December 2020


  • Building Blocks
    Wed, Dec 2, 2020
    Judy Brown, from the Little Fabric Garden, will share the secret of the Disappearing Nine Patch. This is a prerecorded event that will post to the library’s Facebook page. It will then be linked to the library’s website.
  • Evening Storytime:
    Wed, Dec 2, 2020
    Get your PJs. Get your stuffed animals!  It’s time for Evening Storytime!  This is a prerecorded, virtual program that is posted to the library’s Facebook page each Wednesday night.
  • Upcycle This!
    Thu, Dec 3, 2020
    We will take the humble clothes pin and create a snowflake!  This program is prerecorded and will post to the library’s Facebook page.  Then it will be linked to the library’s website.
  • A Visit from Jack Frost!
    Fri, Dec 4, 2020
    Jack Frost has a holiday wish for you!  Get some hot chocolate and settle in!  This is a prerecorded virtual program, posted to the library’s Facebook page.
  • Horseshoe Curve and the Nazi Saboteurs of 1942
    Tue, Dec 8, 2020
    Retired Gunnery Sgt of the USMC, Kenneth Serfass, will share this story as a PRR trainman.  Relying on historical research and his own practical experience as a railroad brakeman with the tourist railroad in Strasburg, PA, he will give a credible account of those times on the “Standard Railroad of the World.”  
    When the United States entered World War II in late 1941, Altoona was an important part of the war effort. Being a vital rail connection between the Midwest and the east coast shipping ports, it became a desirable target.  A successful strike at the Pennsylvania Railroad and specifically, the Horseshoe Curve would have hindered America’s ability to move troops, war material, and natural resources necessary to support the fighting in both theaters.   
    This is a virtual program that will be deliverd via Zoom on Tuesday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m.  All registered participants will receive the Zoom link/password.  To register, email  This program is free and open to the public.  Due to contractual obligations, this program will not be recorded, and therefore, cannot be posted the library’s Facebook page.
  • Storytime with Santa:
    Thu, Dec 10, 2020
    Join us virtually, on Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm, for Storytime with Santa!  He will read stories, visit with his reindeer and even read your letters to Santa!  This is a prerecorded program that posts to the library’s Facebook page.  Letters to Santa can be delivered to the library or email them to: OR
  • Holiday Cookie Workshop
    Sat, Dec 12, 2020
    This virtual event will stream Live to the library’s Facebook page. Chef Rob is hosting this holiday workshop. Join the fun as we make three (3) cookie recipes. Chef Rob will answer questions as we bake. This event is perfect for family fun. The recipes can be found on the library’s website     We hope to see you on our Facebook page!
  • Libraries Rock! Christmas Concert
    Tue, Dec 15, 2020
    John Kearns, Music Minister, for Emanual Lutheran Church is returning to Libraries Rock!  This time he will be spreading Christmas cheer as he shares special songs of the season!  This event will stream Live from the library’s Facebook page.
  • Christmas Sing-Along with Jim Ronan
    Wed, Dec 16, 2020
    Mark your calendars and join us, virtually, for a Christmas Sing-Along with Jim Ronan!  Juice Box Heroes will be spreading some holiday cheer for this Facebook Live event. Tune into the library’s Facebook page at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 16.