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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.

QiGong Classes - Registration Required With Nancy Osley, Instructor
Tuesday, March 12 - 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

Open Lab
Tuesday, March 12 - 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, March 12 - 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

Trinity Irish Dancers Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Tuesday, March 12 - 6:00pm | Community Room


Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish dance and music! Trinity Irish Dancers of Madison will perform and share how dance is part of Ireland’s history.

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

Open Lab
Wednesday, March 13 - 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.

Thank-You Note Thursdays
Thursday, March 14 - 2:00pm | First Floor Table Area


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In our fast-paced society there is still a place for handwritten notes - especially for something as important and personal as the thank-you note.

Is there someone you've wanted to thank and you just haven't taken time to do it? On the second Thursday of each month, we'll supply the cards, pens and stamps for you to send a little joy someone's way!

Open Lab
Thursday, March 14 - 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.

Dewey Stitchers
Thursday, March 14 - 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.

Open Lab
Friday, March 15 - 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.

Monday Matinee Monday Matinee
Monday, March 18 - 1:00pm | Community Room


Monday Matinee Movies for Grown Ups

Our Saturday movies are great for kids and families. Now we're pleased to offer a free showing of a movie that is of interest to grown-ups on the first Monday of the month. Check out our Monday Matinee page for more information.

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