The Adult Services Department provides fiction books, reader's advisory, audio books, movies, and programs for adults.

Upcoming Adult Programs


Closed Dates –  March 30th- April 1st (Easter)

Library Book Group   March 15. 7 pm – Join us in our discussion of The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry by Bryan Sykes. A thrilling work of science that reveals how biological research can enrich our tangled lives. It is a book that chronicles many of the most exciting developments in genetics over the past decade by a man who is not only a brilliant scientist but also a gifted and thoroughly engaging writer. It ultimately demonstrates how much more we still have to discover about the absorbing story of human evolution.

Adult Computer Classes - Call or come by to sign up. 664-6822.

          March 5th-  Microsoft Word 2013 part 1

          March 19th- Microsoft Word 2013 part 2
          April 9th- Basic Internet and Email
          April 14th- Microsoft Word 2013 Crash Course
          April 23rd- Microsoft Excel 2013 part 1

Ya Ya Yarners
– Monday evenings from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Do you knit or crochet? Would you like to learn how? If so, we have a group for you… the Ya Ya Yarners! We will teach you how if you don’t know how.  We will start you with one of two simple projects.  We will supply the needles or hooks and yarn and a pattern.  We also do community projects such as hats for service members, lap blankets, prayer shawls and many other things, plus we have a really good time.  We hope you will join us!  For more information please call the library at 664-6822 or email
Carol Smith at Program takes place in the meeting room.

ABC & Ds of Medicare – March 12,  1 pm. Karen Haiflich of the Medicare Information Source will help you navigate through the process of Medicare. Learn about filing, benefits, and any other questions you might have. Program takes place in the meeting room.

Cake & Culture
– March 18. 2 pm. Discovering Alabama: Whooping Cranes  - Writer and producer Roger Reid presents a pre-broadcast peek at Discovering Alabama: Whooping Cranes. The Whooping Crane is North America’s tallest bird and, arguably, it’s most beautiful. Come discover how a large percentage of these magnificent creatures came to call our state their winter home in a presentation illustrated with remarkable high-definition footage from the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. 

Discovering Alabama is the EMMY award-winning Public Television series hosted by Dr. Doug Phillips and produced by the Alabama Museum of Natural History, The University of Alabama. Roger Reid has been a writer and producer for the show for more than 20 years. 

Library Board Meeting – March 27. 6 pm

Book Signing
– April 2. 9:30 am. Bobby Joe Seales, former president of the Shelby County Historical Society and former director of the Shelby County Museum and Archives, in Columbiana will be signing copies of his beautiful new book Alabaster & Siluria the Early Years ~ A Pictorial History.

Free AARP Tax Help for Seniors
- February through mid-April. Available by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the meeting room. Call or come by the Albert L. Scott Library to sign up. 664-6822.

Tai Chi for Health
Part 2 – Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am starting April 4th. Join us as local instructor Rachel Hickman teaches an 8-week course in Tai Chi. Tai Chi is an exercise that improves balance, sharpens the mind and circulates oxygen throughout the body while gently massaging all the joints, ligaments and muscles of the entire body. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and shoes that will not slip during movement. Try not to miss any classes because each class builds upon the previous ones. You do not need to know part 1 to learn part 2. Newcomers will not be allowed after the second class takes place. Program takes place in the meeting room. Participants must complete the Enrollment Form at the front desk before the first class.

ABC & Ds of Medicare
– April 9. 1 pm - Karen Haiflich of the Medicare Information Source will help you navigate through the process of Medicare. Learn about filing, benefits, and any other questions you might have. Program takes place in the meeting room.

Friends of the Library Meeting
– April 9. 6 pm

American’s with Disabilities Act Information
– April 10. 6 pm. Join us as Dan Kessler and Gwendolyn Brown of Disability Rights and Resources, share information about the ADA regarding service animals, accessible parking, equal access and more. If you have questions or need an accommodation (e.g. sign language interpreter, braille, etc.), please notify Gwendolyn Brown at or 205-685-0570 by March 27, 2018.

Library Book Group
- April 19. 7 pm – Join us in our discussion of Little Children by Tom Perrotta. Unhappily married Sarah passes her days at the local playground with her three-year-old daughter. When happily unemployed Todd (also married) and Sarah meet, their attraction is immediate. They begin a passionate affair just as their suburban utopia is rattled by the arrival of registered sex offender Ronald James McGorvey. Little Children exposes the adult dramas unfolding amidst the swingsets and slides of an ordinary American playground. Program takes place in the meeting room.

Medicare 101
– April 26. 6 pm. A fun and informative class to learn what to expect with Medicare and how to ask the right questions. Perfect for anyone wanting to learn about their Medicare options. Presented by Eric Smith, the founder of Medicare Advisors of Alabama. Program takes place in the meeting room.