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From Story to Film: Robin Cook’s Coma

Performance Room at Alton Square Mall 225 Alton Square Mall, 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.

Event Series X’s and Sews: A Crafting Program

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.

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. Lego Challenge takes place in the Hayner Library Performance Room Teen Center at Alton Square Mall. To register, please call Megan at (618) 433-2872.

Monsters, Magic, and the Unnatural

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

For centuries, societies across the globe have created monsters, faeries, and dragons. We will explore how these creatures came into being, why they have remained a part of our world for so long, and how their  meaning has changed over time. This talk will also offer glimpses of monsters, faeries, and dragons around the world, […]

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 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 […]

Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie Release Party

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

Come join us at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, to celebrate Scott Cawthon’s bestselling book and video game, Five Nights at Freddy’s. The fun takes place in the Hayner Library Performance Room Teen Center at Alton Square Mall. To register, or for more information, please call Megan at (618) 433-2872.

Writers Circle

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

Writers Circle: Eerie Edition Saturday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. – Noon For the novice and the experienced: Join us for a writing prompt to get creativity flowing, and receive constructive feedback from your peers in guided group discussion. To register, please call 1-800-613-3163. Please note: Registration is limited to ten patrons.

Last Day for Food for Fines

Today is the last day for Food for Fines! Hayner Library patrons can bring in their current overdue Hayner Library items and pay the fine with a canned good. One canned good per overdue item.

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.