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

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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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Craft Your Calm

Craft Your Calm is an adult class series that explores various types of art or crafts using a variety of mediums and materials. Participants create art pieces under the guidance of a librarian or expert. 

When: Typically the first Tuesday of the month, however, the day is subject to change. 

How: In person & registration is required and occurs one week before the event

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.

GED Prep Class

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

GED Classes

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

Anyone 18 years of age or older who is not currently enrolled in school may register. Just show up to a class to register!

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

 

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 "Children" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Arts & Crafts, Other
Library Branch: Benbrook Public Library
Room: Kathy Ledford Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Other
Event Details:
You could not, would not want to miss a celebration as fun as this! Drop by the library for a birthday celebration the whole family will enjoy; we’ll have crafts, activities, and cake to celebrate the work of Dr. Seuss. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens. 

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.

Coffee Break Book Club

11:00am - 12:00pm
Book Club
Library Branch: Benbrook Public Library
Room: Kathy Ledford Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club

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. Click here to view the current reading list.

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.

GED Prep Class

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

GED Classes

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

Anyone 18 years of age or older who is not currently enrolled in school may register. Just show up to a class to register!

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

 

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 Knitting with Amy

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Arts & Crafts
Library Branch: Benbrook Public Library
Room: Kathy Ledford Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts

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 - 7:30pm
Book Club
Library Branch: Benbrook Public Library
Room: Kathy Ledford Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club

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. Click here to view the current reading list.

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.