Altamont Library Notes for Wednesday, February 4, 2015

It is going to be a big week here at Altamont Free Library with two of our favorite events of the year.

Take Your Child

to the Library Day

For many children, the library is their first window to a larger world and their first educational experience outside the home. Saturday, Feb. 7, is Take Your Child to the Library Day. This is a wonderful opportunity to bring your kiddos to the library, especially if it is their first time.

We will have all kinds of neat things going on from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. First, we will have a special kid/adult yoga class led by the fabulous Christine Carpenter. Then we will have a special story time with stories and songs all about libraries.

After that, make your own cool necklace or stretch bracelet out of book beads. It will be a lot of fun, so please join us.

The I Love My Library!


Also on Saturday, Feb. 7, our biggest fundraiser of the year is coming up. The I Love My Library! Gala will take place at the Altamont Community Room at Village Hall from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and will feature a fantastic dinner and dessert, entertainment, neighborly camaraderie, and live and silent auctions.

This year’s honorees are two of AFL’s guiding lights, Pat Spohr and Tony Kossmann. You will get to hobnob with friends, neighbors, and friendly, neighborly elected officials. Our community's involvement is what makes AFL unique among libraries, so please come on down to support your library. See you there.

Oscar Movie Sundays:

The Boxtrolls

Every Sunday in February, join us for a viewing of a family-friendly Oscar nominated movie. This coming Sunday, Feb. 8, we will be showing The Boxtrolls, a stop-motion animated movie from the makers of Coraline.

The Boxtrolls was nominated for Best Animated Feature, so it must be pretty good. We will make the popcorn.


YA Book Discussion Group Postponed

Our Young Adult Book Club discussion of The Circle by Dave Eggers has been postponed. Please join us on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. for a discussion of this widely lauded novel about technology, privacy, and the role of social media in our lives. 

Story time

As always, we will be holding story times on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers and on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for toddlers. Come on by and check out the nifty new shadow puppet theater we made.

Program Guide

Our February Program Guide is out. You can pick a copy up at the library or find it on our website at to check out all the neat events we have coming up this month.