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Skillbuilders is our annual series of programs for people going through a major life change, regardless of their age.  Each Spring and Fall, area experts lead sessions on everything from cooking for one to estate planning to basic car care.  The Fall 2016 series is currently under way. Programs are held each Tuesday morning from 10:00am-11:30am at the Smith Center at Brandon Woods, 4730 Brandon Woods Terrace. Registration is not required. Refreshments are served.

Skillbuilders is co-sponsored by the library, Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association, and Douglas County Senior Services.  For more information, contact Pattie Johnston, Senior Outreach Coordinator by phone at 785-843-3833, ext. 115 or via email at

AARP Driving Safety Class

Offered three times a year, this two-day course will refresh your driving skills and update you on new federal, state and local laws. A trained instructor will lead you through a workbook, dvd, and discussion – no driving is involved. After completing the class, you will receive a certificate that may be presented to your insurance company for a discount on your policy. The next class will be Thursday and Friday, November 16 & 17  in meeting room B in the library. Classes run 10am – 3pm each day with a lunch break. Lunch is on your own.

The class is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. To register contact Pattie Johnston at 785-843-3833 ext. 115 or via email at


Parking is available in the neighboring parking garage. Parking is $1 for the full day. There are handicap spaces as well as free 2-hour spaces. Metered parking is also on the streets surrounding the library building.

This will be the last class available this year.