Adult Programs

Socrates Cafe

Wednesday, July 25 at 6:30pm.
Conducted by Steve Wallace
Adults from all walks of life gather for
conversation and intellectual interaction.
The group meets the fourth Wednesday
of the month in the Reading Room.
Registration is not necessary just show up!

Kirby Book Club
Saturday, July 28 - 1:00pm
The selected book is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count's endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

New members welcome!

Reading & Signing with Joyce Victor

You're Not Dead 'til I Say You're Dead: A Nurse's Reflections on Death, Dying and the Near-Death Experience is a memoir focusing on the author's experiences with death and dying as a registered nurse, witness and survivor. Framed by her own near-death experience, Victor guides the reader through a series of narratives on end of life issues and rarely discussed topics such as suicide, SIDS, and miscarriages. First-hand accounts and anecdotes, strung together by personal memories, take you into the mind of the nurse and behind the scenes of caring for the dead, the dying and the grieving. Each story is told candidly with humor, irony, science, and, of course (spoiler alert), someone dying.

Joyce Victor is a registered nurse, a mom, a writer, a teacher and a scholar. She earned Masters degrees in health administration, creative writing, and nursing from Wilkes University and a PhD from Duquesne University. She served on an ethics committee for 15 years and was active in the implementation of the Patient Self-Determination Act, legislation mandating healthcare institutions to provide information on advance directives and living wills. She is the author of numerous articles on the topics of nursing education and simulation and has been published in several scholarly journals. You're Not Dead 'til I Say You're Dead is her first full-length book. Despite her obsession with death and dying, she is actually an upbeat person who enjoys life.

Free Computer Classes
Are you or someone you know struggling to learn the basics of computers?
Join one of our free classes today simply by calling or visiting the library to sign up!

Adults ages 18 & older may choose from two basic computer classes.

Beginner Computer Lessons
Every other Thursday from 2:00pm - 3:00pm.
One-on-one training of basic computer skills.
Intended for people with no previous experience.

Second Level Computer Lessons
Every other Wednesday from 3:30pm - 4:30pm.
One-on-one training for email and web browsing.
Great if you already know the basics!