Adults

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

Upcoming Adult Programs

 


Tai Chi for Health – Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am starting August 1st. Join us as local instructor Rachel Hickman teaches an 8-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. 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.

 

Ya Ya Yarners – August 6, 13, 20, and 27. 5:30 pm. Monday evenings from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The Ya Ya Yarners are meeting at the Albert L. Scott Library now! Do you knit or crochet? Would you like to learn how? If so, we have a group for you… the Ya Ya Yarners! We will teach you how if you don’t know how.  We will start you with one of two simple projects.  We will supply the needles or hooks and yarn and a pattern.  We also do community projects such as hats for service members, lap blankets, prayer shawls and many other things, plus we have a really good time.  We hope you will join us!  For more information please call the library at 664-6822 or email Carol Smith at csmith@shelbycounty-al.org. Program takes place in the meeting room.

 

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

          August 7. 10 am – Microsoft Word 2013 Part 1

          August 14. 10 am – Microsoft Word 2013 Part 2

          August 21. 10 am – Basic Internet & Email

 

Surgical Weight Loss Seminar – August 9. 12 pm. Join Dr. Rex Sherer, M.D. of Shelby Baptist Medical Center to learn more about surgical weight loss options. Registration is required. Free lunch provided for registered attendees. To register call 833-350-8389 or visit BrookwoodBaptistHeath.com/Weight

ABC & Ds of Medicare – August 13. 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.

 

Library Book Group - August 16. 7 pm - Join us to discuss The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer. In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts that were crumbling in the trunks of desert shepherds. His goal: to preserve this crucial part of the world’s patrimony in a gorgeous library. But then Al Qaeda showed up at the door. Program takes place in the library meeting room.

Medicare 101 – August 23. 6 pm. A fun and informative class to learn what to expect with Medicare and how to ask the right questions. Perfect for anyone wanting to learn about their Medicare options. Presented by Eric Smith, the founder of Medicare Advisors of Alabama. Program takes place in the meeting room.

Opioid Education – August 28. 6 pm. Drug overdoses are the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths in the United States according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Join us as Natasha Tripp of Aletheia House* helps us understand opioids and how they are affecting the community and upcoming teens.  She will help us to identify warning signs of opioid abuse and develop strategies to prevent prescription drug misuse. She will also give information about how to help someone suffering from addiction, and what treatments are available. * Aletheia House is a community-based organization that provides substance abuse treatment and prevention services to low-income individuals.