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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.

Students for Soliders

November is the month of giving, and this year we have again partnered with Students for Soldiers to give back to area military personnel. Carmen Serio, a longtime teacher at Marquette Catholic High School, developed the Students for Soldiers program. During November, the KidsSpace areas at both the Downtown Library and Hayner Library at Alton […]

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 Crime Stoppers

Teen Crime Stoppers Game Challenge

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

Calling all true crime and murder mystery fans! Put on your detective hat and join other sleuths to solve a mystery at the library. Participants will work together to examine clues, read case files, and figure out whodunnit. This event is designed for teens ages 13-18. Teen Crime Stoppers will be held in the Hayner […]

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.

Bite Size Science

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

This fun, monthly S.T.E.A.M.-themed program happens on the first Friday of each month in October, November, and December. Staff will prepare interactive kits for children to take home demonstrating different  S.T.E.A.M. concepts such as surface tension, earth science, anatomy, and robotics! Each kit will include an item list and the ingredients needed to perform the […]

Film Flashback Friday

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

What were we watching fifty years ago at the Starlight Drive-In, Grand Theater, and Alton Ciné? Hayner Library’s Film Flashback Fridays program will answer that question as we watch some of the best movies of 1973. A short introduction will precede each film. In November, we will watch Walt Disney’s Robin Hood. Seating is limited. […]

Internet I: Basics 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 […]

DAR “Friendraiser” Open House

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

The Ninian Edwards Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Genealogy & Local History Library invite you to our annual DAR Open House. We will have experienced researchers available to guide you through the DAR application process. Don’t think you have a soldier in your family? There’s also […]