Programs for Adults

Upcoming Events

Book Clubs

Our Library Book Clubs
GRUFFIES: Friday, April 27th at 1:00 pm

Katie Ganshert-The Art of Losing Yourself

Saturday Adult Book Club: Saturday, April 21st at 12:30 pm

Liane Moriarty-The Husband's Secret

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

DIY: Succulent Planters from Books

DIY: Succulent Planters from Books
Thursday, April 19th at 6:30 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. For adults and mature teens (14 & up) only.

We're repurposing books into a neat indoor planter. Planters will be pre-cut for you in advance. You'll also receive two succulents to plant in your planter.

Plant and Garden Exchange

Annual Plant & Garden Exchange
Saturday, April 28th starting at 10:00 am

Come swap out or take home something garden related at our annual event. You never know what will be here! Seeds, houseplants, vegetables, flowers, pots, etc. Anything garden related is fair game. Everything is free.

You don't have to bring something to take something home. Items available as long as they last. Best selection is normally at the start or even a little early. Rain or shine! Exchange will be inside the library.

We will also have a repotting station available with potting mix. Be sure to bring your own pot with whatever plant you want to repot. Available on a first come-first served basis until supplies run out.

 Gardening for Butterflies

Gardening for Butterflies
Thursday, May 3rd at 6:30 pm

Do you know what to plant to attract this butterfly to your yard? (Hint: it’s not flowers.) Come learn about gardening for butterflies.

Join us when Lenora Larson from Long Lips Farm visits the library to talk about How to Convert Your Beautiful Garden to an Even More Beautiful Butterfly Garden.

Many flower gardeners aspire to attract butterflies and over 30 large tropical-looking species of butterflies call Eastern Kansas home. Are you only seeing the occasional Cabbage White? Like all wildlife, butterflies have specific needs that must be met. This presentation will review butterfly biology and habitat requirements with an emphasis on garden design. Photographs of butterflies, caterpillars and their host plants illustrate the butterflies’ field of dreams: "plant it and they will come."

Lenora is a Marais des Cygnes Extension Master Gardener and a member of Idalia Butterfly Society and Kansas Native Plant Society. We're really happy to have her coming and hope you can join us!

Tricks of the Light Fire Show

Tricks of the Light Fire Show
Thursday, May 24th at 6:30 pm

It's been 3 years, and we're ready for Tricks of the Light to come back to the library again! We're having an OUTDOOR fire show to kick off the summer. Show will be behind the library. We will have some seating available, but attendance is expected to be large, so feel free to bring your own chair or blanket to sit on. This is an all ages show! Be sure to come out and have a blast!

Check out a video from their last performance at the library.

Highlights from over 100 Years of KU Herpetology

Highlights from Over 100 Years of KU Herpetology
Thursday, June 7th at 6:30 pm

Join us as Biodiversity Institute curator and curator of herpetology Rich Glor discusses the fascinating history of herpetological research at the University of Kansas and explains exciting new methods utilized by KU herpetology scientists and students.

According to KU, KU has one of the top five herpetological collections in the United States and is one of the top-ranked doctoral programs of herpetology.

Check out Dr. Rich Glor in this video.

Ongoing Programs


Coffee Group
Monday - Thursday at 9:00 am

Many local citizens gather at the library to drink coffee and enjoy snacks. There is a freewill donation taken. All are welcome, but come prepared to defend your political opinions!


Koffee Klatch
Tuesdays at 1:00 pm

A potluck lunch is held every Tuesday in the Marceline Turner room. Bring your favorite dish and join the conversation!


Adult Knitting
Thursdays at 2:30 pm

Our knitting group is accepting yarn donations to help make warm winter items like hats, scarves, or blankets for the homeless. You can drop off at the library any time or come knit with us!

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.

Quilts of Valor

Quilts of Valor
2nd Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am-12:00 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 of Valor page.

Council on Aging

Community Outreach with the Council on Aging
4th Thursday of each month from 9:00-10:00 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

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