Event Registration

If registration is required, recommended or appreciated for an event, the event will appear on this page. Unless an event states otherwise, please only register once for an event. Any questions give us a call at (608) 846-5482 or email us at deforestlibrary@deforestlibrary.org. Please note: you must be 13 or older to register online for our programs. Anyone under the age of 13 must have a parent or guardian register for them.

Adults

Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of the World - Registration Required

As Portrayed by Jessica Michna | 4th Tuesday Forum

October 27 - 10:00am | Zoom

Registration for the Zoom: Register! Eleanor Roosevelt shares with the audience her tragedies and triumphs. Born into the opulent wealth of America’s “Golden Age” she would grow from the shy, homely orphan into a confident, driven woman. Annealed by personal tragedy, she would emerge as a champion of civil rights, author, and stateswoman. Co-sponsored by the...

Kids & Family

Make & Take Exploratory - Registration Required

October 27 - 3:00pm | Children's Room

Join us for an in-person family craft and/or experiment. Registration is required. Each session has 3 spots available Each spot can have up to 3 people If your group is larger than 3, please sign up for more than one spot, see below All registrants will need to enter and exit via the Children's Room door on the Library Patio Group of 1-3 = 1 spot Group...

All Ages

Spooktacular Grab Bag Pickup - Registration Required

October 31 - 10:30am | Paved Area by the Market Street Book Drop

Registration: Register! We added 14 more spots! Registration for the 1:00 & 1:30 pm spots: Register! Register to get a Spooktacular Halloween Grab Bag and some sweet treats. If you come in costume to pick up your grab bag you will receive a bonus bag! Weather permitting we will also have photo opportunities available! These bags are limited 1 per...

All Ages

Dinovember: Sky Monsters - Registration Required

Presented by Colossal Fossils

November 03 - 6:00pm | Zoom

Registration: Register! From a flying lizard the size of a plane to the first birds, this program discusses how evolution helped lift animals off the ground. This program is part of our Dinovember series presented by Colossal Fossils! You just need to register once, and you will receive a Zoom link that will work for whichever program(s) you choose to attend....

Adults

Mom's Gone Missing: When a Parent's Changing Life Upends Yours - Registration Required

Meet author Susan Marshall

November 05 - 6:30pm | Zoom

Registration - Register! Meet author Susan Marshall to hear her experience with her father’s Alzheimer’s journey and her mother’s lightning fast dementia decline. Sibling tensions, a bewildering array of healthcare, financial and legal decisions, reconciliation of lifelong hurts, and the emotional tsunami that surges through it all are part of the story. Susan...

All Ages

Dinovember: Cave Art 101 - Registration Required

Presented by Colossal Fossils

November 10 - 6:00pm | Zoom

Registration: Register! Discover the techniques used in stone age art and how you can make your own in this hands-on program. Information about materials coming soon. This program is part of our Dinovember series presented by Colossal Fossils! You just need to register once, and you will receive a Zoom link that will work for whichever program(s) you choose to...

Adults

Wisconsin's Gangster Past: Turning the Badger State into the Crime State - Registration Required

Presented by Author, Lecturer, and Researcher Chad Lewis

November 10 - 6:30pm | Zoom

Registration - Register! Put on your zoot suit and follow in the footsteps of America's most infamous gangsters as they turn Wisconsin into their personal crime vacation land. Filled with deadly bank robberies, explosive shootouts, brutal murders, and daring kidnappings, Chad Lewis will point out the grisly locations where the gangster history will never die. If...

Adults

Go Big Read: Parkland by Dave Cullen - Registration Required

We'll be joined by Stuart Stotts

November 11 - 6:30pm | Zoom

Registration: Register! Emma Gonzalez called BS. David Hogg called out Adult America. The uprising had begun. Dave Cullen, who has been reporting on the epidemic of school shootings for two decades, takes us along on the students' nine-month odyssey, from the shooting to the midterm elections and beyond. Read the story of Parkland through the voices of key...

All Ages

Dinovember: Sea Monsters - Registration Required

Presented by Colossal Fossils

November 17 - 6:00pm | Zoom

Registration: Register! Giant sharks, enormous lizards, frightening fish. The oceans were filled with huge predators, and you're about to see them up close. This program is part of our Dinovember series presented by Colossal Fossils! You just need to register once, and you will receive a Zoom link that will work for whichever program(s) you choose to attend....

Adults

Mittens on the Tree - Registration Required

Presented by Historical Impressionist, Jessica Michna | 4th Tuesday Forum

November 24 - 10:00am | Zoom

Registration - Register! Stoke the fire! Trim the tree! Enjoy one of our favorite performers, Jessica Michna, as she portrays Ma Caroline Ingalls, mother of noted author Laura Ingalls Wilder, preparing for Christmas of 1886. Caroline shares the recipes and traditions of the season, collected over the years, as the family traversed the Midwest. This program will...

Adults

Dinovember: Flintknapping Basics - Registration Required

Presented by Colossal Fossils

November 24 - 6:00pm | Zoom

Registration: Register! Explore the basic techniques of making stone tools in this hands-on course. Information about materials coming soon. This program is recommended for grown-ups only. This program is part of our Dinovember series presented by Colossal Fossils! You just need to register once, and you will receive a Zoom link that will work for whichever...

Adults

Virtual Book Club Bash - Registration Required

November 30 - 6:00pm | Zoom

Registration - Register! Join fellow book lovers to talk books and authors.  Everyone is invited to attend, whether you're in a book club or just trolling for new book ideas. If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate, please contact library staff.

Adults

The Life and Times of the Last Kid Picked - Registration Required

Presented by Author David Benjamin

December 08 - 6:30pm | Zoom

Registration - Register! Author David Benjamin has a lifetime of stories to tell! Regarded as a masterwork of storytelling, David Benjamin knew he was a writer when he was in grade school. He started his first novel in elementary school at St. Mary’s School in Tomah. He adapted (and embellished he says) some of that experience in his memoir, The Life and Times of...

Adults

Against All Odds - Registration Required

With Héctor Colón

December 15 - 6:30pm | Zoom

Registration - Register! Listen as Héctor Colón shares the story of his life, beginning with his challenging childhood and his introduction to the boxing ring. Follow the path to his Olympic trial fight, to his present-day work as President- CEO of Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, one of the Midwest’s largest non-profits. Be entertained by...