Adult Programs

We have lots of exciting programs and services for adults! All of our programs are at no cost to you and are a great way to learn new things and meet people from your community. There are only a few programs that require registration, and there will be a link provided for you to sign up. Check our calendar for our latest events and programs. Some programs, like our monthly trivia, are located outside the library at different locations. Please click the buttons to learn more about each program, including upcoming meeting dates and times. We look forward to seeing you!

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Stacks of books representing library's book clubs

The only thing better than reading a good book is reading a good book and then talking about it with fellow book lovers.

Every month we read a preselected book and then meet to discuss it. The Adult Services Librarian guides the discussion, but attendees are encouraged to bring up their own desired topics for the group to talk about, and we like to keep it loose and let the conversation flow naturally.

The book club reads primarily fiction titles, but we change things up with a non-fiction title from time to time.

Coffee Break:
When: 
First Wednesday of the month at 11am
How: In person & virtual

Bent Corners:
When: 
First Thursday of the month at 6:30pm
How: In person & virtual

View current book club list

Different Pages:
Discuss your recent reads, socialize, and snack with fellow book lovers at our book club for adult readers who don't want to be limited to discussing a single book. It's a great venue to share which of your recent reads you loved or hated, and also pick up book recommendations from others.
When: Fourth Tuesday of the month at 11am
How: In person & virtual

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Various game elements, such as chips, cards, dice, pawns, puzzles

Come join us as we break out our collection of board games, playing cards, and dominoes and let you and your family have at them. Our giant versions of Connect 4, Jenga, checkers, and Kerplunk offer big gaming fun you won’t find hardly anywhere else.  Game Night is a potluck affair, so attendees are encouraged (though not required) to bring food to share so that everyone can snack while they play. The library provides soda, juice, and water for all. The games are set out for you to browse, and you’re welcome to play whichever one(s) you’d like, either with your friends and family or with other game lovers from the community. Occasionally, we’ll have a themed Game Night. Such nights will be noted on the schedule.

When: Last Saturday of the month from 6:00 - 8:30pm

Ages: All ages!

We ask that children under the age of 12 be accompanied by a parent or guardian

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School attributes, ProLiteracy logo

Our GED classes are back! Take our free prep classes to learn all the skills you need to successfully earn your GED.

GED Classes are made possible thanks to ProLiteracy's Literacy Opportunity Fund.

When: Every Wednesday at 6pm

Registration is required

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A variety of knitting and crochet supplies, yarn, hooks, in a basket

Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit or crochet? Learn the basics or hone your craft with Amy!

Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own, too. 

No registration required. Our five classes are open to all eager crafters!

When: First and third Wednesday at 6:30pm

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A sketch of a brain intertwined with flowers on a mandala background

Join Cara Kuhl either in person at the library or virtually on Zoom for an experiential live mindfulness session.

Mindfulness helps bring more awareness to the processes of our mind so that our bodies can be more present in the world. Join us each month to reflect and pause together in mindful ways. We will discover together how to experience life more fully, bring calm into our life situations, and move forward with purpose and focus.

Practicing mindfulness with a group helps to expand and accelerate your own growth and awareness. During each session, we will meditate together, journal together, and share together. By listening intently to others and sharing deeply from your own hearts, we can establish a lasting mindfulness routine together.

When: Every 2nd Tuesday of each month

How: In person & virtual

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A variety of technological devices

Get basic computer and tech help from our librarians! We can answer questions about Word, Excel, email, internet, apps & more.

When: Fourth Thursday of the month from 4pm - 6pm

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A blackboard with the word Hola, a globe, books, a Spanish-style garland and flowers

Practice and improve your Spanish at free beginner/intermediate level, conversation-based classes for adults.

When: Second and fourth Thursday of the month at 7pm

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A hand writing, a notepad

The library’s Writing Critique Group offers writers the opportunity to share their work with their peers and receive feedback in a constructive setting. Attendees read aloud from their writing projects and receive notes, praise, and constructive criticism from their fellow writers. It’s our hope that the group will prove helpful to experienced and aspiring authors alike. Anyone 18 or older may join the group. Writers of all genres and experience levels are welcome, though we do ask that all content presented be kept between “PG-13” and “R” levels of propriety.

When: Third Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm

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A person doing a yoga pose on a mat

Yoga classes at the library are taught by a professional instructor from the Benbrook YMCA. The 45-minute classes are free and are a great way to improve oneself both physically and mentally. Those who have their own yoga mats are encouraged to bring them, but the library does have some mats available for those who may need them. All skill levels, from beginners to advanced yogis, are welcome.

When: Second and fourth Monday of the month at 6 pm 

How: In person & Virtual

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Question marks and a person thinking

Join us at 3 Parrots Taco Shop in Benbrook for a fun night of  trivia! Compete in teams of 2-8 people and take on questions (including audio and visual questions) on books, movies, TV, music, history, general knowledge, and more. We'll have prizes for the winners!

When: One Wednesday per month at 7:30pm

Where: 3 Parrots Taco Shop 
8737 Benbrook Blvd
Benbrook, TX 76126

and more!

 We have other programs offered on a non-recurring basis, so make sure to check the calendar and follow our social media pages to see new programs offered.

Events & Programs for Adults

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Coffee Break Book Club

11:00am - 12:00pm
Book Club, Hybrid
Library Branch: Benbrook Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club, Hybrid
Event Details:
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Coffee Break

The only thing better than reading a good book is reading a good book and then talking about it with fellow book lovers. Every month we read a preselected book and then meet to discuss it. The Adult Services Librarian guides the discussion, but attendees are encouraged to bring up their own desired topics for the group to talk about, and we like to keep it loose and let the conversation flow naturally.

The book club reads primarily fiction titles, but we change things up with a non-fiction title from time to time.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

GED Classes

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Other, Workshop
Library Branch: Benbrook Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Other, Workshop

GED Classes

Our GED classes are back! Take our free prep classes to learn all the skills you need to successfully earn your GED.

No sign-up is required to attend the registration sessions, anyone 18 years of age or older who is not currently enrolled in school may register.

GED Classes are made possible thanks to ProLiteracy's Literacy Opportunity Fund.

 

Registration Required: Registration sessions are held periodically; check the library calendar for details.

Disclaimer(s)

Photo Permission

Staff often take pictures during library programs. The library uses photos in its publicity, in social media, and on its website. If you do not want your photo used, please contact the library and the library will honor that request.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Crochet and Knit with Amy

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Arts & Crafts, Workshop
Library Branch: Benbrook Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Workshop

Knitting & Crochet Class

Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit or crochet? Learn the basics or hone your craft with Amy!

Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own, too. 

No registration required. Our five classes are open to all eager crafters!

 

Disclaimer(s)

Photo Permission

Staff often take pictures during library programs. The library uses photos in its publicity, in social media, and on its website. If you do not want your photo used, please contact the library and the library will honor that request.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Bent Corners Book Club

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Book Club, Hybrid
Library Branch: Benbrook Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club, Hybrid
Event Details:
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Bent Corners

The only thing better than reading a good book is reading a good book and then talking about it with fellow book lovers. Every month we read a preselected book and then meet to discuss it. The Adult Services Librarian guides the discussion, but attendees are encouraged to bring up their own desired topics for the group to talk about, and we like to keep it loose and let the conversation flow naturally.

The book club reads primarily fiction titles, but we change things up with a non-fiction title from time to time.

Disclaimer(s)

Photo Permission

Staff often take pictures during library programs. The library uses photos in its publicity, in social media, and on its website. If you do not want your photo used, please contact the library and the library will honor that request.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Yoga Class

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Health & Wellness
Library Branch: Benbrook Public Library
Room: Kathy Ledford Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness

Yoga

Yoga classes at the library are taught by a professional and are for yogis of all skill levels. The 45-minute classes are free and are a great way to improve oneself both physically and mentally. Those who have their own yoga mats are encouraged to bring them, but the library does have some mats available for those who may need them.

Yoga classes are held the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6 PM. There are occasional exceptions, and they will be noted on the library calendar.

Disclaimer(s)

Photo Permission

Staff often take pictures during library programs. The library uses photos in its publicity, in social media, and on its website. If you do not want your photo used, please contact the library and the library will honor that request.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Exploring Mindfulness

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Health & Wellness
Library Branch: Benbrook Public Library
Room: Kathy Ledford Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness

Mindfulness

Mindfulness helps bring more awareness to the processes of our mind so that our bodies can be more present in the world. Join us each month to reflect and pause together in mindful ways. We will discover together how to experience life more fully, bring calm into our life situations, and move forward with purpose and focus.

Practicing mindfulness with a group helps to expand and accelerate your own growth and awareness. During each session, we will meditate together, journal together, and share together. By listening intently to others and sharing deeply from your own hearts, we can establish a lasting mindfulness routine together.

This is a loving and uplifting community and we would love to have you join us every 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM.

 

Disclaimer(s)

Photo Permission

Staff often take pictures during library programs. The library uses photos in its publicity, in social media, and on its website. If you do not want your photo used, please contact the library and the library will honor that request.