Adults

Programs for Adults

Upcoming Events

Friday, August 17, 1:30 pm

Learn tips on how to best prepare for the upcoming Dane County Regional Job Fair which will be held on Wednesday, August 29th at the Alliant Energy Center!

 

 

Thursday, September 6, 6:30 pm

Letters from the Boys book coverWith author Carrie Meyer                

In partnership with the Driftless Historium

WWI ended 100 years ago, but the words and lives of the brave soldiers live on. Professor Carrie A. Meyer combed through Wisconsin newspapers and collected letters from soldiers in Green County, Wisconsin, who wrote home. Meyer writes and shares what these soldiers shared - from preparing for war, to life among French families near the front, to the terror of the battlefield. These true stories remind us that armies are made up of individuals who strove to do their part and then return to their families. This book and presentation brings this war to life. 

 

Friday, September 7, 1:00 pm

The Mount Horeb Public Library is excited to partner with the 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 1pm-4pm.

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.

 

 

Saturday, September 8, 9:30 am

Educated Book Cover - Big Read eventWe begin handing out copies of Educated at 9:30am.  (Note - the library now opens at 9am. We are giving the books away beginning at 9:30 and encourage you to stay for Jerry Apps' presentation.) 

Jerry Apps will speak at 10 am. Though not the author of this year's book, he will be speaking about his time teaching at UW Wisconsin, which ties into education.

Do you want to participate in this year's Big Read? Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we give away 50 copies of Educated. Large print available. First come, first served. Arrive early! We do not allow pre-reservations. Not able to be here on giveaway day? You may call (608) 437-5021, ext. 100, starting at 9:30am. Please speak with someone. Leaving a message does not guarantee a book.

 

Saturday, September 8, 10:00 am

 Jerry Apps, Once a Professor: A memoir of teaching in turbulent times. Beloved Wisconsin author and storyteller Jerry Apps talks about his years teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 1957 to 1995, Apps experienced the protests and riots of the 60s, conflicts surrounding tenure and faculty governance, and the constant pressure to secure funding.  Through it all, he formed a personal philosophy of education. This morning is sure to make you smile, think and recall your own memories of education.  Spending time listening to Jerry is a true delight.

Part of our Big Read programming series. Educated Book Cover - Big Read event

 

 

 

 

Monday, September 10, 10:00 am

Not a Sound Book CoverNot a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf

Check out a copy of the month's book at the Circulation Desk. All are welcome. We enjoy great conversation, coffee, tea and light refreshments.

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 12, 10:00 am
Wednesday, September 19, 10:00 am
Wednesday, September 26, 10:00 am
Wednesday, October 3, 10:00 am

Photo of Writing in JournalSharpen your writing skills during this four-week writing series. Alex Bledsoe, author of the Tufa novels, Eddie LaCrosse series and more (visit his website), encourages and challenges writers in his supportive classes.  Gain insight, meet other writers and receive guidance. Registration required. Please call 608-437-5021 to sign up. 

 

 

Monday, September 17, 6:30 pm

Someone's Gotta Do It Photo

Chances are, you’ve had one – more than one. They can be inspiring, terrifying, tedious, nauseating, and profound. Jobs. Jobs put food on our tables, roofs over our heads, and (sometimes) anxiety in our hearts. The Someone's Gotta Do It monologues introduce you to characters telling their work stories: the exhilarating, the necessary, and the outlandishly absurd. Written for and performed as part of Forward Theater Company's SOMEONE'S GOTTA DO IT Monologue Festival in Madison, Wisconsin. Sponsored in part by Beyond the Page.

 

 

Friday, September 21, 1:00 pm

The Mount Horeb Public Library is excited to partner with the 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 1pm-4pm.

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.

 

 

Monday, September 24, 1:00 pm

Family Tree PhotoIn partnership with the Driftless Historium

Did you know you can access the online genealogy research tool Ancestry for free in the library? Lori Bessler, from the Wisconsin Historical Society Speakers Bureau, shares tips on using this extensive database.  Registration appreciated.

Staff from the Driftless Historium will also be available to answer your local genealogy questions. 

 

 

 
 

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.

 

2018 Big Read: Educated by Tara Westover

Each fall we encourage our community to read the same book and talk about it. Usually kept a secret until late summer, we decided to release the title early this year! The 2018 selection is Educated, a memoir by Tara Westover. 

"Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others."— NEW YORK TIMES

"Tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable. Her new book, Educated...is a heartbreaking, heartwarming, best-in-years memoir about striding beyond the limitations of birth and environment into a better life.— USA TODAY

Growing up in a secluded survivalist home, Tara Westover had no birth certificate, had never seen a doctor and received no formal education. She helped her family prepare for the end of the world and assisted her mom with herbalism and midwifery. However, as she grew and endured harrowing ordeals at home, she realized she could gain education outside of what her family was giving her. She taught herself enough math, science and English to take the ACT and attend college. She went on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.  Her story is truly remarkable. This book will make you question family relationships, education and more. We cannot wait to talk about it with you!

The Friends of the Library generously donate 50 copies of our Big Read book for us to give away to our community. The book giveaway will take place Saturday, September 8, 2018.  As always, we will have a variety of programs relating to the themes covered in the book. These are listed on the left. Each Big Read event has a little photo of the book next to it.

 

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.

 

 

Some of our events are sponsored by Beyond the Page, an endowment fund that supports humanities programming in libraries. For more information on this fund, please visit their website.

 

 

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. The DWD will not be at our library in December. 

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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