Holidaysburg Library Announces April Activities | News, Sports, Jobs

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg-area public library has announced its activities and resources for the month of April. The library will be closed on April 15, 16 and 17 for the Easter holidays.

n The library partners with TMobile to provide Internet access to users through the loan of access points. Hotspots verify for a period of 14 days and can be used to connect up to 15 devices. For detailed information, call the library at 814-695-5961.

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

n Storytime will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays and at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Join the library for stories, songs and lots of fun. Children must be accompanied by a carer. No registration necessary.

n The Legos at the Library will take place on Fridays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. This program is intended for ages 6 to 12.

n Friday ROCKS will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays. This walk-in program is for all ages. Paint stones to place in public places for discoverers to keep or hide again.

n Canasta and Mah Jongg matches take place at 11 a.m. on Mondays. Beginners are welcome. Call Harriett at 814-693-9292 if you have any questions.

n Needlework & Arts Group meets at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Bring your own materials and projects for this craft club for adults. Call Janice at 814-695-2281 for more information.

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

n TICK TALK will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6. JT Bandzuh of the Blair Conservation District will present the facts about ticks and Lyme disease.

n Paws for Reading will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 9 at the Community Hall. Meet and read to pets from the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society. Studies show that reading to animals is the perfect way to help your child feel less anxious and improve their reading skills. Children from 5 years old are welcome accompanied by their companions.

n Teen Trades Talk will take place at noon on Saturday, April 9. Meet local automotive technician Dan Mielnik. With over 22 years in the industry, Mielnik will share her expertise and encourage those considering this career path.

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

n A special science story hour will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13. WTAJ meteorologist Christy Shields will share a weather-related story and craft for the kids’ room.

n The Women Writers Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. The group will discuss “Someone’s Daughter” by Ashley Ford. For more information email mikaylamccord16 If you would like to participate virtually, email [email protected] for a Zoom link. The club also has its own Facebook page, “Women Writers Book Club” or follow him on Instagram @wwbookclub

athburglib. All are welcome.

n Genealogy: How to Get Started will take place on Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. 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 p.m. on Thursday, April 14. This month’s selection of books is “Imagine Paradise” by John Burk. All are welcome, no registration is necessary.

n The Friends of the Library are organizing a used book sale from April 20 to 22 at the library. The preview sale for Friends members will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19. Wednesday and Thursday sales hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday sales hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. A special $5 a bag day will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday and run through Friday.

n Meet the Author will take place on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. Eric Shields, author of “They came from Blair County, Vol. I and II”, will discuss and sign his popular works.

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

n Cravable Creations, a monthly cooking club for teens, will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28. Nutrition educators from 4H and Penn State Extension will teach teens in grades 6-12 practical cooking skills, 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 [email protected]

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

n The community reading for children will take place on Friday, April 29 at 4:00 p.m. in the gazebo of the library. 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 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. The tour will be the North Montgomery Street Tour. Visit or for more information.

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

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

To buy them on Amazon, just search for the name of the author, Keith Eldred. All proceeds benefit the project’s $1 million goal. For more information, visit

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