Events calendar

Human Library
Human Library

The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue.The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered. Books are on loan for 20-30 minutes sessions.

This year's Human Library will be a feature of Treefort as part of StoryFort and will be held in the Owyhee Buildng Friday March 22nd 3-7pm and Saturday March 23rd 1-5pm. We are seeking books of all kinds who have experienced a stigma, stereotype or prejudice.

Your volunteering will consist of one (1) two-hour training session with coaches as well as the event itself. Interested in telling your story? Please fill out the application form and we will contact you with further information.

Steelheads Hat Trick Reading Program
Steelheads Hat Trick Reading Program

Score a Hat Trick in the Idaho Steelheads Hat Trick Reading Program, presented by CenturyLink and the Idaho Statesman! For ages 5 - 13, winning free game tickets is this easy:

  • Goal 1: Visit the public library and check out a book. Win your first game ticket!
  • Goal 2: Read 20 minutes a day for 7 days. Win another game ticket!
  • Goal 3: Write an essay about the Steelheads or draw a picture. Win a Steelheads cap and a free skate at CenturyLink Arena!

Completed forms must be turned in by February 6, so come in and pick up your reading form today! Free skate day is Sunday, February 17 from 1-3pm.

Steelheads Hat Trick Reading Program
Steelheads Hat Trick Reading Program

Score a Hat Trick in the Idaho Steelheads Hat Trick Reading Program, presented by CenturyLink and the Idaho Statesman! For ages 5 - 13, winning free game tickets is this easy:

  • Goal 1: Visit the public library and check out a book. Win your first game ticket!
  • Goal 2: Read 20 minutes a day for 7 days. Win another game ticket!
  • Goal 3: Write an essay about the Steelheads or draw a picture. Win a Steelheads cap and a free skate at CenturyLink Arena!

Completed forms must be turned in by February 6, so come in and pick up your reading form today! Free skate day is Sunday, February 17 from 1-3pm.

30th Anniversary Celebration
30th Anniversary Celebration
For All Ages

Saturday, January 26, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Special Owl Storytime at 11:00 am

The community is invited to attend Ada Community Library's 30th Anniversary Celebration! Our open house will include refreshments, a scavenger hunt, commemorative materials, coloring and a display of historical materials. In addition, a special 30th Anniversary Owl Storytime (11 am-12 pm) will feature a craft, book giveaways and a visit by our owl mascot, Whoodini.

Mug Cakes
Mug Cakes
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 4:30pm
For Teens

Perfect your baking skills and learn how to make a delicious cake in a mug. All supplies are provided.

Advance Care Planning
Advance Care Planning
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 1:00pm
For All Ages

Advance Care Planning with Honoring Choices Idaho

Saturday, February 2 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Advance Care Planning – it’s how we care for each other. It is a process of thinking about and sharing our wishes for future medical care and can help us tell others what would be important if we were unable to communicate.

Honoring Choices® Idaho promotes opportunities for conversations in the context of one’s values, empowers individuals to make and document decisions, and helps ensure health care choices are honored. Come join us for an informative and engaging conversation circle.

Pinterest Craft
Pinterest Craft
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 6:30pm
For Adults

Come to our monthly Pinterest-inspired craft night. Materials and instruction provided by the library. This month's project is a Valentine button canvas.

Computer Basics
Computer Basics
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 6:30pm
For Adults

Are you looking to gain or brush up on some basic computer skills? Join us Tuesday evenings in February for hands-on computer training classes that cover everything from Keyboard Functions to Facebook! Let us help you make sense of it all. Contact mkumar@adalib.org to register for your spot.

Victory Book Club at Black Bear Diner
Victory Book Club at Black Bear Diner
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 5:30pm
For Adults

This is not your run-of-the mill book club! Join us at Black Bear Diner to enjoy tasty food and a relaxed chat about our selected title of the month, facilitated by library staff! For February we will be reading Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.