4th Tuesday Forum: Mrs. Mary S. Logan "Out of the Shadow"

DeForest Area Community & Senior Center

A devoted soldier’s wife, Mary Logan would be an eyewitness to one of the greatest conflagrations of American history, the Civil War.

Mrs. Logan was understandably proud of her husband’s accomplishments, but she emerged from his shadow to become a prominent power in Washington.

Meet Mrs. Mary S. Logan, wife of General and Senator John A. Logan, as she reminisces how she met and married the Illinois native. She would be the sometimes not-so-silent partner as he ascended the political ladder.

Selecting New Pieces, Caring For, and Repurposing Your Jewelry

Community Room

Meet Art Fish, owner of Prairie Jewelers, a long-established jewelry store of over 100 years. How do you make smart choices when selecting a gift of jewelry for someone special? People have been asking that question probably as long as there have been jewelry stores. Art will explain this, and also include tips for ‘repurposing” jewelry you’ve inherited or no longer wear, as well as trends in color and designs. 

His talk also includes a discussion about Amethyst, the birthstone for this month, and the history, trends, and stories behind it.  


Community Room

Looking for something fun to do, join us for a few rounds of bingo!

Free bingo boards with prizes for each round! Multiple rounds, including specials, and one final coverall.

This program is intended for adults. 

4th Tuesday Forum: The Art of Tidying Up

DeForest Area Community & Senior Center

Join Trista, a certified professional organizer in Marie Kondo's KonMari Method, for a lesson on how to turn your home from a place of clutter and stress to one of joy and ease.

We will discuss the basics of the KonMari Method, which include tidying by category rather than room, and choosing the items that stay in the home based on feelings of joy and intention rather than guilt or fear.

By the end of the process, the goal is to live in a home surrounded by items that only bring you happiness, and releasing items that have outlived their purpose with gratitude.

Memory Screening*

Room C

Presented by Dane County Aging and Disability Resource Center Memory Care Specialist, Amy Elske

A memory screen is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory. It creates a baseline so future changes can be monitored.

Specialists from the Dane County Aging and Disability Resource Center will provide free 10-minute memory screenings at the Library in Room C.

You can also get information about memory, memory clinics, brain health, and local resources.

Tech Help at the Center*

DeForest Area Community & Senior Center

Need help with your tablet, smartphone, or something on the computer? Signup for a one-on-one session covering a technology issue of your choice.

Erin from the library will be at the Center from 12:00 to 2:00.

Note: These sessions are not professional technical support meant to diagnose or repair broken or nonfunctioning equipment.


Community Room

Registration: Register!

What is Qigong?

It is a slow-movement exercise with gentle stretching. Qigong can create better energy, better sleep, relaxation, and reduce stress.

To participate, please call the Library at 846-5482, or register on our website. Wear comfortable clothing, bring water, and you’ll need to fill out a waiver form.

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