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Free Programs
Programs are for middle and high school students and are held in the Program Room unless noted.

Register online, at the Children's Desk or by calling 608-758-6585.  



Adopt-a-Pet with the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin
Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Atrium
Meet adoptable pets at the library! The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin makes their monthly visits on the second Wednesday of each month.petsgohome.org
 
Evening Yoga
Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for a gentle, beginner-friendly Vinyasa Yoga class. Bring your own yoga mat or towel, any props you may prefer (blocks or strap), and water. 
Registration is required. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6600. Participate at your own risk and let the instructor know of any injuries or modifications before the program.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, October 13, 2022, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Frankentoys
Thursday, October 13, 2022, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Lab 316
Create your own creature! We'll use beginner friendly sewing skills to take apart and create new stuffie creations! No registration necessary.
 
Cemeterrarium
Monday, October 17, 2022, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
Come make your very own cemetery terrarium or Cemeterrarium. Make it as spooky or as charming as you like to fit your Fall decor. All supplies are provided. Registration required. Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6600.
 
Library Swag
Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lab 316
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, October 20, 2022, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Diwali Take and Make
Monday, October 24, 2022, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Celebrate the holiday of Diwali with a take-home craft kit and resource packet. While supplies last.
 
TACO Tuesday
Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 4:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Woodruff Room
Join our Teen Advisory Council of Students to help plan programs and services just for teens. Registration required. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6600.
 
Ofrenda Frames
Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lab 316
Design and decorate a picture frame, perfect for adding a loved one to our Teen Central Community Ofrenda. No registration necessary.
 
Open Mic: Goosebumps for teens and adults
Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Teens and adults are invited to share their creativity Open-Mic style. This month's suggested theme is: Goosebumps.
Share your personal story, folk tale, poetry, music, or other talent for 5 to 10 minutes to an appreciative audience. Material must be appropriate for a mixed-age audience. No registration necessary.


 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, October 27, 2022, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Scary-oke
Thursday, October 27, 2022, 5:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Program Room
Scream or sing your heart out to your favorite spooky songs. No registration necessary.
 
Ghost Stories for ages 8 and up
Friday, October 28, 2022, 6:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Palmer Park Hilltop Pavilion Fire Pit
Join library storytellers around the campfire for an evening of ghastly tales appropriate for ages 8 up to adult listeners (all welcome - tales will get scarier as the evening progresses - gentle listeners may opt out at any point).
City Parks and Recreation staff will stoke the fire and provide seasonal treats.
 
Teen Movie Night
Monday, October 31, 2022, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Teen Central
Enjoy snacks and activities while supplies last. No registration necessary.
 
Chair Yoga
Wednesday, November 02, 2022, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for a gentle yoga class perfect for anyone with mobility or balance challenges, or for those who work while seated. Chair provided. Please bring any other props you like to use for yoga. 
Registration is required. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6600. 
Participate at your own risk and let the instructor know of any injuries or modifications before the program.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, November 03, 2022, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
NaNoWriMo Take and Make
Friday, November 04, 2022, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Teen Central
Pick up a writer's survival kit full of prompts and supplies to help get you through National Novel Writing Month! While supplies last.
 
Rock River Valley Woodcarvers Demo
Saturday, November 05, 2022, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Atrium
 
Read In
Saturday, November 05, 2022, 10:00 AM to 2:00 pm
Lab 316
Chill out and read in with us at the library! Bring pillows and blankets to get cozy with snacks, coffee and cocoa. No registration necessary.
 
Open Lab
Monday, November 07, 2022, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lab 316
Pop in and try your hand at a new hobby or new piece of crafting equipment. No registration necessary.
 
Adopt-a-Pet with the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin
Wednesday, November 09, 2022, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Atrium
Meet adoptable pets at the library! The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin makes their monthly visits on the second Wednesday of each month.petsgohome.org
 
Evening Yoga
Wednesday, November 09, 2022, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, November 10, 2022, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Retro Game Night
Thursday, November 10, 2022, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
Test your skills on the video games from your childhood. From Digdug to Super Smash a retro game is waiting for you to have fun in the Program Room! No registration necessary.
 
Library Opens at Noon
Friday, November 11, 2022, 8:00 AM to 11:45 AM
 
Open Lab
Monday, November 14, 2022, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lab 316
Pop in and try your hand at a new hobby or new piece of crafting equipment. No registration necessary.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, November 17, 2022, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Used Book Sale
Friday, November 18, 2022, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Program Room
Fill a bag for $6 sale all day Saturday. Proceeds benefit library programs and services.
 
Used Book Sale
Saturday, November 19, 2022, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Program Room
Fill a bag for $6 sale all day Saturday. Proceeds benefit library programs and services.
 
LIBRARY CLOSED - THANKSGIVING
Thursday, November 24, 2022, 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
 
TACO Tuesday
Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 4:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Woodruff Room
 
Handmade Holidays: Cards
Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
Give the gift this holiday season made by hand! Start by making your own holiday cards to send to a loved one. 
 
Picture Book Palooza featuring Pat Zietlow Miller
Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Program Room
Join our Picture Book Month Celebration with bestselling Wisconsin author Pat Zietlow Miller (author of over a dozen children's books including SOPHIE'S SQUASH, WHEREVER YOU GO, BE KIND, and SHARING THE BREAD). 
Storytime at 4:30Book Sales/Signing 5 p.m.Crafts & Activities from 4-6 p.m.
Pat started out as a newspaper reporter and wrote about everything from dartball and deer-hunting to diets and decoupage. Then, she joined an insurance company and edited its newsletter and magazine.
Now, she's a full-time children's author with 15 books currently available and eight more under contract. Her first book, SOPHIE'S SQUASH, won the Golden Kite Award for best picture book text. It also won an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor, a Charlotte Zolotow Honor and a Crystal Kite Award. BE KIND was on the New York Times bestseller list for 10 weeks.
Pat has one wonderful husband, two delightful daughters and two pampered cats. She lives in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
 
Teen Movie Night
Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Teen Central
Enjoy snacks and activities while supplies last. No registration necessary.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, December 01, 2022, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Rock River Valley Woodcarvers Demo
Saturday, December 03, 2022, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Atrium
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcmer Dozen: Holiday Edition
Saturday, December 03, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Atrium
 
Homemade Holidays
Tuesday, December 06, 2022, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
Give the gift this holiday season made by hand. We will be trying our hand at Snow globe Drink Tumblers. Let it snow with your favorite iced drink. Supplies is limited so registration is required. Register online or by calling 608-758-6600. 
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, December 08, 2022, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Baby and Toddler Clothing Swap
Monday, December 12, 2022, 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
Donate clean, new or gently used baby and toddler clothes to the library. Then come and swap to take home new to you clothes! Donations are accepted from November 1st through December 9th. 
 
Adopt-a-Pet with the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin
Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Atrium
Meet adoptable pets at the library! The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin makes their monthly visits on the second Wednesday of each month.petsgohome.org
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, December 15, 2022, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, December 22, 2022, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, December 29, 2022, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
HOLIDAY - CLOSED at 1:00 pm
Saturday, December 31, 2022, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
 
HOLIDAY - CLOSED
Monday, January 02, 2023, 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
 
Pages & Positivi-Tea
Tuesday, January 03, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual Program
Join your librarian as they spill the tea on books, videogames, and their world around them. Tuesdays are books and Thursdays are gaming!
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, January 05, 2023, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Pages & Positivi-Tea
Thursday, January 05, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual Program
Join your librarian as they spill the tea on books, videogames, and their world around them. Tuesdays are books and Thursdays are gaming!
 

 

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