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Adult Services
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At the DeSoto Public Library we offer materials, services, and programs designed for our adult customers and provide the resources you need to accomplish your career, education, and personal goals.

Adult Events

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Know Your Rights
Date: Wednesday, Oct 15th
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Library Assembly Hall
Cost: Free and Open to the Public

The first step in protecting your rights is knowing them. Come out to this informational session that addresses what rights you have when you are stopped, questioned, arrested, or searched by federal, state or local law enforcement officers. Learn about your basic rights so you know how to prevent abuse of power safely and legally. Presented by Dallas County criminal and immigration attorney, Ify Seales and DeSoto Police Dept.'s Officer Sherman Williams. For more information, please visit or call the Information desk @ 972.230.9661
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DeSoto Food Pantry Presents
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 22nd
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Library Assembly Hall
Cost: Free and Open to the Public

The Library and Food Pantry are partnering again this Fall with a “Food for Fees” program (Nov.1 - Jan. 2), where library customers can pay off library fees for overdue materials by donating certain food and personal items. In preparation for the program, Sheryl Chambers, from the DeSoto Food Pantry, will present a program on what the Food Pantry does, where it’s located and hours of service, the kinds of items needed, how clients qualify for services, and much more. For more information about the “Food for Fees” program, please visit or call the library’s Check Out Desk at 972.230.9665.

Food For Fees
Date: Nov 1 - Jan 2
Location: DeSoto Library
Cost: $1 off your fine for each item you bring in

Do you owe fines at the DeSoto Public Library? Do you have Library books that you haven’t returned in years? Would you like to clear those fines and do a good deed at the same time?  Well, now is your chance!  The DeSoto Library is partnering with the DeSoto Food Pantry and Tri-City Animal Shelter and Adoption Center for its “Food for Fines Drive”, which will run from November 01, 2014 through January 2, 2015. During our Food for Fines Drive, you can pay off your fines with food instead of cash!  For every can of food, pet food or household item donated, the Library will reduce your library fines by $1.00.  That’s right!  One food/household item = $1.00 in fines. Patrons without fines are also encouraged to donate. Bring your food donations to the Check-out Desk. All donated food will be given to the DeSoto Food Pantry or the Tri-City Animal Shelter to provide assistance to local families and animals in need. 
For more information, please visit or call the Check-Out Desk @ 972.230.9665. For a list of acceptable goods and fine policies click here.


Knit & Crochet Workshops
Date: Every Monday
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Quilting Area (behind Adult Fiction)
Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Free your inner crafter! The DeSoto Quilters will be demonstrating and teaching knitting, crocheting, and other handicrafts every Monday morning. So if you ever wanted to learn to knit a sweater or crochet an afghan, join these talented ladies. You’ve seen The Quilters’ work on display and in process, so now’s your chance to learn to do by doing. For more information visit the Information Desk or call 972.230.9661

Library Day 2014
Date: Saturday, Nov. 8
Time: 9am-2pm
Location: Library Breezeway and Outside theater
Cost: Free and Open to the Public/ Exhibitors see application below
Download Exhibitor Application

The Friends of the DeSoto Public Library will be hosting a fun filled day for the whole family including a book sale, fundraising event, and much more at the DeSoto Public Library. If you are a crafter, have a home business or are a small business owner, then join us in promoting your business and helping raise money at the same time. To sign up for a booth pick up an exhibitor application at the Library Information Desk or download it by clicking the link above in the info section. Proceeds from the fundraising event will be used by the Quilters to purchase a 60" flat screen TV for the library lobby to display upcoming library and community events, elections and announcements. For more information on the Friends of the Library click here.
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Morning Computer Classes
Date: Wednesday-Thursday
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Venable Training Room
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Class Schedule

Computer Literacy & Advancement Classes are taught year round in Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. The Fall & Spring semesters consist of the 8 course Computer Literacy series with classes on computer basics, internet basics, Microsoft Word & Excel, resume writing, and job searching. The fall and spring semesters are for beginner to intermediate level students. The Summer semester consists of the 5 course Living in the Online World series with classes on Microsoft PowerPoint, keyboarding, iPad basics, cloud computing, and tech savvy tips. The summer semester is for intermediate to advanced students. To register please visit or call the information desk @ 972.230.9661.

Individual Technology Tutoring
Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: Tues 2pm-4pm; Thurs 1pm-3pm
Location: Library Lower Level
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Tutoring Schedule

The library offers afternoon individual technology tutoring sessions. Need help with your resume? Trouble applying for jobs? Problems with your email? Want to know more about your tablet or phone? We will help you learn how to use YOUR computer, do something new or extend your knowledge with our friendly expert guidance. Anything you need help with can be a tutoring session. You are free to bring your laptop from home or use one of our desktops. Two 1 hour sessions are offered every Tuesday and Thursday. Space is limited, registration is necessary. Please visit or call the information desk @ 972.230.9661 to register for a session. If you find you cannot attend a session after you've registered, please call the library to cancel.