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The Summer Reading Program for Adults starts on June 1st! Register online here and earn entries into the prize drawings for different activities completed during the summer. Read books, attend programs, donate blood, or make items for the Crafting for a Cause service projects. The program ends on August 18th, and winners will be drawn from all prize entries the following week. You can win gift cards to local bookstores and restaurants for participating. The Adult Summer Reading Program is open to Oldham County Public Library members aged 18 years and older.

Crafting for a Cause

Put your skills to good use and choose from one the projects listed below to complete and donate to a worthy cause. Each donated item will earn extra entries in the summer reading program prize drawings.

Project information coming soon!

gold club

Tuesday, June 8th, 10am, Main Library

The Gold Club is a program for seniors at the Main Library. This month is for armchair travelers; come explore the historic homes of Oldham County, all from the Main Library in LaGrange.

Lego Night

Tuesday, June 13th, 6pm, Main Library

Let out your inner child and get building! This event is for adults only, and gives participants the opportunity to let creativity reign and challenge themselves to some LEGO construction. LEGOS, prompts, and prizes provided!

Trivia Night

Tuesday, June 20th, 6pm, Main Library

Registration is required for this event. Gather your know-it-all friends and compete for prizes at this pub style trivia night. Teams can be groups of 2-6 people, ages 18 and older. Refreshments will be provided! Click here to register.

Grow a better garden

Tuesday, June 27th, 6pm, Main Library

Itís not too late to grow a great garden and enjoy the fruits of your labors! Come learn the tricks of the trade from the Master Gardeners of Oldham County.

Tell a better story

Tueday, July 11th, 6pm, Main Library

Storytelling is an art, and local Moth Producer Tara Anderson will be at the library to help you perfect it. Learn the fundamentals of how to tell a great story and practice your raconteur skills. Click here to register.

Adult Storytime

Tuesday, July 18th, 6pm, Main Library

Some stories are meant to be heard aloud & shared. This relaxing evening will feature local actors and authors reading classic and new stories. Local storytellers who participate in the Tell a Better Story program will also be given the chance to debut their storytelling techniques.

Grow a better garden

Cooking From the Garden: Saturday, July 15th, 11am, MAHAN LIBRBARY

Join Connie Dorval for a hands-on demonstration on how to make the best use of the fresh produce abundant locally at this time of year. Participants will learn to prepare three dishes and will get to sample all of them.  Connie is the author of Cooking in Season: Making the Most of Your Weekly CSA Basket. Space is limited. Click here to register.

Spices from Around the World: Saturday, July 29th, 10am, MAIN LIBRARY

Learn about where spices come from, what role they play in their native cultures, and how to best use them in the kitchen. This program will allow you to sample and experience a wide range of spices and provide you with recipe ideas. Click here to register.

blood drive & volunteer fair

Tuesday, July 25th, Main Library
Blood Drive 2-7pm
Volunteer Fair 6-8pm

Building a better world means giving back to the community. Donate blood for the American Red Cross and then meet with representatives from local non-profit organizations to see how you can volunteer and share your services to help create a stronger community in Oldham County.

fast friends

Tuesday, August 8th, 6pm, Main Library

Making new friends as an adult can be hard. This program is designed to introduce you to a wide range of new individuals in a safe, friendly environment. Participants will be paired up and given conversation starters. After 5 minutes, particpants will rotate for new conversations. Activities will be provided to get to know people better. Meet a variety of people and make new friends! Click here to register.

blook club match up and brunch

Saturday, August 12th, 10am, Main Library

Are you looking to start a book club, but not sure where to find members? Meet others looking for a group at this book club themed brunch. Learn how to run a club, or how to revitalize an existing one. Click here to register.

swing street big band

Tuesday, August 15th, 6pm, Main Library

Close out the summer reading program with a bang at this fun, family concert. Enjoy music from the 40s & 50s performed by this 10-piece brass band.

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 is family-friendly; children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday, June 17th, 1-5pm
No Open Game Day in July
Saturday, August 19th, 1-5pm

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 if you are interested in joining.

Adult Writer's Group, Saturdays 10am-noon

Meet other local writers for a weekly writing group to meet in the Digital Media Lab. This summer, members will be working on a compilation of stories in the theme of “Build a Better World” to be published as an ebook at the end of the season. 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.