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Adult Programs

Black Friday Doorbusters! The DeForest Area Public Library is the best value in town!
Friday, November 24 - 9:00am

  • 50% off fines on items returned today to our library between 9:00 am and 11:00 am.
  • Buy One, Get One FREE from our Book Sale racks.
  • Rent One, Get One FREE from our DVD and book rental racks.
  • Get a scratch-off coupon for a free rental item, a cookie, or a prize when you check out library items today. (One per family.)
  • Read in the Dragon's Den between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm and get a free treat! 

Offers good while supplies last! Sorry, no rainchecks.

Badger Book Club
Monday, November 27 - 12:00pm | Room C

badger book club

4th Monday of the Month
DeForest Area Public Library
12:00 p.m. in Conference Room C

If you want to find a good book, look around you! Wisconsin abounds with local authors and books about our state. Copies of the books to be discussed will be available for checkout at the library.

Coloring for Adults
Monday, November 27 - 6:00pm | Room C


Coloring is an activity we think of as being for kids. However, it can be beneficial for adults.

Coloring helps us de-stress because when we focus on a particular activity, we focus on it and not on our worries. Coloring generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity.

Coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided. Adults only, please.

The Woman of Dickens: Mrs. Charles Dickens 4th Tuesday Forum presented by Jessica Michna
Tuesday, November 28 - 10:00am | DeForest Area Community & Senior Center

A favorite performing artist, Jessica Michna, is back to introduce us to Mrs. Charles Dickens.

Charles Dickens, author, playwright, actor and social activist, was indeed a master of characters. Many of his characters were drawn from his surroundings and life experiences.

Meet Catherine Dickens, as recreated by Jessica Michna, his longsuffering wife and mother of ten children. Mrs. Dickens will give the audience a look into the lives of this couple and introduce the audience to such women as Nancy from Oliver Twist, Miss Havisham from Great Expectations, Betsey Trotwood from David Copperfield, and others.

This program is sponsored by the Center, the Library, and the Historical Society. It is free and open to everyone in the community. If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate, please contact library staff.

Sew Yourself a Big T Quilt Block
Tuesday, November 28 - 6:00pm | Room D

The best way to learn is by doing, and making quilt blocks is as easy as 1—2—3 !

We’ll complete a block in one evening and provide instructions to finish it as a placemat. Louise Valdovinos and Carolyn Dell will show you how to do it using the library’s sewing machines.

Please note:

  • Participants ages 8—15 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Registration and a signed waiver is required.
  • Please bring two fat quarters—1 light colored and 1 dark colored. (Ask at a fabric store.) Other supplies will be provided.
  • This program is part of a series. Watch for information about our other quilt block projects!
Register Now!

Holiday Decoration Swap
Monday, December 4 - 10:00am | Rooms C & D

Do you want some different holiday decorations, but don’t want to spend money on them? Come to our holiday decoration swap!

Here’s how it works:

  • Bring a new or gently used decoration.
  • For each item you bring, you can take one.
  • Categories: outdoor decor, ornaments, ribbon, wreaths, candles, centerpieces, tree skirts, lights and miscellaneous.
  • Enjoy some holiday refreshments and find some new treasures!

Please note: Any leftover decorations will be donated to a charity store.

Monday Matinee
Monday, December 4 - 1:00pm | Community Room

Monday Matinee Movies for Grown Ups

Our Saturday movies are great for kids and families. Now we're pleased to offer a free showing of a movie that is of interest to grown-ups on the first Monday of the month. Check out our Monday Matinee page for more information.

Holiday Make & Take for Adults
Monday, December 4 - 6:00pm | Community Room

Join us for a jolly time making holiday crafts to keep or give.

For ages 16 & up. Please register at the library desk or online.

  • Brown Sugar & Vanilla Body Scrub
  • Festive Ornament
  • Greeting Card
  • Sparkly Holiday Necklace

If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate, please contact library staff.

Register Now!

Holiday Baking with Einkorn Flour Presented by Diana Konkle
Wednesday, December 6 - 6:00pm | Community Room

Diana Konkle, a nutritionist, cooking show host, and former restaurant and bakery owner, will delight us with holiday treats made with einkorn flour. Einkorn is a delicious, healthy alternative to mass market wheat and can be a solution for those with gluten sensitivity.

Copies of Diana’s new cookbook, “Baking with Einkorn— Modern Recipes for an Ancient Grain” will be available. It is easy to follow and will be of interest for health enthusiasts and others who are looking for delicious bakery items that are better-for-you than traditional goodies.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate, please contact library staff.

Teen/Adult Board Gaming
Thursday, December 7 - 5:00pm | MakerLab

We will be playing games from the new breed of modern board games that have reinvigorated this once lackluster pastime. Put down the controllers and phones and enjoy some face to face gaming that is often overlooked in today's pixel-centric world.