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.
Taiko Performance with TaikoArts Midwest
Friday, June 16
Fountain Lake Gazebo
Taiko is the Japanese word for drum and refers to the modern style of playing these drums. Wadaiko and kumi daiko is movement infused, heart-pounding, dynamic group drumming. Enso Daiko will entertain us with a loud, energertic performance that combines music, dance, culture and pure athleticism.
This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.
“What’s It Worth?”
Appraisals with Michael Ivankovich
Sunday, July 16
City Council Chambers
Register to bring in 1 or 2 items for Mike to appraise. In-person and virtual participants are welcome to attend without registering to learn more about the value of antiques and tips for buying and selling.
Click to Register
Board Game Night
First Tuesday of the month
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
Bring your current small craft project (knitting, crochet, needlepoint, etc.) and work on it with others in the community.
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 June attendees will make sun catchers. 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
The Fountain Lake Readers book club meets on the second Thursday of the monht to discuss fiction titles. Copies of this month’s book are available for checkout at the library. New members are always welcome.
Bring Your Own Lunch & Learn
June 8, July 13, & August 10
Bring your lunch and join us for an afternoon of learning. Enjoy presentations from a variety of community partners. Summer topics are listed below.
June 8: Minnesota’s Gangster Past with Chad Lewis*
July 13: Gardening Tips with Master Gardener Don Smith
August 10: Then and Now: Historic Buildings and Homes with Brad Kirchner
*This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.
To watch previous Lunch and Learn sessions, check out the City of Albert Lea’s YouTube Channel here or @cityofalbertlea.
Choose Your Own Book Club
Third Tuesday of the month
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.
3D Designing and Printing
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. Click below on the date to register for that session.
July 20 – Keychain Smartphone Stand