Adult Programs

Virtual Escape Rooms
Friday, July 31 (All day) to Saturday, February 27 (All day)


Here is a list of our current Virtual Escape Rooms:

  1. Escape from the Library 
     
  2. Norbert's Journey: Level 1
     
  3. Alice's Adventures at Hogwarts: Level 2
     
  4. Harry Potter & the Unicorn Rescue Society: Level 3
     

Your Library Card gives you Superpowers! Library Card Sign-Up Month
Tuesday, September 1 (All day) to Wednesday, September 30 (All day)


A library card gives you the power to dream, learn, explore, save money, and more. September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, and we will be celebrating all month long with special offers at the library and throughout the community.

The following local businesses are generously offering special discounts when you show your library card during the month of September. #LoveLocalDeFo
~10% off at The Poppy Seed
~15% off at Hometown Pharmacy
~10% off at The Rose Cottage
Offers are good 9/1/2020 through 9/30/2020, and some restrictions apply. More offers are coming.

Don't have a library card? It's easy to sign up for one today at www.deforestlibrary.org/apply-online-deforest-library-card or in-person at the library.

Read Woke
Monday, September 21 (All day) to Saturday, November 28 (All day) Beanstack


Discover diverse books, log activities, and READ WOKE.

Read Woke is a movement. It is a feeling. It is a style. It is a form of education. It is a call to action; it is our right as lifelong learners. It means arming yourself with knowledge in order to better protect your rights. Knowledge is power and no one can take it away. It means learning about others so that you can treat people with the respect and dignity that they deserve no matter their religion, race, creed, or color.

I concluded that a Woke Book must:

  • Challenge a social norm
  • Give voice to the voiceless
  • Provide information about a group that has been disenfranchised
  • Seek to challenge the status quo
  • Have a protagonist from an underrepresented or oppressed group”

– Cicely Lewis, creator of Read Woke

 

Thank you to Zoobean for developing this Challenge in partnership with Read Woke Creator, Cicely Lewis.

 

 

Story Walk - I Promise by LeBron James
Monday, September 21 (All day) to Sunday, October 4 (All day) Liberty Land Park


Enjoy a wonderful picture book while walking along the path at Liberty Land Park.

Open Lab
Wednesday, September 30 - 9:00am | The Workshop


Explore our innovative makerspace and discover what it has to offer. Nurture your inner scientist and artist by trying your hand at 3D design and printing, coding games, painting, sculpting, light woodworking, and much more. A librarian will be on hand to answer your questions and to help get you started.

To provide a safe and healthy environment for staff and visitors, please note the following: Workshop capacity is limited, masks are required, and children must be accompanied by adults at all times.

If the STEAM Librarian is not in, please ask at the front desk for Workshop availabilty.

Friends Self-Service Fall Book Sale
Wednesday, September 30 - 9:00am | Lower Level


Friend of the DeForest Area Public Library

$1.00 per hardcover
$0.50 per paperback

Honor system cash payment at the circulation desk.

Volunteers will update the selection regularly.

*The Library closes for 15 minutes at 10:45 am, 12:45 pm, and 2:45 pm for cleaning.

Library hours are subject to change.

All book sale proceeds benefit the DeForest Area Public Library.

The Workshop @ Home
Thursday, October 1 - 9:00am | Facebook


We've missed seeing everyone explore and create in The Workshop, so we're going to work on bringing the spirit of The Workshop to you on our Facebook page. We will share a Workshop-style project or tips each Thursday at 9 am.

Open Lab
Thursday, October 1 - 9:00am | The Workshop


Explore our innovative makerspace and discover what it has to offer. Nurture your inner scientist and artist by trying your hand at 3D design and printing, coding games, painting, sculpting, light woodworking, and much more. A librarian will be on hand to answer your questions and to help get you started.

To provide a safe and healthy environment for staff and visitors, please note the following: Workshop capacity is limited, masks are required, and children must be accompanied by adults at all times.

If the STEAM Librarian is not in, please ask at the front desk for Workshop availabilty.

Friends Self-Service Fall Book Sale
Thursday, October 1 - 9:00am | Lower Level


Friend of the DeForest Area Public Library

$1.00 per hardcover
$0.50 per paperback

Honor system cash payment at the circulation desk.

Volunteers will update the selection regularly.

*The Library closes for 15 minutes at 10:45 am, 12:45 pm, and 2:45 pm for cleaning.

Library hours are subject to change.

All book sale proceeds benefit the DeForest Area Public Library.

Journaling During the Pandemic - Registration Required Presented by Judith Joy
Thursday, October 1 - 6:30pm | Zoom


Registration: Register!

The ups and downs from living with a pandemic have seeped into every corner of our lives. So, are you just coping instead of thriving? Have you thought about journaling your thoughts?

“Journaling can boost happiness and resilience and create more focus in your life,” says Judith Joy, author, and dream creation guide and journaling coach. “Daily journaling provides insight into your behavior and feelings. It’s an especially important way to lift your spirits during turbulent times.”

Research has found that writing your thoughts on paper when the world around you is in a state of flux, can reduce depression and anxiety, build resilience and boost happiness. Meet Judith at this Zoom event and learn how to get started creating positivity for yourself.

Steaming Into the Weekend
Friday, October 2 - 9:00am | Facebook


We've missed seeing everyone explore and create in The Workshop, so we're going to work on bringing the spirit of The Workshop to you on our Facebook page. We will post a fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) activity each Friday at 9 am, just in time for the weekend.

Open Lab
Friday, October 2 - 9:00am | The Workshop


Explore our innovative makerspace and discover what it has to offer. Nurture your inner scientist and artist by trying your hand at 3D design and printing, coding games, painting, sculpting, light woodworking, and much more. A librarian will be on hand to answer your questions and to help get you started.

To provide a safe and healthy environment for staff and visitors, please note the following: Workshop capacity is limited, masks are required, and children must be accompanied by adults at all times.

If the STEAM Librarian is not in, please ask at the front desk for Workshop availabilty.

Friends Self-Service Fall Book Sale
Friday, October 2 - 9:00am | Lower Level


Friend of the DeForest Area Public Library

$1.00 per hardcover
$0.50 per paperback

Honor system cash payment at the circulation desk.

Volunteers will update the selection regularly.

*The Library closes for 15 minutes at 10:45 am, 12:45 pm, and 2:45 pm for cleaning.

Library hours are subject to change.

All book sale proceeds benefit the DeForest Area Public Library.

Open Lab
Saturday, October 3 - 9:00am | The Workshop


Explore our innovative makerspace and discover what it has to offer. Nurture your inner scientist and artist by trying your hand at 3D design and printing, coding games, painting, sculpting, light woodworking, and much more. A librarian will be on hand to answer your questions and to help get you started.

To provide a safe and healthy environment for staff and visitors, please note the following: Workshop capacity is limited, masks are required, and children must be accompanied by adults at all times.

If the STEAM Librarian is not in, please ask at the front desk for Workshop availabilty.

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