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Adult Programs

Hallow-Read Around the World
Friday, October 1 (All day) to Sunday, October 31 (All day) Beanstack


Spooky season is upon us! In the U.S., Halloween is a holiday full of merrymaking, magic, and mischief. Many cultures celebrate life and death through rituals and celebrations with their communities. Learn about the origins and practices of various Halloween-like traditions around the world. Read all month long and complete activities to earn badges.

Register or sign in on Beanstack.

You can also get Beanstack on your phone:
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Seek & Find Windows
Monday, October 4 (All day) to Sunday, October 31 (All day) Market & Library Street


Can you find all the items on the lists?

The Spooky Windows are located by the Library Street entrance and the Cute windows are located by the Market Street entrance.

Halloween Photo Op Hop
Monday, October 18 (All day) to Sunday, October 31 (All day) Lower Level & Studio 203


Stop in Studio 203 and the Lower Level of the Library for a Halloween Photo Op Hop.

We have many different photo oportunities setup downstairs and one setup in Studio 203. They will be up through Halloween.

Switch & Stitch: Fabric and Yarn Exchange
Wednesday, October 27 - 9:00am | Classroom - Lower Level


Trade your leftover odds and ends and be inspired to create new treasures.

Do you have fabric remnants hiding in a closet, or yarn stashed away in a tote? Maybe you have buttons left over from a project you finished ages ago. If you're not going to use it, swap it! Bring your unused fabrics, knitting needles, crochet hooks, notions, and yarn to swap at the Library.

Note: Donations to help us build up our stash are welcome! Please drop them off at the library desk.

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

Workshop Wednesday Weekly Facebook Videos & Kits @ the Library
Wednesday, October 27 - 1:00pm


Every Wednesday at 1 pm, Michael, our STEAM librarian, will post an instructional video for a fun project you can complete at home.

Kits with most of the project materials will be available in our Library Street entrance (while supplies last).

The Workshop @ Home
Thursday, October 28 - 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.

Qigong Outdoors Weather permitting With instructor Nancy Osley
Thursday, October 28 - 9:30am | The Village Green Across from the Library


Qigong is a moving meditation that is simple, easy to learn, and can be done by everyone, at any age and fitness level. Just mirror the movements of the instructor and reduce tension, improve breathing, and increase flexibility. Do this outside and get a boost of fresh, balancing energy. 

Anyone (age 16 & up) is invited to sign a waiver and participate.

Class will be moved indoors, if space is available, during poor weather.

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

Memoir Writing Group
Thursday, October 28 - 1:00pm | Email & Room D


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 Erin at ededin@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.

We have members with all skill levels. New members and visitors are always welcome!

Dewey Stitchers
Thursday, October 28 - 4:00pm | Zoom & Room C


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 ededin@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.

We have members with all skill levels.  New members and visitors are always welcome!

Steaming Into the Weekend
Friday, October 29 - 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.

Outdoor Halloween Party
Saturday, October 30 - 10:00am | Library Grounds


Get into your costume and be ready for a spook-tacular party at the library!

There will be:

  • Games
  • Activities
  • Photo opportunities
  • So much more for everyone of all ages!

Also, join Miss Emily at 10:15 am for a fun Storytime at the Rocks!

All activities will be offered outdoors in a safe manner following current health guidelines and best practices. In the event of rain, we will move activities indoors as we are able.

Qigong With Nancy Osley
Tuesday, November 2 - 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.

Please Note: This is a pre-recorded session, the in-person sessions on Tuesdays are not being streamed live or recorded.

Qigong In-Person! - Registration Required With Nancy Osley
Tuesday, November 2 - 9:30am | Community Room


Registration: Register!

What is Qigong?

It is a slow movement exercise with gentle stretching. Qigong can create better energy, better sleep, relaxation, and reduce stress.

It’s been a long time since we were able to offer in-person Qigong classes. To participate, please call the Library at 846-5482, or register on our website. Wear comfortable clothing, bring water, and you’ll need to fill out a waiver form.

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

Please Note: The Qigong on our Facebook page is a pre-recorded session, the in-person sessions on Tuesdays are not being streamed live or recorded.

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