Welcome To Adult Services

Our Adult Services Department strives to provide an innovative and personalized approach to customer service by assisting and supporting all of our communities’ ideas. Through our print, digital, music and film collections and our extensive programming we find new and exciting ways to engage, educate and entertain our patrons!

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Upcoming Events

MIR Community Album Collaboration: What Ignites Your Passion?
Saturday, September 18, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Have you ever wanted to be featured on an album? Do you have something to say? Join Eric Salazar, The Clarinet Guy, in the Ignite AV Studio to contribute to a community album. Respond to Salazar's questions and watch as he weaves spoken words into a musical tapestry of collective identity. This is a recording session where YOU get to share your voice! Any level of talent or experience! It only requires 30 minutes of your time. Sign up on your own or come with a group of up to 3 people. Once registered, we will contact you about a specific time slot that works for you or your group within the selected time frame. All ages. Participants will meet in the AV Studio....

Maker-in-Residence: Open Studio
Saturday, September 18, 2021 @ 2:00 PM

Work alongside our Maker-in-Residence, Eric Salazar, as he uses both the AV Studio and the Ignite residency space to record and make music. Learn about his techniques and methods, and get hands on experience in engineering, recording and composing. Get help completing a piece you started during one of his classes or try your hand at making music with musical instruments in the studio. All ages welcome....

Plaster Sculpture
Saturday, September 18, 2021 @ 2:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to try carving, but didn't know where to begin? Plaster of Paris is the perfect place to start. In this class, you will learn the process of setting up plaster using a balloon. Then carve a small, pre-hardened form using carving tools. Ages 16 and up....

Plein Air Painting at Ritchey Woods with Teaching Artist Addie Hirschten
Sunday, September 19, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

Are you interested in learning to paint landscapes?  Join us at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve for a plein air (outdoor) painting workshop led by the professional artist and author, Addie Hirschten.  Learn to create a painting using impressionist methods from start to finish. Materials provided. View Hirschten's paintings and find out more about her work at: www.studioalchemy.art 

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Plein Air Painting at Ritchey Woods with Teaching Artist Addie Hirschten
Sunday, September 19, 2021 @ 3:00 PM

Are you interested in learning to paint landscapes?  Join us at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve for a plein air (outdoor) painting workshop led by the professional artist and author, Addie Hirschten.  Learn to create a painting using impressionist methods from start to finish. Materials provided. View Hirschten's paintings and find out more about her work at: www.studioalchemy.art 

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