Adult Events

Programs and Events for Adults

September Adult Programs

Drive-by Adult Grab & Go Kits:  Autumn Wreath

Adult Grab and Go Kit – Autumn Wreath

September 14th at 10 AM while supplies last!

 

Create an Autumn Wreath to welcome in cooler weather and falling leaves. These wreaths can be hung on front doors or anywhere you want to spruce up with some fall decorations. Supplies and instructions are included.

Music on the Lawn:  Mason Daughtery Trio

Friday, September 16th from 6-7 PM on the front lawn

The Mason Daugherty Trio is a Cincinnati-based jazz trio including Chris Caporale on piano, Patrick Oakes on guitar, and Shelbyville native Mason Daugherty on upright bass. The group performs originals, standards, and arrangements, striving for the playfulness of the Bill Evans Trio and the unmatched swing of the Oscar Peterson Trio. Their goal is to find their place in the lineage of the great trios before us while creating an atmosphere full of energy wherever they perform.

 

*This program will be on the front lawn, so please bring a blanket or chair.

October Adult Programs

Drive-by Adult Grab & Go Kits:  Halloween Dream Catcher

Adult Grab and Go Kit – Halloween Dream Catcher
October 12th at 10 AM while supplies last!

 

Need a new way to decorate for Halloween? What is something that Halloween can do? Well, it can cause nightmares, of course. So why not make some creepy dream catchers to chase them away! Supplies and instructions are included.

Discover Bigfoot

Discover Bigfoot
Thursday, October 20th from 7-8 PM on the front lawn

Are you a Bigfoot believer, knower, enthusiast, skeptic, or simply curious?

Charlie Raymond, founder of the Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization, will guide us through a one-hour presentation highlighting extraordinary evidence from Kentucky! Impressive Bigfoot casts will be on display. Signed copies of Charlie’s book, Bluegrass Bigfoot: Encounters With The Kentucky Wildman, will also be available for purchase. Charlie has researched Bigfoots in Kentucky for over three decades and interviewed over 300 credible eyewitnesses. As a passionate, die-hard, boot-on-the-ground researcher, he leads numerous private and public expeditions, acquiring a wealth of knowledge and evidence. Charlie has appeared on Animal Planet, The History Channel, and The BBC. He speaks at libraries and Bigfoot conferences throughout Kentucky and neighboring states.

*FREE and suitable for all ages. This program will be on the library’s front lawn, so be sure to bring a blanket or chair for a fascinating evening of fun and adventure.

Shred-it Day/Pill Toss

Shred-it Day/Pill Toss
Saturday, October 22nd, from 9-11 AM

APlus Shredding will be available at the Carnegie Library Center to shred your old and unwanted documents on Saturday, October 22nd. All documents/papers are shredded on-site and will be recycled. Please ensure no batteries, devices with lithium batteries, glass, steel objects, metal, string, cords, or plastic bags are mixed in with papers.

Also, it’s time to clean out the medicine cabinets. The Shelbyville Police Department will be present to collect and properly dispose of old and unused medications.

Health & Fitness

Fitness classes will return soon!

Gentle Yoga

Join Cindy Torpey every Monday at 10:30 AM for gentle yoga at the Carnegie Library Center.

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

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

Join Bayley Thompson every Wednesday at 11:30 AM for easy Tai Chi at the Carnegie Library Center.

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 admin@scplibrary.net.

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 admin@scplibrary.net.

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 reference@scplibrary.net

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 thomas.hanner@ky.gov.

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 whitneyw@scplibrary.net.

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