Programs for Adults

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

Book Discussion Groups

The Library offers several monthly book discussion groups including:
Mystery, YA for Adults, Lunch Bunch, Poetry and U.S. History & War.

Featured books are available at the second floor Reference Desk.

Upcoming Special Programs

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Hot Reads for Cold Nights
Adult Winter Reading Program – Prizes, prizes, prizes! Ends March 21st!
Click here to sign up or log your points.

How to Start a Small Business
Tuesday, February 24th 6:30-7:30pm
Learn about business plans, how to conduct market research, small business legal basics and the many resources that are available. Presented by Sue Pitts, Regional Director of the Iowa Western Community College Small Business Center and Jennifer Kalstrup, Assistant Director of Iowa Western’s Small Business Development Center.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights Author Visit
Monday, March 2nd 6:30-8:00pm
Meeting Room B
Real Crime. Real-Life Cop Stories. Mark Langan retired in 2004 from a 26-year career with the Omaha Police Department. In Busting Bad Guys, he relives his front-row seat working with the seamier side of crime.

Downton Abbey Tea
Tuesday, March 3rd 3:30-5:00pm
Meeting Room B
Join us for tea, activities and the showing of The Manners of Downton Abbey.
Please bring your own tea cup and feel free to dress up for the occasion.
RSVP to the Reference Desk.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights Author Visit
Sunday, March 15th 2:00-3:00pm
Meeting Room A
New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was much more fun than real life. Since the publication of her first book in 1995, she has written thirty-one full length novels and six novellas.

Remember the Bertrand
Thursday, March 19th 6:30-8:00pm
Meeting Room A
Join us in commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the sinking of the steamboat Bertrand at DeSoto. Dean Knudsen, Museum Curator at Desoto National Wildlife Refuge will speak about the sinking and eventual excavation of the Bertrand, highlighting the significance and variety of artifacts that were recovered from the wreck.

Computer Classes

Learning Languages Online with Mango
Wednesday, February 25th 6:30-8:00pm
Mango Languages’ conversation and film-based digital resources help you learn over 70 languages (including English) from just about anywhere. And the best part, it’s FREE with your library card!

Present Your Facts with PowerPoint
Thursday, February 26th 6:30-8:00pm
Learn to make a basic slideshow presentation with Microsoft PowerPoint. For adults. Keyboard and mouse skills required.

Microsoft Word Basics
Wednesday, March 4th 6:30-8:00pm
Learn the basics of this popular word processing program. For adults. Keyboard and mouse skills required.

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics
Tuesday, March 24th 6:30-8:00pm
Learn to make a professional slideshow presentation. For adults. Keyboard and mouse skills required.

Microsoft Excel Basics
Wednesday, March 25th 6:30-8:00pm
Learn how to do everyday tasks using formulas and functions in Microsoft Excel. For adults. Keyboard and mouse skills required.

Clases de computación

¡Aprenda inglés con mango!
¡Puede aprender usted inglés con este programa interactiva!
Limitado cinco personas por cada clase.
Clases serán en the Foundation Lab en el Segundo piso de la biblioteca
a las 6:00 – 7:00pm los días serán el 5, 12, 19 y 26 de Febrero.

Clases de computación
En el mes de marzo clases de computación serán cada sábado por 4 semanas. Las clases le ayudarán aprender los diferentes recursos en línea que usted puede acceder con una tarjeta de la biblioteca, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, y Facebook.
 Si usted desea asistir a las cuatro clases se requiere registrarse en el mostrador de circulación localizado en el primer piso de la Biblioteca Pública.
Clases serán a las 11:30 – 1:00pm los días serán el 7, 14, 21 y 28 de marzo.

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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