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Adult Programs & Events

4th Annual Fall Fest

Date: October 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM

 Fall FestJoin us for spooky stories,delicious treats, and gross games. Enter our costume contest, go on a hayrack ride around town, and sip on some fall-tastic apple cider and hot cocoa.

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Manhattan-Elwood Quilt Group

Date: October 21, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM

Quilt Group

New members are welcome anytime! Join us to learn and share quilting skills. We work on our own projects as well as community service projects. We meet at the United Methodist Church in Manhattan on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:00 a.m., and at the Elwood Community Center on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

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All About the Yarn

Date: October 25, 2017
Time: 2:30-4:30 PM

All About the Yarn

Learn to knit or crochet with one of our local experts or bring your own unfinished project to this drop-in program.

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Trivia Night- Fritz's

Date: October 25, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM

Trivia Night

Fabulous prizes. Good times. No Shushing.
Grab a friend that knows everything and come to the library’s monthly Trivia Night at the local pubs.Play alone or with a team. Free to play and prizes available. The first question is at 7 p.m. This month at Fritz’s.

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Letters From the Heart

Date: October 26, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM

Letters From the Heart

Back by popular demand, Dennis Depcik will be here to discuss his story and the power of a hand written letter.

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Manhattan-Elwood Quilt Group

Date: October 26, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM

Quilt Group

New members are welcome anytime! Join us to learn and share quilting skills. We work on our own projects as well as community service projects. We meet at the United Methodist Church in Manhattan on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:00 a.m., and at the Elwood Community Center on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

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Movies For Adults- The Fate of the Furious

Date: October 27, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM

The Fate of the Furious

All movies are free and start at 1:00 p.m. Bring a lunch if you like. Free popcorn provided! Join us this month for The Fate of the Furious .

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All About the Yarn

Date: November 01, 2017
Time: 2:30-4:30 PM

All About the Yarn

Learn to knit or crochet with one of our local experts or bring your own unfinished project to this drop-in program.

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Book-to-Movie Night Out- Wonder Woman

Date: November 01, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM

Wonder Woman

Join us at 6:00 p.m. as we watch the latest film adaptations of popular books! This month’s adaptation is Wonder Woman .

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Family Trivia Night

Date: November 02, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM

Family Trivia NightGrab your family and meet us at the library to put your knowledge to the test. The winning team will earn a free pizza dinner certificate for the whole family!

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An Afternoon of Games

Date: November 02, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM

An Afternoon of Games

Join us for International Game week and grab a friend or two to play board games. Free popcorn & beverages!

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Adult Bingo & Adult Coloring

Date: November 03, 2017
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM

Adult Bingo & Coloring

Enjoy a round of bingo from 1:00-2:00 p.m., popcorn and prizes provided. Then stay and socialize until 3 while coloring beautiful illustrations designed for adults.

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Tech Tuesday: Green Screen 101

Date: November 07, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM

Tech Tuesday: Green Screen 101Learn how to use high tech tools to design and create. Ages 16+

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Manhattan-Elwood Quilt Group

Date: November 07, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM

Quilt Group

New members are welcome anytime! Join us to learn and share quilting skills. We work on our own projects as well as community service projects. We meet at the United Methodist Church in Manhattan on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:00 a.m., and at the Elwood Community Center on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

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All About the Yarn

Date: November 08, 2017
Time: 2:30-4:30 PM

All About the Yarn

Learn to knit or crochet with one of our local experts or bring your own unfinished project to this drop-in program.

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Anything But Mystery

Date: November 09, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM

Gentleman in Moscow

Join us to discuss “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles

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Casual Crafters- Burlap Wreaths

Date: November 10, 2017
Time: 1:30-3:00 PM

Casual Crafters

Join us from 1:30-3:00 p.m. for some fun and simple craft projects at the library. Please register in advance as the materials are provided. This month we are making Burlap Wreaths.

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Manhattan-Elwood Quilt Group

Date: November 11, 2017
Time: 9:00 PM

Quilt Group

New members are welcome anytime! Join us to learn and share quilting skills. We work on our own projects as well as community service projects. We meet at the United Methodist Church in Manhattan on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:00 a.m., and at the Elwood Community Center on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

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Mystery Loves Company

Date: November 13, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM

Broken Promise

Join us to discuss “Broken Promise” by Linwood Barclay

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Paint a Holiday Canvas

Date: November 14, 2017
Time: 5:30-8:00 PM

Paint a Holiday Canvas

Create your own canvas to give as a gift or keep for yourself for the holiday. Tracie Gambino will lead the Social-Artworking class with a pattern and step-by-step instructions. The first-time painter will be amazed at how well the painting will turn out. $20 fee will include canvas, paints, supplies, and instructions. This class will be limited to the first 15 patrons.

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All About the Yarn

Date: November 15, 2017
Time: 2:30-4:30 PM

All About the Yarn

Learn to knit or crochet with one of our local experts or bring your own unfinished project to this drop-in program.

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Trivia Night-Gallagher's

Date: November 15, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM

Trivia Night

Fabulous prizes. Good times. No Shushing.
Grab a friend that knows everything and come to the library’s monthly Trivia Night at the local pubs.Play alone or with a team. Free to play and prizes available. The first question is at 7 p.m. This month at Gallagher’s.

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Family Literacy Night

Date: November 16, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM

 Family Literacy NightRead by Design with the whole family for a night of games, crafts, and of course books! Join our Roller Coaster Challenge with help from a local engineer!

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Manhattan-Elwood Quilt Group

Date: November 16, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM

Quilt Group

New members are welcome anytime! Join us to learn and share quilting skills. We work on our own projects as well as community service projects. We meet at the United Methodist Church in Manhattan on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:00 a.m., and at the Elwood Community Center on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

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Movies For Adults- The Big Sick

Date: November 17, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM

 New Year's Eve Eve Bash

All movies are free and start at 1:00 p.m. Bring a lunch if you like. Free popcorn provided! Join us this month for The Big Sick .

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All About the Yarn

Date: November 22, 2017
Time: 2:30-4:30 PM

All About the Yarn

Learn to knit or crochet with one of our local experts or bring your own unfinished project to this drop-in program.

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Crocheted Headband For Winter

Date: November 28, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM

Crocheted Headband for Winter

Craete a fashionable headband to keeo you warm over the winter months. Dale Ann Brockman will provide instruction and the $5 fee will cover the supplies. Space will fill quickly and is limited to ten attendees.

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Mother-Daughter Book Club: Anne of Green Gables

Date: November 29, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM

Mother-Daughter Book Club “Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think.” Meet some new ones as you enjoy a mother daughter tea while discussing this great novel.

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All About the Yarn

Date: November 29, 2017
Time: 2:30-4:30 PM

All About the Yarn

Learn to knit or crochet with one of our local experts or bring your own unfinished project to this drop-in program.

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Adult Bingo & Adult Coloring

Date: December 01, 2017
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM

Adult Bingo & Coloring

Enjoy a round of bingo from 1:00-2:00 p.m., popcorn and prizes provided. Then stay and socialize until 3 while coloring beautiful illustrations designed for adults.

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Santa Storytime

Date: December 04, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM


Join us for a very special story time with a VERY special guest. Snack on milk and cookies, make reindeer food and enjoy musical performances by the Manhattan Junior High Madrigals and guest singer Kris Mateer.

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Tech Tuesday: Make Your Own T-Shirt Design

Date: December 05, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM

Tech Tuesday: T-Shirt DesignLearn how to use high tech tools to design and create.

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Classic Christmas Crooner Peter Oprisko

Date: December 05, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM

Classic Christmas Crooner

Enjoy classic holiday songs with singer Peter Oprisko to get into the holiday spirit.

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Manhattan-Elwood Quilt Group

Date: December 05, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM

Quilt Group

New members are welcome anytime! Join us to learn and share quilting skills. We work on our own projects as well as community service projects. We meet at the United Methodist Church in Manhattan on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:00 a.m., and at the Elwood Community Center on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

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All About the Yarn

Date: December 06, 2017
Time: 2:30-4:30 PM

All About the Yarn

Learn to knit or crochet with one of our local experts or bring your own unfinished project to this drop-in program.

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Book-to-Movie Night Out: When a Monster Calls

Date: December 06, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM

When A Monster CallsJoin us at 6:00 p.m. as we watch the latest film adaptations of popular books! This month’s adaptation is A Monster Calls .

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Casual Crafters- Felt Gingerbread Ornaments

Date: December 08, 2017
Time: 1:30-3:00 PM

Casual Crafters

Join us from 1:30-3:00 p.m. for some fun and simple craft projects at the library. Please register in advance as the materials are provided. This month we are making Felt Gingerbread Ornaments.

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Manhattan-Elwood Quilt Group

Date: December 09, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM

Quilt Group

New members are welcome anytime! Join us to learn and share quilting skills. We work on our own projects as well as community service projects. We meet at the United Methodist Church in Manhattan on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:00 a.m., and at the Elwood Community Center on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

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Mystery Loves Company

Date: December 11, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM

The Woman in Cabin 10

Join us to discuss “The Woman in Cabin 10” by Ruth Ware

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Living Intentionally: 10 Ways To Hygge

Date: December 12, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM

Living Intentionally

Hygge is the Danish word that translates roughly to “coziness” and is about gratitude and savoring the simple pleasures in life. Join us as we share ways to engage in the pursuit of everyday happiness and take pleasure in the simple moments.

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All About the Yarn

Date: December 13, 2017
Time: 2:30-4:30 PM

All About the Yarn

Learn to knit or crochet with one of our local experts or bring your own unfinished project to this drop-in program.

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Trivia Night-Silver Dollar

Date: December 13, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM

Trivia Night

Fabulous prizes. Good times. No Shushing.
Grab a friend that knows everything and come to the library’s monthly Trivia Night at the local pubs.Play alone or with a team. Free to play and prizes available. The first question is at 7 p.m. This month at Silver Dollar.

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Anything but Mystery: Hillbilly Elegy

Date: December 14, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM

Hillbilly ElegyDiscussions are held on the Second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. If you would like to join us, copies are available at the Adult Services Desk.

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