Adult Events

Programs and Events for Adults

Special Events

Friday, July 26, from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM in the Carnegie Library Center

Come participate in Start Smart: The Basics Of Starting A Small Business, a personable and information-filled session that addresses pre-business questions. Toni Sears of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center will address the following questions for you:

  1. Am I ready to be a business owner?
  2. What contents make up a business plan?
  3. What are the basic licensing needs of any business?
  4. What do I need in order to obtain a business loan?
  5. What funding sources would I be eligible for?

These questions will be answered along with other pre-start-up areas. Adult Services Librarian, Shana Schack, will also give a 10-minute presentation on digital resources for small business owners available through the library.

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

Monday, July 29 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the Carnegie Libray Center

Hear from the author of the Kentucky’s Everyday Heroes series!

Author Steve Flairty will discuss his book, Kentucky Everyday Heroes: Volume Five. His series highlights Kentuckians who work for the good of their neighbors and the community without seeking–or receiving–recognition for their good deeds.

Volume five of this series includes a section about Shelbyville-native Jessica Collins and her philanthropic efforts. Collins, who founded the organization A Place to Sleep, will be at the event to autograph copies of the book and 40% of the proceeds will go to A Place to Sleep. In addition to serving as a venue for literary discussion, the evening event serves as part of A Place to Sleep’s ten-year anniversary celebration.

The Library will give away four copies of each book the night of the discussion to randomly drawn names of those preregistered.

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

Monday, August 12 from 6:00 pm. – 7:00 p.m. in the Carnegie Library Center

Hippie/psychedelic culture, pop music, and an accidental three-day festival of peace and love: Woodstock. Join us for a multi-media look at the cultural context that birthed Woodstock, what happened during that historic three day festival, and it’s lingering cultural legacy.

Presented by Dr. Dan Worley, a professor of music history at the University of Louisville.

Please register online.

50th Anniversary of Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music Movie

Tuesday, August 13 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Carnegie Library Center

Drop in anytime to enjoy footage of the original festival and snacks! This movie is rated R due to nudity, language, and drug use. Viewer discretion is advised.

No registration is necessary.

50th Anniversary of Woodstock: Music at the Library

Thursday, August 15 from 6:00 pm. – 7:30 p.m. on the Library’s Front Lawn

If you love 1960s rock such as Joan Baez, Santana, Grateful Dead, Crosby Stills and Nash and more, then join us for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Woodstock!

Local musician, Lewis Mathis will be performing live on our Front Lawn.

Please bring a lawn chair to this free event.

Registration is not required.

Monday, August 26 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Author of The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, Kim Michele Richardson tells “a powerful message about how the written word affects people – a story of hope and heartbreak, raw courage and strength splintered with poverty and oppression, and one woman’s chances beyond the darkly hollows.”

Richardson is a best-selling author, native of Kentucky, and an advocate for the prevention of child and domestic abuse.

Please register online.

Information Literacy: Paper Predator and Pill Toss

Saturday, September 14 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Paper Predator will be at the Library to shred any sort of document you need destroyed. Once shredded, all of the paper is recycled, so you are also doing your part to help the planet as you organize your home or office!

An officer from the Shelbyville Police Department will also be on site to collect old pills. At the end of the day, they weill dispose of them securely.

Please note that this year, electronics will not be collected.

September is Literacy Month, as well as Library Card Sign Up Month. We want to feature various aspects of literacy – there is so much more than just reading to be had at the Library! We are focusing on three different aspects of literacy with our events in September: helath, information, and culinary literacy. We hope that you’ll enjoy the variety of programming we have lined up to celebrate Literacy Month and find it informative, entertaining, and even enlightening. 

Registration is not necessary. 

Information Literacy: CBD Oil Presentation

Monday, September 23 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Carnegie Library Center

Are you curious about CBD oil, but not sure who to ask? Come meet our local Kentucky expert! With over nine years of experience in the hemp and CBD industry, Dee Dee Taylor, with 502 Hemp, will help answer any questions you may have.

September is Literacy Month, as well as Library Card Sign Up Month. We want to feature various aspects of literacy – there is so much more than just reading to be had at the Library! We are focusing on three different aspects of literacy with our events in September: helath, information, and culinary literacy. We hope that you’ll enjoy the variety of programming we have lined up to celebrate Literacy Month and find it informative, entertaining, and even enlightening. 

Registration for this program will begin Wednesday, July 31.

Information Literacy: Air Fryer Tutorial

Thursday, September 26 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Carnegie Library Center

Would you like healthy french fries or onion rings in a fraction of the time? Want the crunch and flavor without so many calories?

Come learn how to cook good food fast with the Air Fryer Demonstration and Tutorial. We welcome back Venita Dobson to teach this class!

September is Literacy Month, as well as Library Card Sign Up Month. We want to feature various aspects of literacy – there is so much more than just reading to be had at the Library! We are focusing on three different aspects of literacy with our events in September: helath, information, and culinary literacy. We hope that you’ll enjoy the variety of programming we have lined up to celebrate Literacy Month and find it informative, entertaining, and even enlightening. 

Registration for this program will begin Wednesday, July 31.

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

Brown Bag Book Club

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

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

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 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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

Easy Tai Chi

Wednesdays from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the Hudson Room

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

Zumba

Tuesdays and Thursday from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the Hudson Room

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

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

June 21st: I Can Only Imagine

July 19th: The Upside

August 16th: Isn’t it Romantic

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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