Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 7, 9:00 am

Our Big Read Book Giveaway Day is Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 9am.  The event is first come-first served. It's highly recommended you arrive early to receive a copy. Visit the Big Read page for the details! 


Saturday, September 7, 9:30 am

With Spalding Lab from UW-Botany Department.
This your your chance to get up close with nature in a hands-on exploratory program geared towards adults. 





Monday, September 9, 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.

The Secret Garden, Francis Hodgson Burnett  (Yes, we are reading a kid's book!)

Note - this is the 2nd Monday of September, as the library is closed for Labor Day.



Thursday, September 12, 2:00 pm

With Joy Schmidt from the Dane County Aging & Disability Resource Center


Are you concerned about your memory? Some change can be normal as we age, but significant memory loss is not a normal part of aging. If you have questions about your memory, sign up today to receive a free 10 minute memory screen at Mt. Horeb Library  on September 12 from 2-4pm.  Professionals from the Aging & Disability Resource Center will provide these screenings and let you know if further steps should be taken. They will also provide helpful information about memory and tips to keeping your brain healthy. It’s easy. Sign up today by calling 437-6021.




Monday, September 16, 6:30 pm

Monday, September 16, 6:30pm
In partnership with the Driftless Historium and Friends of Stewart Park.  Funded in part by the Mt. Horeb Rotary Club.

Watch the movie trailer

Explore this fascinating region with fun-loving hosts from Untamed Science who will open your eyes, mind, and heart to the Driftless like never before. Your journey will take you to parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois to uncover ancient hidden mysteries, endangered Ice-Age throwbacks, and globally rare ecosystems as you experience Decoding the Driftless.



Thursday, September 26, 6:30 pm

Aldo Leopold: Remaining Hopeful in a World of Wounds
Thursday, September 26, 6:30pm
With Professor Stanley Temple

Aldo Leopold wrote that “one of the penalties of an ecological education” was to live “in a world of wounds” that are barely noticed by most people. Leopold was hopeful that once we learned to see and understand the wounds that human activities inflict on nature we might be more inclined to do less harm. Professor Stan Temple will explore Leopold’s writings and discuss Aldo Leopold’s timeless ideas about how our relationship with nature continues to provide hope that we may find a way to live on Planet Earth without spoiling it.


Monday, September 30, 6:30 pm

With Karen Ann Hoffman, Iroquois Bead Artist

A conversation about Native American art and tradition in contemporary life. Join Iroquois Raised Beadwork artist Karen Ann Hoffman for a conversation about how Native traditions thrive in modern day times.

This program's snack includes a special Native food dish - with maple syrup made by Karen Ann!




Thursday, October 3, 6:30 pm

With Nicole Staskowski, Wisconsin Wetlands Association Board Member

Wetlands are one of the most important and beneficial parts of a landscape, but many of us are unfamiliar with them. Do you know how many species in Wisconsin depend on these areas? What exactly do wetlands do? How many acres of wetlands are in our state? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this evening with Nicole Staskowski, who has worked in wetlands for over twenty-five years. 



Monday, October 7, 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.

October: The Refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen


Monday, October 7, 6:30 pm

With author and birder Michael Edmonds

The human fascination with winged creatures has been around for centuries. Michael edmonds shares how and why people have worshipped, feared, studied, hunted, and protected the birds that surrounded them.  Drawn from archaeological reports, missionaries' journals, travelers' letters, early scientific treatises, the memoirs of American Indian elders, and the folklore of hunters, farmers, and formerly enslaved people throughout the Midwest, Edmonds reveals how our ancestors thought about the very same birds we see today. 

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



View our latest newsletter! (Print copies are available in the library.)



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.









   Do you know the value of your library? Find out here!