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Adult Programs

Studio 203: Smiles & Waves of Happiness
Tuesday, May 17 (All day) to Tuesday, May 31 (All day)

Stop in the Studio 203 for some crafts.

While supplies last this Studio 203's crafts will include:

  • Smiley Crab craft
  • Emoji garland
  • Cardboard & Yarn Axolotl

Wednesday, May 18 - 6:00pm | The Workshop

Make a small book to take home to use as a journal, sketch book, or whatever else you can imagine.

Patrons under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Qigong Outdoors
Thursday, May 19 - 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.

Open Lab
Thursday, May 19 - 3:00pm | 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.

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

Whimsical Bookworms
Thursday, May 19 - 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.     

New members are always welcome!

2022 Summer Reading Program: Oceans of Possibilities
Saturday, May 21 (All day) | Beanstack

More information coming soon!

Mini Painting
Saturday, May 21 - 1:00pm | Children's Room

Each month we will have a different featured 3D-printed model to paint.

Kids 12 and younger may attend with a parent or guardian. 

Bookmaking Registration Required
Saturday, May 21 - 1:00pm | The Workshop

Make a small book to take home to use as a journal, sketch book, or whatever else you can imagine.

Patrons under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Badger Book Club
Monday, May 23 - 12:00pm | Zoom & Library Community Room

badger book club

4th Monday of the Month
DeForest Area Public Library
12:00 p.m.

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.

New members are always welcome!

Coloring for Adults
Monday, May 23 - 4:00pm | Zoom & Room C

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 in Room C and via Zoom to color together.  If you would you like to join via Zoom send an email to 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!

Tuesday, May 24 - 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.