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.




Search Engine Optimization
October 9th at 6:30 pm  
Presented by Rod Deutschmann.  

Learn how to make your website more visible to people using search engine optimization




Cook Book Club
September 19th at 6:30 pm
October 17th at 6:30 pm  
November 21st at 6:30 pm
Presented by Ellora Ladd  

Take home the cookbook of the month and explore the recipes at your own pace. Then, bring your favorite dish to share with the group, try other recipes and participate in a lively discussion with Library staff member Ellora Ladd.

October 17th, 6:30
Region 2: Asia
Cookbook Title: Koreatown: A Cookbook
Recipe Demonstration: Jjajangmyeon

November 21st, 6:30
Region 3: Europe
Cookbook Title: Classic German Baking: Very Best Recipes for Traditional Favorites, from Pfeffernusse to Streuselkuchen
Recipe Demonstration: Heisswecken- Raisin-Spice Buns






Adult Coloring Club
Monday, October 16th & November 20th from 6:30-7:30 pm
Relieve stress with this fun activity on the third Wednesday of the month


Open Crafting Night
Thursday October 26th from 6:30-7:30 pm
Bring your current craft projects for a fun night of crafting with friends on the fourth Thursday of the month.



Social Security and Income Planning
October 17th & 23rd at 6:00 (2 Day Course)
Presented by The Advisory Group

A two part, comprehensive, class on preparing for retirement, including social security.




Taxes After Retirement
November 6th at 1:00 pm & 6:00 pm (Same Course)
Presented by The Advisory Group

Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying “nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” Learn about how your taxes change after retirement at this course that will be offered once in the afternoon and once in the evening.








Saturdays at 9:30, in the Community Room

September 2nd, 16th, 23rd, 30th




October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th




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


Special Events

Adult Play
Tuesdays, 10:00-2:00 starting in September
Get a group together to play cards, chess, scrabble and/or more.  The library will provide the games, you provide the players

Friday at the Movies
October 6th, 9:30 – Psycho
November 3rd, 9:30 – Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Join us for a classic film with refreshments at the library.

Medicare Q & A
November 27th, 6:30-7:30
If you are looking to sign up for Medicare and have questions on how to register or what is covered, this will be a great time to ask. Bring your questions and learn what to expect when you join Medicare


Food for Fines
All November
Bring in food items and get fines forgiven.  The library is looking to give 2000 pounds of food to the Glen Ed Pantry this year.  You can get $1.00 off of your account for overdue materials for each food item that you bring in.  Food will not be accepted for lost items.


Writing Club

Every Monday in November, 10:00-1:00
Hosted by Susan Carsell
Have an idea for a good story?  The national Novel Writing Month is a great opportunity to accept the challenge and take time to write.  Drop in for an hour, your lunch break, or for the whole time.


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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