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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its activities and resources for April. The library will be closed April 15, 16 and 17 for the Easter holiday.

n The library is partnering with TMobile to bring internet access to patrons through the lending of Hotspots. Hotspots check out for a 14-day period and may be used to connect up to 15 devices. For detailed information, call the library at 814-695-5961.

n Maker Mondays are held all day Mondays in the Children’s Room. A STEM-related station will be set up with a different craft, challenge or activity each week.

n Storytimes will be held at 10:30 am Tuesdays and Fridays and 6:30 pm Thursdays. Join the library for stories, songs and a lot of fun. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. No signup is necessary.

n Legos in the Library will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 pm Fridays. This program is intended for ages 6 to 12.

n Friday ROCKS will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 pm Fridays. This drop-in program is for all ages. Paint rocks to place in public places for finders to keep or re-hide.

n Canasta and Mah Jongg games are held at 11 am Mondays. Beginners are welcome. Call Harriett at 814-693-9292 with questions.

n Needlework & Arts Group is held at 12:30 pm Tuesdays. Take your own materials and projects for this crafting club intended for adults. Call Janice at 814-695-2281 for more information.

n Allegheny Essential Oils Club will meet at 6 pm Wednesday, April 6. Visit the club page on Facebook for more information.

n TICK TALK will be held at 6 pm Wednesday, April 6. JT Bandzuh from the Blair Conservation District will present the facts on ticks and Lyme disease.

n Paws to Read will be held from 10 to 11:30 am Saturday, April 9, in the Community Room. Meet and read to pets from the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society. Studies show reading to animals is the perfect way to help your child feel less anxious and improve their reading skills. Children ages 5 and older are welcome with their caregivers.

n Teen Trades Talk will be held at noon Saturday, April 9. Meet with local auto technician Dan Mielnik. With more than 22 years in the industry, Mielnik will share his expertise and encourage those considering this career path.

n Mystery & Mayhem Book Club will meet at 2 pm Tuesday, April 12. The group will discuss “Mr. Churchill’s Secretary” by Susan MacNeal. All are welcome to attend, no signup is necessary.

n Special Science Storytime will be held at 10: am Wednesday, April 13. WTAJ Meteorologist Christy Shields will share a weather-related story and craft in the children’s room.

n The Women Writers Book Club will meet at 6 pm Wednesday, April 13. The group will discuss “Somebody’s Daughter” by Ashley Ford. For more information, email mikaylamccord16

@gmail.com. If you would like to participate virtually, email mikaylamccord16@gmail.com for a Zoom link. The club also has its own Facebook page, “Women Writers Book Club,” or follow it on Instagram @wwbookclub

athburglib. All are welcome to attend.

n Genealogy: How to Get Started will be held at 6:30 pm Thursday, April 14. Jim Snyder, president of the Blair County Genealogical Society, will discuss how to get started researching your ancestry.

n The Inspirational Book Club will meet at 6:30 pm Thursday, April 14. This month’s book selection is “Imagine Heaven” by John Burke. All are welcome to attend, no signup is necessary.

n The Friends of the Library will hold a used book coming out April 20 to 22 at the library. The preview sale for members of the Friends will be held from 6 to 7:30 pm Tuesday, April 19. The sale hours for Wednesday and Thursday sale hours will be 9:30 am to 7:30 pm Friday sale hours are 9:30 am to 3 pm A special $5-a-bag day will begin at 5 pm Thursday and run through Friday.

n Meet the Author will be held at 6:30 pm Tuesday, April 26. Eric Shields, author of “They Came from Blair County, Vol. I and II,” will discuss and sign his popular works.

n Breast Cancer Survivor Support Group will meet at 6:30 pm Wednesday, April 27. This group is facilitated by Lisa Koncz, formerly of the American Cancer Society, and was created to support those in the community who have been touched by breast cancer, as well as their caregivers. All are welcome to attend.

n Cravable Creations, a monthly cooking club for teens, will meet from 6 to 7:30 pm Thursday, April 28. 4H and Penn State Extension nutrition educators will teach hands-on cooking techniques to teens in grades six to 12, who will eat what they create. This month’s recipe will be “Pizza on the Go” There will be a $5 fee per participant to cover the cost of ingredients. Space is limited; email pennie@halibrary

.org to sign up.

n The Best of Times Book Club will meet at 2 pm Thursday, April 28. This month’s book is “The Night Watchman” by Louise Erdich. All are welcome, no signup is necessary.

n Children’s Community READ will be held at 4 pm Friday, April 29 in the library’s gazebo. Join the library for a story, “We Planted a Tree” by Diane Muldrow, as well as nature activities and crafts.

n Hollidaysburg Heritage Guided Tours’ first tour will be at 12:15 pm Saturday, April 30. The tour will be the North Montgomery Street Tour. Go to www.hollidaysburglibrary.org or www.HHGTours.org for more information.

For the most up-to-date information on library services, including CloudLibrary (ebooks), PowerLibrary, Tutor.com and more, visit www.hollidaysburg


All 20 books published in 2020 for the library’s fundraising THIS IS RED project are now available to check out at the library.

To buy them on Amazon, just search the name of the author, Keith Eldred. All profits benefit the project’s $1 million goal. See more at www.thisis.red.

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