Adult Programs



  • TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTY: Join us in the library lawn to watch a dark cover up! Let’s root for the moon! Solar viewing glasses, moon pies, and sun tea available while supplies last. Main area of library will be closed for 30 minutes from 1:00-1:30pm. Cooling area (meeting room) and restrooms will be available. Join us! Monday, August 21 from 1-1:30pm
  • Welcome Blanket Meetup: We will be knitting and crocheting squares to be stitched into Welcome Blankets. These blankets will be on exhibit in Chicago, then sent to refugee families. Knit and crochet help will be offered for those who would like to learn the basics. Participants are to bring their own supplies. Mondays, July 31, August 7, & 14 from 6:00-7:30pm


  • 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 (cancelled August 21)
  • Book Club: Meets the second Wednesday of each month at noon. AUGUST 9 Heinrich, Bernd. One wild bird at a time: portraits of individual lives. 224 pages. SEPTEMBER 13  O’Neil, Cathy. Weapons of math destruction: how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy. 259 pages. Wednesdays,   August 9 & September 13 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, August 3 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, August 26 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, August 3 at 5:30pm
  • Knitting: Come to socialize and share tips. All experience levels welcome. Meets each Monday from 6-7:45pm (cancelled August 21)
  • 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, August 17, 24, & 31 anytime from 9-2:00pm