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Services and Programs

ServicesYour Adult Services staff are here to assist you with your research needs, including assistance with computers, access to genealogical and archival material, readers advisory, and researching information on the history of Temple.

Notary Services
Our Adult Services Team also provides notary services by appointment. To make an appointment, please book a time using our online scheduler.

Book-A-Librarian
Book time in-person or through Microsoft Teams with our Librarian staff for assistance with technology, research, or exam proctoring using our online scheduler
Reoccurring ProgramsBelow are some of our regular programs, which occur on a monthly/quarterly basis. For a full list of programs, be sure to visit our Calendar of Events

Art Journaling
3rd Thursday | 1PM | 2nd Floor

Create a journal to record your thoughts and feelings with words, art, and images! Supplies are furnished, or feel free to bring your own.
For more information, email jhentzen@templetx.gov

Between the Covers
4th Thursday | 7PM - 8:30PM | J. Kowboy Wine Bar
Temple Public Library most ardently invites you to a smoldering book conversation. Come prepared to chat about your latest romance read at J. Kowboy Wine Bar. No registration Required. Ages 18+
For more information, email adult@templetx.gov

Books for Lunch
2nd Wednesday | 12PM | 3rd Floor
Sponsored by the Temple Literacy Council and Temple Public Library, enjoy a book discussion over lunch (food not provided -BYOL).
For more information, email adult@templetx.gov

Candlekeep Library
1st & 3rd Thursdays | 11:30AM | 2nd Floor
Open to all adults. Bring your own character to play or select one of the pre-made characters available.
For more information, email adult@templetx.gov

Chair Yoga
Thursdays | 10AM | 2nd Floor

Bring the practice of yoga to your mind and body using a chair, wheelchair, or other mobility device.
For more information, email adult@templetx.gov

Family Lego Night
3rd Thursday | 5PM | 2nd Floor
Join us for creative free building for families! Bricks are provided, but feel free to bring your own! 
For more information, email adult@templetx.gov

Great Books Club
2nd Monday | 6:30PM ONLINE | 2nd Floor
Join us for the Great Books Club which is dedicated to reading the most influential texts of Western Civilization.
For more information, email mgaines@templetx.gov

Second Look Book Club 
1st Monday | 6:30PM ONLINE 
Join us as we read books that were best-sellers when first released. These books were so good, they are worth a second look. 
For more information, email mgaines@templetx.gov

Short Story Reading Group
3rd Monday | 6:30PM ONLINE 
The short story reading group will interact with more contemporary reads, with authors from the 20th century, up through well-known authors of today.
For more information, email mgaines@templetx.gov

Sit'n'Stitch
2nd Wednesday | 5PM | 2nd Floor
3rd Saturday | 11AM | 2nd Floor

Join our meet-up group of fiber art enthusiasts and work on your own projects together!
For more information, email adult@templetx.gov.

Stories to Tell
2nd & 4th Thursdays | 1PM | 2nd Floor
Come write with us! Get your ideas and writing flowing. This is an all-women’s writing group that uses prompts based upon an idea, word, question, or phrase. 
For more information, email adult@templetx.gov

Unplugged: All Ages Board Games 
2nd & 4th Saturdays | 2PM | 3rd Floor
Take a Risk, Monopolize on the fun, Checkers out (too far?) all we have to offer at our monthly all-ages board game group. Play new board games, or grab an old favorite, meet new folks, and have an overall good time. Whether you're into Settlers of Catan, Magic the Gathering, or Scrabble, we have you covered.
For more information, email dcraig@templetx.gov.


Veteran Board Gamers
Thursdays | 1PM | 2nd Floor
Join the Temple VA's PRRC group to play Board Games at the Library! While focused on Veterans, all are welcome!
For more information, email adult@templetx.gov

Women Authors Book Club
4th Monday | 5:30PM | 3rd Floor
Join us as we discuss any or all of the works from women authors around the world.
For more information, email Sscherer@templetx.gov

Matched! 
Let our librarians match you with your new read every other month based on your preferences and interests. More information to come!
Contact: Sscherer@templetx.gov

Wandering Reads 
Subscribe to have a book selected for you based on your preferences and the month's travel-related theme, and then join us for an in-person discussion.
Join here https://forms.office.com/g/wrpfBUVxyS to start your journey!
Contact: Sscherer@templetx.gov

  • March- Time is a Flat Circle? (TIME TRAVEL!)
  • April- Exile (Books about displacement, conflict, survival)




Special ProgramsThese are new and upcoming one-off programs brought to you by the Temple Public Library Adult Services Team.  For a full list of programs, be sure to visit our Calendar of Events




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