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Adult Programs

2017 Winter Reading Program: Take a Byte Out of Books!
Monday, December 19 (All day) to Tuesday, February 28 (All day)


All ages are welcome to participate in our Winter Reading Contest!

Only books checked out from the DeForest Area Public Library or Overdrive between December 19 and February 28 count.

Forms are available at the front desk.

Birth - 1st grade: 10 books = 1 Dragon Dollar
2nd - 4th grade: 5 books = 1 Dragon Dollar
5th grade - adult: 1 book = 1 Dragon Dollar
All ages: 1 program = 1 Dragon Dollar

Ask at the front desk for more information.

Sew Yourself a Card Trick Quilt Block - Session is Full
Tuesday, February 21 - 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 three fat quarters—1 light colored, 1 medium and 1 dark colored. (Ask at a fabric store.) Other supplies will be provided.
  • This program is the first in a series. Watch for information about our other quilt block projects!

Predators & Prey With The Friends of the Henry Vilas Zoo
Thursday, February 23 - 1:00pm | Community Room


The predator/prey relationship is one of the most important in the natural world.

Our zoo educator will help us look at the adaptations and strategies that animals have to survive in their habitat.

Fascinating facts and close-up views of some creatures will be featured.

Which animals are coming is a secret, so be prepared!

This program is free and open to the public. All ages are invited.

Dewey Stitchers
Thursday, February 23 - 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.

Steam Punks Maker Club - M.A.M.E. Arcade Machine
Saturday, February 25 - 1:00pm | MakerLab


Join the Steam Punks maker club to build their first project...MAME Arcade Machine

The Steam Punks maker club is a group that meets to work on larger projects. The current project we will be building is a M.A.M.E. arcade machine. We will be building the cabinet out of wood. Then we will be installing real arcade controls and setting up the computer inside to emulate an arcade machine.

Patrons under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.

Badger Book Club
Monday, February 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.

Monday Matinee
Monday, February 27 - 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.

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


coloring

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.

Tooth Be Told: Caring for Your Teeth 4th Tuesday Forum presented by Brittany Burger, D.D.S.
Tuesday, February 28 - 10:00am | DeForest Area Community & Senior Center


Healthy teeth and gums make it easy for you to eat well and enjoy good food. Several problems can affect the health of your mouth, but good care should keep your teeth and gums strong as you age.

Find out what you can do to maintain your oral health at this library outreach program.

This program is part of the Library’s outreach programming. It is free and open to everyone in the community. Refreshments will be served.

Are You Confused about Probiotics? Presented by Eileen Schutte, Functional Nutritionist
Tuesday, February 28 - 6:00pm | Community Room


You’ve been told to take probiotics for everything from improving digestion, immune support, and even weight loss. But, what are probiotics and prebiotics?

Recent research shows the healthy bacteria that resides in our gut plays a major role in our health as well as our ability to manage a healthy weight.

Eileen will help us make sense of the confusion and misinformation on probiotics and prebiotics.

Monday Matinee
Monday, March 6 - 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.

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