Adult Programs List

Book Club

Drop in and discover good books, good discussion, and great people the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

For a full list of upcoming dates and titles, click here.





Internet for Beginners
August 15th from 6:30-7:30 pm  
Presented by Joe Feigl.  This class will teach participants how to use and navigate internet browsers to go online. Search engines, navigating websites, how to log-in to check email, how to print and/or copy images off the internet, and other useful skills will be covered.





Fresh and Refreshing Eats
June 26 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm: 
Presented by Ellora Ladd
Don’t know what to serve with your BB-Q?  Try some fantastic sides for the 4th of July and learn how fast and easy they are to make at home. 





Healthy Eating
July 5 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Presented by the Main Street Community Center
Learn tips and menus for creating healthy meals for 1-2 people.






Adult Coloring Club
July 10 & August 14 from 6:30-7:30 pm
Relieve stress with this fun activity.  All necessary items will be provided by the library.





Open Crafting Night
May 25 & June 22 & July 27 & August 24 from 6:30-7:30 pm
Bring your current craft projects for a fun night of crafting with friends











Saturdays at 9:30, in the Community Room

June 3rd, 10th, 24th




July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th




Get fit and healthy when you join us for a calming session of Yoga.  Please bring your own yoga mat.




Red Cross Blood Drive
July 26 from 2:00-6:00 pm
The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at the library.  Every unit donated can help save 3 lives.  There is no registration for this program, appointments will be taken first come first served.


Health Screening
August 11 from 10:00-11:00 am 
Presented by the Main Street Community Center
The Main Street Community Center will be offering free screenings for glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, and blood oxygen levels.  There is no cost for the screening and you do not need to fast, although it is suggested for more accurate results.  Please make your appointment by calling 618-656-0300.

Special Events



Writing Your Breakout Book
June 19 from 6:30-7:30 pm
Presented by OutreachSIUE
Have a great idea for a book, but don’t know where to start?  This course, provided by Southern Illinois University will help you find your way from a notion to a novel.





Digital Marketing Bootcamp
July 8 from 1:00-3:00 pm 
Presented by OutreachSIUE
Whether you’re a small business or a nonprofit, you know that marketing your business is important.  Learn how to use free or low cost resources to help get your message out there.





Women in the Civil War
July 10 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Presented by Gary Jackson
During the Civil War, women didn’t just take care of the home and knit socks.  Some were spies, some were nurses, and some were soldiers. 





Molly Brown
July 18 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm:
Presented by Barbara Kay
Join us for an exciting portrayal of a woman who as being truly unsinkable!  Molly Brown was a social activist for women and children, who gained notoriety after surviving the sinking of the Titanic.  




Trapped Under Coal Valley
July 19 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Presented by Terry Brazier
Local author Terry Brazier will share stories from writing his book Trapped Under Coal Valley, a fictional story set in a town based on Glen Carbon.




The Magic of the Eclipse
July 29th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Get kids ready for this rare and special event amidst the fun of magic, comedy, and puppetry.  Children will learn all about eclipses—the different types, how often they come, and safety tips for viewing them.


The Science of the Eclipse
August 14th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm
SIUE professor, Tom Foster will talk about the science behind a Solar Eclipse.  Monday, August 21, will see the first total eclipse in our region since 1806.  






Writing Club

A Plethora of Pens writing group meet on the first Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room. This writing group encourages each other’s creativity with plot scenarios and character development, and gives support to one another’s work.



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