November Adult Activities

by | Oct 31, 2022 | Adult Arena, Blog | 0 comments


Do you love writing?

Enter the Madison Library District’s short story writing contest! The theme is “Capturing 100 years”. Give us your impression of what that means to you; fiction or non-fiction are accepted.

All entries receive a prize! 1st prize winner will be awarded their choice of either a $50 gift card to Barnes and Noble or a feather quill pen and ink set.

Email submissions accepted ONLY. Send to

Entries accepted October 1-December 1.


Help us celebrate our first 100 years by participating in our photography contest! Our theme is: “Capturing 100 years”. Submit an original photo and see if you win! All forms and rules are available below.

October 17th – December 10th

Ages 6+.


Photography Contest 2022
NaNoWriMo 2022


Do you have a story mulling around in your mind that’s aching to find its way to a page or computer screen? Then join us for NaNoWriMo!

“National Novel Writing Month is a fun, empowering approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft an entire novel in just one month. For 30 wild, exciting, surprising days, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create!”

The library will provide the prizes and incentives for every milestone you complete towards your final goal!


Join us for our write-ins!

Wednesdays, November 2nd, 9th, 16th*, and 30th, at 5:30 pm
in the Community Room/*Activity Room

Ages 12+.


Leave the kiddies at home tonight for some creativity and competition with your fellows adults. We’ll divide into teams and see who can create the best barnyard themed creation with the Legos on hand. May the best geek win!

Friday, November 4th, at 7:00 pm
in the Community Room

Ages 18+.


The Library will be closed Friday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

No items will be due but the book drop will remain open. Thank you!


Calling all romance readers! One of our favoritess, Josi Kilpack, will be joining us to talk about her newest book, The Valet’s Secret and do a Q&A with the audience! Come meet this best selling author here at our Library!

Ms. Kilpack will be participating in a book signing at the Rexburg Deseret Book later that evening.

Monday, November 14th, 12:00 pm
in the Community Room

Josi Kilpack Author Talk Nov 2022
Adult book club Nov 2022


We will be reading The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson.

From Goodreads:
“In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia’s life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight—but she doesn’t—and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom—to a prince she has never met.
On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—even as she finds herself falling in love.”

Thursday, November 17th, at 6:30 pm,
in the Entry Lounge

Book copies are available the the Circulation Desk while supplies last.

Ages 18+


We’ll be using a wood burner to create fun, personalized bookmarks! Friends don’t let friends dogear books; instead, they help them make bookmarks.

Friday, November 18th, at 7:00 pm,
in the Community Room

Ages 18+

Adult Makers Nov 2022 - Wood Burned Bookmarks


The Library will be closing at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 23, and will be closed Thursday, November 24 – Saturday, November 26 for Thanksgiving.

No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Thank you!


Come watch a movie at the library! Every other Friday at 3:30 pm in the Community Room.

November 4th: Coco (2017; PG)

Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.

Family Friendly Films Nov 2022
Book Bingo Nov 2022


New book challenges each month with BINGO! Pick up a bingo sheet from the library or print one off from online. Read books to complete challenges. Get a Bingo, get a prize!

The theme will be the 2010s.


The Adult Exploration Kits are back on the shelves! AND we have added some new and exciting topics!

Each kit is built to take you on a journey of learning. There are a myriad of subjects to choose from, including US Beginnings, Shakespeare, Cake, Bob Ross, National Parks, and more.

Some of the new options include Writing, Arthurian Legend, Egypt, and Leonardo da Vinci.

Exploration kits may be checked out for three weeks.

To make it even easier on yourself, search our catalogue to put one on hold!  Simply use the catalogue search function and type in “Adult exploration kits” to view our many options.


The puzzle table is open to the public! Sit down and relax with our community puzzle. Contribute what you want and come back another day.

CHESS is located in the glass enclosure. Request a set from the Reference Desk.

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

September Teen Events

Hauntings - Library Teen Virtual ConventionTeens are invited to join the annual Library Teen Virtual Convention! Inspired by all our favorite ghost stories, spooky folklore, and mysterious cryptids, this year's theme is HAUNTINGS! The Convention is hosted on Discord...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

Open Recitals

Have a piece that you'd like to perform for the public? The library is holding a series of recitals this year. Our next open recital will be held Monday, October 16, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room.  If you would like to participate, please fill out the following...

July Teen Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Mondays from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Community Room. For Ages 9-18TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Teen Action Council gathers to discuss plans...

July Adult Activities

INDEPENDENCE DAY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. No items will be due but the book drop will remain open. Thank you! "ALL TOGETHER NOW" BLOCK PARTY This is the Block Party everyone will be talking about this...

July Kid & Tween Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Every Monday from 4:30-5:30 P.M. in the Community Room For ages 9-184TH OF JULY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday,...

June Kids and Tween Activities

SPECIAL STORY TIME Join us for a special story time with local author Ruth Nielson! She is the author and illustrator of I Am Remarkable: A Journey of Self-Discovery. Ruth will lead our little ones in a yoga session, so please bring a towel or mat for your child to...

June Adult Activities

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB Share your writing with other storytelling enthusiasts or join to make friends! Join the Creative Writing Club for ages 18+. We will share your favorite piece of writing and talk about why writing is our passion. Wednesdays, June 14 & 28 at...


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