Adult Programs and Services
Tai Chi at the Library
Tai Chi is a series of slow, gentle movements with many benefits, such as improved strength, balance and flexibility, reduced stress and lowered blood pressure, and increased energy and mental focus. Join highly regarded instructor Ed Kehoe on Thursday mornings at 10:45 a.m. at the Vicksburg District Library for an invigorating, healthy Tai Chi experience. The cost is $5 per session, and everyone is welcome to attend when they can.
Brown Bag Lunches
Come practice the craft of writing with a friendly group of fellow authors. A great opportunity to get support, feedback, and inspiration for your literary creations.
All needle-crafters, beginners to experts, are welcome to join us by the fireplace for our knitting group. We meet the third Thursday of each month at 9am.
The Library has 10 computers available for use by the public. Two are available to teens, and two are game computers for young children. The rest can be used by adults. They are free of charge. If you are new to the experience, our staff can help you. Our librarians are also expert at searching for information on the internet and can help you find just about anything. Want to look up your health problems or symptoms? Shopping for a car? We know the sites with credibility.
The library staff are happy to assist you with your technology questions, whether you’d like to sign up for email, transfer photos to your computer, learn to check out e-books, or much more. Call the library at 269-649-1648 to set up a time.
In our collection of more than 4,500 DVDs are many that are made for adults. That is, the themes are adult ones that mirror the experiences of adult lives. (If you prefer the childish humor of some movies–well lots of us like them–you’ll find lots of them too.)
The collection contains many excellent foreign films. The subtitles take some getting-used-to, but in the end you can enjoy the rewards of watching excellent stories from another cultural perspective.
Retired? There’s lots for you at the Library. Join one of our activities like our Book Discussion Group. We meet once a month in front of the fireplace, with gourmet coffee and baked goods, to discuss the book(s) chosen the previous month. The group is informal and fun. Many other groups, such as quilting, knitting and bridge meet regularly. Also, the Ladies Library Auxiliary holds monthly programs and supports the library through volunteer work and philanthropy.
Each winter an Adult Winter Reading Program features lots of great reading and prizes. Meanwhile, you can browse through our magazines or several newspapers, our travel book collection or check your e-mail on one of our 8 public computers. Take audiobooks home to listen while you cook, clean or putter around.
You can also learn new technology skills. Our friendly staff is available to help you navigate e-readers, internet sites, and much more. Computer classes are scheduled throughout the year, and one on one technology tutoring is available by appointment.