Adult Services

The Adult Services Department provides fiction books, reader's advisory, audio books, movies, and programs for adults.

Upcoming Adult Programs

 

Closed Dates –  December 23 – 26. Christmas Holidays
                       
                            January 1-  New Year's Day
                           
                            January 15 - MLK

Library Book Group - December 21. 7 pm - Join us to discuss The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks. This novel traces the arc of King David's journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage. Program takes place in the library meeting room

Adult Computer Classes - Call or come by to sign up. 664-6822.

          January 2. 10 am. Beginning Microsoft Excel 2013 part 1

January 9. 10 am. Beginning Microsoft Excel 2013 part 2

January 13. 10 am. Microsoft Word 2013 Crash Course

Tai Chi for Health Part 2 – Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am starting January 3rd. Join us as local instructor Rachel Hickman teaches a 9-week course in Tai Chi. Tai Chi is an exercise that improves balance, sharpens the mind and circulates oxygen throughout the body while gently massaging all the joints, ligaments and muscles of the entire body. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and shoes that will not slip during movement. Try not to miss any classes because each class builds upon the previous ones. You do not need to know part 1 to learn part 2. Newcomers will not be allowed after the second class takes place. Program takes place in the meeting room. Participants must complete the Enrollment Form at the front desk before the first class.

ABC & Ds of Medicare – January 8. 1 pm. Karen Haiflich of the Medicare Information Source will help you navigate through the process of Medicare. Learn about filing, benefits, and any other questions you might have. Program takes place in the meeting room.

 

Friends of the Library Meeting – January 8. 6 pm.

 Library Book Group - January 18. 7 pm. Join us to discuss A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Program takes place in the meeting room.

Suicide Prevention – January 22. 6:30 pm. Suicide is a growing issue across all populations in Alabama. Prevention and intervention are often discussed, but helping people understand the suicidal mind is less frequently talked about. This program, featuring Ashley Foster of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Alabama Chapter, will focus on understanding the suicidal mind, reducing the risk of suicide, and identifying suicidal thoughts. The program will also cover how to build an alliance with the person in suicidal crisis, their family, and the community. Handouts will be provided. Program takes place in the meeting room.

Library Board Meeting – January 23. 6 pm

Mobile Device Workshop - January 25. 6 pm. Computers, tablets, and smartphones - your questions answered! Join us as Bob Fitzgerald of Personal Computer Consulting in Alabaster offers a FREE workshop where experienced techs will answer your questions about your mobile electronic devices. Troubleshooting, how-to, and consulting provided. Program takes place in the meeting room.

COMING IN FEBRUARY - Free AARP Tax Help for Seniors - February through early April. Available by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the meeting room. Sign up begins in January – call or come by the Albert L. Scott Library. 664-6822.