Adult Programs

Adult Programs

summer reading club

Summer Reading Club   June 1 - August 1

Summer Reading Club is free and for all ages.
Read or listen to library books this summer and earn some prizes!
Check out the Summer Reading Club page for all the details.

Local Black American Life Before
the End of the Civil War

black historyDr. Erica Lawrence will examine Black American life during the period of slavery and the pursuit of freedom in Louisville and southern Indiana. She will explore topics of abolition, slavery, racism, and laws impacting Black Americans during this season of American history.

Charlestown Library - Wednesday, June 26 at 7 pm

Registration is required. Register on the library calendar or by calling the library.

The Extra Special Social Club

climbingA structured social hour for adults 18+ with disabilities. Come on in and join the fun! Meet new people. Activities include reading a story, games and crafts. No registration required.

Charlestown Library

Thursday, June 27 at 2-3 pm - Jungle Safari
Thursday, July 11 at 12:30-1:30 pm - Fishing
Thursday, July 25 at 2-3 pm - Adventures with friends

Crafty Creations

craft supplies

A craft program for adults to create seasonal crafts using a variety of mediums! Meetings are monthly at Henryville and Charlestown. Space is limited.

Charlestown Library - Wednesday, July 10 at 5-7 pm

Craft: open house to make one of the crafts from the past 2 years. First come, first serve, supplies are limited

For adults 18+. Registration is required.
Register on the library calendar or by calling the library.

Food for Thought

A monthly cooking group for busy adults to share recipes and cooking ideas.
Bring a dish and the recipe to share with the group. Meetings will be the
second Thursday of each month at Sellersburg Library.

brunchSellersburg Library
Thursday, July 18 at 6-7 pm

Red, White and Brunch

Participants are encouraged to bring a brunch item. Be sure to bring a copy of the recipe. 

Recipes to Share

If you like to talk cookbooks, share recipes and sample new dishes, this group is for you. We share recipes and sample each other's dish. Meetings are at the first Thursday of each month at Charlestown Library.

cherriesCharlestown Library
Thursday, July 11 at 10:00-11:00 am

Topic: cherries

Participants are encouraged to bring dish using cherries to share with the group. Bring a copy of the recipe.

upcoming topics: August 1 - from your oldest cookbook

Viva Art Canvas Painting


Join us for a fun night with Viva Art for guided canvas painting!

Registration is required and begins May 1. Due to limited availability, each participant can register for only one class. Adults 18+ only. Please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure everyone is set up and ready to go! All materials will be provided.

Charlestown Library - Wednesday, June 19 at 6-8 pm
Borden Library - Thursday, June 20 at 5-7 pm
New Washington Library - Tuesday, June 25 at 6-8 pm

Register for programs on the library calendar or call 812-256-3337.

Journal Making - craft program

journalsLearn to make your own unique journal. The journals will have two signatures, a fabric spine and a button tie closure. All supplies provided. Everyone will take home their own journal.

For adults 16+. Registration is required. Register on the library calendar or by calling the library.

Henryville Library - Monday, September 9 at 2:30-3:45 pm
Charlestown Library - Wednesday, September 11 at 6-7 pm
Borden Library - Thursday, September 12 at 5:30-6:30 pm
New Washington Library - Tuesday, September 17 at 6-7 pm
Sellersburg Library - Tuesday, September 24 at 6-7 pm


The Cozy Mystery Bookclub

Enjoy a fun read that engages your mind and entertains. This bookclub features the “cozy mystery” genre. Meetings are monthly at Charlestown Library.

bookThe next meeting:

Death by Chocolate Malted Milkshake
by Sarah Graves

Charlestown Library
Tuesday, June 18
6:30-7:30 pm

Coffee & Crime
A True Crime Book Club

A book club all about true crime at Henryville Library! Join us for a cup of coffee and an evening of fun discussing our true crime book of the month.

The next meeting:


A Dark Room in Glitter Ball City: murder, secrets, and scandal in Old Louisville
by David Domine

Henryville Library
Thursday, June 20
6:30-7:30 pm

July 25 - The Witch of New York

For the Love of Books

Adults can come share their love of reading books with others. Meetings are monthly at Henryville Library.

bookThe next meeting:

A Court of Thorns and Roses
by Rebecca Yarros

Henryville Library
Thursday, June 27
6:30 pm

July 18 - Remarkably Bright Creatures