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Teen Programs

You've Got Savings - National Library Card Sign-up Month
Thursday, September 1 (All day) to Friday, September 30 (All day)


Show your library card and save!

  • Culver's 
    10% off purchases
    DeForest location only
     
  • Norske Nook Restaurant & Bakery
    $3 off 11" pie
    DeForest location only
     
  • The Poppy Seed
    10% off drinks
     
  • Windsor Breads
    10% off purchases
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Offers good 9/1/2022 - 9/30/2022. Some restrictions apply.

 

Also, show your library card at DAPL booths at community events in September to receive special gifts donated by Fleet Farm-DeForest!

Open Lab | Thursday, September 29 - 3:00pm | The Workshop


Explore our innovative makerspace and discover what it has to offer. Nurture your inner scientist and artist by trying your hand at 3D design and printing, coding games, painting, sculpting, light woodworking, and much more. A librarian will be on hand to answer your questions and to help get you started.

If the STEAM Librarian is not in, please ask at the front desk for Workshop availability.

Board Games | Saturday, October 1 - 1:00pm | Children's Room


Each month we will feature different board games, as well as have other games for kids & families and teens & adults!

Feel free to bring a game to teach and play!

Games you bring to teach and play do not have to fit the theme of the month.

Some games we have at most game days include Astro Trash, Life, Connect Four, matching games, Chess, Flapjack Flipout, Uno, Dominos, Fluxx, Hi Ho! Cherry-O, and more!

Pyrography | Saturday, October 1 - 1:00pm | The Workshop


Sometimes referred to as wood burning this is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks.

Try out one of our wood-burning pens to make a wooden art piece you can take home.

Because these pens heat up to about 1,000 degrees younger patrons must be accompanied by an adult.

This program also occurs on Wednesday, September 28 at 5:00 pm.

Teen D&D | Monday, October 3 - 4:00pm | Community Room


Calling all teen adventurers! Whether you are new to Dungeons and Dragons or an experienced warrior join us most Mondays from 4-5:30 for this fantasy role-playing game.


We follow current Dane County Public Health guidelines. All programs are subject to change based on current public health guidelines and best practices.

Follow the DeForest Library on Facebook for program updates or subscribe to our DAPL e-newsletter.

Open Lab | Tuesday, October 4 - 3:00pm | The Workshop


Explore our innovative makerspace and discover what it has to offer. Nurture your inner scientist and artist by trying your hand at 3D design and printing, coding games, painting, sculpting, light woodworking, and much more. A librarian will be on hand to answer your questions and to help get you started.

If the STEAM Librarian is not in, please ask at the front desk for Workshop availability.

Page Turners | Tuesday, October 4 - 4:00pm | Rosenberry Lounge & Teen Area


Book Club for 4th - 6th Grade

Whether you attend Harvest Intermediate School, the Middle School, or the High School, if you enjoy reading, there is a book club for you! 

  • Page Turners: 4th - 6th grade - 1st Tuesday of the month
  • Flashlight Readers: 7th - 8th grade - 2nd Tuesday of the month
  • Checked Out Crew: 9th - 12th grade - 3rd Tuesday of the month

Each group has a monthly theme for discussion, along with an occasional game or craft.

You're welcome to talk about any book that has stuck with you, fits the theme, or you just want to see what others might think.

Listed every month is the book that Raechel, the Teen Librarian, is reading for the theme.

Plus, if you're looking for additional recommended books, there will be a link to a Beanstack list for each month.

 

Page Turners | Tuesday, October 4 - 4:00pm | Rosenberry Lounge & Teen Area


Book Club for 4th - 6th Grade

Whether you attend Harvest Intermediate School, the Middle School, or the High School, if you enjoy reading, there is a book club for you! 

  • Page Turners: 4th - 6th grade - 1st Tuesday of the month
  • Flashlight Readers: 7th - 8th grade - 2nd Tuesday of the month
  • Checked Out Crew: 9th - 12th grade - 3rd Tuesday of the month

Each group has a monthly theme for discussion, along with an occasional game or craft.

You're welcome to talk about any book that has stuck with you, fits the theme, or you just want to see what others might think.

Listed every month is the book that Raechel, the Teen Librarian, is reading for the theme.

Plus, if you're looking for additional recommended books, there will be a link to a Beanstack list for each month.

 

Workshop @ Home Monthly Facebook Videos & Kits | Wednesday, October 5 - 1:00pm


Once a month at 1 pm, Michael, our STEAM librarian, will post an instructional video for a fun project you can complete at home.

Kits with most of the project materials will be available in our Library Street entrance (while supplies last).

This program is funded in part by the American Girl Fund for Children.

Anime & Manga Club | Wednesday, October 5 - 4:00pm | Teen Area & Rosenberry Lounge


Join together with other fans of anime and manga on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of most months. 

  • Watch anime
  • Talk about your favorite anime and manga series
  • Checkout manga
  • Occasional crafts and more!

We follow current Dane County Public Health guidelines. All programs are subject to change based on current public health guidelines and best practices.

Follow the DeForest Library on Facebook for program updates or subscribe to our DAPL e-newsletter.

Open Lab | Thursday, October 6 - 3:00pm | The Workshop


Explore our innovative makerspace and discover what it has to offer. Nurture your inner scientist and artist by trying your hand at 3D design and printing, coding games, painting, sculpting, light woodworking, and much more. A librarian will be on hand to answer your questions and to help get you started.

If the STEAM Librarian is not in, please ask at the front desk for Workshop availability.

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