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Adult Programs

2019 Winter Reading Program: Reading is the Cat's Meow - Registration Required
Monday, December 17 (All day) to Friday, March 1 (All day)



Registration is open:

Please only enter reading level appropriate books that you read during this program.

Dragon Dollars can be spent in the Prize Store or donated to either the DeForest Area Public Library Endowment Fund, the Dane County Humane Society, or the DeForest Area Needs Network. For more information about each of these organizations click their name to visit their website.

Non-redeemed Dragon Dollars (meaning they are on your online account as still owed to you) can be donated to any of the three organizations by sending an email to jsvetlik@deforestlibrary.org before end of day Sunday, March 3, 2019. Please include the amount you are donating to the specific organization(s). Redeemed Dragon Dollars must be donated in person.

All Dragon Dollars earned this reading program will expire at the end of the day Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Samantha's Amazing Acro-Cats
Saturday, February 23 - 1:30pm | Community Room


Come see the documentary about self-taught animal trainer, Samantha Martin, who quits her day job to create America's first traveling cat circus, The Amazing Acro-cats.

Rated: NR (parental guidance is advised)
Runtime: 1 hour

**Note to parents/guardians - There are a few situations about illness in Samantha's family, as well as the death of a family member and cat, and possible strong language.

If you have any special needs or restrictions please contact the library for accommodations.

Badger Book Club
Monday, February 25 - 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.

Getting to Know Medicare Presented by Jesse Grutz
Monday, February 25 - 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.

Strategies for Social Security & Retirement Income With Jesse Grutz
Monday, February 25 - 6:00pm | Classroom - Lower Level


Learn about these important topics:

  • How are my Social Security benefits calculated and taxed?
  • How can I maximize my Social Security Income?
  • How do I calculate how much I need to retire?
  • How can I ensure myself not to run out of money?

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.

Coloring for Adults
Monday, February 25 - 6:00pm | Room C


coloring

Coloring is an activity we think of as being for kids. However, it can be beneficial for adults.

Coloring helps us de-stress because when we focus on a particular activity, we focus on it and not on our worries. Coloring generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity.

Coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided. Adults only, please.

QiGong Classes - Registration Required With Nancy Osley, Instructor
Tuesday, February 26 - 9:30am | Community Room


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.

Open to ages 16 & up. Participants need to register and sign a waiver (waivers are available at the front desk and will be available at the first class).

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


Registration: Register

Exercise for Arthritis Pain & Stiffness Presented by Dr. Tyler Harrington, Capitol Physical Therapy | 4th Tuesday Forum
Tuesday, February 26 - 10:00am | DeForest Area Community & Senior Center


Did you know that exercise is essential for people with arthritis? It increases strength and flexibility, reduces joint pain, helps combat fatigue, and helps with balance.
Dr. Harrington will teach us:

  • Why exercise is important
  • How to start an exercise regimen
  • Fall prevention techniques
  • How to minimize risks
  • Balance screens will be available

This library outreach program is open to the community. If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate, please contact library staff.

Open Lab
Tuesday, February 26 - 3:30pm | The Workshop


Anyone is welcome to come into the Workshop to explore and see what it has to offer. Try your hand at sphero, osmo, snap circuits, and 3D printing, or many other options to nurture your inner scientist. There will be a librarian on hand to answer your questions and to help get you started.

Learn To Quilt - Registration Required with Karen & Evelyn
Tuesday, February 26 - 5:30pm | Classroom - Lower Level


These avid quilters are excited to teach others their craft. In a 9-week session, you can make this beginner’s quilt they have named “Love of Quilting”. Beginning February 5, Karen and Evelyn will lead you in step-by-step lessons. Some supplies will be provided. A complete supply list will be given to participants at the time of registration. Details and registration information available on January 14.

  • All sessions are on Tuesdays: February 5 & 26 - March 5, 12, 19, & 26 April 9 & 16
  • Sessions begin at 5:30 p.m. downstairs in The Classroom.
  • You can bring your own sewing machine, if you’d like.
  • Open to those ages 12 & up. An adult must accompany those under 16 years old.
  • A waiver must be signed.

Registration: Register

Supply list:

  • 1.5 yards Fabric A (background)
  • 0.75 yards fabric B
  • 0.5 yards fabric C
  • 0.5 yards fabric D
  • 0.5 yards fabric E
  • 0.5 yards fabric F
  • 0.5 yards fabric G (Center of 9 patch and binding)
  • White cotton thread (50 weight)
  • Safety pins 1.5 inch
  • Masking Tape

Open Lab
Wednesday, February 27 - 3:30pm | The Workshop


Anyone is welcome to come into the Workshop to explore and see what it has to offer. Try your hand at sphero, osmo, snap circuits, and 3D printing, or many other options to nurture your inner scientist. There will be a librarian on hand to answer your questions and to help get you started.

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