Programs for Adults

Click here to view all upcoming events and programs for adults. Click here to view a printable pdf of the complete June 2015 calendar of library programs and events for adults.

Adult Summer Reading Program
June 15 – August 15
ESCAPE THE ORDINARY with us this summer! Join in for a chance to win one of three extraordinary prizes!
Stop by a service desk to pick up a game card or click here to print one.

Book Discussion Groups

The Library offers several monthly book discussion groups including:
Mystery, Worlds Away (SciFi/Fantasy), Lunch Bunch, Biographies in History and Poetry Club.

Featured books are available at the second floor Reference Desk.

All Iowa Reads
Monday, August 3rd 7:00pm
Meeting Room D
Encouraging Iowans statewide to come together in their communities to read and talk about a single book title in the same year.
My Name is Mary Sutter, Robin Oliveira’s stunning Civil War epic, is about a young headstrong midwife determined to become a surgeon striving to overcome the prejudices against women in medicine. Books will be available on July 6th.

Upcoming Special Programs

Get more information or sign up for programs and classes at the Reference desk.

Pinterest’d In… CHOCOLATE!
Monday, June 29th 6:30-8:00pm
Meeting Room B
Interested in all things chocolate? Join us for this sweet Pinterest’d event!

Operation Lifesaver
Monday, July 6th 6:30-7:30pm
Meeting Room A
Did you know that a person or vehicle is hit by a train approximately every three hours? There are currently 130 railroad crossings in Pottawattamie County alone, so it’s crucial to be well informed about rail safety.
Join us as we gear up for Railroad Days with an informative and fun presentation from Operation Lifesaver representative Ken Schlueter. Enter to win one of two family tickets to Railroad Days that will be given away after the presentation.

Just before the Battle Mother – a Visit from a Civil War Soldier
Thursday, July 16th 3:30-5:00pm
Meeting Room A
Learn about Iowa’s involvement in the Civil War from a returning Civil War soldier (played by O.J. Fargo). The soldier will have a full roster of all men who served in and from Iowa in the Civil War, enabling participants to check for ancestors who served.
Provided by Humanities Iowa.

150th Anniversary of the Lincoln Highway
Tuesday, July 21st 12:00-1:00pm
Meeting Room A
Join the Boy Scouts and author Joy Johnson for a trip down the historic Lincoln Highway!

Adult Computer Classes

Microsoft Word Basics
Wednesday, July 15th 6:30-8:00pm
Learn to use all the great features of Microsoft Word. Brush up on existing skills or learn something new!

Microsoft Excel Basics
Wednesday, July 22nd 6:30-8:00pm
Learn how to do everyday tasks using formulas and functions in Microsoft Excel.

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics
Wednesday, July 29th 6:30-8:00pm
Learn how to create professional PowerPoint presentations using animations, background music, art and text effects and more.

Groups & Clubs

Adult Board Game Night Join us! Come play new and classic board and card games. This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month, and it is free to attend. You are welcome to bring your favorite games or just stop in to join a game.

Manga/Anime for Adults This group meets every Monday at 6:45 to discuss and share our favorite Japanese books and movies. If you are interested in joining us, please stop by or inquire at the Reference Desk.

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