Adult Programs

Busy Readers' Book Club

We are re-launching the Busy Readers’ Book Club, and in celebration of restored connections and the Summer Reading Program theme of “Tails and Tales,” we’ve chosen How to be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals as our first book!

In this book, National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals—her friends—who have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and life-affirming memoir featuring illustrations by Rebecca Green. 

As Montgomery states, “Teachers are all around to help you: with four legs or two or eight or even none; some with internal skeletons, some without. All you have to do is recognize them as teachers and be ready to hear their truths.” 

The Library will have extra print copies available. Stop in, call us at (303) 823-5165, or e-mail  to reserve your copy! There are audio options available through the library catalog and CloudLibrary app.


Paula Stone Willimas on June 23rd!

Wide Spaces Community Initiative and the Lyons Community Library welcome pastor and internationally known speaker on gender equity, LGBTQ advocacy, and religious tolerance Paula Stone Williams, who will discuss her new book, As a Woman: What I Learned about Power, Sex, and the Patriarchy After I Transitioned. The book is a moving and unforgettable memoir of a transgender pastor’s journey from despair to joy as she transitioned from male to female and learned about gender inequity, at home and in the workplace.

Paula has been featured in : The New York Times, TEDWomenTEDSummitTEDxMileHighRed Table TalkThe Denver PostNew York PostNew Scientist MagazineRadio New Zealand, and many other media outlets. Her TED talks have had more than five million views.

This event is being held in-person at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, June 23rd at the Lyons Community Library. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Covid-19 protocols will be in place.


Register HERE!

Tales and Cocktails with Joe Kuckla on June 24th!

Summer reading is not just for kids! The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program is Tails and Tales. Please join us on June 24th from 6:30-8:00pm for Tales and Cocktails, a special evening event celebrating summer reading and reuniting!

Local singer/songwriter Joe Kuckla will share songs and tall tales, and Spirit Hound Distillery’s Amanda Engelhorn will be mixing-up two signature cocktails for the evening: the Lyon’s Tail & the Frida (in honor of Joe’s famous burro)! Beer, wine, and snacks will also be available.

The event is free but you must register and tickets are limited! Registration includes 2 drink tickets. Donations to the Friends of the Lyons Library are welcome and appreciated!
Adherence to Covid-19 protocols required.

Thank you to the Friends of the Lyons Library and Spirit Hound Distillers for their generous support of this program!

Register for Tales and Cocktails HERE!

Sign-up for the Lyons Library Adult Summer Reading Challenge HERE!

Word Wednesdays Monthly Writing Group

Word Wednesday is a great opportunity to meet other writers and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. Facilitated by Dr. Kayann Short, PhD and open to all genres and levels. We meet the first Wednesday of each month.

The next meeting is Wednesday, July 7th, 2021. THIS WILL BE AN IN-PERSON MEETING. Covid-19 protocols apply. 

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