Adult Programs

BEST Trip Bus

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. 

Trips for 2019!!!!

September 19th: 7:00AM-6:30PM
Moline, IL on the Mississippi River
$75 (Lunch included)
Registration: Pleasant Hill residents-August 26th
All other residents-September 3rd

October 17th: 8:00AM-6:00PM
Kalona, IA
$60 (Lunch included)
Registration: Pleasant Hill residents- September 23rd
All other residents-September 30th

November 22nd: 12:00PM
B.E.S.T. Thanksgiving Potluck
Doane's Park Youth Center
Bring your favorite dish to share!

September Book Discussion

"Nickel and Dimed: on (not) Getting By in America"

September Book Discusion

"The Book of Speculation" by Erika Swyler (PDF)

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 4th Tuesday at 12 NOON at the library. The same book is discussed at both meeting times. Below is a list of the upcoming books the group will be discussing. Join us!

September 23rd 7PM
September 24th 11AM
"NIckel & Dimed: on (not) Getting By In America"
By Barbara Ehrenreich

October 28th 7PM
October 29th 11AM
"The Book of Specutation"
By Erika Swyler

November 25th 7PM
November 26th 11AM
"Born a Crime"
by Trevor Noah

December 16th 7PM
December 17th 11AM
"Paper Bag Christmas"
by Kevin Alan Milne

Available Education Programs

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