Programs for Adults

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Upcoming Events

Book Clubs

Our Library Book Clubs
GRUFFIES: Friday, February 22nd at 1:00 pm

Debbie Macomber-Cottage by the Sea

Saturday Adult Book Club: Saturday, February 23rd at 12:30 pm

Rosie Walsh-Ghosted

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

Free Tax Assistance

Free Tax Assistance
Feb. 28th, March 7th, & March 21st

You must make an appointment by calling the Council on Aging at 913-684-0777.

The Council on Aging will be offering free tax preparation assistance for qualified seniors who are 60 years of age or older. It is provided free of charge. Some restrictions apply.

Tax appointments will be between the hours of 9:00 am-3:00 pm on the above listed dates. Spots will up quickly!

Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting & Election of Board Officers
Tuesday, March 5th at 7:30 pm

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of the Linwood Community Library District #1 that a special annual meeting will be held at the Linwood Community Library, 19649 Linwood Rd. in Linwood Kansas; on Tuesday March 5th, 2019, at 7:30 P.M. for the purpose of reviewing the previous year and election of Board officers.

Into the Sun Celtic Music Show

Into the Sun Celtic Music Show
Thursday, March 14th at 6:30 pm

Come join us for a Celtic music show with Into the Sun featuring traditional Irish and Scottish tunes! Into the Sun is an acoustic trio based in Kansas City consisting of musicians Molly McLaughlin, David Agee, and Gordon Bearss.

Check out a video!

Learn more about the trio, view photographs, and watch additional videos.

Make, Take, & Bake: Scottish Marmalade Loaf Cake

Make, Take, & Bake: Scottish Marmalade Loaf Cake
Thursday, March 28th at 6:30 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Must be 14 or older.

Participants will need to bring a loaf pan, large mixing bowl, and a mixing spoon.

We'll create a classic marmalade loaf cake perfect for snacking on alongside tea or coffee. We'll put the cake together, and then you'll take it home and finish it off with baking.

Protecting Your Identity: What to Know, What to Do

Protecting Your Identity: What to Know, What to Do
Saturday, April 6th at 12:00 pm

The presentation encourages people to make identity protection part of their regular routine and reduce their risk of identity theft. Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission. It’s a serious crime that can disrupt your finances, credit history, and reputation, and it takes time, money, and patience to resolve. Identity protection is a 21st century practice that can become habit. It requires thinking about your personal information as a valuable commodity and treating it with care.

About the Speaker: Chuck Clanahan, CPP serves as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Protective Security Advisor (PSA) for the State of Kansas. He has 35 years' experience in security, law enforcement, risk management, and crisis preparedness in a combination of both military and federal service. His expertise includes vulnerability and threat assessments, emergency planning, security program development and training, and application of physical protection systems. Mr. Clanahan develops active shooter programs, infrastructure protection programs, and emergency action and recovery plans for government agencies and commercial facilities. Chuck's credentials include a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice, graduate of the FBI National Academy and ASIS board Certified Protection Professional (CPP).

Researching Your Home & and the People Who Lived There

Researching Your Home and the People Who Lived There
Thursday, April 18th at 6:30 pm

Researching a property -- whether an old home, a new business, or a section of pastureland -- can do more than tell us the history of a space; it can also help us build a human connection to the people who came before us and the history they experienced. This presentation helps participants consider creative ways to study documents and assemble a meaningful narrative with information found through research. It leads participants through the process of how to examine land data and historic maps and navigate through county registers of deeds, historical societies, and other defenders of local history.

Diana Staresinic-Deane, Speaker Executive Director of the Franklin County Historical Society “Researching Your Home and the People Who Lived There” is part of Humanities Kansas's Movement of Ideas Speakers Bureau. The program is made possible by Humanities Kansas.

Annual Plant & Garden Exchange

Annual Plant & Garden Exchange
Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 am-3:00 pm

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! Indoors if weather is rainy outside.

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!

Movement through Awareness yoga class

Awareness through Movement Yoga Class with Aly Evans
Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm

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.


Adult Knitting
Thursdays at 2:30 pm

Have extra yarn you want to donate? We'll take your yarn!

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 for Veterans

Quilts for Veterans
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 for Veterans 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

19649 Linwood Rd.
(913) 301-3686