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Star Wars Reads Day

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

Star Wars Reads Day is an international event celebrating reading and Star Wars. It was launched in 2012 by Lucasfilm. This year, Hayner Library invites patrons ages 6-12 to stop by Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, and pick up a Star Wars-themed take-home craft. Kids […]

From Story to Film: Coma by Robin Cook

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

Book Discussion: Monday, October 16, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Film: Friday, October 20, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. We will discuss the book Coma by Robin Cook and watch the 1978 film adaptation of the same name. Attendees should read the book ahead of time so they can join in on the discussion. Copies […]

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.

Jared Hennings and the Jared Hennings Band

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

Who doesn’t enjoy music from the Rat Pack era? Fly Me to the Moon, The Best is Yet to Come, and That Old Black Magic are just a few tunes that The Jared Hennings Band will perform. Even some swing era songs like Duke Ellington’s Satin Doll and Fats Waller’s Your Feet’s Too Big are […]

Food, Family, and Folktales: A Conversation with Grace Lin

Join Newbery and Caldecott honoree and New York Times bestselling author Grace Lin for an engaging conversation about her journey to become an award-winning author and illustrator. Learn about her latest middle grade book, Chinese Menu: The History, Myths, and Legends Behind Your Favorite Foods, a beautifully written full-color book that explores the whimsical myths […]

Teen Take Home Crafts

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

Do you love making crafts? If so, stop by TeenSpace at Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall and pick up a teen take-home craft! We will distribute crafts while supplies last.

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 Books and Busy Bees Story Time

Books and Busy Bees Story Time

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

Children ages 3-6 will enjoy stories, songs, and a fun themed craft. This story time will take place at Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall at 10:00 a.m. To register, please call (618) 433-2881.

Event Series Branching Out Genealogy Class

Branching Out Genealogy Class

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 […]

Microsoft Word Class

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

Back by popular demand, The Hayner Public Library District is offering computer classes! Classes will be held twice a month, covering topics from basic computer skills to using the internet and smart phones. Whether you have no computer experience or just need a refresher, feel free to join us for these introductory classes. Laptops will […]

Event Series Teentober

Teentober

TeenTober is a new nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every October. TeenTober aims to celebrate teens, promote year-round teen services, and highlight the innovative ways teen services help teens learn new skills and fuel their passions in and outside the library. Join us at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings in October in the Hayner Library […]