Programs for Adults


Upcoming Events

Book Clubs

Our Library Book Club

Saturday Book Club: Saturday, October 16th at 12:30 pm

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix


Interested in what some of the other area library book clubs are reading each month? Check out the shared calendar!



Check out the event pages for KIDS and TEENS for more upcoming events.




Victorian Secrets: Was it Queen Anne’s Lace or Poison Hemlock?

Victorian Secrets: Was it Queen Anne’s Lace or Poison Hemlock?
Thursday, October 7th at 6:30 pm

This Master Gardener program will be a look into the herbal medicines of the 1800’s and women’s roles. We'll look at how the passing down of the secrets of these plants from Europe to the western prairie to the hills of the Ozarks happened. There were some strange remedies used for aches, pains and indiscretions! There may even be a few herbs from the garden for participants to take home and plant.


Movie Night: War of the Worlds

Movie Night: War of the Worlds
Thursday, October 14th at 6:30 pm

Come enjoy the 2005 Steven Spielberg movie with Tom Cruise. We'll be watching it indoors on our big projection screen.

Run time almost 2 hours; Rated pg-13

From IMDB: An ordinary man has to protect his children against alien invaders in this science fiction action film freely adapted from the classic story by H.G. Wells. Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) is a dockworker living in New Jersey, divorced from his first wife Mary Ann (Miranda Otto) and estranged from his two children Rachel and Robbie (Dakota Fanning and Justin Chatwin), of whom he has custody on weekends. On one such visitation, looking after the kids becomes a little more difficult when, after a series of strange lighting storms hit his neighborhood, Ray discovers that a fleet of death-ray robotic spaceships have emerged nearby, part of the first wave of an all-out alien invasion of the Earth. Transporting his children from New York to Boston in an attempt to find safety at Mary Ann's parents' house, Ray must learn to become the protector and provider he never was in marriage.


A Look Behind Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds” Broadcast

A Look Behind Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds” Broadcast
Friday, October 29th at 6:30 pm

This is a ZOOM program. You can watch virtually in your home or visit the library to watch on the projection screen. If you'd like the ZOOM link, email Kim.

On the Eve of Halloween 1938, a young actor/director broadcast a radio drama based on a 40-year-old novel: The War of the Worlds. While the original broadcast had a relatively low audience, the impact it had, and continues to have, on American Culture is staggering.

But how much of that impact was reality, and how much has been exaggerated over the years? Were there riots in the streets from panicked listeners, or did most of the audience simply enjoy a well-done piece of theatre? Did Orson Welles know he would frighten listeners, or was this an unintended accident?

Learn the REAL story with our presenter Laura Keyes. Mrs. Keyes graduated from UW-Madison with a Master’s Degree in Library Studies and has been presenting on historic topics for over ten years.



Ongoing Programs


Coffee Group

Coffee Group
Monday-Thursday at 9:00 am

Come to the library and chat, drink coffee, and relax. We encourage bringing your own mug or travel cup, but we can also provide you with a cup.


Knitting

Adult Knitting
Thursdays at 2:30 pm

We're looking for donations of special yarns for the creation of "knitted knockers" for breast cancer survivors. These are then donated to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Mario's Closest where they are given out for free to breast cancer survivors. To see the approved yarn list, visit: www.knittedknockers.org.

An informal knitting gathering. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome. If you would like to learn to knit, our staff will be happy to teach you the basics.


Movement through Awareness yoga class

Awareness through Movement Yoga Class with Aly Evans
Currently on hiatus; to start again in the fall

You may appreciate this class if:

  • You are craving movement in your life!
  • Your body feels stiff and/or you have pain in your body.
  • You are interested to learn how to deepen and bring more awareness to your breath.
  • You are interested or open to learning simple meditation techniques.
  • You have never taken a yoga class but are curious about it.
  • You love to stretch and breathe and be aware!

Bring yoga mat if possible, but there will be a few extra mats available. Donations to instructor acceptable.


Quilts for Veterans

Quilts for Veterans
Currently on hiatus; second Tuesday each month from 10:30 am-1:30 pm

This group creates quilts in honor of veterans who have served their country. These quilts are then given to selected veterans to cherish. All levels of quilting ability are welcome. Check out further information on the Quilts for Veterans page.


Council on Aging

Community Outreach with the Council on Aging
Fourth Thursday each month at 9:00 am

A staff member from the Council will be on hand each month to answer questions regarding services or for appropriate referrals. No appointment is necessary. In the event of inclement weather the event will be cancelled for that time.



Library Hours

  • Monday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Tuesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Thursday: 9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Saturday: 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
  • Closed Sundays
  • Monday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Tuesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Thursday: 9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Saturday: 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
  • Closed Sundays

19649 Linwood Rd.
(913) 301-3686

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