Adults 18+

Special Events

Special events are added to the library’s event calendar on a regular basis. These special events can include events exclusive to adult audiences or events that are multi-generational for all ages fun! To view upcoming special events, see our event calendar.

Ongoing & Summer 2022 Adult Programs

See our event calendar for current, detailed program information.

Geri-Fit®

Free senior fitness

Geri-Fit® is a 45-minute video-led strength training exercise class designed for seniors. We provide the equipment, coaching, and a rotation of videos for this ongoing wellness program. Most exercises are performed seated with a set of light dumbbell weights and can be modified for different abilities. While designed for seniors, adults of all ages and fitness levels are welcome to participate!

On Monday, June 27th and July 25th (in lieu of our regularly scheduled Geri-Fit®) attendees are encouraged to join new parents & their little ones for Baby Bootcamp

A one-time signed waiver is required to participate. Waivers are available at each class.

Brew & Bubbly Bash

For adults 21 and older, please

June 11th 6:30 – 8:30 pm Game Night Edition

July 16th 6:30 – 8:30 pm Uncorked Crafts Edition

Adults 21 & older can visit the library after closing time to hang out, enjoy a beverage, and participate in the evening’s activities. Attendees are welcome to bring their own beer, wine, or snacks to the event. We will host light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages.

Registration recommended for both events.

Novel Year Book Club

Monthly discussion of adult fiction and non-fiction

June 20th 7 – 8 pm Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
This wilderness thriller is perfect for reading around the campfire!

July 18th 7 – 8 pm The Butterfly Effect by Rachel Mans McKenny
McKenny will join us for discussion plus have books available for sale/signing, courtesy of Beaverdale Books.

Novel Year Book Club is for adults 18 and up. Participants meet for discussion of adult fiction and non-fiction titles selected by group voting. 

Copies are available for checkout at the library’s front desk at the conclusion of the previous month’s discussion, while supplies last. Or, borrow ebook/audiobook copies with the Libby app!

Pressed Flower Workshop with Ted Lare Design + Build

June 14th, 6 – 8 pm

In this workshop for adults age 18 and up, Ted Lare’s Melissa Peterson will demonstrate how to press your own flowers from your garden and planters, plus how to put them to use. 

Registration recommended.

Meet American Pop Artist/Author Michael Albert

June 21st, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Albert will make a short presentation introducing himself & his art to the group. Plus, participants can choose 1 print to have signed by Michael to take home.

As time allows, Albert will be available for poster signings as well.

Woodturning Demo with Stan Merrell

June 25th, 10 – 11:30 am

Local Wood Artist Stan Merrell will provide a live woodturning demonstration using a small lathe and answer participant questions about woodturning.

*If there is rain, the event will be canceled and rescheduled for a later date.

Adult D.I.Y. Drop-In: Christmas in July

July 19th, 6:30 – 8 pm

Join us for Christmas in July crafts! Adults can let their creative side loose.  

Available while supplies last!

Are we missing something?

We are always adding new and different programs for our community throughout the year. These have included events such as After-Hours, Movement & Mindfulness (yoga), movie nights, guest and author speakers, and Master Gardener webinars to name a few. Is there a speaker or program you would like to have at the library for a special event?

Queries can be emailed to Kayla, Adult Services Librarian:
kbecker@norwalk.iowa.gov.

I am unable to visit the library. How can I still receive library services or participate in programs?

We understand our patrons have different needs and abilities that can sometimes impair their visit to the library and attend events. Many library services and some programs are able to be brought to your home, business, organization, or senior living facility.

Queries can be emailed to Kayla, Adult Services Librarian:
kbecker@norwalk.iowa.gov.

Or visit our Mobile Library page for more information.