Adult Programs and Events

Below is a list of programs and events for adults. All programs take place at the library unless otherwise noted.

For a full listing of programs and events for all ages, check out our calendar.

Monthly Programs

Board Game Night

First Tuesday of the month

6-8 p.m.

Join us on the first Tuesday of each month for Board Game Night in the Fiction Library. A variety of games will be provided but attendees are welcome to bring their own. 


Needles, Pins & More

First Thursday of the month

10-11:30 a.m.

Bring your current small craft project (knitting, crochet, needlepoint, etc.) and work on it with others in the community. 


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Adult Craft Night

Second Tuesday of the month

4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

Join us for Adult Craft Night on the second Tuesday of each month. Attendees will complete a different craft each month. All supplies are provided.

In October attendees will make a book pumpkin. Sessions take place at 4:30 and 6 p.m. Please register for one session only.

Click to register for the 4:30 p.m. session. 
Click to register for the 6 p.m. session.

Fountain Lake Readers Book Club

Second Thursday of the month

10 a.m.

The Fountain Lake Readers book club meets on the second Thursday of the month to discuss fiction titles. Copies of this month’s book are available for checkout at the library. New members are always welcome.


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Bring Your Own Lunch & Learn

Second Thursdays of October, November & December


Bring your lunch and join us for an afternoon of learning. Enjoy presentations from a variety of community partners. Fall topics are listed below. 

October 12: Introduction to Family Research

November 9: WWI and Southern Minnesota with author Dean Ulland 

December 14: Best Books of the Year 

To watch previous Lunch and Learn sessions, check out the City of Albert Lea’s YouTube Channel here or @cityofalbertlea.


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Choose Your Own Book Club 

Third Tuesday of the month

6 p.m. 

Connect with fellow readers and grow your reading list in this casual book discussion group. Join us to talk about the books you’ve read or are currently reading.