Cosmic Treats: Wind Power!

Join us for Cosmic Treats: Wind Power! on Thursday, December 15 at 6:00pm.

Wind energy is one of the fastest growing sources of electricity generation. Learn how wind power is used and how turbines are sited in Pennsylvania. During hands-on activities, audience members will generate electricity with model wind turbines to power motors, lights, and play music. The presenter is Michael Sell, Coordinator, Institute for Energy, Saint Francis University. No signup is needed, all ages are welcome. This free family science program is given in partnership with Dr. Lanika Ruzhitskaya, Director of Saint Francis University’s Science Outreach Center.

Your Library Account 101

Want to learn more about all of the cool things you can do with our new Spark library system?  Presenter Rachael Hartman invites Blair County library card holders to learn how to use their free online library account including searching the catalog, placing holds, renewing items, getting free ebooks, and more! No signup is needed. Participants are encouraged to bring a device (smartphone, tablet, laptop) to use, but it is not required.

This program will take place on Wednesday, November 30 at 3:00pm. Bring your questions!


Doug Bosley Visit

Want to know more about the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site and the Hollidaysburg Canal Basin?

On November 8, 2016 at 6:30pm, National Park Service Ranger Doug Bosley will be at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library to give a talk about both of these historic sites, and to answer any questions you might have.


Read for the Record

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® is a national campaign that was launched over a decade ago to address the educational inequities that leave too many children unprepared for kindergarten. On Thursday, October 27, 2016, children and adults will gather to learn, laugh, and read this year’s campaign book, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach, as part of the world’s largest shared reading experience. Read for the Record inspires adults to read with children, spurs policymakers and organizations to take action towards transformative change in early education, and puts books in the hands of more children across the country.

All are welcome; no signup is needed; children must be accompanied by an adult. This free storytime will be held at 10:30am this Thursday October 27 at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library. To view this event on Facebook, click here.