Adult Programs

Pleasant Hill B.E.S.T. Trips

Bringing Education and Seniors Together 



The Bringing Education and Seniors Together (B.E.S.T.) program consists of planning a day trip once a month to Iowa sights. The trip is targeted to people age 55+. Times will vary according to destination. Call the Library at 515-266-7815 for questions, to reserve your seat or add your name to the mailing list.

The bus will begin loading 30 minutes prior to the trip. If you are traveling on the trip, please sign in and pick up your name tag. Vehicles can be parked in the lot west of the library during the day trips. 

2021 Schedule: TBA

September Book

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (JPG)

October Book

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

Book Discussion Group


Each month, the group reads and discusses a book selected by library staff. Books are obtained by the library for all who want to participate. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 PM and the fourth Tuesday at 11:00 AM at the library. The same book is discussed at both meeting times. Below is a list of the upcoming books the group will be discussing. Join us!

September Book Discussion:
"The Underground Railroad" by Colosn Whitehead (Fiction)

Monday, September 28th at 7pm
or Tuesday, September 29th at 11am 

October Book Discussion:
"The Woman in the Window" by A.J. Finn (Fiction)

Monday, October 26th at 7pm
or Tuesday, October 27th at 11am 

Available Education Programs

The Senior College of Des Moines presents courses at Pleasant Hill Public Library. Check their website for course information. http://www.myseniorcollege.org/index.html