Adults 18+

For the safety and wellness of both patrons and staff, there will be no in-person programming until further notice.

See the Library’s Phased Re-opening Plan for more information.

Ongoing Adult Programs:

Adult Activity Packets

1st Wednesdays

Boredom strikes us all and these free activity packets are the perfect defense! We have two categories to choose from: color activities and word activities. Each packet will contain 7 themed activities for a week’s worth of fun. Can’t decide which to get? Take both! 

*colored pencils for the color activity packets are available by request*

Packets will be available all month long, while supplies last. New activities added on the 1st Wednesday.

Request a packet at your next Curbside Pickup by phone 515-981-0217 or email library@norwalk.iowa.gov.

Adult D.I.Y.

2nd Tuesdays

Adult Do-It-Yourself (D.I.Y.) is held every 2nd Tuesday of the month for participants of all skill levels, ages 18 & up. Each month features a different project, ranging from handmade crafts, baubles, foods, and so much more!

Registration for this adult program (ages 18 & up) opens on the 15th of each month. See our event calendar for registration and this month’s project.

Our Adult D.I.Y. is now available in a pre-packaged kit for safe and convenient creating at home. The kit contains a set of instructions and supplies needed to complete the project. Some supplies will be listed but not included in the kit, i.e. scissors or glue. A frequent bonus item is a list of additional resources, books, and/or videos related to the project to add your own spin or to encourage further discovery.

*The registered D.I.Y. kit will be held on reserve from opening time on the day of the event until closing time one week after the event. Reserved kits not picked up by the end of the held date will be offered to waitlist registrations.

Novel Year Book Club

3rd Mondays

Novel Year Book Club is a traditional-style book club for adults, ages 18 & up. Book discussion is on the 3rd Monday of the month. This book club hosts two discussion times: 

Afternoon session 12:30 PM-2:00 pm

Evening session 6:30 PM-8:00 pm

Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library’s front desk at the conclusion of the previous month’s discussion, available while supplies last. Attendees also have the option to borrow an ebook or eaudiobook through Overdrive/Libby. Stay in touch with all book club and author event news by signing up for the newsletter.

*While the library is not hosting in-person programming, discussions will be held virtually on Zoom Video. See our event calendar for registration and this month’s book selection.

Other Adult Programs & Events

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? Do you have questions about a specific adult program?

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