Adult Programs

2020 Summer Reading Program: Imagine Your Story
Saturday, May 16 (All day) to Saturday, August 8 (All day)


2020 Summer 
Reading Program:
Imagine Your Story

May 16 - August 8

Virtual Escape Room: Norbert's Journey - Level 1
Tuesday, June 23 (All day) to Saturday, August 8 (All day)


Escape Room: https://www.deforestlibrary.org/norberts-journey-level-1

Follow the link above to access our second Virtual Escape Room. If you missed the first one, it can be found here: https://www.deforestlibrary.org/escape-from-the-library-virtual-escape-room. You do not need to complete the first one to complete this one, but it does start where the first one ended. 

This escape room we designed a little easier and shorter than our first room.

Story Walk
Wednesday, July 1 - 12:00pm to Sunday, July 12 - 5:00pm


What magic can be made from a piece of string? Imagine the possibilities as you walk and read this delightful story.

The Story Walk starts on Market Street and will be at the DeForest Area Public Library from noon on Wednesday, July 1 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, July 12.

Memoir Writing Group
Thursday, July 9 - 1:00pm | Email


Won't these be interesting times to write about someday? For now, our Memoir Writers group continues to think about events, places, and people in our lives. If you have not been able to participate in our group, this is a great time to get involved because you don't have to be in Room D to participate.

Everyone has a story to tell.  Share a memory from your life!  Send something you have written to Jane at jhenze@deforestlibrary.org   Your writing will be shared it with the group via email. Then read what others have written and reply with a short bit of feedback.

Dewey Stitchers
Thursday, July 9 - 6:00pm | Zoom


While we're all in isolation, crafts like crochet and knitting are a great way to pass the time, have fun, and relax.  

Our library's Dewey Stitchers group will meet via Zoom to craft together.  Would you like to join in?  Send an email to jhenze@deforestlibrary.org at least one day before the next session and you'll receive an invitation to join in the fun.

Those who are already members will automatically receive an invitation by email.

Dragonwood Readers
Friday, July 10 - 9:30am | Zoom & Library Community Room



2nd Friday of the Month
at 9:30 a.m.

This casual, fun book group gets together each month for a lively discussion. The books can be found at the library and the Center, in audio, large print and regular formats when available.

Coloring for Adults
Monday, July 13 - 6:00pm | Zoom


You've probably heard that coloring has many benefits.  Here's what the Journal of the American Art Therapy Association recently stated.

"Studies have shown that “structured coloring of a reasonably complex geometric pattern,” such as a symmetrical mandala pattern or coloring book, can lead to a meditative state that helps reduce anxiety. Consider breaking out your adult coloring books, or drawing your own pattern."

Our library's Coloring for Adults group will be meeting via Zoomto color together.  If you would you like to join in send an email to jhenze@deforestlibrary.org at least one day before the next session and you'll receive an invitation to join in the fun.

 Those who are already members will automatically receive an invitation by email.

Qigong With Nancy Osley, Instructor
Tuesday, July 14 - 9:30am | Facebook


Instructor Nancy Osley invites you to practice this form of exercise and relaxation with controlled breathing and movement. 

A new class is posted every Tuesday morning on the Library's Facebook page.  Wear comfortable clothes and just follow Nancy's actions.

The Honey Pies - Concert
Tuesday, July 14 - 6:30pm | Market Street


Meet the Honey Pies: Four musicians, heartfelt harmonies, virtuoso instrumentals and the best of traditional and original American music.

This is a drive-in, park, and listen event. Help us comply with Public Health Madison & Dane County regulations and stay in your vehicle. Get a free ticket for your vehicle at the Library.

Cub Scout Pack 35 will offer bottled water, bottled lemonade, and commercially popped popcorn for sale by car service!

Plans are subject to change. There is no rain date or location. In case of inclement weather, the show will be performed on Facebook Live.

Thanks to our sponsors! The Sponsor in the Spotlight for this event is DMB Community Bank!

Gold level sponsors are Anonymous Music Lover #1, Anonymous Music Lover #2, DMB Community Bank, TDS Telecom.

Silver level sponsors are Paulson Development LLC, REGI Madison, Friends of the Library, Essential Family Vision, South Central Library System, and LINKages Committee.

Concert Sponsors:

Anonymous Music Lover #1, Anonymous Music Lover #2, TDS, DMB Community Bank, Paulson Development LLC, Essential Family Vision Care, Friends of the DeForest Area Public Library, REG, LINK ages, and SCLS

Whimsical Bookworms
Thursday, July 16 - 6:30pm | Zoom & Library Community Room


whimsical bookworms

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

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.                                       

Photography Group - A Day in My Town
Monday, July 20 - 6:00pm | Zoom & Library Community Room


This month’s challenge is to create a series of images that document your town.

Because we have some members of our group who live in places other than DeForest, take your camera wherever you call home this month, whether it is Madison, Cottage Grove, or even Boulder Junction.

Capture the daily life of your community through streets, buildings, natural features, and events.

Practice social distancing while capturing your images!

This group is sponsored by the library and is open to the public. New members and visitors are always welcome!

Send 4– 6 photographs to jhenze@deforestlibrary.org by Monday, July 20. Images will be shared with the group via email.

Qigong With Nancy Osley, Instructor
Tuesday, July 21 - 9:30am | Facebook


Instructor Nancy Osley invites you to practice this form of exercise and relaxation with controlled breathing and movement. 

A new class is posted every Tuesday morning on the Library's Facebook page.  Wear comfortable clothes and just follow Nancy's actions.

Ken Lonnquist: Concert
Tuesday, July 21 - 6:30pm | Market Street


Ken’s music will tickle your funny-bone and inspire you at the same time! Both kids and adults will have love the music, laughter and imagination that come together listening to this award-winning artist.

This is a drive-in, park, and listen event. Watch for information on how to get a free ticket for your vehicle. Plans are subject to change. There is no rain date or location. In case of inclement weather, the show will be performed on Facebook Live.

Thanks to our sponsors! Tonight’s Sponsor in the Spotlight is DMB Community Bank.

Gold level sponsors are Anonymous Music Lover #1, Anonymous Music Lover #2, DMB Community Bank, TDS Telecom.

Silver level sponsors are Paulson Development LLC, REGI Madison, Friends of the Library, Essential Family Vision, South Central Library System, and LINKages Committee.

Concert Sponsors:

Anonymous Music Lover #1, Anonymous Music Lover #2, TDS, DMB Community Bank, Paulson Development LLC, Essential Family Vision Care, Friends of the DeForest Area Public Library, REG, LINK ages, and SCLS

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