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Adult Programs

Free Form Painting
Saturday, May 18 - 11:30am | The Workshop


Relax and paint a small picture on canvas boards with others of all skill levels.

Space Crystal Mission Presented by Payton Kelly-Van Domelen
Saturday, May 18 - 1:00pm | Community Room


Kick off our Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories!

In 2017, thirteen year-old scientist Payton Kelly-Van Domelen won the UW Madison Chemistry Department’s Wisconsin Crystal Growing Contest.

Meet Payton and hear the story of how she prepared her experiment for research on the International Space Station, handed it over to NASA, watched the rocket launch at the Kennedy Space Center, and Skyped with the astronauts about her experiment.

Photo Above: Astronauts Scott Tingle and Ricky Arnold holding Payton’s KH2PO4 experiments. Photo credit: NASA

Event Photo: Payton at The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space in Florida preparing the experiments for launch.

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

Jigsaw Puzzle Swap
Monday, May 20 - 10:00am | Room D


Bored with the same old puzzles? Come with your gently used puzzles and leave with new-to-you puzzles.

  • Primarily 500+ pieces (without any missing pieces), but all ages and levels welcome.
  • Take one for each one you bring.
  • Spread the word so there will be more to choose from!

Badger Book Club
Monday, May 20 - 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.

DAPL Photo Group
Monday, May 20 - 6:00pm | Community Room


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Join fellow photographers for this interest group at the DeForest Area Public Library!

We have members with all skill levels. This group is sponsored by the library and is open to the public. New members and visitors are always welcome!

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

QiGong Classes With Nancy Osley, Instructor
Tuesday, May 21 - 9:30am | Community Room except July 30 will meet in the Teen Area


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 sign a waiver at the start of their first class.

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

Open Lab
Tuesday, May 21 - 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.

Meet the Author Doris Green Author of Caves, Mines, and Tunnels in and Around the Badger State
Tuesday, May 21 - 6:30pm | Community Room


What incredible natural features are found underground in Wisconsin?

If you’re in search of a family adventure, here’s your opportunity to find out what may be under the ground in our state. Author Doris Green will tell us about Wisconsin’s most accessible caves, former mines and other subterranean treasures.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library. Copies of Doris’ books will be available for purchase and signing.

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

Open Lab
Wednesday, May 22 - 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.

Poly Clay Sculpting
Wednesday, May 22 - 6:00pm | The Workshop


Polymer Clay is a plastic material that can be sculpted into a variety of creations like jewelry, figurines, or anything else your imagination can whip up then it is hardened in a normal oven for you to take home.

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