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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.

Candidate Forum
Monday, March 25 - 6:00pm | Community Room


Area voters are invited to attend an open forum to hear from candidates running for seats on the Village of DeForest Board.

  • Each candidate will present an opening statement of two minutes.
  • A question-and-answer period will follow with prepared questions. The moderator will pose other questions submitted by the audience in written form. Candidates will have two minutes to answer each question.
  • As time allows, the moderator will pose questions from the audience.

Moderator: David Grove

These candidates have been invited:

  • Jane Cahill Wolfgram
  • Adam Hanek
  • Jason Kramar
  • Abigail Lowery
  • Taysheedra Noll

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

Frances Cleveland: A May-December Romance As Portrayed by Jessica Michna
Tuesday, March 26 - 10:00am | DeForest Area Community and Senior Center


June 2, 1886 – The White House Blue Room was an explosion of color.

Yellow pansies, garlands of roses and greenery adorned the chandeliers and windows. As the Marine Corps Band, under the direction of John Phillip Sousa, struck up the Wedding March, 21-year old “Frankie” Folsom entered on the arm of her groom, President Grover Cleveland. Truly a “May-December romance”. The new bride would fascinate the public as the nation's youngest First Lady. Meet Mrs. Cleveland as she reminisces about her life.

This library outreach program is sponsored by the DeForest Area Community & Senior Center, the DeForest Area Historical Society and the Library.

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, March 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, March 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, March 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.

Open Lab
Thursday, March 28 - 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 28 - 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 29 - 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, April 1 - 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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