Adult Events

Programs and Events for Adults

Events

Adult Winter Read

January 19 – March 13, 2021

Once again, it’s time for the Adult Winter Read at the Shelby County Public Library! Hardees of Shelbyville has sponsored the Adult Winter Read program again for 2021. We extend the heartfelt thanks of the Library and all who participate in the Adult Winter Read to the staff, management, and owner of Hardees.

New this year, we are offering completely online registration for the Adult Winter Read! To sign up, simply click the button below. This year all reading and prize entries will be logged through Beanstack.

Programs in a Bag

February: DIY Lavender Bath Salts

Due to expected inclement weather, kits will be available to pick up on Thursday, February 25 for those who have pre-registered. All available kits have been requested.

Beat the winter blues with our soothing DIY Lavender Bath Salts Program in a Bag. Stop by the Library anytime on Thursday, February 25 to pick up all the ingredients you need for February’s Program in a Bag. (For ages 13+)

March: Rock Painting

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Join the rock painting craze with March’s Grab and Go Kit! Paint a rock to keep, give as a gift, or to hide for someone to find. Stop by the Library anytime on Thursday, March 18 to pick up your Grab and Go Kit. (For all ages) Limit one per child; available while supplies last.

Request a Program in a Bag kit online. Registration will open one week prior, on Thursday, March 11 at 10 AM. 

Nancy Green: Being Aunt Jemima

Monday, February 22 at 6:30 PM

Nancy Green was hired to be the face of pancakes: Aunt Jemima. Playing Aunt Jemima made Green one of the first prosperous African American women in the country. She used her wealth to empower herself and her community. Nancy Green is portrayed by Debra Faulk of Lexington.

Register for this virtual event online. Event description courtesy of Kentucky Chautauqua. Registration will end on Monday, February 22 at 6 PM. You will receive an email 30 minutes before the start of the event with a Zoom meeting ID and password.

Book Clubs

All in-person events, including Happy Bookers and the Brown Bag Book Club, are still suspended.

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.

This year’s book selections:

  • January 13, 2020: Winter Cottage by Mary Ellen Taylor
  • February 10, 2020: Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
  • March 9, 2020: What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon
  • April 13, 2020: High Achiever by Tiffany Jenkins
  • May 11, 2020: When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O’Neal
  • June 8, 2020: Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict
  • July 13, 2020: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towels
  • August 10, 2020: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Do you have a book suggestion? Please email Whitney at whitneyw@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.

This year’s book selections:

  • January 14, 2020: What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon
  • February 11, 2020: High Achiever by Tiffany Jenkins
  • March 10, 2020: When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O’Neal
  • April 14, 2020: Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict
  • May 12, 2020: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • June 9, 2020: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (following this meeting we’ll be showing the screen adaption of this book)

Do you have a book suggestion? Please email Whitney at whitneyw@scplibrary.net.

Health

In-person events, including fitness classes, are still suspended.

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

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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