For Adults

We are offering a wide variety of virtual programs this year. We are not scheduling any in-person events through the rest of 2020 as we observe social distancing protocols in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19. We hope to resume our regular events series in person in 2021. For a complete list of virtual programs being offered please visit the calendar.


Event Series

101 Series

The 101 series sparks interest in a wide range of unique topics. Programs are free and open to the public and led by experts in their fields.

Evening Upstairs

Since 1994, the flagship Adult Service program series has entertained and educated the public with performances and lectures each month. Presenters include authors, professors, entertainers, local musical acts, and more.


Discussion Groups

Book to the Future

Discuss book-to-film favorites, discover lesser-known writers, and enjoy a beer pairing for each discussion from Dry Ground (if you want).

Fit Lit Walking Book Club

A walking book club combines a fun and informal small group book discussion along with some healthy exercise! These library staff-led walks take you on a scenic stroll around downtown while we discuss recent popular fiction titles.

Happily Ever After Book Club

The Happily Every After Book Club is a library-run romance book club that meets the first Wednesday of each month to discuss titles that center on different themes in romance writing.

Rainbow Book Club

The Rainbow Book Club is a book club that focuses on diverse modern and classic literature. All titles are available at the library or on Hoopla.


Health and Wellness Programming

Book and Bend Yoga

This free community yoga class series is open to all sizes, shapes, ages, genders and levels of experience. Everyone can benefit from the calming and healthful effects of yoga!

Fit Lit Walking Book Club

A walking book club combines a fun and informal small group book discussion along with some healthy exercise! These library staff-led walks take you on a scenic stroll around downtown while we discuss recent popular fiction titles.

Pedal in Paducah

Grab your bike and gather with other riders of all skill and experience levels to tour some of Paducah’s most notable spots in this series of laid-back, leisurely, family-friendly rides. This series is in partnership with Chain Reaction Cycling Club.