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.

Special Events

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Hot Reads for Cold Nights

January 2 to February 29, 2024

Beat the winter blues by joining the Albert Lea Public Library for Hot Reads for Cold Nights, the adult and teen winter reading program. Read five books between January 2 and February 29 to win a prize and an entry into the grand prize drawing. One prize per person but readers can continue to enter the grand prize drawing for every five books read.

Pick up your reading log to join the program at the library starting on January 2, 2024, or click here to view and print the reading log at home.


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 January attendees will make watercolor paintings. 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 Thursday in March and April


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

March 14: History of the Albert Lea Police Department with Sgt. Jason Taylor 

April 11: Murder at Minnesota Point with author Jeff Sauve

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. 

Technology Classes

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3D Designing and Printing 

Thursday, March 21

5 p.m.

Learn about designing and printing in 3D. Participants will use Tinkercad to create and customize designs and print them with the library’s 3D printer. Participants do not need to have 3D printing experience but should have basic computer skills. Registration is required.

In March, participants will design and print a soap dish.

Click to register for March.