Adult Programs



  • Elder Marilyn James Presents “From Slavery to Empowerment”: Join us to hear Elder Marilyn James speak of her family history which leads back to Mississippi in 1833 where her great-great-grandfather, the Rev. D. Smith Banks was born into slavery. He died as a free man in 1938 at 105 yrs. of age. Sponsored by the Daniel Brush Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.              Saturday, January 27 at 11:00 am
  • Bullet Journaling: Let’s organize your 2018 with a Bullet Journal. In this free workshop, you’ll discover a fun, customized way to record and organize what is important to YOU! We’ll supply a blank journal and some art supplies, but you’re also welcome to bring your own supplies or journal. Tuesday, January 30 from 4-5:00 pm


  • 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 January 8, 22, & 29 from noon-1:00pm (Library closed January 15.)
  • Book Club: Meets the second Wednesday of each month at noon. January 10 we are reading anything by James Baldwin such as Go Tell It on the Mountain or The Fire Next Time. (Look Ahead – February 14 reading Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city by Matthew Desmond.) Wednesday, January 10 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, January 4 at 1:00pm
  • 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 or visit the library. Saturday, TBA 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. Meets second Thursday of each month. Thursday, January 11 at 5:30pm
  • Knitting: Come to socialize, get help, and share tips. All experience levels welcome. Bring your own supplies. Meets January 8, 22 & 29 from noon-1:00pm (Library closed January 15.)
  • 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, January 11, 18 & 25 anytime from 9-2:00pm