Adults

Summer Card Making*

Where
Community Room

Registration: Register

Shirley Merker returns to show us the techniques to make cards with a Summer theme! Participants will get to make two cards as well as a muslin gift bag with a note card.

All materials will be provided. No card making experience is necessary. Seats are limited, so please register to reserve your spot!

Library at the Center: Discover Local Birds and Wildflowers

Where
Cornerstone Community Center

Join us for an engaging and educational presentation about local birds and wildflowers with local birder Ed Saur! Ed will talk about identifying backyard birds and ways to attract them, finding local birds by habitat in the Spring and Summer, and identifying wildflowers that occur in our area this time of year. He will also highlight some unusual birds that are sometimes seen as well as extremely rare birds that have shown up in Wisconsin. Throughout the talk, Ed will share photographs along with his experiences.

Author Talk with Frieda McFadden: Psychological Thrillers and the Queen of Twists*

Where
Online Virtual Event

Registration: Register

Get your popcorn and take a seat as we chat with the queen of twists herself, Freida McFadden! McFadden will join us to chat about writing psychological thrillers and her mega-bestselling hit The Housemaid series, in particular her forthcoming (June 11, 2024) third installment, The Housemaid Is Watching.

Banned Book Club

Where
Room C

1st Wednesday of the Month
DeForest Area Public Library
12:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate your freedom to read by joining us for thoughtful discussions about challenged and banned books in a safe and compassionate environment. 

We will explore a variety of books that have been cited by the American Library Association (ALA) as being frequently challenged. Though some of the books may have been written for younger readers, the Banned Book Club is intended for adults.

Library at the Center: "Why Books?" with Author David Benjamin

Where
Cornerstone Community Center

Let’s talk books! When did your love of reading begin? Who are your favorite authors? Do you have fond memories of reading a book that has stuck with you over time? What book may have changed your life or helped you to look at things from a new perspective?

Join the conversation between other readers and award-winning author David Benjamin. David will also read from his new book The Melting Grandmother. Join us at Cornerstone Community Center for this unique program!

Author Talk with Rebecca F. Kuang: Asian American Representation in Literature*

Where
Online Virtual Event

Registration: Register

We welcome you to register for a thrilling conversation with Rebecca F. Kuang (R.F. Kuang) as she chats with us about her New York Times bestselling novel, Yellowface. Yellowface grapples with questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation, as well as the terrifying alienation of social media.

Author Talk with Nina Simon: A Murder Mystery, Family Story, & Love Letter to Strong Women Everywhere*

Where
Online Virtual Event

Registration: Register

Nothing brings a family together like a murder next door.

You’re invited to join Nina Simon online as she chats about her lighthearted whodunnit about a grandmother-mother-daughter trio of amateur sleuths, Mother-Daughter Murder Night.