Programs for Adults


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Summer Reading is coming soon...

You'll be able to sign up starting June 1st. It might look a little different this year, but we have a lot of fun for all ages planned!


Upcoming Events

Book Clubs

Our Library Book Clubs
GRUFFIES: Friday, June 26th at 1:00 pm

The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson

Saturday Adult Book Club: Saturday, June 20th at 12:30 pm

When All is Said by Anne Griffin

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.




Beekeeping throughout the Year

Beekeeping throughout the Year
Thursday, June 11th at 6:30 pm

This program will be outdoors to allow proper social distancing!

Joli Winer from Heartland Honey & Beekeeping Supply will cover aspects of beginning beekeeping during this program. You'll learn what's necessary to do throughout different parts of the year plus the various plants that are in the bloom during each season.


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!


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 downingk@linwoodlibrary.org 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

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!



Potluck

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.



Knitting

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. - 6:30 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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