Programs for Adults

Upcoming Events

Book Clubs

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

Karen Fuller-Written in Love

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

Alice Feeney-Sometimes I Lie

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

Annual Library Budget Meeting

Library Annual Budget Meeting
Tuesday, August 14th at 7:00 pm

Interested in the library, how it works, its budget? The public is welcome to attend this meeting.

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