Ongoing Summer Reading Program Events for Adults
Film Makers Club
Register for this six week program and learn the art of short film making from local film maker, Matt Gaither (Bagged & Bored). Over the course of the summer, you’ll make your own short film to premier at the Library’s first film festival this fall. Space is limited. Ages 15 and older are welcome. Registration is required. Classes start Monday, June 13th at 6pm and runs weekly though July 25th (no program on July 4th). Sign up now!
Want to join a book club, but have trouble finishing the book in time? The new OCPL Podcast club is a great alternative! We’ll provide a playlist of curated podcasts on a specific topic. Listen to the podcasts on the go and then join us for a discussion on the topic and how it’s represented in different media. See website for monthly playlist.
June 14th, 7pm: Technology (Playlist here)
July 12th, 7pm: Science (Playlist here)
Dungeons & Bookworms
Do you long to pick up your sword and slay dragons, or wield your magic for the good of the realm? This adult Pathfinder RPG group is for you! No experience needed, but registration is required. Space is limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining.
Adult Writer's Group, Saturdays 10am-noon
Meet other local writers for a weekly writing group that will meet in the Digital Media Lab. Come share something you’ve written, or take advantage of the Library atmosphere to get some writing done! We’ll provide a new writing prompt or exercise to get you started each week.
Special Summer Reading Program Events for Adults
Swing Street Big Band, June 16th, 6:30pm, Main Library
Don’t miss out on a swingin’ evening! The 16 piece band returns to the Library for a concert featuring classic big band music favorites. This is a great night out for the whole family.
Doubleclicks in Concert, June 21st, 7pm, Main Library
The Doubleclicks are a nationally-touring, Billboard charting pop band with a cello, a meowing cat keyboard, and songs about dinosaurs, Cats & Netflix, space and Dungeons and Dragons. Their YouTube videos boast over 2 million views and have been featured on Gawker, BoingBoing, io9 and more.
Kentucky Down Under, June 23rd, 6:30pm, Main Library
Kentucky Down Under is an Australia-themed animal park located in Horse Cave. They will be visiting Main to discuss their conservation efforts of these unique animals and will be bringing several with them. So come take a walk on the wild side and learn about the animals of Australia. Hang out with a kangaroo! This program is for adults only.
Escape from the Library, June 30th, 6pm, Main Library
Test your wits in an escape style game! Participants will be presented with a challenge and set of requirements to meet for a fun, team program. Registration required, sign up here.
Reef HQ, July 7th, 6:30pm, Main Library
Explore and learn about the Great Barrier Reef with staff from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. This special event is simulcast directly from Australia. Talk directly to the presenters and then watch a live dive.
The Man in the TV, July 21st, 6:30pm, Main Library
In 1983, Former U.S. Army Green Beret Jimmy Godwin told his soldier's story to America on the CBS Evening News. Among the millions watching was Graham Shelby, the 12-year-old son Jimmy had never met. In this unique one-man show, Graham uses video, images, music and storytelling to describe his 25-year journey to understand his father's battles. This live performance contains adult themes and is not appropriate for children.
Looking for a new job in the new year? Representatives from Kentuckian Works will be at the Main Library every Friday in March from 10-2pm. Weekly sessions will include workshops on resume building, networking, linkedin, job search assistance and more.
Are you still young or young-at-heart? Does it still feel weird to refer to yourself as an adult? Join us for Adult-ish, a new program at the Main Library designed to help you enjoy the whimsical side of adulthood. These programs are for adults only. People over the age of 18 are welcome!
Coloring Party, June 7th, 6pm
Drop in the Main Library for a coloring party for adults! There will be literary coloring sheets, collaborative projects, special styles of colored pencils to try out, and a lesson on how to create Zen tangles.
Photography Meet up, July 5th, 6pm
Meet other photogs! Compare your favorite pictures. Get tips on how to take the best Instagram shots. Participate in a library photo-shoot challenge, and enter to win a lens set for your smart phone. Sign up for program reminders!
Olympic Games, August 2nd, 6pm
Celebrate the start of the Olympics with some special games and challenges. Cheer your team on to the gold! Registration is required for this event, adults aged 18 years and older only. Sign up here.
THE GOLD CLUB
The Gold Club is a new program for seniors at the Main Library. Every 2nd Thursday of the month, come to the Library for tea & a special event.
The Art of Quilting, June 9th, 10am
Come learn the history of quilting, from secret messages, lore behind patterns, historical techniques and more! You do not have to be a quilter to enjoy this informative lecture.
Ice Cream Social July 14th, 1pm
At this special Gold Club (note the time change) we’ll make homemade ice cream and share recipes! Learn about the history of ice cream.
Olympic History, August 11th, 10am
How much do you know about the Olympics? Learn about the history and politics behind this international phenomenon.
OPEN GAME DAYSDrop in at the Main Library during Open Game Days for tabletop fun! We have over 100 different board games to choose from. Learn a new game or play an old favorite. This event is family-friendly; children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
June 18th, 1-5pm
No Open Game Day in July
August 21st, 1-5pm
Monthly computer classes are offered at the Main Library in LaGrange on a rotating basis. See the Computer Class Page for a list of offerings.
One-on-one computer tutoring at South Oldham Library and Mahan Library on alternating Fridays!