Baby Sprouts is the library’s Toddler Time for children ages 18 months-3 years. Families can join us every Thursday morning at 10:30 AM from September 13th to November 15th for stories, songs, dancing, and fun! New families always welcome!




Sprouting Readers is the library’s weekly storytime for families with children ages 3-8. Every Monday at 6:30 PM from October 1st to November 12th, join us for stories, activities, crafts, and lots of fun! No sign-ups needed, new families always welcome!

No registration is required for weekly children’s programs: new families are always welcome.


This is the best time of year to plant milkweed, so we’re excited to present the first in a series of pop-up programs children and their families can enjoy anytime the library is open. All October, make a milkweed seed ball, plant it, and attract Monarch butterflies and other pollinators to your yard!

Look for the latest pop-up program at the tables near the checkout desk. Materials for the Milkweed Seedball Pop-Up were made possible through a grant from the GFWC Women’s Club of Hollidaysburg.


The Blair County Drug and Alcohol Partnerships will hold a Power of Parents presentation in the library’s community room on Thursday, October 18th from 4-5 PM. This presentation will teach parents of teenagers how to educate their children about alcohol use. Each attendee will receive a free copy of MADD’s Power of Parents handbook.



Not quiet? Not able to sit still? Not a problem! The library will present a free Sensory Story Time especially for children ages 2 and up with Autism, special needs, and sensory concerns on Thursday, October 18th at 6:30 PM. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Each child will receive a free book from the Central PA Autism Society for attending. Space is limited in this program: to register, e-mail , message us on Facebook, or call 742-8234.


The Northern Blair County Recreation Center and Tyrone Events and Promotions will present Boo Fest, an afternoon of Halloween fun for families on Sunday, October 21st, 2018, from 1-4 PM. Free games, stories and crafts with the Bellwood-Antis Public Library, and a costume contest! Concession food will be available for purchase.



On Thursday, November 1st at 6 PM, certified Zentangle teacher Shelley Williams will present an introduction to Zentangle, a form of artistic meditation using structured patterns. Learn more about it at
This workshop is for adults and teenagers 15 and up. There is a $10 materials fee that includes all supplies needed to start you on your Zentangle journey.  Register by messaging the library on Facebook, signing up at the checkout desk, or calling 742-8234.


At our November Lego Club on Saturday, November 3rd, kids ages 5-15 can pick one of two challenges (or do both, if they really want to take it to the next level!): build a Lego maze, or use their architectural skills to make a Lego building.

Lego Club is free, but we ask that parents stay in the building while kids construct.



The library’s annual Election Day Soup Sale will start at 10 AM on Tuesday, November 6th and continue until all soup is sold. We’ll have delicious homemade soup you can get to go in quarts or pints as well as baked goods. Stay tuned for ordering information, or drop in after you vote to purchase.

If you are interested in making and donating soup for the sale, message us on Facebook or e-mail Hazel Bilka at to make arrangements. Donations of baked goods can be dropped off the Monday before or day of the sale.


Knitters, crocheters, weavers, and other fiber artists are invited to the next Fiber Arts group meetup on Monday, November 12th from 6-8 PM. Bring your own materials and get to know your fellow fiber artists. All levels of ability and all styles of fiber art welcome!

This month, Abby Creek will present a tutorial on tatting snowflake ornaments. To Tat, you will need: Tatting Needle size #5-0 (medium) and is suitable for Sizes 10 and 20 crochet thread, Sizes 5 and 8 pearl cotton, and bedspread weight threads. Needles and thread are available at most craft stores. Abby recommends Hobby Lobby for tatting supplies. She can help people tat with a shuttle, if they have one, but needle tatting is faster. Abby will bring extra thread, needles and shuttles to share.





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Lego Challenge Nights for kids ages 8-15: we want to make them happen, but first we’d like input from families on the times they’d prefer. If you have a kid ready for some Lego Challenges, take the survey at






The library is home to a number of community organizations with meetings and programs that are open to the public. Visit our community meetings page for information on these programs.