Adult Programs

2021 Adult Summer Reading Club (ages 18+)
Jun 21 – Aug 13 (Reg’n begins June 14)
This year’s theme is Tails & Tales! Participants complete a review form of the books read that will be posted and shared in the Library. Readers will receive a participation prize after they submit their 1st review. Weekly raffles will be held for all readers sharing for each particular week. Register here



**Surprise Book Bundles**
A great way to discover new titles and authors
To request yours, click here



“The wisest man has something yet to learn” – George Santayana

For our adult patrons, the Derby Public Library offers a variety of programs that educate and entertain such as:

  • Virtual Programming
  • Local history programs
  • Career workshops
  • Resume Workshops
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Special interest presentations
  • Summer and winter reading clubs



seniorprogrammingBooks on CD – Bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction titles. Give your eyes a rest and just listen!

Large Print Books – Bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction titles that are easier on the eyes.

Museum Passes – Free or reduced admissions to museums, state parks, zoos and aquariums

Lunchtime Book Discussions – Held on the last Wednesday of each month at 12:30 PM. Books available at the Adult Circulation Desk. Drop-ins welcome.

Sports Talk – Join our Silver Sluggers every Thursday at 10 AM during baseball season. 

Tech Time – Need help downloading e-books? Searching our databases? Scanning/sending documents/ photos? Optimizing your mobile device? Bring your Library-related tech questions each month on the third Wednesday at 6:30 PM and the third Thursday at 10 AM. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome.

AARP Driver Safety Refresher Course – Spring and fall classes offered.

Topical Titles – Covering such subject matter as retirement, travel, hobbies, grand-parenting and other areas of interest!

Library Newsletter / Flyers – On display at the Library and here to update you on programs and services.

Pamphlet Center & Community Bulletin Board  – Information on area health, recreation, educational and social groups.

Newspapers – Connecticut Post, New Haven Register, Sunday NY Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today

Magazines – A wide variety of news, fashion, entertainment & special interest publications listed here

Internet Access – PC Computers available for public usage. 

Wi-Fi Service – Available throughout the building with Library key code, available at the Adult Circulation Desk.

Online Resources – Databases, Wowbrary, Novelist, Downloadable free e-media, & more w/ your Derby Public Library

“The wisest man has something yet to learn” – George Santayana