Programs for Adults

Adult Summer Reading

Upcoming Events

Book Clubs

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

Lori Wick-Cassidy

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

Pam Jenoff-The Orphan's Tale

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

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! Exchange will be indoors.


Thursday, May 9th at 6:30 pm

Who isn't interested in learning more about dinosaurs? Experts from KU's Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum & Palentology department will share their experiences in field work, prepping in the lab, and current research. You'll be able to see photos, casts, and fossils.

Baby Goat Yoga

Baby Goat Yoga
Saturday, May 11th from 10:00-11:00 am OR 11:15 am-12:15 pm

Choice of one of two sessions. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Must be 15 or older. $10 (cash) participation fee due day of the event.

Participants are encouraged to use older yoga clothes and mat.

We're excited to offer baby goat yoga as a special event at the library! Barnyard Weed Warriors will provide at least 5 adorable baby goats for your yoga session. Our wonderful yoga instructor, Aly Evans, will run the yoga class, so your experience will be a true yoga experience, just filled with baby goat fun!

By taking part in a baby goat yoga session, participants WAIVE AND RELEASE Linwood Community Library, Barnyard Weed Warriors, its owners, officers, employees, and instructors from any liability, claim, demand, cause of action of any kind resulting from or related to participation. Participants understand and acknowledge full responsibility for any and all risks, injuries, or damages, known or unknown, which might occur as a result of participation to one's person, clothing, or property.

Goats 101

Goats 101
Saturday, May 11th at 12:30 pm

Mary Powell with Barnyard Weed Warriors will stick around after our baby goat yoga sessions for a program all about goats. Mary will also have her baby goats and older goats here for this program. Come learn all about them, how to take care of them, what they require, and some ideas for what you might do with goats in your life.

Mary owns and operates Barnyard Weed Warriors and regularly travels and rents her goats for weed removal. She also has an animal science degree.

Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia

Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia
Thursday, June 20th at 6:30 pm

The Alzheimer's Association, Heart of America Chapter will help us understand the diseases Alzheimer's and dementia. What is the difference? What are the warning signs to look for? When is forgetting normal, and when does it point to something worse?

More and more Americans are being diagnosed with this progressive disease. In fact, Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Amazingly, someone develops the disease every 67 seconds, and that's just in the United States.

Make, Take, & Bake: Brazilian Banana Cake

Make, Take, & Bake: Brazilian Banana Cake
Thursday, July 18th at 6:30 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Adults only. This program is part of the multi-library summer program. Participants need to read the short story Nellie by Vanessa Barbara. You can pick up a copy at the library or check out an e-version from Hoopla.

Participants will need to bring a large mixing bowl, a mixing spoon, and a 8-9" square baking pan.

The author of our short story Nellie, Vanessa Barbara, is from the southern part of Brazil. We will create a traditional Brazilian crumb cake from this region. Then participants will finish off the cake at home by baking.

While we work on our delicious crumb cake, we'll talk about our author and our short story.

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