Find your fit at the Alma Public Library!
There’s a lot going on at the library these days! Between after school maker days, teen/tween game days, special events, and a casual creative group for adults, we hope to have something for everyone! We want the Alma Public Library to be YOUR place to BE.
Live and Learn –March 27, 6:00-6:45: Wisconsin Trivia
Introducing a new drop-in program to learn about various topics, socialize and walk away a little wiser. This month, Trivia Night. Join us for a chance to win fun prizes and test your knowledge. Bring a team or join one. Trivia starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. Geared toward adults; all welcome.
T.N.T. (Teens ‘n’ Tweens) Game On! – Fourth Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Teens and tweens are welcomed to “play” at the library on the fourth Tuesdays of the month from 3:45-4:45 p.m. This month, it’s tabletop gaming by popular request. Bring a tabletop game to suggest or try one of ours. Geared toward school-age folks ages 10 and up. Snacks provided. NEXT UP: March 28
First Thursdays – 10:30 a.m. April 6 – String eggs
Adults: join us on the first Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. for a casual creative activity, a warm beverage, good company and pleasant conversation. Next up, on April 6, we will make string eggs. Make one for you or as a gift! All materials provided.
Story Stars – First Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m. March 7
Did you know most picture books are written toward a 5- to 8-year-old audience? Introducing “Story Stars,” an after-school adventure on the first Tuesday of every month featuring fun stories and crafts on a theme. Geared toward K-3rd graders; siblings and all who enjoy a good picture book are welcome.
Maker Days- second Mondays, 3:45-4:45 p.m. March 13
On the second Monday of each month from 3:45-4:45 p.m., school-aged young people are invited to come get creative at the library! Felt corner bookmarks are our project.
APL Explorers- Third Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m. March 21
Introducing APL Explorers, the all-new monthly after-school space for tweens with three interest groups to choose from, including Lego Builder’s Club/quarterly S.T.E.M. events for the thinkers and tinkerers, Book Looks/Smarty Art for the readers and makers, and tabletop gaming for the fun-loving ad strategists alike! Monthly lineups will be announced in advance, and space will be limited, so sign ups are required. Snacks provided. Watch for details!
Alma Public Library Presents: Pike’s Place March 6-May 26
Artist Meet & Greet, May 1, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
We are pleased to announce the first of what we hope will be many exhibits showcasing the work of local and regional artists: “Pike’s Place” premieres Monday, March 6, featuring photography by Nelson artist Peggy Pike! Come and enjoy this delightful springtime collection anytime during library hours, and pick up a “self-guided tour” sheet from circulation for extra insights.
Peggy Pike, owner of PJP Photography, has been taking photos all her life. In 2003, she began taking the hobby more seriously. Catapulted by the experience of accompanying her son on shoots for a photography class he was taking at school and inspired by her creative and hard-working single mom, photography became a whole new facet of her adult life and means of artistic and personal expression. Native to the area, Peggy found inspiration in nature, giving focus to subjects “that many people pass by without noticing or they might not get the chance to see,” including flowers, insects, birds, landscapes, barns, and Great Lakes lighthouses. She combines a good photographic eye with creative approaches to depth and angles to produce thoughtful images in a unique way. “Whether God’s beauty or man-made, everything can be photographed in a way that makes it a beautiful picture, an interesting picture, or a moment you capture in time,” says Peggy. Photography is her way to relieve stress, relax, enjoy and share God’s beauty, and minister to others. You can learn more about Peggy and see more of her photographs at www.pjpphotographyonline.com.
Alma BOOK CLUB
Where: Alma Public Library
When: Third Monday of each month March 20
Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
March.: Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi
April: Dandelion Summer by Lisa Wingate
May: The Fugitive Wife by Peter C. Brown
Join us! If you are interested in participating in the Alma Book Club, email Donna Griffiths at firstname.lastname@example.org