Programs for Adults

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Summer Reading for adults is here!

Check out everything we have planned for June 1st-July 31st! Then get registered to participate!

Upcoming Events

Book Clubs

Our Library Book Clubs
GRUFFIES: Friday, July 31st at 1:00 pm

Coconut Layer Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke

Saturday Adult Book Club: Saturday, July 18th at 12:30 pm

The Faerie Thorn and Other Stories by Jane Talbot

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.

Boys of the Prairie Celtic Music Show

Boys of the Prairie Celtic Music Show
Thursday, July 9th at 6:30 pm

The show is moving outdoors to ensure social distancing, so join us for a July summer concert! We're welcoming Boys of the Prairie for the perfect Celtic music show! The group is from Lawrence, Kansas and plays tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and beyond.

Check out a video of the group to get an early listen!

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Photography 101 (Virtual)
Saturday, July 11th at 12:30 pm

What better way to get started on your Summer Reading "found letter" art project than learning (or improving your) photography skills. You'll learn more about selecting subject matters, creating the composition, and what goes into making a really nice photograph.

Lawrence based photographer Ann Dean will lead us through this photographic journey. She works as a freelance photographer as well as teaches classes for the Lawrence Arts Center. Learn more about Ann and see a gallery of her wonderful photographs on her website.

This will be taking place via Zoom, so you will need an invitation to join us. Send an email to for more information.

Annual Library Meeting

Library Annual Meeting
Tuesday, July 17th at 7:30 pm

This meeting will take place at the Linwood Community Building (105 E. 3rd St).

The public is welcome to attend our Annual Meeting. During this meeting, you'll hear about the previous year in review and learn more about what's been happening at the library. You will also have a chance to meet the library's new Director. Any open Board member seats will also be voted on.

For more information, call the library and ask for Sharon.

Virtual Book & Storytelling Discussion with Author Jane Talbot

Virtual Book & Storytelling Discussion with Author Jane Talbot
Thursday, July 23rd at 1:00 pm

This is going to be so much fun! Author and storyteller Jane Talbot will be joining us live from Northern Ireland! She'll read a story or two from the book and have a bit of story discussion. Then she'll also discuss the process of collecting folklore, the oral tradition of storytelling, and how one might translate all of that into the written word.

This will be taking place via Zoom, so you will need an invitation to join us. Send an email to for more information.

We will have several physical books you can check out from the library, but this is also available on Hoopla for easy checkout.

Learn more about Jane and the stories.

Triumph over Madness: A WWII/Holocaust Story

Triumph over Madness: A WWII/Holocaust Story
Thursday, September 24th at 6:30 pm

Peter Stern is a second generation speaker through the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education. He has been telling his father's story for the last two years. He recently retired as CEO of Currus, Inc. and also serves as President of the Board of Governors of the Ninth Infantry Division Association which is the division his father served in during WWII.

Peter will share his father’s story which is fairly unique. He was born Jewish in 1919 in Berlin, Germany. He experienced much persecution in the 1930s, his father was sent to prison by the Gestapo, he was kicked out of school and his family was broken up. He luckily was able to come to the USA on a visa in August, 1936. While learning English, he completed high school and college in Cincinnati and then joined the Army. He served in the Ninth Infantry Division for all eight military campaigns in North Africa and Europe. Because of his German and French language skills, he interviewed and interrogated German prisoners for much of the war. He was with his division when they liberated the Nordhausen slave labor camp in Germany in April, 1945. He truly is both a survivor of Nazi persecution and a liberator.

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