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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

Qigong In-Person! - Registration Required

July 27 - 9:30am | 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. It’s been a long time since we were able to offer in-person Qigong classes. Public Health Madison & Dane County Order #13 allows 20 people in our Community Room with 6 foot distancing,...

Adults

Decluttering and Downsizing: You Can’t Take It with You - Registration Required

Presented by Amber Miller, Associate State Director of Community Outreach for AARP Wisconsin | 4th Tuesday Forum

July 27 - 10:00am | Zoom

Registration: Register! Having too much stuff can hinder people from relocating or getting health care into their homes. This engaging presentation explores why stuff is so important for some people and teaches practical, easy-to-follow tips on downsizing and decluttering. Learn how to get started! Co-hosted via Zoom by DeForest Area Community & Senior Center...

Kids & Family

Summer Tales - Registration Required Only for Rain Location*

July 28 - 10:00am | The Village Green

Registration: Register! Only register the number of children attending.  Come and shake your tail feathers with Miss Emily at our Outdoor Summer Storytime. Join us for singing, dancing, stories, and more! This program is geared for kids of all ages.  Bring a blanket to sit on and join in the fun! Please note this program will be live streamed on our...

Kids & Family

In-Person Summer School Aged Storytime - Registration Required

July 29 - 10:00am | Library Patio & Children's Room

In-Person Program Registration: Register! Only register the number of children attending.  If you would like to attend Virtual you can find more information here. This program is geared for kids in 1st - 4th grade.  Join us as we read, "The Sasquatch Escape" and participate in activities and crafts. All participants will receive their own Imaginary...

Kids & Family

Virtual Summer School Aged Storytime - Registration Required

July 29 - 10:00am | Facebook Live

Virtual Program Registration: Register! Only register the number of children attending.  If you would like to attend In-person you can find more information here. This program is geared for kids in 1st - 4th grade.  Join us on Facebook Live as we read, "The Sasquatch Escape" and participate along with us virtually in activities and crafts. All...

Adults

Read Woke: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson - Registration Required

With Discussion Leaders Brittany Brazzel and Amy Jambor

August 04 - 6:00pm | Community Room & Zoom

Registration: Register! Read Woke refers to being aware of racial and social injustice. Join discussion leaders, Brittany Brazzel and Amy Jambor for a two-part discussion about Isabel Wilkerson's Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Copies of the book made available through the library. You can also find copies of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by...

Adults

Mushroom Foraging 101 - Registration Required

August 05 - 6:00pm | Community Room

Registration: Register! Join Hawthorn McCracken and Andrew Turner of the Madison Mycological Society for a beginner's guide to foraging for fungi. We will discuss ethical and safety considerations for foraging in Wisconsin. Attendees will also learn about some beginner-friendly mushroom species to confidently start their foraging adventures.  

Adults

Healthy Houseplants - Registration Required

August 10 - 6:00pm | Zoom

Registration: Register! Learn the ins and outs to buying, growing and enjoying healthy houseplants! Certified Master Gardener Dayna Dalton will give you names and characteristics of plants that will thrive in the home environment.   You will leave this talk with guidelines for potting and repotting houseplants, watering them, and ways to keep your...

Adults

Easy Food Preserving: Canning-Free - Registration Required

Presented by Megan Cain the Creative Vegetable Gardener

August 18 - 6:00pm | Community Room & Zoom

Registration : Register! Preserving food doesn’t have to be difficult or take a lot of time. And if you think canning is the only option – this workshop is for you! Learn the quickest and easiest ways to preserve vegetables, fruits, and herbs so you can enjoy food from your garden all year round, how to use your basement, fridge and freezer to store food, which...

Adults

Mae West - Registration Required

Presented by Educational Entertainer, Martina Mathisen

August 24 - 6:30pm | Zoom

Registration: Register! Mae West shattered box office records and public sensibilities. She rocketed from Broadway to become the highest-paid actress in Hollywood. Her one-liners scandalized the censors yet made her an icon. She rescued studios from bankruptcy and created stars. Without her, Cary Grant may have remained a nobody. Meet the woman behind the wit. Who...

Adults

The Tattooed Lady: a History - Registration Required

September 14 - 6:00pm | Zoom

Registration: Register! Amelia Klem Osterud will talk about the history of tattoos, from ancient times to modern trends, as well as about the gutsy women who captivated circus and sideshow audiences with their own tattoos. Her 2014 book, The Tattooed Lady: A History, explores the true stories behind the lives of tattooed women who performed on stages...

Adults

How You Can Help Your Favorite Main Street Business Survive and Thrive - Registration Required

Presented by Noelle Stary Author of Main Street Moxie

September 21 - 6:30pm | Zoom

Registration: Register! Noelle Stary, entrepreneur, owner of two East Coast businesses, and author of Main Street Moxie, From Surviving to Thriving in the NEW American Marketplace, will speak to us about the new world of business from her side of the desk, as well as how consumers can lend to hand to show their favorite Main Street businesses they support them all the...

Adults

Beyond the Stars: the Study of UFOS with MUFON - Registration Required

Presented by Douglas Wilson, Director of Investigations

September 29 - 6:00pm | Zoom

Registration: Register! Are aliens real? Discover and learn about actual UFO evidence with Douglas Wilson, MUFON Director of Investigations. He’ll show photos and videos of UFOs and explain what the Mutual UFO Network is. Q&A will be available. Douglas Wilson has been a UFO Researcher and Investigator for 45 years and has completed over 800 investigations. He...