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Event Series Valentine Drop-In Station

Valentine Drop-In Station

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

Drop in and make a Valentine card to share with someone special! Find us at the Hayner Library KidsSpace at Alton Square Mall February 7 through February 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Event Series Baby Lap-Sit Story Time

Baby Lap-Sit Story Time

Downtown Library 326 Belle Street, Alton, IL, United States

This story time is designed for little ones, ages birth-2. Bring your children to a fun morning of stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun. This story time takes place at the Downtown Library at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays. To register, please call (618) 462-0677, ext. 2836.

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 […]

See the Autographed Abraham Lincoln Letter

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

See the Autographed Abraham Lincoln Letter at the Hayner Genealogy & Local History Library On Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., a letter written by Abraham Lincoln and owned by Hayner Library will be displayed in the Genealogy & Local History Library. This letter, written before Lincoln became the sixteenth President […]

Event Series Historic Preservation Lecture Series

Reimagining Places of the Past: Historic Preservation Lecture Series, Part II: Abraham Lincoln in Alton with Tom Emery

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

Author Tom Emery of Carlinville will discuss Abraham Lincoln’s relationship with the Riverbend. Lincoln played a key role in the economic development of Alton with his staunch support of railroads to the city, and he was involved in several fascinating legal cases in the area, including one with a New York actress who fell into […]

Event Series Computer Classes

Computer Classes: Smartphones: Androids

Genealogy & Local History Library 401 State Street, 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, Smartphones: Androids, will cover Android smartphone use. Please bring your […]

From Story to Film: The Great Gatsby Film Viewing

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

We will watch the film The Great Gatsby on February 17. To register, please call 1-800-613-3163. Registration is limited to twenty people. Note: This adult program is a two-part format. The book discussion will take place in the multipurpose room at Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall. The movie will be shown in the Hayner […]

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 […]

Event Series Stories with Panda Bear

Stories with Panda Bear

Downtown Library 326 Belle Street, Alton, IL, United States

Join us at the Downtown Library every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. for stories, songs, music, and snacks. This story time is for children ages 2-4. To register, please call (618) 462-0677, ext. 2836.

Event Series Illinois Libraries Present

Romance & Regency with Bridgerton’s Julia Quinn

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Julia Quinn, the #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning romance author, has written close to 40 novels including her popular series about the Bridgerton family which was adapted into an Emmy-nominated series on Netflix. Her newest novel, Queen Charlotte, is co-written with television pioneer Shonda Rhimes. It’s a powerful and romantic novel of Bridgerton’s […]