Adult Programs

Pleasant Hill B.E.S.T. Trips

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. 

2020 Schedule: TBA

February Book Discussion

"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou (PDF)

March Book Discussion

"Exit West" Mohsin Hamid (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!

February 24th 7PM
February 25th 11AM
"I Know Why the Caged Birds Sings"
by Maya Angelo

March 23rd 7PM
March 24th 11AM
"Exit West"
by Mohsin Hamid

April 27th 7PM
April 28th 11AM
"Station Eleven"
by Emily Mandel
Science Fiction

May 18th 7PM
May 19th 11AM
by Andrew Greer

June 22nd 7PM
June 23rd 11AM
"Driving Miss Norma"
by Tim Bauerschmidt

Available Education Programs

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