Adult Programs



  • Resume Writing: If you are looking for a job, you need to attend this workshop. Come and create a resume or improve a current one. It would be beneficial to bring a list of achievements, education and employment. Skills you will learn during this 2-day workshop include: how to use email, using Microsoft Office to format your resume, how to write a cover letter, and how to prepare for your interview. Wednesday & Thursday, April 26 & 27 from 10-12:00pm


  • National Bird: This film follows whistleblowers who, despite possible consequences, are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. The film gives rare insight through the eyes of both survivors and veterans who suffer from PTSD while plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries. Saturday, April 29 at 2:30p
  • SCREENAGERS: You are invited to this special screening of SCREENAGERS that will not be shown anywhere else! Discussion follows. Physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston, saw that her own kids were spending an average of 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time-friction she knew all too well.

    In SCREENAGERS, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. Saturday, May 27 at 2:30pm


  • Brown Bag & A Book Discussion Group: Select any book or DVD (yours or the library’s) to share. Tell us what you liked or didn’t like. Lunch or snacks are welcome. Meets Mondays from noon-1:00pm
  • Reading by Ear: A book club for Talking Book patrons and audio book readers. Meets first Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm. Tuesday, May 2 at 1:00pm
  • Book Club: Meets the second Wednesday of each month at noon. May 10 – Any book about Islam. Suggested Reading: The everything understanding Islam book by Christine Dodge. Wednesday, May 10 at 12:00pm


  • Creative Writing Star Group (SIH Second Act): Read your story and receive feedback. Meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:00pm at the Carbondale Public Library. The Second Act is a free program sponsored by Southern Illinois Healthcare, age 50 or beyond. To register, call 877-480-4040. Thursday, May 4 at 1:00pm
  • Illinois State Poetry Society (ISPS): Free and open to the public. (Additional fee if you wish to become a ISPS member). All ISPS members and other interested poets are invited. Please bring approximately 8-10 copies of two poems for critiquing and a snack to share. For more information see or Kathy Cotton, Facilitator, Meets on the second Sunday of every other month. Sun, March 12 at 2:00pm
  • Saluki Writers’ Program: Free monthly fiction workshop for adults. Discuss the techniques used in published short stories with fellow writers, and take turns giving and receiving feedback on current writing projects. For more info email or visit the library. Saturday, May 27 from 9:30-12:00pm


  • Survivors Of Loved Ones to Suicide, Inc. (SOLOS): A unique support system created for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. A safe place to come together to share, to discuss, to learn, and to not feel alone. Thursday, May 12 at 5:30pm
  • Knitting: Come to socialize and share tips. All experience levels welcome. Meets each Monday from 6-7:45pm
  • Open Tech Help: Get help with any technology issue. Learn to use your computer, cell phone or tablet. See how to use your email or Facebook. Get help with downloading ebooks and audiobooks. Thurs, May 4, 11, 18, 25 anytime from 9-2:00pm