Programs Offered to Adults
The La Vista Public Library offers many programs to adults of the community. College students, working parents, and retirees will all find something of interest to them at the library! Come by yourself or with a friend. Below is a listing of current programs offered to adults. For information about these programs, email the library or call 402-537-3900.
Crafters, Makers, and Hobbyist Events
Tiny Art Show
Every July the library has registration for our tiny art show! Check back in summer 2024 for more news on this event!
Coffee, Coloring, and Crosswords
The first Saturday of the month come to the library for a relaxing morning of coffee and crossword puzzles. Color a picture, read a book, and chat with others in this low-key adult only group.
Our next meeting is on...
- Saturday, December 2 at 10 a.m.
- Saturday, January 6 at 10 a.m.
The library holds a craft night just for adults once a month. From painting ceramics to making decorative drink coasters there is always something new to try making! These events are only for adults ages 18+.
Our next meeting is on...
- Thursday, December 18 at 6 p.m.
- Thursday, January 11 at 6 p.m.
- Thursday, February 8 at 6 p.m.
Tips and Tricks Watercolor Classes
These watercolor classes are taught by local artist Cathy Placzek. Beginners and experienced painters are welcome. During this workshop class you will get instruction on how to improve your watercolor art and learn new techniques. The class is free but registration is required as a limited number of spots are available.
- Next Class: Saturday, December 16 at 1 p.m.
- January Dates TBD
Fly-Tying - With the Nebraska Cornhusker Fly Fishers
The Nebraska Cornhusker Fly Fishers visit the library once a week for fly tying. Anyone is welcome to join them (teens and children too!). They will teach you how to make fly lures for fly fishing. They meet in the makerspace area so pop over and say hello!
- Thursday Nights from 6-8 p.m.
The library currently has four book clubs adults can join. For more information on what these clubs are reading go to the Library's Book Club Page
- History Book Club - Meets at 2 p.m. on a Saturday
- Evening Book Club - Meets at 7 p.m. on a Monday
- Afternoon Book Club - Meets at 2 p.m. on a Wednesday
- Page to Screen Book Club - Meets at 6 p.m. on a Tuesday (Movie is shown on a Saturday)
Educational Events and Programs
The library has a free GED program for adults. The program focuses on helping adults prepare for taking the GED test. Registration is required to join. If you want more information about how it works go to the Library's GED Program Page.
In 2023 the the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society (GOGS) hosted a free educational class on genealogy research once a month on a Sunday afternoon. They have finished their current schedule of lectures, but check back in 2024 to see if they will be returning.
Computer Instruction sessions are offered to La Vista Public Library card holders to provide basic skills in specific areas of computer proficiency. Sessions are free to library card holders and a charge of $5.00 for nonmembers. The hands-on sessions are held in the library’s computer lab. Sessions will be offered on a one-on-one basis. Please contact Jean at the La Vista Public Library for an appointment for any of the following:
- Basic Computer, Basic Internet, Basic Word, Basic Excel, Facebook, Scanner, Digital Camera, ebooks and Overdrive, Publisher, Twitter, Blogging, Picasa & Flickr or Library resources (catalog and any of the databases).