Adult Events

Programs and Events for Adults

June Adult Programs

Movie Matinee – Death on the Nile

Friday, June 10th at 1:00 pm in the Carnegie Library Center

Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short.

Smartphone Photography

Saturday, June 11th, in the Carnegie Library Center from 10:30 AM -12:00 PM

Join photographer, Ellen Sears, to discover all of the possibilities to capture everyday moments with ease by simply using your smartphone. This class will highlight phone basics, principles of composition, simple editing techniques, the use of apps, and macrophotography.

For the past five years, Ellen Sears, a 33-year classroom instructor, has been photographing almost every sunrise at the Parklands of Floyds Fork. To see more images of Ellen’s photographs, you can follow her account @mrsearstimberwolves on Instagram.

Please register online at or call the Library at (502)633-3803.

Author Dr. James-Etta Goodloe Reed

Thursday, June 16th from 6:00 pm -7:00 pm at the Carnegie Library Center

Join us in welcoming Dr. James-Etta Goodloe Reed, an Educator specializing in Adult and Continuing Education, as she discusses her first book, All That is Good: The Journey to Overcome and Achieving. Not only is she a published author, but in 2017, James-Etta created, her very own Kentucky Certified Minority & Women-Owned Business, Dr. James-Etta Consulting, LLC, providing personal and professional development services grounded in ideas to increase self-awareness, assess data, and promote critical thinking. Her company is solution-focused and brings a global perspective for the benefit of individuals, education institutions, commercial industries, and government organizations. Dr. James-Etta Goodloe Reed is a native of Shelbyville, Kentucky, but has lived in Texas, Hawaii, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin. A writer at heart, James-Etta has kept a personal journal throughout most of her life, which instilled her love for writing, analyzing, and reflecting based on her past experiences. All of which inspired her to write and publish her first book.

To learn more, visit

Please register for this event at or call the Library at (502) 633-3803.

July Adult Programs

Drive-by Adult Grab & Go Kits:  Essential Oil Diffuser Car Hanger

Wednesday, July 6th at the Library Carnegie Center Parking Lot from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Step into an amazing smelling car every day! Create an Essential Oil Diffuser Hanger for your vehicle with this month’s Grab & Go Kit. Materials, including beads, string, and essential oil will be provided in the kit along with instructions.

For ages 13 to adults. Limit one per person as supplies are limited!

Health & Fitness

The last day for classes is June 15th, 2022. Gentle Yoga & Tai Chi in-person classes will return after the Library opens back up in August.

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

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

Fitness Fridays – Yoga

Join Shana every Friday in April and May at the Carnegie Library Center from 10:30 am -11:15 am

Our Adult Services Librarian, Shana Schack, is working towards her Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. In order to obtain her Level One Certificate of Completion, she is required to complete eight classes of practice teaching as a community service. Please, come to help Shana obtain her goal by attending one or more of these pop-up Fitness Friday classes during the months of April and May. These classes will be taught with an emphasis on seated poses and stretching to help increase flexibility and range of motion. These classes will be most suitable for beginners and students over 50.

*There will be no Fitness Friday on May 13th.

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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