Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 24, 6:30 pm

Wisconsin State Parks Book CoverWith science writer  and author Scott Spoolman

Science writer Scott Spoolman takes readers with him to twenty-eight state parks and forests where evidence of the state’s striking geologic and natural history are on display. The author tells stories of events and processes that shaped Wisconsin’s landscapes, including volcanic eruptions, invasions by ancient seas, crushing glaciers, and centuries of erosion.


Supported in part by funding from Beyond the Page, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Madison Community Foundation.  



Saturday, October 26, 10:00 am

With Misty Cook, Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans

The author of Medicine Generations: Natural Native American Medicines Traditional to the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans Tribe, Misty Cook shares an overview of the history of eight generations of the Native American Medicines passed down through her family.  She will discuss different types of medicine, how they are used and will share how her book came to be. 





Monday, October 28, 6:15 pm

Kimmerer PicCONFIRMED! 

We are honored that Robin Wall Kimmerer, the author Braiding Sweetgrass, will join us live via Skype. (Video chat.) Bring your questions!

Following the chat we will have our Big Read community book discussion. 



Photo by Dale Kakkak







Monday, November 4, 10:00 am

Because most of our book club members participate in the Big Read (and hopefully have spent most of September and October reading the Big Read book and participating in the events) we do not have book club in November. We'll see you in December!



Thursday, November 7, 6:30 pm

With Jason Brehm

Registration required. Ages 16+ Only.

Jason Brehm shares his experience and enthusiasm for creating gorgeous cookies - just in time for the holidays. He will walk through recipes, working with dough, useful cookie decorating tools and a share a variety of decorating methods. Participants will receive a starter decorating kit in the class and get hands-on practice!



Monday, December 2, 10:00 am

Join us for wonderful conversation, laughter, learning - and snacks! Our book club meets the first Monday of the month at 10am.  We have books for checkout (including large print copies) at our circulation desk.

December: To Be Announced



Thursday, December 5, 6:00 pm

Note early start time!

With artist Sara Meredith

Learn how you can create your own printed textiles ( think shirts, tote bags, tea towels etc)  using hand carved wood block you design. This workshop covers how to use woodcutting tools to carve out of wood, as well as how to print your block on both paper and fabric. You will create at least one art piece during the class and will  leave inspired to create your own printed home decor, clothing, gifts and more.  Photo credit: Nikki Hansen Photography.

Supported in part by funding from Beyond the Page, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Madison Community Foundation. 



Monday, December 9, 6:30 pm

Chef Huma Siddiqui returns to teach us the art of making aloo paratha (a type of bread), chicken curry and raita. Registration required. Please call 608-437-5021 to sign up.







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We look forward to seeing you at the library! 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.



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.









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