Adults 18+

Summer 2021 Adult Programs

Adult Summer Activity Packets

Mondays, June 7 – July 26

Our free weekly summer packets for adults are filled with themed coloring and word puzzle activities to enjoy every day of the week. Plus, each week sports a new special surprise in each packet. A perfect way to pass the time all summer long!

Activities change every week on Mondays, from June 7th- July 26th.

*No registration required. Available for pickup near the library’s front desk.

Adult D.I.Y. (Do-It-Yourself)

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!

Sneak Peek!

*Registration required. Registration opens on the 15th of the month. See our event calendar for upcoming projects.

Novel Year Book Club

3rd Mondays, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Novel Year Book Club is a traditional-style book club for adults, ages 18 & up. Discussions are held most months of the year and the book choices range from fiction to nonfiction. 

Our Summer Book Shelf

Book voting is here! Vote for the books you want to read and discuss this fall.

*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.

Trivia Night

3rd Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a night of fun competition and a test of wits at the library’s Trivia Night. Trivia categories range from current events to music to history to pop culture—we cover it all!

This event is geared for adults but families are welcome!

*Our event format and host location will be determined by current COVID safety guidelines. Stay tuned to the event pages for June and for July, plus the library’s social media accounts for updates.

Bad Art Kits for Adults

Thursday, June 17th

Before our virtual event on June 24th, participants can make their own “bad art” masterpiece!

Unique art supplies will vary kit-to-kit but each one will have the basic supply set of:

  • backing board/canvas
  • tacky glue
  • paint/paint brush set

Kits will be available for pickup starting Thursday, June 17th and will be held until the end of the virtual MOBA program on Thursday, June 24th.

*Participants will be able to show off their own “bad art” masterpieces concluding the MOBA presentation on Thursday, June 24th.

Museum Of Bad Art: Tough Times — Having a Bad Day to Dystopian Apocalypse

Thursday, June 24th at 7:00 pm on Zoom

Before our virtual event on June 24th, participants can make their own “bad art” masterpiece!

Art has always helped get us through difficult times. In this presentation MOBA explores some of the ways artists react to small and large, real and imagined, disasters.

Attendees should register in advance for this virtual Zoom event. Following the presentation’s conclusion, each library will break out into individual Zoom sessions for their own “bad art” craft /show-and-tell time, from approximately 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

About the Presenter

Michael Frank, Curator in Chief, Museum Of Bad Art is an acolyte who studied under the strict tutelage of the founding Esteemed Curator. Mr. Frank now heads the entire department. His appointment was due to his record of contributing more art to MOBA than anyone other than the Esteemed Curator and that he already had a tuxedo. A professional musician and entertainer with enviable balloon-twisting skills, he lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

About the Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA)

The Museum Of Bad Art collects, exhibits, and celebrates art that will be seen in no other venue. Since 1993, they have collected art from thrift stores, yard sales, sidewalk trash, and even the artists who create it. They analyze, compare to classic art, and share with thousands of fans around the world.

*Co-hosted by Indianola and Norwalk Easter Public Libraries
*This event is geared for adults but families with older children and/or teens are welcome to attend.*

Visit here for more information regarding the 2021 Summer Read or Beanstack.

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.