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Adult Programs

Memory Screening - Registration Required Offered by Dane County Aging and Disability Resource Center Memory Care Specialists
Thursday, October 24 - 9:00am | Room D


A memory screen is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory.

It creates a baseline so future changes can be monitored. Specialists from the Dane County Aging and Disability Resource Center will provide free 10-minute memory screenings at the Library in Room D. You can also get information about memory, memory clinics, brain health and local resources.

Registration - Limit of 1 person for each 10 minute time slot:

Memoir Writing Group
Thursday, October 24 - 1:00pm | Room D


Have you ever wanted to write about your life?

This Memoir Writing Group is for those who want to write about their life experiences and memories.

Facilitator Laurel Lybbert says it is easier than you think to write your memories. Laurel will offer tips and memory joggers to help you get started. Then you are invited to read what you've written or to share something that intrigues or inspires you. Or to just listen to our memories and be inspired.

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

Getting to Know Medicare Presented by Jesse Grutz
Thursday, October 24 - 4:30pm | Classroom - Lower Level


This class is for those new to Medicare, as well as those currently enrolled. We’ll cover the component parts of Medicare, discuss recent changes, and options for managing health care costs in retirement.

This program is free and open to the public. The licensed insurance professionals involved in the seminar are in no way connected to or affiliated with Medicare. The seminar will provide basic Medicare information, while not talking about any specific companies or products. This is an educational seminar. There will be no products marketed or sold.

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

Dewey Stitchers
Thursday, October 24 - 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.

Retirement & Taxes Simplified With Jesse Grutz
Thursday, October 24 - 6:00pm | Classroom - Lower Level


This class is designed for those looking for a worry-free retirement. Learn about these important topics:

  • The importance of having a written income plan
  • If the market corrects, will you be okay?
  • Reducing taxes in retirement

This program is free and open to the public. The licensed insurance professionals involved in the seminar are in no way connected to or affiliated with Medicare. The seminar will provide basic Medicare information, while not talking about any specific companies or products. This is an educational seminar. There will be no products marketed or sold.

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

Visiting the Beyond Presented by Curt Strutz, Paranormal Investigator
Thursday, October 24 - 6:00pm | Community Room


Ever wonder what the inside of a real haunted house looks like?

Visiting the Beyond is an historical journey with original photography, personal experiences, and detailed haunted happenings of each location. Curt has visited haunted homes, asylums, prisons, hospitals, public places, and other locations, — guaranteed to bring chills down the spines of those in the crowd.

Please note: This presentation is geared for adults and teens, and may be too descriptive for young children.

GLADIUS in Concert - Registration Required Flamenco/Classical/Jazz Guitar
Friday, October 25 - 6:00pm | Community Room


Registration: Register!

6:00 pm - Dessert Buffet
7:00 pm - Concert

You’re invited to hear amazing performer and award-winning composer, Gladius, at this free concert. Since overcoming neuropathy in both of his wrists and elbows, Gladius has developed a reputation for relentlessly touring and impressing audiences. Inspired by Spanish guitar legends and famous composers, Gladius combines various musical genres with the Spanish spirit and will transcend audiences with his incredible guitar skills, both on the classical and electric guitar.

Join us for coffee and desserts at a cabaret-style performance. Dessert buffet sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Halloween Party
Saturday, October 26 - 1:00pm | Community Room


Costumes are welcome!
Get ready for a thrilling good time.
Contests, games, crafts, snacks, and more abound at our haunted party.

Meet the Author: Madeline Uraneck
Monday, October 28 - 12:00pm | Room C


When Madeline Uraneck said hello to the Tibetan woman cleaning her office cubicle, she never imagined the moment would change her life.

You’re invited to meet Madison author Madeline Uraneck as she joins us for a discussion of her book, How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted.

Want to read the book ahead of time? Copies of the book are on the Badger Book Club shelf.

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

Event image is Madeline Uraneck and Tenzin Kelsang, the ‘star’ of the book.

Badger Book Club
Monday, October 28 - 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.

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