Adult Programs

Craft & Chat - November 7th

Join us for monthly casual Craft & Chat! On the first Tuesday of each month, we will host two time slots for an adult craft. A daytime slot will take place at 11:00am and an evening at 5:30pm. Participants are encouraged to bring their current W.I.P.s (work in-progress) to show off and/or get feedback on. This month we will provide the supplies to make Fall Leaf Embroidery Hoop Art. 

Visit our Program Calendar to sign up!

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"Little Fires Everywhere" Book Cover

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 fourth Tuesday at 11:00 AM at the library. Below is a list of the upcoming books the group will be discussing. Join us! 


October 23/24 Book Discussion: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (fiction)

November 27/28 Book Discussion: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer (nonfiction)

December 18/19 Book Discussion: Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson (fiction)


January 22/23: How to Be Perfect by Michael Schur (nonfiction)

February 26/27:  The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal (fiction)

March 25/26:  The Princess Bride by William Goldman (fantasy)

April 22/23:  The Art Thief by Michael Finkel (nonficiton)

May 27/28: The Overnight Guest by Heather Gudenkauf (mystery thriller)

June 24/25: How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu (science fiction)

July 22/23:  Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver (fiction)

August 26/27: Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker (nonfiction)

September 23/24: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt (fiction)

October 28/29: Misery by Stephen King (horror)

November 18/19: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson (fiction)

December 16/17: What if? : Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical by Randall Munroe (nonfiction)

BEST Thanksiging Potluck social

Join us for the BEST Thanksgiving Potluck at the Doanes Park Youth Center. Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes & gravy, table service and beverages will be provided.

Let us know what side you plan on bringing!

5050 Doanes Park Rd, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

Available Education Programs

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