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Questions? Please reach out to Melissa, Adult Programming Librarian, at  608-437-5021, ext 4109, or melissa.roelli [at]

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 11, 6:30pm

The evening with Professor Nadav Shelef, UW-Madison, will explore the ups and downs of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over time, the current strategies of the participants, and where we go from here.

Nadav Shelef is the Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Israel Studies and Professor of Political Science. He teaches and studies nationalism, religion and politics, Israeli politics and society, and middle east politics. His current projects focus on understanding how homelands change and the conditions under which religious parties moderate their positions.


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Tuesday, January 2, 10am

It's "share your favorite books and authors" day! We don't have a book to discuss in January - instead we use this time to share some of our favorite books and authors with the group.  (You don't need a physical copy of the book.)  This is a day to help fellow members discover new titles. (These titles are not for future 'book club books.')  It's always fun learning what other people enjoy reading and we go home with a longer "to-be-read" list!  It's a lovely way to start the year.

Tea and light snacks are provided. 




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Thursday, January 18, 1pm

With Jeff Kiersten, Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection

Identity theft continues to be the fastest growing crime in the United States. The more you learn about it, the less vulnerable you are. Jeff Kiersten will explain the different types of identity theft, how to recognize it and how to prevent it – including information about Fraud Alerts and Security Freezes. Receive tips for safeguarding personal information and how to recover from Identity Theft. Helpful brochures will be available.


Saturday, January 20, 1pm

Are you a fan of puzzles? As the chilly January winds swirl, warm up with the spirit of friendly competition at the library. Create a team of 2-5 people and complete against other groups in the library's first Great Puzzle Race! Each team will receive the same 500 piece puzzle to work on. When we say "go," you'll race to be the team that completes the puzzle first! First and second place prizes will be awarded, not to mention bragging rights. This event is geared for ages 10+.  Teams must register in advance. You can register online here, or call 608-437-5021, or stop at the library Circulation desk. 

  • Teams must be between 2 -5 people. 
  • Each team will have their own table to work at.
  • No puzzle mats or other puzzling tools allowed. Each group will receive the same puzzle and the competition will end at 3 pm. Whoever finishes their puzzle first, or whoever is closest at 3pm, will be declared the winner. First and second place prizes will be awarded.
  • Team members must be at least 10 years old. 


Wisconsin Lighthouses book cover
Monday, February 5, 1pm

Barb and Ken Wardius, authors and photographers of the book “Wisconsin Lighthouses--A Photographic andThis afternoon is approximately 45 minutes in length and features many stunning images in a combination of lecture, story telling and music.  We narrate our original slide show live and welcome questions and comments following the program. The presentation covers 1/3 of the lights in the state, including Cana Island Lighthouse, Wisconsin Point Light, Sand Island Light, Rockwell Lighthouse, Rawley Point, Milwaukee North Point and many more.

Barb and Ken Wardius are life-long Wisconsin residents. Lighthouse history and photography are their passion. Their books include: Wisconsin Lighthouses; Cana Island Lighthouse; Wind Point Lighthouse, and North Point Milwaukee Lighthouse. They are sought after lighthouse lecturers, lead lighthouse tours, and belong to organizations dedicated to lighthouse preservation.  

Once There Were Wolves Book Cover
Tuesday, February 6, 10am

Once There Were Wolves, Charlotte McConaghy

All are welcome to join in the conversation during our monthly book club. Copies are available for check out at our circulation desk. (Including large print!) 

Tea and light snacks are provided. 







Photo of butterflies and grasses
Thursday, February 19, 1pm

Shedd Farley and Dustin Duve from Natural Path Sanctuary along with Melissa Theisen from Gunderson Funeral & Cremation Care will be here to discuss green burial options. Learn about Natural Path Sanctuary, Verona, a nature preserve burial ground also known as a green cemetery. The first cemetery in Dane County that exclusively follows natural/green burial practices offering natural and traditional alternative to modern-day burials.


Monday, February 26, 1pm

Many people during the Victorian era were fascinated with the opportunity to connect with deceased loved ones. Seances were common activities and mediums were highly sought after.  Presented by Dave DeSimone from the Wisconsin Historical Society, this afternoon talk offers the chance to learn about spiritualism in the 1800s.  Who started the first wave of this practice? How did it spread? Where was the first spiritualist school? (Hint: It was in Wisconsin!) This afternoon event promises to be mesmerizing. 

No registration necessary. 

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Monday, March 11, 6:30pm

Registration required. Sign up here! 

Huma Siddiqui bring her signature warmth, friendliness and delicious recipes to our library during this evening program.  This class features Moroccan vegetarian Tagine with potatoes, eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, garbanzo beans, onions served with Pulao - basmati rice with whole spices. YUM. Ages 16+ only. 

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MahJongg Wednesdays

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Weekly MahJongg at the library! 

Wednesdays, 1:30pm. We play American MahJongg. Beginners are welcome!

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