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

Carving Your Clan Animals carved from stone on necklace strings

Carving Your Clan: Stonecarving Workshop

Tuesday, June 25

5 to 8 p.m.

City Council Chambers

This special workshop, presented by Jeffrey Tibbetts, blends ceremony, culture and art to deliver a unique hands-on experience. During this 3-hour class, participants will carve a physical representation from a natural material while developing an understanding of the Ojibwe worldview. All materials and tools will be furnished by the artist, and the finished pieces will belong to the participants to take home. This program is open to individuals ages 14 and up. Registration is required. Click here to register.

This program is made possible by the people of Minnesota through Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Library Legacy Fund, in cooperation with our regional library system, SELCO.

Monthly Programs

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Board Game Night

First Tuesday of the month

6 to 8 p.m.

Fiction Library

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.

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Needles, Pins & More

First Thursday of the month

10 a.m. to Noon

Computer Lab

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

 

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Adult Craft Night

Second Tuesday of the month

4:30 and 6 p.m.

Fiction Library

Join the Albert Lea Public Library 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 a mug bird feeder. Registration is required. Please register for one session only, 4:30 or 6 p.m.

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

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Fountain Lake Readers

Second Thursday of the month

10 a.m.

The Fountain Lake Readers Book Club meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month to discuss a broad range of fiction book titles. Copies of the book for each month are available at the library. New members are welcome.

 

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Bring Your Own Lunch & Learn

Second Thursday of the month

Noon

City Council Chambers

Bring your own lunch for an hour of learning. 

June 13: Bizarre History of Minnesota with Chad Lewis* 

July 11: Dave and Amy Freeman’s Year in the Boundary Waters with Wilderness Inquiry 

August 8: Birdwatching 101* 

*This program is made possible by the people of Minnesota through Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Library Legacy fund, in cooperation with our regional public library system, SELCO.

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Choose Your Own Book Club

Third Tuesday of the month

6 p.m.

Computer Lab

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

Technology Programs

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3D Printing: Design Class

Thursday, July 18

5 p.m.

Computer Lab

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 with and without 3D printing experience are welcome, but should have basic computer skills. Registration is required.

Click here to register for the July session.

 

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3D Printing: Open Lab

Thursdays June 20 and August 15

5 p.m.

Computer Lab

Access the library’s 3D printing resources to make your designs come to life. Library computers, the 3D printer, and PLA filament will be made available for prints. Participants should have prior experience with 3D printing. Staff will be available to answer questions and assist with troubleshooting. Registration is required.

Click here to register for the June session.
Click here to register for the August session.