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Minden

3D Pen Art
3D Pen Art

Modern three-dimensional printing technology is being used to manufacture useful and custom objects in industry, medicine, and science. However, this technology can also be used to create beautiful works of art. The Douglas County Public Library hosts a free 3D Pen Art program throughout the year for participants to learn how to draw and create with 3D printing pens.

Dates and times vary. Registration is not required. Children are allowed to participate if they are accompanied by an adult.

The library will provide 3D pens, plastic filament, tutorials, and templates.
The 3D Pen Art Program is sponsored by The Friends of the Douglas County Public Library.

Adult Crafters' Club
Adult Crafters' Club
The Douglas County Public Library hosts the Adult Crafters’ Club on the third Wednesday of every month. Adults looking for a creative outlet are invited to come to the Minden library where we will have a fun arts and crafts project to try. Arts and crafts isn't just fun, it's also good for you! Artistic creation helps keep your mind sharp, reduces stress and anxiety, and is a fun way to meet new people. The library provides a welcoming environment to encourage adults to relax and explore their creative side with no skill requirements! All supplies are provided.
The program begins at 4:00 p.m. and will end at 6:00 p.m.
No reservations are required. Participants can drop by any time between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Please note this program is intended for adults 18+.

Crafts scheduled:

December 21st - Decorating Christmas Stockings

January 18th - Pressed Flowers Greeting Cards
February 15th - Canvas Tote Bag
March 15th - Coffee Filter Peonies

April 19th - Spring Wreaths
May 17th - Framed Pressed Flowers
June 21st - Birdhouses
Dungeons & Dragons Club
Dungeons and Dragons Club
All ages are invited to join our bi-monthly 5e DnD club, which will meet every 2nd and 4th Monday once we have enough members!  Beginners are welcome!  Sign-ups are required.

Sign up HERE
Japanese Club
Japanese Club

Come to the Minden Library to learn the language of Japan from a member of staff who lived and taught in Japan for nine years. At each session, we learn about Japanese culture and practice conversational and writing skills at the beginner level. Previous knowledge of the language is not necessary to participate and all ages are welcome!

The Japanese Club meets on the second and third Thursday of every month from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 
Check out a quick video about Japanese Club on our TikTok page here

Knit & Crochet Club
Knit and Crochet Club

The Minden Library hosts a Knit & Crochet Club for adults of all skill levels. This includes those who have never tried before! If you're interested in learning, we'd love to have you join us.
Light refreshments and snacks with an assortment of yarn, needles, and a simple pattern will be provided. Feel free to bring your own supplies and projects!  

Please check our Calendar for dates and times!

Second Wednesday Book Group
Second Wednesday Book Group

The Douglas County Public Library hosts a monthly book group for adults on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. The Second Wednesday Book Group meets from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the Minden Library Meeting Room. Participants may also join via Zoom. Titles are a mix of non-fiction and fiction, with at least one classic title selected during the course of the year. The Second Wednesday Book Group is sponsored by the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library.

Upcoming meeting dates and titles:

January 11th                 Women in White Coats by Olivia Campbell

February 22nd                 The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

March 22nd                  Miracle Country by Kendra Atleework

April 12th                       The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

May 10th                        American Sherlock by Kate Winkler Dawson

June 14th                        The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Seasonal Minden Programs

Programs listed below are seasonal.  Please check our Calendar for current info.
Ghost Scouts
Ghost Scouts

The Minden Library has introduced this new club that takes place in the Fall for teens and adults interested in paranormal investigations: Ghost Scouts!

While much of the appeal of paranormal investigations lies in the active investigation itself, a rigorous investigation involves developing research skills, a knowledge of local and state history, an understanding of the science behind investigation equipment, and technical and creative writing skills.

Zephyr Cove

Act your Stage

Act Your Stage at the Zephyr Cove Library
Welcome to our first acting club for adults. If you’re interested in acting, come Act Your Stage at the Zephyr Cove Library. Whether you want to practice acting for fun, for friends, or to prep for your audition, this club will help you enhance your craft! The club meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 5:30-6:45 p.m. starting February 1st.

Irene leads Act your Stage, and has worked on film projects as small as short films and as large as studio productions. A Jane of all trades- she has enough knowledge of every department to spark the imagination, creativity, and interest of acting for adults.

Adult Board Game Night
Adult Board Game Night

The Zephyr Cove Library is hosting a board game night for adults on Wednesday, January 11th from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. to play a variety of board games. Bring your own snacks. You can also bring your own board games. Please give us a call at 775-588-6411 or email us at [email protected] to let us know if you’re interested in future board game nights or afternoons.

Book Trailblazers

Book Trailblazers
The Zephyr Cove Library is proud to host Book Trailblazers, an outdoor, adventure, science and nature themed book club meeting the 1st Saturday of every month starting in February. Come get your copy of the book starting January 10th, from Zephyr Cove library. EBooks and eAudiobooks also available on Libby. The group will meet for a community walk at the library at 9:30am, returning at 10am to discuss the book. You are welcome to join us for just the walk, just the book club or both!  Please come dressed for the outdoor walk and don’t forget your snow shoes if it is snowy!

February 3rd – Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
March 4th – Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko
April 1st  – Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
May 6th  – Leave Only Footprints by Conor Knighton
June 3rd – Spirit Run by Noé Álvarez

Knit & Crochet Club at the Zephyr Cove Library
Knit & Crochet Club at the Zephyr Cove Library

On the first Tuesday of every month, Zephyr Cove Library hosts a Knit & Crochet Club for adults of all skill levels. Light refreshments and snacks with an assortment of yarn, needles, and a simple pattern will be provided. Feel free to bring your own supplies and projects! Meetings run from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Nature Coaching
Nature Coaching

Dates and times may vary throughout the year.  Please refer to our Calendar!

Nature Coaching combines various techniques from the world of life coaching and shinrin-yoku (forest bathing). The aim is to have a greater awareness of the world and others around you, whilst getting the health benefits of being out in nature. A typical session flow:

– Connection to yourself (guided walking meditation from library to location)

– Connection to nature (exercise conducted outdoors)

– Connection to others (connecting with the group on the return walk)

Nature Coaching will be led by Louise Whewell, a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach who also works at the Zephyr Cove Library. This program is limited to 8 people and supplies will be provided, so just bring yourself and an open mind. To reserve your spot or to be added to a waiting list, please email [email protected] or call 775-588-6411. This program takes place outside around the library and will be cancelled if the weather is unsuitable. 

Tea Party
Tea Party

The Zephyr Cove Library is happy to announce Tea Party at 2:30pm on the third Tuesday for adults. Light refreshments will be served as we chat, play games, work on puzzles, and more. Feel free to drop in and make new friends at the library!  We recommend interested adults RSVP in advance; please email [email protected] or call 775-588-6411.

Join us for the first Tea Party at 2:30 at the Zephyr Cove Library on Tuesday, January 17 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Zephyr Cove Library Meeting Room.

Dates and times may vary throughout the year.  Please refer to our Calendar!

Wellness Series
Wellness Series

The Douglas County Public Library in Zephyr Cove will be offering a Wellness Series of talks for adults on five different topics. On the fourth Wednesday of each month from 5:30-6:45 p.m. learn about the following:

January 25th– Optimizing Your Sleep
February 22nd –  Supporting a Healthy Immune System
March 22nd –  Gut Health
April 26th –  Banishing Toxins – From You and Your Home
May 24thStress, Diet and Lifestyle

Come to one or come to all!
The Wellness Series will be led by Louise Whewell, a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach who also works at the Zephyr Cove Library.

Seasonal Zephyr Cove Programs

Programs listed below are seasonal.  Please check our Calendar for current info.