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.  Below are the trips which are planned for 2018:

April 19th                      Austin Minnesota
May 17th                      Greenfield, Iowa
June 14th                     Clear Lake, Iowa
July 19th                       Muscatine, Iowa
August 23rd                  Grinnell, Iowa
September 20th            Le Claire, Iowa

Book Discussion Group

Each month, the group reads and discusses a book selected by the members. 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!

April:      “Isaac's Storm” 

                by Erik Larson                                                     Fiction
       “100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared”

               by Alice Hoffman                                                  Fiction
June:     "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter"

               by Tom Franklin                                                   Mystery
July:       "The Glass Castle"

                by Jeannette Wells                                             Biography
August:  "Lila"

                by Marilynne Robinson                                       Fiction

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.