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Book Clubs

Let's Talk Books

Check out our library book clubs and meet other readers!  Books for the clubs can be checked out at the circulation desk at the conclusion of the previous month’s meeting and are available while supplies last.

Who Picked This Book? Club

Monthly on Thursdays
7:00 p.m.
Meeting Room 2

We encourage new members to join us once a month for an informal discussion. Meetings currently held virtually. Email webmaster@altoona-iowa.com if you are interested in attending.

July 16: The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Check the calendar or call 967-3881 to find out this month's title!

 

Foodie Book Club

Returning in the Fall
3:00 p.m.
Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

Whether you're crazy about cooking or burn water when boiling, you're welcome to join us for some tasty talk. A month in advance we'll announce what library-owned cookbook we'll work from.

This month's selection is Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nostrat. Stop by the library desk to pick up a copy of the book. Select a recipe to try and bring your culinary adventure to the meeting to share, pot-luck style, with fellow foodies!

We'll stir up some videos, booklists, and more to highlight the food, history, culture, and techniques featured in our selection.

 

Book vs. Movie Club

Returning in the Fall
7:00 p.m.
Cinemark Altoona & HD

Join us as we debate which is better, the book or the movie!

How to attend:

Read the book.

Watch the movie, on your own, in a theater.

Come to the book club for a discussion about the book, including how it compares to the movie.

Note: Having seen the movie is not a requirement to attend - spoilers will occur, however.

No registration required. Adults only please. Popcorn will be provided.

 

 

 

Starting June 22, the library will be open limited hours. Limited curbside service will be available.

  • Monday-Thursday: 9-12; 2-8
  • Friday: Closed except for curbside pick up
  • Saturday: 9-12; 2-5 (curbside 5-5:30)
  • Sunday 2-5 (curbside 5-5:30)

Returns will be accepted inside for visitors. The walk up drop remains open Tuesdays from 12-4 and Fridays at 9am to Saturday at 9am. The drive up drop remains closed. All returns are quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in.

No-contact pick up will be available to patrons. Place holds and pick up items at an assigned time, with stress free no-contact service! For more information on the process, visit No Contact Pick Up.

For up to date COVID-19 information, visit https://www.facebook.com/AltoonaFD/.

If you have a medical question, dial 211.

The situation regarding protective measures for COVID-19 change rapidly and our response may change as well.