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Teen Programs

2019 Winter Reading Program: Reading is the Cat's Meow - Registration Required
Monday, December 17 (All day) to Friday, March 1 (All day)



Registration is open:

Please only enter reading level appropriate books that you read during this program.

Dragon Dollars can be spent in the Prize Store or donated to either the DeForest Area Public Library Endowment Fund, the Dane County Humane Society, or the DeForest Area Needs Network. For more information about each of these organizations click their name to visit their website.

Non-redeemed Dragon Dollars (meaning they are on your online account as still owed to you) can be donated to any of the three organizations by sending an email to jsvetlik@deforestlibrary.org before end of day Sunday, March 3, 2019. Please include the amount you are donating to the specific organization(s). Redeemed Dragon Dollars must be donated in person.

All Dragon Dollars earned this reading program will expire at the end of the day Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Open Lab | Wednesday, February 27 - 3:30pm | The Workshop


Anyone is welcome to come into the Workshop to explore and see what it has to offer. Try your hand at sphero, osmo, snap circuits, and 3D printing, or many other options to nurture your inner scientist. There will be a librarian on hand to answer your questions and to help get you started.

Triptych Book Club | Wednesday, February 27 - 3:30pm | Rosenberry Lounge


Read what catches your eye!

Triptych Book Club offers a graphic novel, a kids novel, and a teen novel with a similar theme. We will discuss the theme, learn trivia, DIY Project, and enjoy a snack.

X-Carve CNC Demo | Wednesday, February 27 - 6:00pm | The Workshop


Watch a short demonstration of the Workshops X-Carve CNC machine.

Teen Games | Thursday, February 28 - 3:30pm | Lower Level


Teen Games will meet twice a week, Monday and Thursday.

Each day will have its own Dungeons and Dragons session.

There will also be a variety of amazing games to play, like Munchkin, Fluxx, Loot Letter, Chupacabra: Survive the Night, and more.

Open Lab | Thursday, February 28 - 3:30pm | The Workshop


Anyone is welcome to come into the Workshop to explore and see what it has to offer. Try your hand at sphero, osmo, snap circuits, and 3D printing, or many other options to nurture your inner scientist. There will be a librarian on hand to answer your questions and to help get you started.

Poly Clay Sculpting | Thursday, February 28 - 6:00pm | The Workshop


Use The Workshop's sculpting tools to create something with sculpey polymer clay then harden it in the library's oven to take home.

Anime Lounge | Friday, March 1 - 3:30pm | Classroom - Lower Level


A chance to hang out, do homework, or watch an animated show or movie. Plus, there will be a snack.

Open Lab | Friday, March 1 - 3:30pm | The Workshop


Anyone is welcome to come into the Workshop to explore and see what it has to offer. Try your hand at sphero, osmo, snap circuits, and 3D printing, or many other options to nurture your inner scientist. There will be a librarian on hand to answer your questions and to help get you started.

Dash & Copper: Circus Dogs | Saturday, March 2 - 1:00pm | Community Room


Celebrate the end of our Winter Reading Program with Sharon Page and her famous circus dogs, Dash & Copper. Dash & Copper have performed at the AKC National Championships in Orlando, FL and were featured on Animal Planet in 2018.

Their DeForest Area Public Library performance will feature fun props, audience participation, and over 25 amazing tricks, including balance tricks, piano playing, and even basketball!

You’ll also learn how Copper, a stray dog picked up in Appalachia, became a professional circus performer in just six months. Family fun for all ages!

Teen Games | Monday, March 4 - 3:30pm | Lower Level


Teen Games will meet twice a week, Monday and Thursday.

Each day will have its own Dungeons and Dragons session.

There will also be a variety of amazing games to play, like Munchkin, Fluxx, Loot Letter, Chupacabra: Survive the Night, and more.

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