2018 Winter Writing Contest Winners

The Adult Writers Group is excited to announce the winners of the 2018 Winter Writing Contest! Thanks to everyone who submitted entries this year.

In the adult category:
1st Place: Links of Trust by Travis McClain
2nd Place: Winter Heist by Jacob Southard
3rd Place: The Beautiful Desolation by Ethan Berg
Honorable Mention: Porgy by Bob Shrader

In the 13-18 year old category:
Most Creative: Stranger Danger, Bunny Danger by Brianna Lindberg
Best Use of Criteria: The Box by Violet Samuels

In the 12 years and younger category:
Most Creative: Hibernation is for Wimps by Kaeden Lindberg
Best Use of Criteria: The Snowman by Mary Elizabeth Broecker

Download and read the winning adult entries here.

Download and read the winning youth entries here.

RPG Day: April 28th, 9:30-4:30pm (Rescheduled date!)

Want to try your hand at playing tabletop RPGs, but not sure where to start? Join us for RPG day and try a couple of one-off games! Tables for ages 6-12, 13-17, an 18+ will be available. No experience is necessary. Sessions with multiple game systems are being offered, including D&D 5e, Pathfinder, Starfinder, Dungeon World, Dread, Wild Skies, and more! We provide the materials, and everything you need to get started. Free pizza is available mid-day to fuel your gaming experience.

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Get Graphic Tuesday, March 20th, 6pm
Are you an adult who loves anime or comic books? Join an informal discussion group of like-minded individuals! We’ll meet once a month to discuss favorite series, new books, and random nerdery. Register online at bit.ly/GetGraphicOCPL

Gold club

Thursday, March 8th, 10am, Main Library

The Gold Club is a program for seniors at the Main Library. Every 2nd Thursday of the month, come to the library for tea & a special presentation.

mystery society

The Mystery Society is an adult book club run by the library that features mystery books old and new. Sign up to receive a copy of the month's book and then join us for discussion and detection!

Wednesday, April 4th, 10am, Main Library:
Dominance by Will Lavender

Registration is required. Sign up here.


breakfast book club, south Oldham Library

March 29th, 10am, South Oldham Library
Morning book club for adults held monthly at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood. March's selection: The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs. Register in person at South Oldham to receive a copy!

April 26th, 10 am, South Oldham
Book Selection: The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Sign up at South Oldham Library to receive a copy of the book!


Movies at the Library

Come enjoy a free movie for grownups at the Main Library each month! Every third Thursday, we'll feature a new release movie. Free popcorn will be provided.

Thursday, March 22nd
Pitch Perfect 3 (rated PG-13)

Special movie event! Star Wars Day, Tuesday, April 3rd
Use the force and celebrate the DVD release of the latest Star Wars movie!
3:30-5:30pm: Drop in Star Wars themed Crafts for all ages
5:30-8pm: Free showing of The Last Jedi (Rated PG-13


photo club at south oldham Library

April Showcase: April 10th, 7pm. Theme: Triptych
Bring your own camera to April's showcase to lear more about it's inner workings.
Next month's composition will be "Forced Perspective", with a showcase and meeting on May 1st, 7pm. Submissions for May showcase are due by April 24th. Email all entries to Juliew@oldhampl.org


knitting nights

Tuesday, March 13th, 6pm

Are you a knitter? A crocheter? A (rug) hooker? Do you want to learn how to do any of those things? Drop in the Main Library. Bring your own projects to work on and show off, or come and use supplies provided to start your own fiber obsession. The library will provide hot beverages, yarn, needles, and instruction for beginners. No registration required for this event; adults only.


Dungeons and 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 bethanym@oldhampl.org if you are interested in joining.


adult writers' group

Meet other local writers for a weekly writing group to meet at the Main Library in LaGrange. Come share something you’ve written, or take advantage of the Library atmosphere to get some writing done. We'll have writing prompts each week to get you started. Writers of all genres and experience welcome! Group meets periodic Saturdays; check the calendar for specific dates.

open game day

Saturday, March 17, 1-5pm, Main Library

Drop in 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.

Career Assistance from Kentuckiana Works

Looking for a new job? Representatives from Kentuckian Works will be at the Main Library every Friday from 10-2pm, and Wednesdays from 9:30-3:30pm. Weekly sessions will include workshops on resume building, networking, linkedin, job search assistance and more.