Adults

No registration necessary, unless specified. We add events often. Make sure you check back for the most up-to-date calendar!
Questions? Please reach out to Melissa, Adult Programming Librarian, at  608-437-5021, ext 4109, or melissa.roelli [at] mounthorebwi.info.

Upcoming Events

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Monday, February 26, 1pm

With Dave Desimone, Wisconsin Historical Society Site Director of Black Point Estate and Gardens

Learn about the uncanny world of nineteenth-century American Spiritualism. More than an occult parlor game, this was a new religion which channeled the voices of the dead, linked the present with the past and conjured new worldly and otherworldly futures. This program will cover everything from the Fox sisters, often credited with creating the first major wave of Spiritualism in America, to the Morris Pratt Institute, the first school dedicated to teaching Spiritualism in America, located in Whitewater. 

Tuesday, February 27, 6:30pm
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Registration Required. Class is Full.  

Ages 18+.

Join the friendly folks from Hodge Podge as they lead you through creating deliciously flavored and aesthetically eye-catching mocktails! They'll discuss variations on the mocktails, their flavor profiles, and where to find fresh ingredients. Be the star of your next social gathering, or whip up your favorites at home for yourself!

 

Tuesday, March 5, 10am 
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The Wager book cover

The Wager, David Grann

All are welcome to join in the conversation during our monthly book club. Copies are available for check out at our circulation desk. (Including large print!) 

Tea and light snacks are provided. 

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Tuesday, March 5, 6:30pm 

Joe Newberry and April Verch are masters of their traditions. Tunes, ballads, step dancing, and original songs by way of Canada and the Ozarks ring like silver and shine like gold. With beautiful harmony singing, breathtaking instrumentals, and exquisite dancing, these two hit the stage in perfect rhythm, making audiences remember why this music existed in the first place. Growing up, Joe Newberry and April Verch absorbed traditions of home and hearth - in his Missouri Ozarks and her Ottawa Valley of Canada. Although they are on the road much of the year, the two musicians are fond of saying that they are rarely homesick, because their music means they always have a bit of home with them wherever they go. 

Joe Newberry comes from a family of singers and dancers. He took up the guitar and banjo as a boy and learned fiddle tunes from great Missouri fiddlers. April Verch grew up listening to her Dad’s country band play for dances in the Ottawa Valley. She started step dancing at age three and fiddling at age six. In a Newberry & Verch show, delighted audiences see firsthand the roots of their music, their love of performing, and their strong musical connection. Original songs join timeless classics. Stories warm the heart, and give audiences a chance to understand where the music comes from. Lively fiddle and banjo numbers combine with traditional dance steps to illustrate happy times when people made their own fun.

(photo by Sandlin-Gaither)

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two hands playing chess
Wednesdays, March 6, 13 and 20, 6:30pm
Registration required. Sign up here. 
Geared toward ages 18+
When you register, you are signing up for all three classes. Instructions build upon the previous week. 
 
Have you ever dreamed of playing chess like Beth Harmon and her competitors from "The Queen's Gambit?"  Now is your chance!  The library will be offering three FREE introductory classes to chess for adults Wednesday nights in March.  Join our professional instructor from Growth Chess in Madison to learn the basics of chess.  Participants will learn a little history of the game, basic concepts, and have the opportunity to play in each class. Once the sessions have ended, participants are encouraged to form a chess club that plays at the library on Wednesday evenings! Questions? Contact the library at 608-437-5021!

 
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Monday, March 11, 6:30pm

Class is full. Call us to get on the wait list! 

Registration required.

Huma Siddiqui bring her signature warmth, friendliness and delicious recipes to our library during this evening program.  This class features Moroccan vegetarian Tagine with potatoes, eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, garbanzo beans, onions served with Pulao - basmati rice with whole spices. YUM. Ages 16+ only. 

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Wednesday, March 13 @ 6:30 pm

Experience the gravity-defying jumps and toe-tapping rhythms of this traditional dance form. Trinity Irish Dancers of Madison have been sharing the power, grace and joy of traditional Irish Dancing since 1982. This special performance will entertain all ages! 

 

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two hands playing chess
Wednesdays, March 6, 13 and 20, 6:30pm
Registration required. Sign up here. 
Geared toward ages 18+
When you register, you are signing up for all three classes. Instructions build upon the previous week. 
 
Have you ever dreamed of playing chess like Beth Harmon and her competitors from "The Queen's Gambit?"  Now is your chance!  The library will be offering three FREE introductory classes to chess for adults Wednesday nights in March.  Join our professional instructor from Growth Chess in Madison to learn the basics of chess.  Participants will learn a little history of the game, basic concepts, and have the opportunity to play in each class. Once the sessions have ended, participants are encouraged to form a chess club that plays at the library on Wednesday evenings! Questions? Contact the library at 608-437-5021!

 
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two hands playing chess
Wednesdays, March 6, 13 and 20, 6:30pm
Registration required. Sign up here. 
Geared toward ages 18+
When you register, you are signing up for all three classes. Instructions build upon the previous week. 
 
Have you ever dreamed of playing chess like Beth Harmon and her competitors from "The Queen's Gambit?"  Now is your chance!  The library will be offering three FREE introductory classes to chess for adults Wednesday nights in March.  Join our professional instructor from Growth Chess in Madison to learn the basics of chess.  Participants will learn a little history of the game, basic concepts, and have the opportunity to play in each class. Once the sessions have ended, participants are encouraged to form a chess club that plays at the library on Wednesday evenings! Questions? Contact the library at 608-437-5021!

 
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Saturday March 23, 10am-12pm

With the Capital Area Carvers

Ages 18+ Only. Registration Required. Sign up here! 

Explore the exciting world of woodcarving as you try your hand at this art form. You'll learn the basics as you carve a small owl. No experience needed - this class is designed for complete beginners!  All materials, including a safety glove, will be provided for use during the class.  

 

MahJongg Wednesdays

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MahJongg Tiles

Weekly MahJongg at the library! 

Wednesdays, 1:30pm. We play American MahJongg. Beginners are welcome!

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