Here, we offer many library events for adults that allow you to relax, learn and have fun. We have six different book discussion groups that are sure to engage you in all of your favorites. Groups and clubs such as board game night, coloring and needlework and knitting allow you to have fun and socialize. On this page, you can explore the groups and clubs, book discussion groups and so much more. Keep scrolling to see everything we have to offer!
Groups & Clubs
Adult Board Game Night
Come play new and classic board and card games with us! Bring your own or stop in to join a game. There are plenty of tables, games and players for you to enjoy. Click here to learn more about our board games.
Meet: Every First & Third Tuesday 6pm
Join: Open to all, just come on in!
Manga & Anime
Join us to discuss and share your favorite Japanese books and movies. New to manga and anime? No problem, come see what it’s all about!
Meet: First Monday of the month at 6:45pm
Join: Stop by Reference Desk
Coloring for Adults
Experience the stress-reducing benefits and creative self-discovery of adult coloring. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring utensils and prints if you prefer. Color, relax and chat – bring a friend!
Meet: Every Third Monday 6:30pm
Join: Open to all, just come on in!
746 Needlework Club
Come join our Needlework – Knitting, Crocheting and Embroidery club. All skills welcome! Bring your own supplies or project to work on. Meet new friends, work on your skills and have fun!
Meet: Every Second and Fourth Thursday 6pm
Join: Open to all, just come on in!
Join a book discussion club at the library! Choose from one of our several categories like biography, poetry or sci-fi to discuss and share. All book clubs are free and open to the public – no membership required, just stop in! Books are available at the Reference Desk on the second floor.
Mystery Book Club
Are you into thrillers and always looking for the next adventure? Immerse yourself in our extensive collection of mystery books, then meet up to talk about them! Our selection is sure to keep you on your toes and always wanting more.
Escape the ordinary and plunge into the unique, alternate worlds depicted in science fiction and fantasy genres. Our Worlds Away Book Club will transport you into other cultures, peoples, eras and galaxies with our selection.
Bring your lunch and join in as we discuss a mix of contemporary fiction and nonfiction books. Take your mind out of the grind of everyday life to be transported into captivating and calming reads.
Biographies in History
Are you a history buff? Or do you love learning about the people who have shaped the way we live today? Take a step back in time with our selected biographies. Experience the true struggles, dreams, accomplishments and lives of some of history’s most memorable people.
Poetry Book Club
Whether you’re a complete poetry novice or if you are the next Robert Frost, you ought to check out our Poetry Book Club. Forget the stresses of daily life and let go while sharing your favorite poems and developing a passion for the art.
Makerspace Class ~ Digitize Your Old Slides
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Look Up to the Stars
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room B
Worlds Away - SciFi/Fantasy Book Discussion
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Open Tech Help Time
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Otaku Pandemikku - Anime
6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Meeting Room A
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One Summer [America, 1927]More Staff Picks +
America in 1927 is a very interesting place. Bill Bryson, using the backdrop of Charles Lindbergh's solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, weaves the history of the summer of 1927 into our present-day America like no one else can. It's chock full of interesting history, culture, and famous people that will make you want to read this book at least twice, if not more!
The Road to little Dribbling: adventures of an American in BritainMore Staff Picks +
Author Bill Bryson wrote his first book about traipsing around Great Britain "Notes from a Small Island," soon after he moved there from his home state of Iowa. He retraced his trip with this book. In his humorous, yet serious way, he keeps the reader enthralled while he notes the many changes, along with new discoveries as he walks around Great Britain as an older man with a lot more life experience.
The Bookshop on the CornerMore Staff Picks +
What do you do when your library closes it's doors and you are out of work? You love books, and matching books with readers! Well, how about opening a bookstore on wheels? So you have to go north from London, into the hills of Scotland to find said van. So you don't know much about the business of being a business owner. So you don't have a place to live. "Windows open, when doors close." Life takes new paths, and this librarian finds herself in Scotland on a new adventure!
Grim Death and the Electrocuted CriminalMore Staff Picks +
A 1930's pulp-style novel featuring a detective/superhero endowed with paranormal powers by Death itself. Advised by a raven and armed with his pistols, Bentley becomes the avatar of Death, dispensing justice to avenge those who've died untimely.
The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in ParisMore Staff Picks +
A lovely and heartbreaking story! The food description is amazing! I love how the author changes viewpoint and goes back and forth through time in the story! I wanted to start reading it again as soon as I finished it!!
HyperionMore Staff Picks +
Like a Sci-fi Canterbury Tales, Hyperion tells the stories of seven space pilgrims traveling to the mysterious world of Hyperion. Their reasons for making the voyage are very different; the one thing they have in common is that they are all seeking answers. The stories of the travelers are, individually, great works of science fiction – in concert, they rise to the level of a classic.
In Order to LiveMore Staff Picks +
This book was a real eye-opener to the happenings in North Korea, China, and surrounding countries. It gave me a female perspective on living as a North Korean in North Korea and after escaping. Yeonmi Park is a very inspirational and courageous young lady! I can't imagine going through what she has and many others like her. I was very motivated to try and find ways to make a difference for those less fortunate than I!
Once a Rancher: The Carson’s of Mustang Creek SeriesMore Staff Picks +
A Cowboy Romance -- great characters, mountain setting, and a bit of danger -- well written, and humorous too! Number 1 in the series, focused on three brothers.
The Complete Peanuts 1950-1952More Staff Picks +
Charles Schulz published his first "Peanuts" strip in 1950; he continued to write, draw and letter his characters until he died in 2000. He completed 17,897 daily and Sunday strips, and you can read them all here at the library. Spread across 26 volumes, all the characters you love are here: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy...how can we ever forget them?
Lincoln in the BardoMore Staff Picks +
Moving original father-son story featuring Abraham Lincoln with a memorable cast of characters (with a capitol C) both living and dead. Reminds one of Edgar Lee Masters Spoon River Anthology.