Adult Programs

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Winter Reading Challenge


Stop in to sign up for the BEAR (Be.Excited.About.Reading) challenge! Read 5 books before Feb. 24th. Bring your completed reading log to the library to be entered in a drawing for a gift card.


Join us for monthly Craft & Chat! On the first Tuesday of each month, we will host two time slots for an adult craft. A daytime slot will take place at 1:30pm and an evening at 5:30pm. There will be a craft for every participant to do together, and you are encouraged to bring your current W.I.P.s (work in-progress) to show off and/or get feedback on.

Click here to register!

Craft and Chat

Lunch and Learn

FEBRUARY 24, 2023 

11:30 AM

Lunch and Learn: Good Nutrition on a Budget with the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


February Book

the hate u give

March  Book

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Book Discussion Group

Each month, the group reads and discusses a book selected by library staff. Books are obtained by the library for all who want to participate. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 PM and the fourth Tuesday at 11:00 AM at the library. Below is a list of the upcoming books the group will be discussing. Join us!

January 23/24 Book Discussion:
The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel (Memoir)

February 27/28 Book Discussion:
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Teen Fiction)

March 27/28 Book Discussion:
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb (Nonfiction)

April 24/25 Book Discussion:
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Fiction)

May 22/23 Book Discussion:
Palaces for the People by Eric Klinenberg  (Nonfiction)

June 26/27 Book Discussion:
Professor Chandra Follows his Bliss by Rajeev Balasubramanyam (Fiction)

July 24/25 Book Discussion:
While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams (Mystery Fiction)

August 28/29 Book Discussion:
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (SciFi/Fiction)

September 25/26 Book Discussion:

October 23/24 Book Discussion:
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (Fiction)

November 27/28 Book Discussion:
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (Memoir)

December 18/19 Book Discussion:
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (Fiction)

Pleasant Hill B.E.S.T. Trips

Available Education Programs

The Senior College of Des Moines presents courses at Pleasant Hill Public Library. Check their website for course information.

Bringing Education and Seniors Together 

The Bringing Education and Seniors Together (B.E.S.T.) program consists of planning a day trip once a month to Iowa sights. The trip is targeted to people age 55+. Times will vary according to destination. Call the Library at 515-266-7815 for questions, to reserve your seat or add your name to the mailing list.

The bus will begin loading 30 minutes prior to the trip. If you are traveling on the trip, please sign in and pick up your name tag. Vehicles can be parked in the lot west of the library during the day trips. 

2023 Schedule: Coming Soon