Adult Events

Programs and Events for Adults

Special Events

Act of Kindness Project

Every Saturday in October from 10 AM – 12 PM in the Community Room
Every Friday in November until November 22 from 4 – 5 PM in the Community Room

Every year, the library participates in an act-of-kindness project. We’re excited to announce this year’s project!

This holiday season, we have set a goal to deliver holiday and greeting cards to residents of two local nursing homes. Spreading kindness is contagious! Make cards for two local nursing homes – the Masonic Homes of Kentucky Shelbyville Campus and Crestview – to boost resident’s happiness by decorating handmade cards. Who doesn’t love receiving a card just because?

We’re asking for your help. Between the two nursing homes, we are in need of more than 250 cards. We want each resident of the homes to get a card from someone in the community.

This project is open to all ages: children, young adults, and adults.

All supplies will be provided by the Library.

We’re looking forward to seeing what you create!

No registration is necessary.

Thursday, December 5 from 3 to 5 PM in the Carnegie Library Center

In this workshop, participants will create one or two unique, handcrafted Christmas cards to share with family and friends, using a variety of materials, such as watercolor, ink, markers, etc. No artistic experience necessary – just let your creative spirit flow!

All materials will be provided.

The workshop is taught by local artist Stephanie Allison.

Christmas at the Library

Saturday, December 14 from 10 AM – 12 PM in the Carnegie Library Center

Join us for free photos with Santa, live music, and more!

No registration is necessary.

Thursday, December 19 from 6 to 7 PM in the Carnegie Library Center

Back by popular demand, Stanton Garr and Sarahbeth Farabee are performing a Christmas concert! You can expect to hear traditional carols plus standards, such as Silver Bells and I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas. 

Please register now. Only 125 seats will be available; please limit sign-ups to four per party.

We will also live stream the concert on our Facebook page.

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 for some refreshments and time to focus on one of your favorite obsessions: good books!

  • October 14: Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox
  • November 18: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  • December 9: Pride and Prejudice and Mistletown by Melissa de la Cruz

Stop by the front desk to pick up a copy of this month’s book club book. Return the book at the next book club meeting!

Brown Bag Book Club

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

Join Pam and Whitney for a discussion of the club’s latest read and a delicious snack.

  • October 8: The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff
  • November 12: Winter Sisters by Robin Oliveira
  • December 10: Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Stop by the front desk to pick up a copy of this month’s book club book. Return the book at the next book club meeting!

Veterans and Career Prep

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.

Health

Gentle Yoga

Mondays from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM and
Thursdays from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM in the Carnegie Library Center

Join instructor Helen in Gentle Yoga. Stretch, strengthen, and breathe in this gentle class for seniors ages 50+.

Nia

Mondays from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM in the Carnegie Library Center

Join instructor Helen for Nia, a conditioning program that stands for Non-Impact Aerobics. You’ll enjoy gentle dancing that helps your mind and body!

Cardio Drumming

Tuesdays from 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM in the Carnegie Library Center

Join instructor Tristan for this fun class! You’ll enjoy it so much, you won’t even notice burning approximately 225 calories! Increase your heart rate, strengthen your core, and improve your coordination and focus.

All you need to bring is an exercise ball. We will provide the 17-gallon bucket (to use as a stand for your ball) and drumsticks.  

Zumba

Tuesdays from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the Carnegie Library Center

Join instructor Tiffany for the party of a lifetime…oh, did we mention you will be exercising, too?

Easy Tai Chi

Wednesdays from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the Carnegie Library Center

Join instructor Bayley as she teaches Tai Chi. Often referred to as “moving mediation” – a powerful key to relaxation, increased focus, and concentration.

Movies and Leisure

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!

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