Adults

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

Upcoming Adult Programs

 



MARCH 2019

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.

Ya Ya Yarners – March 4, 11, 18, and 25. 5:30 pm. Monday evenings from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The Ya Ya Yarners are meeting at the Albert L. Scott Library now! 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 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 csmith@shelbycounty-al.org. Program takes place in the meeting room.

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

March 4. 10 am. PowerPoint 2013 This class will cover the basics of creating a functional and beautiful presentation.

March 18. 10 am. Microsoft Word part 1- Understand the basic functions and commands that are available in Word

March 25. 10 am. Microsoft Word part 2 – This class will focus on formatting and editing within Word.

Tai Chi for Health - Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am starting March 6th. Join us as local instructor Rachel Hickman teaches a 9-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. 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 – March 11. 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.

Save Your Stories! : Preserving Oral History – March 14. 6 pm. Join us as Mark Sims and Sarah Tackett present a workshop that will help families preserve and write down their family stories. This is a continuing class that runs through May on the second Thursday of each month at 6 pm. Program takes place in the meeting room.

Cake & Culture200 Years of Forgotten Alabama - March 17. 2 pm. Glenn Wills, author of the books Forgotten Alabama and More Forgotten Alabama, returns with his program about Alabama's forgotten and abandoned treasures. He has spent nearly the last ten years plying the back roads of Alabama seeking out the remnants of an earlier time. He has driven over 50,000 miles and been to all 67 counties multiple times. He has taken thousands of photographs of as many of these abandoned places as he can find. Glenn shares his story via a multimedia tour of the things we built, used and eventually left behind that still exist in the state. He is presently working on his third book, 200 Years of Forgotten Alabama, and has updated his program with new photos and information. The program runs around 45 minutes and is followed by questions from the audience. Refreshments provided by Albert L. Scott Friends of the Library.Program takes place in the meeting room.

Library Book Group - March 21. 7 pm. Join us to discuss The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg. For the past six months, Arthur Moses’s days have looked the same: He tends to his rose garden and to Gordon, his cat, then rides the bus to the cemetery to visit his beloved late wife for lunch. The last thing Arthur would imagine is for one unlikely encounter to utterly transform his life. 
Eighteen-year-old Maddy Harris is an introspective girl who visits the cemetery to escape the other kids at school. One afternoon she joins Arthur—a gesture that begins a surprising friendship between two lonely souls. Moved by Arthur’s kindness and devotion, Maddy gives him the nickname “Truluv.” As Arthur’s neighbor Lucille moves into their orbit, the unlikely trio band together and, through heartache and hardships, help one another rediscover their own potential to start anew. Program takes place in the meeting room.

Library Board Meeting – March 26. 6 pm