Join us for a special event with Ruth E. Carter, two-time Academy Award-winning costume designer. Carter made history as the first Black person to win an Academy Award in Best Costume Design for the film Black Panther. She received a second Academy Award in the same category for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Register at: bit.ly/ILP_RuthCarter Please […]

Event Series Branching Out Genealogy Class

Branching Out Genealogy Classes

Genealogy & Local History Library 401 State Street, Alton, IL, United States

The Hayner Genealogy & Local History Library offers Branching Out classes at the Genealogy & Local History Library, 401 State Street, Alton. Branching Out classes take place from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. On the second Thursday of each month, library staff presents a discussion of a genealogy research topic. On the third Thursday, we […]

Cancelled: Friends of Hayner Library Book Sale

The Friends of Hayner Library State Street 327, Alton, IL, United States

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Friends of Hayner Library building is temporarily closed while repairs are being made to a ceiling joist. We hope to have the building reopened soon. The Friends will not hold book sales or accept book donations while the repair work takes place. We apologize for the inconvenience. The Friends of […]

X’s and Sews: A Crafting Program

Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall 132 Alton Square, Alton, IL, United States

Calling all crafters! Pack up your portable craft and join us for X’s and Sews, our crafting program designed to encourage all crafters to come and work on their projects while listening to relaxing music, warming up with a mug of hot tea, and chatting with fellow crafters. All crafts are welcome—embroidery, knitting, crochet, drawing, […]

Event Series Sacred Spaces of Care

Sacred Spaces of Care and Metro East Recovery Council: A Conversation on Reducing Stigma

Performance Room at Alton Square Mall 225 Alton Square Mall, Alton, IL, United States

We invite you to join us as we host Megan Tyler, founder of the Alton-based nonprofit group Sacred Spaces of Care, and the Metro East Recovery Council for a conversation on reducing the stigma of mental health. To register, please call 1-800-613-3163. Registration is limited to thirty people.

Event Series Computer Classes

Computer Classes: Using Email

Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall 132 Alton Square, Alton, IL, United States

Interested in improving your tech skills? Computer classes at Hayner Library cover topics from basic computer skills to using the internet and smartphones. Whether you have no computer experience or just need a refresher, feel free to join us for these introductory classes! This class, Using Email, will cover the basics of sending and receiving […]

Event Series Writers Circle

Writers Circle: Myths and Cryptids

Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall 132 Alton Square, Alton, IL, United States

Join us for a writing prompt to get creativity flowing and receive constructive feedback from your peers in a guided group discussion. The focus genre of our Writers Circle will change every month, so be sure to check in! Refreshments are provided for this adult writing event designed for both the novice and the experienced. […]