REGULAR EVENTS 

 

Tai Chi is a gentle and slow practice with numerous health benefits, and Blair Senior Services is presenting FREE Tai Chi classes for individuals age 60 and over at the library. This is the final level of the class, and only open to individuals who participated in levels 1 and 2 of the classes. Sign up at the checkout desk, or by messaging us on Facebook. Tai Chi classes continue every Wednesday from 1:00-1:45 PM through December 11th.

 

The Christmas Bazaar is coming back! Starting on Monday, November 4th and continuing during regular library hours (1-8 PM Monday-Thursday and 9 AM-4 PM Saturday) through December 21st, we’ll be selling new, gently used, and vintage Christmas items and other goodies at the library. Donations gratefully accepted during library hours, and new items added weekly! All proceeds benefit the library.

 

 

Baby Sprouts, our Toddler Time for families with children ages 18 months-3 years, is held Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM from January 14th to May 12th and Thursday mornings at 10:30 AM from January 16th through May 14th. Pick the time that best suits your family’s schedule! New families are always welcome at Baby Sprouts, and no sign-ups are needed.

 

 

Take control and live a healthier life by learning to self-manage your chronic conditions. Blair Senior Services presents a free evidence-based workshop for individuals over 60 that discusses ways to make lifestyle changes shown to improve overall health, including exercise, nutrition, action planning, mindfulness, and more. This workshop runs Wednesdays from 1:00-3:30 from January 15th through February 19th. To register, message us on Facebook, call us at 742-8234, or sign up at the checkout desk.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Do you love playing video games? Want to build and program your own? Kids entering grades 7-12 are invited to join the Door‘s Bellwood Computers Gamers Club for learning and fun. You will build and program a retro arcade game and learn the basics of Raspberry Pi Scratch programming. You will get to keep the computer you build and all the equipment and programming book (over $150 in equipment)

Registration is $25 and includes a t-shirt and all your equipment, which you get to keep if you attend the first five sessions. Space is VERY limited. To register, you must call the Door at 814-935-9971 or e-mail thedoor@mail.com. Registration is not complete until your class fee is paid. Registrations can be dropped off at the Door Monday through Friday from 3:00-7:00 PM at the Door (521 Main Street). This program was made possible with generous support from Operation Our Town and PC Works.

NOTICE: Bellwood Computer Gamers & Builders Club is going to be rescheduled pending more registrations. For more information on new dates for the club, please call the Door at 814-935-9971 or e-mail thedoor@mail.com.

 

The Friends of the Bellwood-Antis Public Library will sell hot dogs, snow cones, hot chocolate, coffee, and other beverages at the 7th annual Christmas Craft Show at Myers Elementary School from 9 AM-4 PM on Saturday, December 7th. All proceeds benefit the library.

 

 

 

At the December Lego Club on Saturday, December 7th from noon-2 PM, kids can use Lego bricks to create the Gingerbread House of the Future. What will Gingerbread Houses look like in the year 2050? Or 3000?
Lego Club is for children ages 5-15. The program is free, and no sign-ups are needed, but we ask that parents stay in the library while children are building.

 

At our December Lego Challenge Night on Tuesday, December 10th at 6:00 PM, we challenge kids to build an ice slide for some frozen solid Lego mini-figures. Lego Challenge Nights are free, and no sign-ups are needed, but we ask that parents and other caregivers stay in the library while their children build.

 

 

Knitters, crocheters, weavers, and other fiber artists are invited to the next Fiber Arts group meetup on Monday, December 16th from 6-8 PM. Bring your own materials & project and get to know your fellow fiber artists. All levels of ability and all styles of fiber art welcome!

 

 

Are you interested in sharing your love of military history with a group of fellow history buffs? A group of local World War II history enthusiasts are meeting at the library on Monday, December 16th at 7:00 PM to continue discussing plans for creating a new group to meet at the library regularly to hold programs on World War II history. For more information, e-mail jaytbs@aol.com.

 

 

Support the library by dining at the Altoona Panda Express (240 Park Hills Plaza) between 10:30 AM and 9:30 PM on Friday, December 27th. Present a paper or digital version of the Fundraiser Event Flyer and 20% of your bill will be donated to the library. Paper flyers available at the checkout desk, or click here for a digital flyer.

 

 

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.