Adult Programs



  • Dementia Live: Interested in experiencing what it might be like to have dementia? Dementia Live™ Is a high impact, dementia simulation experience that immerses participants into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it’s like to live with cognitive impairment and sensory change. Join Dementia Live Coach, Jane Williams from the Alzheimer’s Association, at the Carbondale Public Library at 5:30pm, on Monday, November 6 to participate in an interactive class. Mon, Nov 6 at 5:30pm
  • I Am Not Your Negro: In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, to be called Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends — Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. But at the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of his manuscript. Now, in his Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. Discussion follows. Indie Lens Popup & discussions are presented in partnership with WSIU. (Save the date – Tell Them We Are Rising on Sunday, February 11 at 2:30pm. Dolores on Sunday, March 25 at 2:30pm.) Sun, Nov 19 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
  • Book Club: Meets the second Wednesday of each month at noon. November 8 Gladwell, Malcolm. Outliers. 336 pages. (Look Ahead – No regular December meeting. All are invited to the Book Clubs Holiday Party on Monday, December 18 at 12:00pm.) Wednesday, November 8 at 12:00pm


  • Creative Writing Star Group (SIH Second Act): Meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:00pm at the Carbondale Public Library. (You do not have to register to attend. The Second Act is a free program sponsored by Southern Illinois Healthcare, age 50 or beyond. To register or get more information about SIH Second Act, call 877-480-4040.) Thursday, November 2 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, Nov 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 Dan Hoye, group leader, at Sat, Nov 18 from 9:30-noon


  • 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, and to not feel alone. Thursday, November 9 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. Thursday, November 9 & 30 anytime from 9-2:00pm