Madison Library to host second annual “Adulting” series…

  • Posted on: 10 June 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

"Adulting" is any task or activity that holds a feeling of weighty responsibility or drudgery, any task that someone who has their life all together might find easy.

The library has an ever-expanding role as the purveyor of information – not just for research projects, but for hobbies, STEM careers, and entertainment - why not also provide information for young adults who want to be successful in life outside of school?


Last summer we hosted a series of educational programs at the library geared toward new and young adults that focused on the drudgery of adulthood, like laundry, social media, home maintenance, and personal finance.


We’re bringing back those topics and adding in Civic Engagement, resumes, interview skills and bullet journaling. These were well received by the target age group, as well as those outside of it who wanted a refresher or who just wanted to learn something new.

Here is the schedule:

Monday, June 10- Bullet Journaling

Monday, June 17 at 4:00 p.m.- Laundry

Monday, June 17 at 6:00 p.m.- Personal Finance 101

Monday, June 24 at 6:00 p.m.- Local Government and Civic Engagement

Monday, July 15 at 6:00 p.m.- Home Maintenance 101


“Coming of age” looks different now than it did for previous generations, and instead of scoffing, we need to embrace that,” said Michelle Brightwell, the adult services librarian at Madison. "As long as there is an interest, we will keep offering these classes."