Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 22, 10:00 am

With prepper & survivalist Jim Cobb

Emergency evacuation, known in the prepper world as “bugging out,” means leaving a dangerous area and heading to one that is believed to be safer. However, is this always the best idea?  Jim Cobb will demystify this often misunderstood concept.  He will discuss when to stay and when you should leave, choosing your destination, items that should (and shouldn’t) be in your bug out bag and how to craft a few items yourself to save money.





Wednesday, February 12, 1:00 pm
Wednesday, February 19, 1:00 pm
Wednesday, February 26, 1:00 pm
Wednesday, March 4, 1:00 pm
Wednesday, March 11, 1:00 pm
Wednesday, March 18, 1:00 pm
Wednesday, March 25, 1:00 pm

We are starting weekly Mahjong playing time at the library. This is open time to play, not an instructor led class. We will all help each other learn though! The library will provide three complete American Mahjong sets - feel free to bring your own to share if you have one! If you have a 2019 Mahjong card please bring that also. All levels are welcome.  No need to register. Ages 18+.



Thursday, February 27, 6:30 pm

Co-sponsored by PFLAG Mount Horeb Area.  

In 2015 our community hosted a reading of I am Jazz, a story about a transgender child. This event sparked a movement.  Mount Horeb's unwavering support of transgender youth began an annual international movement. Communities across the country have joined Human Rights Campaign's Welcoming Schools program and the National Education Association (NEA) for the annuaJazz & Friends National Day of School and Community Readings. This evening at our library includes a reading of I am Jazz, other books supporting trans and non-binary youth and a special message from Jazz Jennings herself. 










Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 pm

From Installation to Texture with:

Have you ever cut and hung your own drywall? What about taping & mudding or sanding & texturing? Have you tried to patch damaged drywall and make it blend-in with the existing finish? If you have done these types of projects and they were a bit of a struggle, or didn't turn out as well as you should join us for this class! Sometimes techniques and strategies make a big difference...sometimes it's having the right tools...and sometimes it's knowing what products work best or make sense in each situation. Let's go over the basics and all become better drywallers, because chances are, if you own a will have to do drywall work at some point. Sponsored in part by State Bank of Cross Plains. 




Thursday, March 5, 1:00 pm

CANCELLED.   Sorry for any inconvenience.



Saturday, March 28, 10:00 am

Documentary Film featuring German forester and best-selling author Peter Wohlleben (The Hidden Life of Trees) and scientist Suzanne Simard (The University of British Columbia, Canada)

Trees are so much more than rows of wood waiting to be turned into furniture, buildings or firewood. They are more than organisms producing oxygen or cleaning the air for us. They are individual beings that have feelings, know friendship have a common language and look after each other. This documentary explores the various ways that trees communicate with each other- from a forester's observations as well as through the microscope of a scientist.








Monday, March 30, 6:30 pm
With Mark Louden
One of America’s most familiar yet widely misunderstood religious groups are the Old Order Amish. This presentation will address central aspects of Amish life and the Christian faith that anchors it, with a special emphasis on Amish communities in Wisconsin, which has the fourth-largest population of any US state.
Mark L. Louden is the Alfred L. Shoemaker, J. William Frey, and Don Yoder Professor of Germanic Linguistics and the Director of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is the author of Pennsylvania Dutch: The Story of an American Language, which received the 2017 Dale W. Brown Book Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies.




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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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