Adults

Programs for Adults

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 23, 6:30 pm

Herbal Medicine PhotoLearn about safe uses for herbs in medical treatment today.  Dr. Greta Kuphal, UW-Health, brings samples, talks about formulations, and discusses what to look for in a good product.

This program is part of our Big Read programming series, but all are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

 

 

Saturday, October 27, 10:00 am

Stress Happens! Dr. McGrath will discuss a range of strategies you can use to increase your resilience during times when the stress level in your life goes up. Robert McGrath, Psy D, ABPP is a licensed psychologist providing Mind/Body Wellness Services at University Health Services. Robert has expertise in health psychology, positive psychology, authentic happiness, mind/body wellness and stress management.

This program is part of our Big Read programming series, but we encourage everyone (even if not participating in the Big Read) to attend. 

 

 

Monday, October 29, 6:30 pm

Join your friends and neighbors to discuss Educated by Tara Westover. All are welcome, even if you didn't finish the book.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 1, 6:30 pm

Terese Allen PhotoDiscover the sources of culinary traditions throughout Wisconsin. (Beyond delicious fish fries and cheese!) Food samples provided! Registration required. Funded in part by Beyond the Page.

 

 

Friday, November 2, 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, November 5, 10:00 am

Because you (hopefully) spent October reading our Big Read book and attending the events, we skip a November book club discussion.

 

Thursday, November 8, 6:30 pm

Wisconsin Veterans Museum LogoWith Kevin Hampton, Curator of History at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum

This Veterans Day we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended WWI. Join us as Kevin Hampton, Curator of History at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, explores the legacies and stories of some of the over 122,000 Wisconsinites that served in WWI.

In partership with the Driftless Historium.

Thursday, October 11, 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 8, 7:00 pm
Thursday, January 10, 7:00 pm
Thursday, February 14, 7:00 pm
Thursday, March 14, 7:00 pm
Thursday, April 11, 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 9, 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 13, 7:00 pm
Thursday, July 11, 7:00 pm
Thursday, August 8, 7:00 pm
Thursday, September 12, 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 10, 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 14, 7:00 pm

All are welcome to join the Friends of the Library as they meet each month to discuss fundraisers and ways to help support the library.  This is a great group of folks!  If you're looking to get involved and meet friendly people, please join us!

 

 

Saturday, November 10, 10:00 am

Get a jumpstart on managing your stress and increasing your resiliency while learning to incorporate meaning and presence into your preparations, activities, and gatherings. Taught by Social Worker and Certified Wellness Coach Jennifer Dean. Registration required. Funded in part by Beyond the Page.

 

 

Thursday, November 15, 6:30 pm

Chef Tom Wolowik teaches the secrets of delectable seafood dishes - just in time to impress for the holidays!  Registration required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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.  Offering free books and engaging programming this is a wonderful opportunity to connect with a book - and each other. During September and October the library hosts a variety of programs that relate to the book. Visit the Big Read Page for details. 

"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

The Friends of the Library generously donate 50 copies of our Big Read book for us to give away to our community on September 8. If you receive a book, please attend some (or all!) of the programs we offer.  

 

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.

 

 

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.

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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