Adult

Digital Literacy Class

May 14
Tuesday 2:00 pm
It’s never too late to feel comfortable with a computer. Whether you need new skills for a job hunt or just want to learn to communicate with family over the internet, this class is for you. A staff member from the Evelyn K. Davis Center will show you everything you need to know, including basic computer use, the Microsoft Office suite, how to fill out online job applications, using social media, and more.

President Abraham Lincoln Visits the Library

What does Abraham Lincoln keep inside his hat? Find out when our nation’s 16th president visits the Central Library. This family-friendly event is a great way to learn about the first 100 years of our nation’s history. Hear from President Lincoln as he tells us about growing up on the frontier, the different jobs he had before becoming president, and his perspectives on important events that occurred as the United States grew, expanded, and faced internal strife.

What is Hospice? A Community Discussion About Caring for Loved Ones

May 13
Monday 6:00 pm
Please join us for an evening with Dr. Rebecca Lachenmaier, MD and the team of Unity Point at Home Hospice/Taylor House for a community discussion and open question session about caring for our seriously ill family members. Our topics will include Hospice and Palliative Care – what it is and how it can be of benefit to your family as well as Grief and Bereavement counseling – how this service can support you with life’s changes when loved ones pass away.

Researching Family History

May 11
Saturday 2:00 pm
Tracing your family’s heritage is fun for a variety of reasons. Most people begin because they’re just curious for curiosity’s sake. Others enjoy a challenging and intricate puzzle to solve. Theresa Liewer, with the Iowa Genealogy Society, will set you in the right direction as you begin your genealogical journey. Learn about the resources available at the library, records and directories that will help you delve into your family’s past, other places to do research in the area, and more. This is a great way to get started in genealogy.

Pressed Flowers/ Flores prensadas

Enjoy all the spring and summer blooms by learning how to use pressed flowers to create artsy gifts! We will demonstrate techniques and provide previously pressed and dried flowers to help create a piece of art or stationary.

¡Disfruta todas las floraciones de la primavera y el verano al aprender cómo usar flores prensadas para crear regalos artísticos! Demostraremos técnicas y proveeremos flores previamente prensadas para ayudar a crear un pedazo de arte o una carta fina.


Welcome to Medicare by SHIIP

Jun 29
Saturday 1:00 pm
Learn about the basics of Medicare—Medical and Hospital benefits, Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage, Medicare Advantage Plans, and Medicare Supplement Insurance. Presented by SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program). SHIIP is a service of the State of Iowa. It does not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies or agents. Space is limited. Call SHIIP at 800-351-4664 by Friday, June 21, 2019 to preregister.

Make It! @ the Library: Mason Jar Lanterns and Vases

May 8
Wednesday 6:15 pm
Join us to get crafty with two mason jar projects. First create a distressed, painted mason jar to hold flowers, candles or your toothbrush! Our second jars will transform into simple copper-wire lanterns. Perfect for a Mother’s Day gift!

All skill levels welcome. All supplies provided. Adults only.

Registration required. 24 hour cancellation notice required. Program lasts for 1.5 hours.

Watercolor Workshop with Christine Hilbert

May 7
Tuesday 6:30 pm
Learn watercolor painting techniques with the help of Iowa artist Christine Hilbert. Hilbert, a mixed media painter and jewelry designer, works as a designer for her accessory line, Bean & the Sprout. She’s also the author of the children’s book, 'Echo of the Star.' All materials will be provided for this program, and space is limited. For adults 18 and up. Click the register button below or call 515-283-4152, ext. 3.

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