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Read books, attend events, and earn prizes all summer long!

The OCPL Adult Summer Reading Program is open to everyone over the age of 18. Participate by picking up a bookmark at any Oldham County Library location. Fill in the back of the bookmark with titles of books you read this summer. Books, ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines count! Turn in your bookmark to any Oldham County Library by August 18th. Each book filled in represents an entry in a prize drawing at the end of summer for an iPad. Fill up your bookmark before the end of summer? Grab another and keep reading! You can also win prizes by attending events. Every adult program will have a themed prize basket and winners will be drawn that night for each event. See below for more information on specific events, or visit the calendar.

Adult Writers' Group & Lyric Contest Breakfast Book Club Dungeons & Bookworms Escape from the Phantom of the Library Family Concerts
Knitting Night Library Lunch Hour Make It! Movies at the Library Mystery Society
Photo Club Nerfnite Open Game Day Team Trivia Challenge Ukulele Classes

adult writers' group

Meet other local writers for a weekly writing group to meet at the Main Library in LaGrange. Come share something you’ve written, or take advantage of the Library atmosphere to get some writing done. We'll have writing prompts each week to get you started. Writers of all genres and experience welcome!

Summer dates:
June 16th, 10am
June 30th, 10am
July 14th, 10am
July 28th, 10am
August 11th, 10am
August 25th, 10am

Summer Lyric Writing Contest!

The Adult Writers' Group is sponsoring a lyric writing contest for all ages. Entries may be submitted June 15-August 5th. Winning entries will be put to music by local musicians, commissioned by the Library and performed at a live event later this fall. Entries must be submitted electronically in order to be considered (PDF or .doc files).

No experience needed! All are welcome to submit entries
Lyrics should be themed around summer (as open to the interpretation of the lyricist)
Lyrics should be no longer than one page, single spaced, size 11 font
Individuals may submit up to three entries
All genres/styles are welcome (genres do not need to be specified. Musician assignment will be at the direction of the judges)

Judging for this prompt will be split into three categories: 12 & younger; ages 13-17; and 18 and older.

To submit an entry, CLICK HERE.

breakfast book club, south Oldham Library

May 31st, 10 am, South Oldham
Book Selection: The Martian
Sign up at South Oldham Library to receive a copy of the book!

June 28th, 10am, South Oldham
Book Selection: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Sign up at South Oldham to receive a copy of the book!

July 26th, 10am, South Oldham
Book Selection: The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
Sign up at South Oldham to receive a copy of the book!

August 30th, 10am, South Oldham
Book Selection: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Sign up at South Oldham to receive a copy of the book!

Dungeons and 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 if you are interested in joining.

escape from the phantom of the library

Friday, July 6th, 8-10pm: Do you have what it takes to master the puzzles of the music of the night? Sign up for this after-hours, adult-only Escape Room challenge. You can sign up as a team, or individually. No experience is necessary, all materials are provided. Click here to register.

Family Concerts

These Thursday Night Concerts are fun for the whole family! No registration required. All concerts are at the Main Library in LaGrange.

June 7th, 6pm: Oldham County Youth Choir
The Oldham County Children's Choirs, of the Oldham County Schools Arts Center, is an ensemble of elementary-aged singers from the Louisville area. They will put a smile on your face in this concert, performing songs of various genres and cultures.

June 14th, 6pm: Karaoke Night!
Everyone is a star at Family Karaoke Night! Drop in to enjoy the show, or sign up to sing. Not a singer, but still want to get on stage? Show us your air guitar skills! MC Tom Schulz will keep you grooving through the night. Click here to sign up for a performance spot.

July 12, 6pm: Wulfe Bros.
The Wulfe Bros. band formed in 1969! Now, the three musicians comprising the group perform all over the region, bringing their fun & energetic music to all ages. Get ready to move as they perform their "Let's Dance" program at the Main Library.

August 9th, 6pm: Swing Street Big Band
The Swing Street Big Band is a favorite of OCPL patrons & they return again to the Main Library this summer! This brass band perform classics and big band staples. Don't miss an evening of great music!

knitting nights

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. 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. No registration required for this event; adults only.

Summer Dates:
June 12th, 6pm
July 10th, 6pm
August 14th, 6pm

Library lunch hour


Join staff at the Main Library for a free lunch and activity, on selected Fridays! Learn about new technology and materials available to patrons. Each session will feature different activities. Registration is required. Click the dates below to sign up for sessions.

June 8th, noon-1pm, Main Library: Ozobots & Cubelets
Learn about the basics of robotics and computer programming with fun learning aids!

June 15th, noon-1pm, Main Library: Button Makers
Design and make your own buttons! The library has three different makers to fit all sizes and needs.

July 6th, noon-1pm, Main Library: Stop Motion Animation
Try your hand at stop motion animation using Hue Animation Cameras. Then learn about slide conversion & see how you can easily create digital images out of old film negatives or projector slides.

July 20th, noon-1pm, Main Library: Virtual Reality
Learn about virtual reality technology and put on the googles yourself and step into a digital world! Learn about the Library's new Video Game Collection.

August 10th, noon-1pm, Main Library: 3D Fabrication
See what you can create with 3D Doodler pens, and learn about the basics of 3D printing.

make it!

Get your make on at the Library and sign up for DIY workshops though the summer. All materials are provided, no experience is necessary for these projects. Adults only, registration is required. Click the dates below to sign up for individual sessions.

July 7th, 10am, Main Library: Stained Glass Jewelry

August 18th, 10am: Cassette Wallets

Movies at the Library

Come enjoy a free movie for grownups at the Main Library each month! This summer we're featuring musicals. Come and sing along (or not- we won't judge either way)! Free popcorn is provided. Click title to see movie details.

June 28th, 6pm: Cinderella

July 26th, 6pm: Pirates of Penzance

August 16th, 6pm: Singin' in the Rain

mystery society

The Mystery Society is an adult book club run by the library that features mystery books old and new. Sign up to receive a copy of the month's book and then join us for discussion and detection! Titles for the next month are revealed at the previous meeting. Click here to sign up for the current title.

Summer Dates:

August 8th, 10am, Main Library (The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware)

photo club at south oldham Library

The Photo Club at South Oldham is for camera enthusiasts. All experience levels are welcome! Take pictures following the month's theme and submit to Julie Wilson at the South Oldham Library to be featured at the following showcase.

May Theme: "A Kentucky Spring"
Get inspired by the Kentucky Derby and all of the fantastic spring events in our city.
Submissions Due: May 29th
Showcase: June 5th, 7pm, South Oldham

June Theme: "Hit the Street"
Get outside and find great images on our local streets.
Submissions Due: July 3rd
Showcase: July 10th, 7pm, South Oldham

July Theme: "Summer Nights"
Play with the light and dark; capture the amazing feel of summer nights.
Submissions Due: July 31st
Showcase: August 7th, 7pm, South Oldham

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Friday, July 13th, 9-11pm

This special, after-hours event is for Teens and Adults. Let your inner child out for a nerf battle royal at the Main Library! Sign up for Team Zombies or Team Humans. Registration is required. Nerf Blasters are provided (no outside equipment allowed). Click here to register.

open game day

Drop in 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 is family friendly; children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Summer Dates:
June 16th, 1-5pm, Main Library
August 18th, 1-5pm, Main Library

team trivia challenge

June 30th, 1-4pm, Main Library

Gather your team of experts and sign up to compete in the team championship! The theme is music in this pub-style trivia event.  Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Need a team? No worries- sign up and we’ll get you hooked up. Click here to register.

ukulele classes

It’s never too late to learn to play an instrument! Start with Ukulele at these introductory classes. Instruments are provided. Registration is required and space is limited. You must be 18 or older to attend these classes. Sign up for one session by clicking below (each session is the same introductory class- choose your date).
July 17th, 6pm, Main Library
July 24th, 6pm, Main Library
August 7th, 6pm, Main Library

Career Assistance from Kentuckiana Works

Looking for a new job? Representatives from Kentuckian Works will be at the Main Library every Friday from 10-2pm, and Wednesdays from 9:30-3:30pm. Weekly sessions will include workshops on resume building, networking, linkedin, job search assistance and more.