Adult Programs & Services

BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS

The Vicksburg District Library’s Book Club for Adults meets on the first Thursday of the month from 9:30 – 10:30am. Coffee, tea, and treats are provided. For our March meeting, we will read “My Murder” by Katie Williams.

PENNY BRISCOE PRESENTS “THE PURPLE MARTIN STORY”

Friendly and entertaining, these aerial acrobats, the largest of the swallows, are the perfect backyard pets. Purple Martins prefer raising their young in colonies close to humans—and the species found east of the Rockies (Progne subis) no longer nests in natural cavities. These lovely, dark-colored songbirds with feathers of a purple sheen are one hundred percent dependent on humans for nesting houses or gourds for breeding. While thousands of Purple Martin “landlords” provide that housing, in the Great Lakes area, in particular, Purple Martin numbers are declining sharply.  This decline is thought to be largely due to a shortage of nest cavities, invasive species, and a declining supply of insects (their only food source), which they generally hunt high in the air.  Learn what you can do to attract Purple Martins to your home and effectively manage a colony.  While helping this native songbird that is in danger, your reward will be enjoying, up close, their entertaining chick-rearing routine, flying expertise, and bubbly, cheerful twitters.

Penny Briscoe has been a Purple Martin landlord for 38 years, hosting the same successful long-standing colony on Barton Lake just south of Vicksburg.

Penny Briscoe’s presentation will take place on Wednesday, April 3, from 6-7pm in the Vicksburg District Library’s Lower Level.

MOVIE CLUB: FEATURING THE CLASSICS

Watch a movie at the library with snacks and drinks. March’s movie is Strategic Air Command (1955). Join us in the Lower Level at 1-3:30pm on Mondays, March 25, April 22, and May 13.

WRITERS’ MOTIVATIONAL GROUP

A writers’ group where members report progress, set goals, share resources and advice, and troubleshoot or brainstorm current and future projects. Hot and cold beverages are provided. This program is for adults. We meet Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm on March 28, April 25, and May 23.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS FOR ADULTS

Play D&D 5th edition at the library. D&D meets every other Wednesday from 5:30-8pm starting March 13 and running through the end of May. The library’s D&D group is intended for adults of all skill levels. If you have a mature young person that you would like to bring with you (adult must be present and engaged at all times), please talk to John.

VDL's adult winter reading challenge runs from Dec. 21 - Mar. 22. Sign up at circ desk.

ADULT WINTER READING CHALLENGE

Participate in the library’s adult winter reading challenge, which runs from December 21, 2023 – March 22, 2024. Registration is required. You can sign up at the circulation desk. Earn five points per book and three points per DVD toward a drawing for prizes.

The library has light therapy lamps available for in-library use by adults 18+. Ask for more info at the Circulation Desk.

LIGHT THERAPY LAMPS AVAILABLE FOR IN-LIBRARY USE

Beat the winter blues. The library now has light therapy lamps (also known as SAD lamps and happy lights) available for in-library use by adults ages 18+. The lamps may be used in the Heritage Room or the quiet room only. Ask at the Circulation Desk. You will need to leave your valid driver’s license or state ID card at the desk while you have the lamp.