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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.

DAPL Photo Group
Monday, March 18 - 6:00pm | Community Room


camera lens

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 - Registration Required With Nancy Osley, Instructor
Tuesday, March 19 - 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 19 - 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 19 - 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, March 20 - 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.

Open Lab
Thursday, March 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.

Whimsical Bookworms
Thursday, March 21 - 6:30pm | Room C


whimsical bookworms

3rd Thursday of the Month
DeForest Area Public Library
6:30 p.m. in Conference Room C

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.                                       

Open Lab
Friday, March 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.

Badger Book Club
Monday, March 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.

Coloring for Adults
Monday, March 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.

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