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Homeschool Meet-Up

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

Join us in the Hayner Library KidsSpace at Alton Square Mall for fun activities and new friends for children ages 5-12! We will have a few fun activities such as Legos, crafts, and toys available for kids to come and play side by side. This is an opportunity for fellow homeschool families to meet and […]

Puzzle Me This

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

Which four-person team will take home the prize for the fastest completion, and which team will shine through the accompanying historical trivia? Puzzlers and puzzle fans are invited to join us for the first-ever Hayner Library Spring Puzzle Competition. For this special event, Genealogy & Local History Library staff are once again collaborating with Alton […]

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 […]

Sacred Spaces of CARE: Conversation on Substance Use and Recovery

Genealogy & Local History Library 401 State Street, 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, in this free public training event. Come for a conversation on substance use and recovery, community resources and support for those experiencing homelessness, and a Narcan demonstration. All are welcome!

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 2-5. To register, please call (618) 462-0677, ext. 2836.

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 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 Teen Lego Challenge

Teen Lego Challenge

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

Do you love Legos? If so, bring a friend and join other teens to create complex builds and win prizes. The Teen Lego Challenge takes place in the Hayner Library Performance Room Teen Center at Alton Square Mall. To register, please contact Megan at (618) 433-2872 or megan.dees@haynerlibrary.org.

Event Series Computer Classes

Computer Classes: Computer 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, Computer Basics, is for the true beginner. We will cover […]

Event Series Writers Circle

Writers Circle: In Response

Jacoby Arts Center 627 E Broadway, 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. […]

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 […]