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Adult Programs & Events

The Albert Lea Public Library offers a variety of regular programs and special events for adults. Upcoming events are highlighted below.

For a full listing of programs, check out our calendar.

Monthly Programs

Needles, Pins & More

First Thursday of the month
10-11:30 AM

Calling all knitters, crocheters, needlepointers, and other makers. Bring your current project to the library and work on it with other crafters in the community.

Game Day 

Second Monday of the Month
10 AM – 12 PM

Spend your morning playing board and card games with others. A variety of games will be provided however attendees are welcome to bring their favorite game. 

Stitch Night

Third Monday of the month
5:30-7 PM – Starting in September

Join us for an open stitch night at the library. Bring your works in progress, stitch and share tips with other crafters. 

Nonfiction Book Club

Third Tuesday of the month
6-7 PM

Read and discuss nonfiction selections in the Nonfiction Book Club. Book club selections are announced a month before the meeting and copies are available to pick up at the library.

Cookbook Club

Third Thursday of the Month
12-1 PM

Select a recipe from the featured cookbook and bring the dish to the meeting. The discussion will focus on the book, the recipes, and the author’s style. A copy of the book for each month will be available to view in the library.

Special Events

Adult Craft Night: Canvas Button Pumpkins

Tues., Oct. 8
5:30-7 PM

Join us for a night of fun and creativity at Adult Craft Night! In October we will be making canvas pumpkins out of buttons. All supplies for this program will be provided however registration is required.

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Digital Literacy & Technology Classes

iPad Basics

Weds.,  Sept. 18
10-11:30 AM

Do you need help getting started with your iPad or would you like a refresher on the basics? This class will teach you the basic features and functions of iPads.

Bring your questions and your device. Don’t have an iPad but still want to learn? The library has iPads you may use for this class. 

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Microsoft Word Basics

Weds., Sept. 25
10-11:30 AM

Learn how to create and format documents in Microsoft Word, a popular word processing software. This class is geared towards individuals with little to no experience using Microsoft Word and those wanting a refresher on the basics of using Microsoft Word. Attendees should have basic computer skills for this class. 

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3D Printing

Thurs., Sept. 26
5:30-7 PM

Learn the basics of design and the applications of 3D printing. Participants will create their own small design with TinkerCAD to be printed on the library’s 3D printer.

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Computer Basics

Weds., Oct. 2 & 9
10-11:30 AM

In this two part class, you will learn everything you need to know to get started using computers. Topics will include basic terminology, navigation, mouse and keyboard skills, and more. Attendees must register and attend both classes. 

This class is geared towards individuals with little to no computer skills and those wanting to refresh their basic understanding of computers.

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