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 are being planned! Check back in the Spring To sign up!

Book Discussion: January 28th at 7:00 PM. We will discuss "Missing Pieces" by Iowa Author Heather Gudenkauf.


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 at the library. Below is a list of the upcoming books the group will be discussing. Join us!
January 28th: "Missing Pieces"
by Heather Gudenkauf 

February 25th: "Wesley the Owl: the remarkable love story of an owl and his girl"
by Stacey O'Brien 

March 25th: "Little Bee"
by Chris Cleave 

April 22nd: "Last Lecture"
by Jeffrey Zaslow and Randy Pausch

May 20th: "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd"
by Agatha Christie

June 24th: "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.