Winter Poetry Contest
The Adult Writing Group at the Main Library is soliciting submissions for OCPL’s first seasonal poetry competition! Individuals may submit up to 3 pieces of work in any style. Submissions must meet the Winter theme. There will be 3 categories based on age. Submissions will be judged by the Writer’s Group, and winners will be notified in February. Winning selections will be published in audio format on the Library’s podcast, From the Stacks, and winners from each category will receive a gift card to the bookstore of their choice. To enter, please submit at any Oldham County Public Library location with the following entry form, or email to email@example.com as PDF with form attached.
Fiber Fun Night, Tuesday, Jan. 17th, 6pm
Are you a knitter? A crocheter? A (rug) hooker? Do you want to learn how to do any of those things? Drop in the Main Library on Tuesday, January 17th. Bring your own projects to work on and show off, or come and use supplies provided to start your own fiber obsession. The library will provide hot beverages, yarn, needles, and instruction for beginners. There is no registration required for this event; adults only.
Parenting Class: Helping Your Child Cope with Worries and Fears
Thursday, January 26th, 6-7:30pm
Every parent deals with their child being afraid or worried about school, friends, or everyday issues. Sometimes we bring our own fears into their worries. Join Mary Beth Uberti with Operation: PARENT to learn about signs of stress, coping strategies, and ways to help your child work through their fears.
Dungeons & Bookworms
Do you long to pick up your sword and slay dragons, or wield your magic for the good of the realm? This adult Pathfinder RPG group is for you! No experience needed, but registration is required. Space is limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining.
Adult Writer's Group, Saturdays 10am-noon
Meet other local writers for a weekly writing group that will meet in the Digital Media Lab. Come share something you’ve written, or take advantage of the Library atmosphere to get some writing done! We’ll provide a new writing prompt or exercise to get you started. Group will be meeting periodic Saturdays; check the calendar for specific dates!
Career Assistance from Kentuckiana Works
Looking for a new job in the new year? Representatives from Kentuckian Works will be at the Main Library every Friday from 10-2pm. Weekly sessions will include workshops on resume building, networking, linkedin, job search assistance and more.
Are you still young or young-at-heart? Does it still feel weird to refer to yourself as an adult? Join us for Adult-ish, a program at the Main Library designed to help you enjoy the whimsical side of adulthood. These programs are for adults only. People over the age of 18 are welcome!
No Adultish in January
February 7th, 6pm: Oscars Party! Get ready for the Oscars and debate the merits of the best picture nominees. We'll have coloring sheets based on movies, and trivia about past winners. A special panel discussion and rating of the movies will be featured.
THE GOLD CLUB
The Gold Club is a program for seniors at the Main Library. Every 2nd Thursday of the month, come to the Library for tea & a special event.
January 12th, 10am: Technology can be hard to navigate, particularly when there is so much to choose from. January’s Gold Club will feature the best apps for seniors, focusing on the functional and fun! Bring your smart devices, and learn how to use them more smartly.
OPEN GAME DAYS
Drop in at the Main
Library during Open
Game Days for
tabletop fun! We have
over 100 different
board games to
choose from. Learn a
new game or play an
old favorite. This event
children under 12
years of age must be
accompanied by an
Saturday, December 17th 1-5pm
Saturday, January 21st, 1-5pm
Monthly computer classes are offered at the Main Library in LaGrange on a rotating basis. See the Computer Class Page for a list of offerings.
One-on-one computer tutoring at South Oldham Library and Mahan Library on alternating Fridays!