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Kids Stories and Art

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

Join us every Tuesday at the Downtown Library to hear stories, sing songs, and watch artist Jenn Dunnegan from Grokking Tree make a themed art piece! This Summer Reading Program event is for children ages 2-6.

Madison County Community Development Information Session

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

Madison County Community Development Information Session: Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan Each year, the City of Alton receives federal funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for community improvements. HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding provides decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities primarily for […]

George Caleb Bingham and The River Paintings: Dee Kilgo, Ph.D.

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

Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, 1845, Metropolitan Museum, New York In the mid-nineteenth century, Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879) earned a national reputation for paintings that defined the American frontier for curious eastern audiences. His images focusing on life along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers underscored the unique economic significance of these great waterways […]

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 […]

Taps & Tomes Book Club: News of the World

The Old Bakery Beer Co. Landmarks Boulevard 400, Alton

We’d love for you to join us for a drink and discussion of our next choice, News of the World, by Paulette Jiles. Our social hour starts at 6:00 p.m., with the book discussion beginning at 7:00 p.m. Participants are welcome to join us for both the social hour and the book discussion or just […]

Event Series Film Flashback Thursdays

Film Flashback Thursdays

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

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

George Caleb Bingham and The River Paintings: Dee Kilgo, Ph.D.

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

Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, 1845, Metropolitan Museum, New York In the mid-nineteenth century, Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879) earned a national reputation for paintings that defined the American frontier for curious eastern audiences. His images focusing on life along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers underscored the unique economic significance of these great waterways […]

Come, Play, and Stay

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

Come, Play, and Stay is a day-long pop-in station for children to come and play together at the library. There will be a couple of options each Saturday that may include crafts, Legos, board games, story writing, and puzzles.