Because we constantly look for ways to inform, entertain, and enrich our patrons, programming for adults changes frequently. Check our event listing often, but plan on activities that recur throughout the month.
These classes are introductory and generally cover a broad range of topics and processes. Please register for classes by stopping by the Information and Readers’ Services Desk, or by calling 269.683.8545, ext. 112.
If you are in need of more specialized help, please refer to our Book a Librarian page. Through our Book a Librarian offerings, we are able to provide individual help with devices, operating systems, and more.
Friday, July 28, from 6:00-7:30 pm
Saturday, July 29, from 9:30-11:00 am
Introduction to the Internet:
Friday, August 4, from 6:00-7:30 pm
Saturday, August 5, from 9:30-11:00 am
How to Facebook:
Friday, August 11, from 6:00-7:30 pm
Saturday, August 12, from 9:30-11:00 am
Using Other Social Media Platforms:
Friday, August 18, from 6:00-7:30 pm
Saturday, August 19, from 9:30-11:00 am
Friday, August 25, from 6:00-7:30 pm
Saturday, August 26, from 9:30-11:00 am
Gadgets and Gizmos
Friday, September 8, from 6:00-7:30 pm
September, September 9, from 9:30-11:00 am
Wednesdays, 4:00-7:00 pm
Join Ann in the Youth Services area for a weekly coupon exchange–bring the coupons you have that you won’t use and pick up some you will use! This program is open to teens and adults.
Meditation Mondays: Adult Coloring
Mondays this summer, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Join us in the Rotunda to spend some relaxing time coloring–all materials will be provided. Stop in for a few minutes or stay for a while!
Gentle Stretch Chair Yoga
Mondays, July 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Want to try yoga but worried about getting down on the ground and not being able to get back up? Tammy Pressler will teach you about the benefits of yoga while doing poses in a sturdy chair. Learn some amazing breath techniques and rebuild your balance along the way. Let’s build a better body together and enjoy a relaxing hour of wellness!
Evening & Saturday Yoga Classes
Evening and Saturday morning yoga classes are currently on hiatus. Please check back for updates and the next available dates for this relaxing program.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Tuesday, June 27 & Thursday, June 29
5:30-9:30 pm. *Must attend both sessions*
Lakeland Health is offering a two part program called Youth Mental Health First Aid, an evidence-based program designed for parents, grandparents, siblings and guardians within the Niles Community, to learn unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, and build understanding of the importance of early intervention. There is NO CHARGE for this course which will provide participants with information on typical adolescent development and mental disorders and illnesses such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, substance use disorders, disorders in which psychosis may occur, suicidal thought and self-harm, panic attacks, disruptive/aggressive behavior disorders (including ADD/ADHD/ODD), and eating disorders.
The program is free and each session includes dinner, but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544.
Niles NerdFest 2017
Saturday, July 8, 10:00 – 6:00 pm
Join us for a day-long celebration of all the eclectic things that delight your inner nerd! Comic books and dressing up like your favorite characters, playing games, sharing your favorite fandoms with other fans, learning about life in another time with the Society for Creative Anachronisms, even a mid-summer Nerf battle! Formerly known as the Niles District Library Comic Con, this all day event will have a detailed schedule of events on our Facebook page by the end June. If your business or organization is interested in having a table at the first Niles NerdFest, please email CommunityEngagement@nileslibrary.net, or call 269-683-8545, ext. 116 for more information.
Family Nerf Night & Teen and Adult Nerf Night
(Following May 13th, Nerf Nights will be on hiatus for the summer months and will resume on October 7th.)
Treeclimbers Genealogy Gatherings
First Saturday of each month, 10:30 am
As a genealogist, your most valuable research tool is other genealogists. Join us to share your findings and support others in their own family quest! Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience. We explore a different topic each month that will add to your expertise in genealogy.
Fridays, 3:00-5:00 pm
Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and chat while you work on your own yarn or sewing project. Rookies are welcome; our teacher and a few loaner tools will help you get started.
Thursdays, 1:00-4:30 pm
Volunteers are available weekly to teach you how to play Mahjong, a game of skill, strategy and calculation originating in China that involves a degree of chance, similar to the Western card game of rummy.
Game Day for Adults
Second Saturday of each month, 1:00-5:00 pm
If you are 18 or older and like games of all types, join us for Game Day for Adults from 1-5 pm. We have board games, cards, tabletop games, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U games all set up, ready for you to enjoy! Feel free to bring your own games, too!
Services & Agencies at the Library
Michigan Works! Talent Development Specialists/Kinexus
Every other Wednesday, 1:00-4:00 pm
Michigan Works! is now coming to Niles District Library! Every other Wednesday afternoon, staff from their offices in Dowagiac and Benton Harbor will be here to assist job seekers. Talent Development Specialists can help you register for unemployment, evaluate your strengths and skills, create or update your resume, sharpen your interview skills and more. They’ll help you put your best foot forward! For more information on what MI Works! can do for you, visit www.michiganworks.org/job-seekers/. Michigan Works! staff will be in Niles every Wednesday, alternating between here and Lake Michigan College Bertrand Crossing Campus. See our calendar to find out when they will be here next.
The Connection (Emergency Shelter Services)
As Berrien County’s Housing Resource Center, The Connection provides a centralized intake that works together with the consumer to rapidly re-house those who are homeless.
The Connection offers the following services and resources when available:
- Community Referrals
- Housing Information
- Housing Case Management
- Eviction Assistance
- Rental Assistance
- Security Deposit Assistance
For questions or more information, call 269-277-5055 or email email@example.com