Adults Just Wanna Have Fun: Innovative Adult Programming Ideas for your Library! Libraries often promote themselves as centers of lifelong learning yet standard programs like lectures and book groups engage only a small portion of the adults in our communities. Like young people, adults need creative, social, hands-on experiences to draw them in and keep them excited about learning. In this webinar, you will learn how to put on engaging, playful adult programs like murder mystery nights, literary pub trivia, and book groups that break out of the mold. Just as importantly, you will be introduced to a strategy for encouraging your teams, boards, and funders to support these non-traditional adult programs. Discover how to remind your adult patrons – and yourself! – that meaningful lifelong learning is fun.

Adults Just Wanna Have Fun: Innovative Adult Programming Ideas

  • Audrey Barbakoff is the Adult Services Manager at Kitsap Regional Library. She is the author of Adults Just Wanna Have Fun: Programs for Emerging Adults (ALA Editions, 2016). For her innovative adult programming, she was named a 2013 Library Journal Mover & Shaker as a Change Agent, and a Kitsap Business Journal “40 Under 40.”  She received her MLIS from the University of Washington in 2010. Find her at www.the-bookaneer.com, and on Twitter as @the_bookaneer.