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Adult Programs

Sew Yourself a Soup Bowl Cozy
Wednesday, September 20 - 6:00pm | Room D

Would you like to learn to use a sewing machine and take home a project you made yourself?

Protect hands and furniture from hot soup, chili, and oatmeal with a soup bowl cozy! Ms. Louise & Sharon Saeger will show you how to do it using the library’s sewing machines.

  • Participants ages 8—15 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • You will need to bring two 10” square pieces of 100% cotton fabric. Other supplies will be provided.
  • Registration (at desk or online) and a signed waiver are required and will be available a month before the event.

This program is part of a sewing basics series. Watch for information about our other sewing projects.

  • October 24 – Apron
  • November 15 – Lounge pants
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Confused with Nutrition Advice? Presented by Eileen Schutte, MS, CN
Wednesday, September 20 - 6:00pm | Community Room

It seems like one day eggs are good and the next they are bad for us.

Or, we should eat a vegetarian diet one day, and the next day it is a meat diet or a Paleo diet.

Maybe the answer to the right diet lies in your DNA! Yes, you can “eat for your genes”. Come learn how your genes can impact your health and how you can achieve ultimate wellness!

Eileen is a functional nutritionist with Unique Nutrition Solutions, LLC.

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

Writers Read
Thursday, September 21 - 6:00pm | Room D

Whether you're an accomplished or aspiring writer, this club's for you! Participants share writing samples and offer constructive criticism. Any form of writing is encouraged, including anecdotal, political/situational commentary, poetry, prose, and children's literature.

This group meets at 6:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in Meeting Room D.

Whimsical Bookworms
Thursday, September 21 - 6:30pm | Room C

whimsical bookworms

3rd Thursday of the Month
DeForest Area Public Library
6:30 p.m. in Conference Room C

If you'd like to read a variety of books, including non-fiction, historical fiction, and contemporary authors, join us. This evening book discussion group welcomes new members.                                       

Vellamo: Finnish Folk Music Duo With Pia Leinonen and Joni Tiala
Saturday, September 23 - 10:00am | Community Room

You’ll delight in the haunting melodies and ballads, vocals and virtuosic guitar stylings of Pia Leinonen and Joni Tiala, the Finnish folk duo, Vellamo. In addition to performing in the Finnish, Celtic and Scandinavian folk traditions, they also compose memorable original songs.

In Finnish mythology, Vellamo is the goddess of the sea. Based in Kokkola, on the western coast of Finland, Pia and Joni combine the rich tradition of Finnish folksong with an appealing “retro” sensibility, creating an exotic and magical acoustic experience.

Raised in the arctic region of Lapland, Pia is Vellamo’s lead singer. Combining her love and vast knowledge of Finnish folk music with the western singer– songwriter tradition, her exquisite voice evokes creative expression.

Originally from the Finnish port of Kokkola, Joni Tiala’s eclectic musical background includes writing and performing for theater, progressive and alternative rock, and Finnish and western folk.

Their current tour is their seventh visit to the U.S. and will take them from New England to the Pacific Northwest.

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

Badger Book Club
Monday, September 25 - 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, September 25 - 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.

Why We Love the Packers! Presented by Jim Rice
Tuesday, September 26 - 10:00am | DeForest Area Community & Senior Center

Go from Lambeau to McCarthy in a fast-paced program that includes the great players and special moments. Revisit the team's glorious past and historic games. Jim's presentation includes hundreds of photos of old football cards, newspapers, magazines, and other memorabilia.

Jim Rice is an author and a former history teacher. His books will be available for purchase and signing.

This library outreach program is co-sponsored by the Center, the Library, and the DeForest Area Historical Society.

Sew Yourself a Right Hand of Friendship Quilt Block Louise Valdovinos and Sharon Saeger
Tuesday, September 26 - 6:00pm

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 Sharon Saeger 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 three fat quarters—1 light colored, 1 medium and 1 dark colored. (Ask at a fabric store.) Other supplies will be provided.
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Dewey Stitchers
Thursday, September 28 - 6:00pm | Room C

Three balls of yarn for knitting

Bring your knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, embroidery, crewel or any other fiber art you may be working on or want learn about.