Programs for Adults

Upcoming Events

Gruffies Book Club

The Gruffies Group
Friday, March 31st at 1:00 pm

The Gruffies will be meeting to discuss:

Amy Stewart - Girl Waits with Gun

Check out the event pages for KIDS and TEENS for more upcoming events.

Tax Prep Assistance

Tax Prep Assistance
Thursday, March 30th

The Council on Aging will offer tax assistance at the library from 9:00 am-1:45 pm on two scheduled days in March. (March 30th is the 2nd date) Services can be offered for those that are 60 years and older and have a maximum income of $54,000 (joint). The Council cannot offer services related to rental properties. Appointments need to be prescheduled by calling the Council at 913-684-0777.

If you don't make it into our assistance days, you might go to the AARP Foundation Tax Aide tax assistance at the Central United Methodist Church in Lawrence. You can call 785-691-9737 for an appointment.

Science City on the Road

Science City on the Road: Force & Motion
Thursday, April 6th at 6:30 pm

Science City (Union Station)-Force and Motion - Explore the often invisible yet amazing forces of physics! The concepts of gravity, centripetal force energy and collisions are explained using bouncing basketballs, pinning wheels and upside down water glasses.

This is an all ages show! Come see how much fun science can be!

Exploring Entrepreneurship

Exploring Entrepreneurship
Thursday, April 20th at 6:30 pm

Brian Dennis from the KU Small Business Development Center will be here to explain the path to entrepreneurship including things like: developing your idea, doing the research, business plans, legal considerations, etc.

Annual Plant & Garden Exchange

Annual Plant & Garden Exchange
Saturday, April 29th beginning at 11:00 am

It's time for our annual plant exchange! Come out and see what plants might be available this year. All items are free of charge.

Any plants, seeds, garden items such as pots, or even plant related books that you would like to donate to the exchange should be brought to the library prior to 11:00 am.

The Friends of the Library will be doing a book sale at the same time as the exchange. Be sure to come inside and see the many wonderful books and dvds that are available for sale.

Create Natural Perfumes with Essential Oils

Create Natural Perfumes with Essential Oils
Thursday, May 4th at 6:30 pm

Rachad Atat returns to the library for a program all about essential oils and how these scents can be combined and used to create intoxicating yet all natural perfumes and colognes.

Rachad has earned a certification from the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy with Dr Kurt Schnaubelt.

Water Gardening A to Z

Water Gardening A to Z
Thursday, May 25th at 6:30 pm

Karen Fiske from The Water Garden Society of Greater Kansas City will discuss how to get started in water gardening. Come learn how to create your own relaxing water piece in your backyard!

Ongoing Programs


Coffee Group
Monday - Thursday at 9:00 am

Many local citizens gather at the library to drink coffee and enjoy snacks. There is a freewill donation taken. All are welcome, but come prepared to defend your political opinions!


Koffee Klatch
Tuesdays at 1:00 pm

A potluck lunch is held every Tuesday in the Marceline Turner room. Bring your favorite dish and join the conversation!


Adult Knitting
Thursdays at 3:00 pm

An informal knitting gathering. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome. If you would like to learn to knit, our staff will be happy to teach you the basics.

Quilts of Valor

Quilts of Valor
2nd Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am-12:00 pm

This group creates quilts in honor of veterans who have served their country. These quilts are then given to selected veterans to cherish. All levels of quilting ability are welcome.

Council on Aging

Community Outreach with the Council on Aging
4th Thursday of each month from 9:00-10:30 am

A staff member from the Council will be on hand each month to answer questions regarding services or for appropriate referrals. No appointment is necessary. In the event of inclement weather the event will be cancelled for that time.

Library Hours

  • Monday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Tuesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Thursday: 9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Saturday: 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
  • Closed Sundays
  • Monday: 9:00 A.M. - 7:30 P.M.
  • Tuesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Thursday: 9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
  • Saturday: 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
  • Closed Sundays

19649 Linwood Rd.
(913) 301-3686