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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its activities and resources for May. The library will be closed May 28, 29 and 30 for the Memorial Day 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 others for stories, songs and 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 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, May 4. Visit the club page on Facebook for more information.

n “Build Your Own Container Garden” will be held at 6 pm Wednesday, May 4, courtesy of the Blair County Conservation District. There will be a $5 registration fee, and participants must provide their own container. Email pennie@halibrary.org to reserve a spot.

n Mystery & Mayhem Book Club will meet at 2 pm Tuesday, May 10. The group will discuss “The Last Thing He Told Me” by Laura Dave. All are welcome to attend, no signup is necessary.

n Friends Mystery Tea Party will be held at noon Saturday, May 14. Enjoy a three-course tea luncheon while solving the mystery of “The Decadent Housewives of Hysteria Lane.” Tickets are $15 per person; a limited number will be sold. Tickets are available at the library.

n Computer Talks will be at

1 and 5 pm Wednesday, May 18. Email questions to corporal99


n Women Writers Book Club will meet at 6 pm Wednesday, May 18. The group will discuss “Jane Eyer” by Charlotte Bronte. For more information or to participate virtually, email mikaylamccord16@gmail.com. The club has a Facebook page “Women Writers Book Club” and is on Instagram @wwbookclubathburglib.

n Inspirational Book Club will meet at 6:30 pm Thursday, May 12. This month’s book is “Sweet Sanctuary” by Sheila Walsh & Cindy Martinusen Columa. No signup is necessary.

n Paws to Read will be held from 10 to 11:30 am Saturday, May 21, in the Community Room. PAWS to READ at HAPL’s Remake Learning Days Event, #RemakeDays, the nation’s biggest family-friendly festival of learning designed to engage kids in hands-on activities that build knowledge and spark creativity. Attendees will read to pets from the Central PA Humane Society, then create special blankets for animals in need. children ages

5 and older are welcome with their caregivers.

n Cravable Creations, a monthly Cooking Club for teens, will meet from 6 to 7:30 pm Thursday, May 26. 4H and Penn State Extension Nutrition Educators will teach hands-on cooking techniques to teens in grades six to 12. Eat what you create. This month’s recipe will be the Gift of Dessert. There will be a $5 fee 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, May 26. This month’s book is “The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett. No signup is necessary.

n Hollidaysburg Heritage Guided Tours are on May 7, 14 and 21 and June 4. For more information, visit www.hollidaysburg

library.org or www.HHGTours


n Summer Storywalk begins Memorial Day weekend. Be on the lookout for “signs” of this summer’s Storywalk. This year’s walk promises “Oceans of Possibilities” for family fun.

n Visit www.hollidaysburglibrary.org for the most up-to-date information on library services, including CloudLibrary (ebooks), PowerLibrary, Tutor.com and more.

n All 20 books published in 2020 for the library’s fundraising THIS IS RED project are available to check out at the library. To buy them on Amazon, search the name of the author, Keith Eldred. All profits benefit the project’s

$1 million goal. See more at www


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