Adults

Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 23, 10:00 am

Huma with Yummy FoodWith Huma Siddiqui, chef and owner of White Jasmine

Using spices that bring the dish to a delectable new level, Huma Siddiqui teaches how to make healthy fish tacos. Flavored with unique spice blends and topped with pineapple and bean salsa this class is sure to add another popular recipe to your repertoire. Huma is the founder of White Jasmine, and uses her culinary knowledge from her journey through four continents to bring a fusion style of flavors from her home land in Pakistan.

Registration Required.

 

Monday, February 25, 12:00 pm

old photosFebruary 25-March 2

Digitize your family photos, slides and documents. Registration required. Call 608-437-5021 to reserve your time slot. Staff cannot scan the items for you, but will gladly get you started. You will need your USB for saving photos. If scanning slides, we recommend bringing your own memory card as this makes the process faster.

Available Equipment: 

  • A high speed duplex scanner that scans both sides of the page, up to 8.5” x 14”, at the same time.
  • A film scanner for scanning slides, negatives and prints up to 5” x 7”.
  • A hand held scanner for scanning documents that do not fit in regular scanning beds, such as old books. 

 

Thursday, February 28, 6:30 pm

With Folklorist Jim Leary and guest musicians Heinz Mattman, George Albright and Deborah Krauss Smith

*** Jim Leary received a 2019 Grammy Nomination for the notes on this CD! ***

In 1920, Ferdinand Ingold, a Swiss settler in Monroe, WI, launched one of the first American record labels established by an immigrant for his own community. Though nearly lost, the songs the Helvetia label produced were recently located and remastered in the album Alpine Dreaming. This recording recalls a bygone era and resonates with those who seek New World lives while remembering their homelands. Folklorist Jim Leary researched this music and wrote the liner notes to this cd. His talk brings this music and its importance to light. 

 

Heinz Mattmann (on the right in the photo), alphornist and accordionist, is a native of canton Solothurn in Switzerland, and immigrated to New Glarus in 1963 with his family.  Semi-retired as the head Wurstmacher at Bavaria Sausage Kitchen in Fitchburg, Heinz has been an active member of the Monroe Swiss Singers, Jodlerklub New Glarus, and Männerchor New Glarus for over 40 years.  He often entertains at special events and for tourists with his alphorn, accordion, and yodeling.
 
George Albright (on the left in the photo) was born and raised in Madison and “immigrated” to New Glarus in 2004 following his retirement from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as an Environmental Specialist.  A member of the New Glarus Jodlerklub and Männerchor, and formerly the Monroe Swiss Singers, George specializes in playing alphorn as well the Büchel, another Swiss alphorn-like instrument.  He and Heinz Mattmann are often called on to entertain at special events and for tourists in New Glarus.
 
Deborah Krauss Smith is a native of Monroe whose paternal grandmother came from canton Aargau in Switzerland.  She is also a direct descendent of original colonists of New Glarus.  Deb has a degree in vocal music education from UW-Eau Claire, with double applied majors in organ and voice.  She worked as a church musician for over 40 years, and is still active as an organ recitalist.  Since 1985, she has directed the Monroe Swiss Singers mixed choir, and directed the Männerchor New Glarus from 1996 through 2006.  In addition to trying to keep George and Heinz out of trouble, she plays the Langnauerli, a small Swiss button accordion.

 

 

Monday, March 4, 10:00 am

Join us for a welcoming, engaging book club. We meet the 1st Monday of the month at 10am. Coffee, tea and light snacks are provided. The books are usually announced one-two months in advance. Ask for a copy of the month's book at our Circulation Desk.

March Title The Collector's Apprentice, B.A. Shapiro

 

 

Saturday, March 9, 10:00 am

Incredible footwork filled with rhythm and tradition leads us into the St. Patrick’s Day season! All ages welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 13, 6:30 pm

With Project Home.

Do you struggle with water in your basement? Whether it’s a regular occurrence, or only during extreme rains, in most cases basement flooding can be avoided. (No large equipment necessary!) Project Home teaches important techniques to keep your basement dry.

 

 

 

Thursday, March 21, 6:30 pm

With Ruthanne Bessman

Explore the ancient art form of paper folding with certified origami instructor and artist Ruthanne Bessman. You’ll create several different shapes with a variety of papers. *Registration required. Please call 437-5021.

 

 

Monday, April 1, 10:00 am

Join us for a welcoming, engaging book club. We meet the 1st Monday of the month at 10am. Coffee, tea and light snacks are provided. The books are usually announced one-two months in advance. Ask for a copy of the month's book at our Circulation Desk.

Lincoln in the Bardo, George Sanders

 

 

Monday, May 6, 10:00 am

Join us for a welcoming, engaging book club. We meet the 1st Monday of the month at 10am. Coffee, tea and light snacks are provided. The books are usually announced one-two months in advance. Ask for a copy of the month's book at our Circulation Desk.

Title T.B.A.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the library! Registration for events is always appreciated, but not required unless otherwise noted. (Events marked with an * require registration). To register, please call (608) 437-5021. Questions? Please contact our adult programming librarian, Melissa Roelli at (608) 437-5021, ext. 109.

 

Along with the exciting and enriching programs listed to the left, the library offers a variety of other resources for adults. A few are listed below.

 

Download the free Libby app and read books and listen to audiobooks on your phone or other devices. 

Using a computer? Try Overdrive instead. (They are very similar. Libby is just a bit easier to use on devices.) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory Loss Caregiver Kits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Created to support caregivers helping people with memory loss, our newest kits are filled with a variety of books, pictures, videos, music and other items designed to evoke memories and invite sharing. Five separate kits, each with a different theme, are available to check out.

 

 

 

 

 

Free Career Assistance at the Library from Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

1st and 3rd Fridays, 1pm-4 pm

The Mount Horeb Public Library is excited to partner with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development to offer one-on-one assistance with job searching, resume writing, interview skills and more! Jennifer Seese, DWD, will be at the library the first and third Fridays of the month from 1 pm - 4 pm.  Some Fridays will feature a program followed by personal assistance, other Fridays will be all one-on-one appointments. Community members are invited to stop in the library during these times to receive help with their specific career development needs.  The meeting times are first come, first served, or by appointment by calling the library Help Desk at 437-5021.  Anyone looking for help with their career is encouraged to take part.

 

 

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