Programs for Adults

Summer Reading 2018

Upcoming Events

Book Clubs

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

Jaime Jo Wright-The House on Foster Hill

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

**Author Judith Fertig will join the July discussion**

Judith Fertig-The Memory of Lemon

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

Author Visit: Judith Fertig

Author Visit: Judith Fertig
Saturday, July 21st at 12:30 pm

We're happy to have author and chef Judith Fertig visit the library for a book discussion of her book entitled The Memory of Lemon which was a Kansas Notable book selection for 2017. Her visit will coincide with the Saturday Adult Book Club meeting for July as Judith's book is the book club's July selection. There will be copies available for checking out inside the library.

Learn more Judith, her background, and the books at her website.

USD 458 Bond Information

USD 458 Bond Information Presentation
Tuesday, August 7th at 7:30 pm

Official school district representatives will be here to address your questions about the 2018 bond issue. You can also express your opinions. This is an issue that will greatly impact Linwood and the district, so be sure to come out to get informed.

Ukelele 101 Workshop

Ukulele 101 Workshop
Thursday, August 9th at 6:30 pm

Registration required. For those ages 10 and up. You don't have to have an instrument to come, but if you have one, you can bring it.

Instructor David Firman will help us learn all about ukuleles. This hands-on workshop is geared more towards the beginner, from someone who has never held a ukulele to those who may have been playing a little while.

You'll learn a variety of different chords, strums, as well as some songs (everything from Woody Guthrie and the Beatles to oldies rock).

David is a founding member of the Kansas City Ukesters and has been performing and teaching throughout the Kansas City area for years.

Painted Kanvas Painting Event

Painted Kanvas Painting Event
Thursday, August 23rd from 6:30-8:30 pm

Registration required. For ages 13 & up. $10 participation fee required the night of the event. Cash or check only.

We had so much at our last Painted Kanvas painting party that we're doing it again! This time participants will create this colorful owl painting. Bring your imagination and artistic skills (or lack thereof) and join us for a fun evening.

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue

All about Donkeys with Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue
Saturday, September 8th at 12:00 pm

Jay and Stacy Ellis with Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue will be here at the library to do an outdoor program with donkeys in tow. Learn all about donkeys as well as about their organization and donkeys in need. (Lawrence based satellite adoption of Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue)

Check out an article in the Lawrence Journal World.

Understanding the Tax Changes with Mike Roark, CPA

Understanding the Tax Changes with Mike Roark, CPA
Saturday, September 22nd at 12:00 pm

There are a few tax changes coming up that will affect us all. Not sure what those changes are or how they will affect you? Have questions you want to ask a professional? Mike Roark, CPA will be on hand to explain what changes are coming and answer any of your questions.

Mike is the President and founder of Roark & Associates. He has been a practicing CPA since 1980 and has expertise in the area of business and individual taxation. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kansas Society of CPA’s.

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