Adult Events

Programs and Events for Adults

January through March Adult Program

Adult Winter Read

February Adult Programs

Adult Grab & Go Kits: Valentine’s Day Sock Gnomes

Adult Grab and Go Kit – Valentine’s Day Sock Gnome


Wednesday, February 8th, during Library hours, while supplies last!


This adorable Valentine Gnome is a perfect Valentine’s Day craft for anywhere in your home or to gift to someone you love. This cute little gnome is easy to make with the supplies provided. However, a hot glue gun is needed to glue on the nose of the gnome.

Celebrate Black History Month

During the month of February



The Lincoln Institute was a high school for African Americans from 1912 to 1966 in Shelby County, Kentucky. Ms. Vivian Overall, a graduate of the Lincoln Institute, has graciously loaned the Library her memorabilia collection, including yearbooks, pins, sports items, photos, Alumni programs, and newspaper articles.

Seed Library

We are happy to announce that the Library will begin its very first Seed Library in February!


Seeds will be available beginning Monday, February 27th, throughout the 2023 growing season.


The collection includes a large variety of open-pollinated and non-GMO vegetables, herbs, and flowers that were generously donated by Bentley Seeds and Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. If you’re new to gardening, we will have planting guides available, plus many informational books ready to check out.


*The seeds are free, but we do ask that you have a Library card. A limited selection of seeds will also be available on the bookmobile.

Health & Fitness

Currently, there are no fitness classes being held at the Library. Fitness classes will return after renovations are complete!

Gentle Yoga

Cindy is Silver Sneakers certified, and the class will be geared towards students over 50. Please, bring a yoga mat. Additional props are useful but not required – blankets or pillows for sitting, foam yoga blocks, and a 6-foot strap.


No registration is necessary.

*Limit of 15 people

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a graceful form of exercise that can alleviate stress and a variety of other health conditions, such as decrease anxiety, elevate mood, and increase muscle strength. Often described as meditation in motion, Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.


No registration is necessary.

*Limit of 15 people

Book Clubs

Happy Bookers

2nd Monday of the month from 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM in the Carnegie Library Center

If you love discussing plot twists and talking about characters like they’re real people, then this new book club is for you! Join Whitney and Amanda for some refreshments and time to focus on one of your favorite obsessions: good books!

How it works:

  • Pick up a copy of this month’s book at the Front Desk of the Main Library.
  • Come to book club for a fun discussion!
  • Return your book at the meeting, and pick up the next one.

Do you have a book suggestion? Please email the Library at

Brown Bag Book Club

2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM in the Carnegie Library Center

What is Brown Bag Book Club?

It’s a group of ladies who enjoy chatting about all things book-related, hosted by Pam Federspiel and Whitney Wooters.

It’s called Brown Bag Book Club because when the book club started in 1992, everyone brought their own lunch in a brown paper bag. Now, the library serves refreshments! Also, if the book club likes the books they read, they are turned into book kits that anyone can check out to use for their book club, and they are kept in brown bags.

How it works:

  • Pick up a copy of this month’s book at the Front Desk of the Main Library.
  • Come to book club for a fun discussion!
  • Return your book at the meeting, and pick up the next one.

Do you have a book suggestion? Please email the Library at

Movies and Leisure

In-person events, including movie days, are still suspended.

Movies for 18+

3rd Friday of the month (unless otherwise noted) at 1:00 PM in the Carnegie Library Center

Enjoy a movie on the big screen while eating snacks and drinking water.

If you have a movie suggestion, please email it to

November 15: Second Act (PG-13)

December 20: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (PG)

Puzzle and Game Exchange

Available all day, every day by the public printer on the Main Floor.

In search of a new puzzle or game to try, or wanting to get rid of puzzles or games you no longer want? Stop by the library and exchange what you don’t want with what you do!

Veterans and Career Prep

In-person events and services, like Veteran Affairs and GED classes, are still suspended.

Kentucky Department of Veteran’s Affairs

The first Monday of the month from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Library Center Meeting Room B, beginning August 5. By appointment only.

Veterans Benefits Field Representative Tom Hanner will be at the Library each month to help veterans navigate health care, education, and more.

To set up an appointment, contact Tom by calling (502) 229-6070 or emailing

General Education Development (GED)

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM in the Community Room (Beginning August 6, GED will be held in the Carnegie Library Center.)

GED coordinator Venita would be glad to help you prep for the GED test or tutor you in improving your college class scores.

Vocational Rehabilitation

1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM in the Study Room (Beginning in August, Vocation Rehab will be held in the Carnegie Library Center.)

Assists Kentuckians with disabilities to achieve suitable employment and independence.

Writers Group

In-person events, like the Writer’s Group, are still suspended.

Shelby County Writers Group

The first Monday of the month from 5:30 PM – 7 PM in Room A of the Carnegie Library Center

Beginning February 3

If you are passionate about writing but need some encouragement to stay focused, keep going, or continue growing, then join author Kay Roberts and wiriting enthusiast Whitney Wooters for a new monthly writers group. Writers ages 13+ are welcome.

Here’s what to expect:

  • An opportunity for you to read a short section of your writing, then receive feedback.
  • Education about writing strategies.
  • Guest speakers.

If  you’re looking for an online community of writers, then join our Shelby County Writers Group Facebook group. We love to:

  • Share writing resources.
  • Discuss writing questions.
  • Encourage each other.

We’re looking forward to getting to know you and encouraging you as you write!

If you are interested or have questions, please email Whitney at

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