Adult Programs



  • Kindness Rocks Project: Help us promote random acts of kindness in our community. Mondays in September, stop by the project table to help create inspirational rocks. Take a finished rock to hide for someone around the library grounds. Rocks and art supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. All ages welcome. No registration required. Visit for more information. Mondays, Sept 11, 18, & 25 from 9-7:00pm


  • 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. September 13 O’Neil, Cathy. Weapons of math destruction: how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy. 259 pages. (Look ahead – October 11 Mukherjee, Siddhartha. The Gene: An Intimate History. 592 pages.) Wed, Sept 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, September 7 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. September 10 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 or visit the library. Saturday, September 30 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, September 14 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, September 7, 14, 28 anytime from 9-2:00pm