Adult Programs


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!!!!

June 20th: 7:00AM-7:00PM
Austin, MN
$40 (Lunch included)
Registration: Pleasant Hill residents-May 27th
All other residents-June 3rd

July 18th: 7:00AM-6:30PM
Loess Hills, IA
$45 (Lunch included)
Registration: Pleasant Hill residents-June 24th
All other residents-July 1st

August 22nd: 7:00AM-6:30PM
Offutt Air Force Base (Omaha)
$35 (Lunch included)
Registration: Pleasant Hill residents-July 29th
All other residents-August 5th

September 19th: 7:00AM-6:30PM
Moline, IL
$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!


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 11:00 AM 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!
**Please note we will meet in the 3rd week due to Memorial Day!**

May 20th 7PM
May 21st 11AM:
"The Murder of Roger Ackroyd"
by Agatha Christie

June 24th 7PM
June 25th 11AM:
"My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry"
by Fredrik Backman

Available Education Programs

Many adult classes are offered at the Library through Des Moines Adult Ed. More information will be available on their website: Community Education or call 515-242-8521.

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