Events for Adults
Winter/Spring 2020 // January - May
Distilled Spirits 101
Wednesday, January 15 at 6:30 PM
at North Side Pub and Grill, 1609 10th St.
Interested in knowing more about various beverages? Learn about and sample distilled spirits with Laura Winters, owner of North Side Pub and Grill. Adults 21+ only. Please sign up in advance starting January 6.
Homeschooling Open House
Thursday, January 16 at 6:00 PM
This evening starts with a panel of current and former homeschooling parents with varied experiences and perspectives to answer your questions and share stories from their personal homeschooling adventures. Afterward, enjoy hospitality and learn what the library offers to support your instruction. All are welcome.
Soup Bowl Potluck
Monday, January 27 at 6:30 PM
We’ll have a different kind of “Souper Bowl” at this potluck! Please bring a favorite warm soup to share, along with the recipe. The library will provide bowls and utensils along with beverages. Please sign up in advance starting January 6.
Learn to Knit & Purl
Saturday, February 1 from 1:00-3:00 PM
Experienced knitter Pat Reckamp will lead this class on the very basics of knitting, including casting on and the knit and purl stitch. All supplies are included. Adults and teens are welcome. Space is limited, so please sign up in advance starting January 6.
This event is full. Thanks for your interest!
Craft Supply Swap
Donate Your Stuff
Friday, February 7 from 1-4 PM
Bring us your unwanted art, craft, and hobby supplies in good condition. See the website or library staff for donation guidelines. Donors get to shop the swap early!
Shop the Swap
Saturday, February 8 from 10 AM-1 PM
Get inspired by new-to-you materials, or get supplies to try a new project. All are welcome and all supplies are free! Please take only what you think you’ll use. Bring your own bag or box to carry materials.
Friday, February 28 at 6:30 PM
Join us for a fun adults only, after-hours game night! We will have Nerf, Capture the Flag, and other games, including board games. You choose what to play! Please sign up in advance starting January 6.
Life with Insects
Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 PM
Area naturalist Dave Kostka will provide some helpful tips for identifying the different types of insects you might find in your yard, along with suggestions for dealing with insects through non-chemical means. All are welcome.
Spring Home Maintenance with Project Home
Monday, March 23 at 6:30 PM
At this event, Project Home will discuss the things you need to check on each year in order to keep your home safe and healthy. Presented by Bryan Ott, Project Home’s Energy Audit & Rehab Specialist. All are welcome.
Felting with Terry
Saturday, March 28 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Local artist Terry Tackett will guide participants to create a lovely felted object, starting with raw wool. All materials are provided. Adults only. Space is limited, so please sign up in advance starting March 2.
Library Lunchtime Book Club
2nd Wednesdays at 11:00 AM
Our daytime book club is an informal discussion group reading a varied selection of fiction and nonfiction books. Feel free to come when you can, or only when the book interests you. Please bring a lunch, if you like! You may pick up a copy of each month’s selection at the Checkout Desk.
Wanderlust Book Club
3rd Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Our evening book club reads globally, discussing fiction and nonfiction books from around the world, with a focus on books taking place outside the United States. Interested? Feel free to come when you can! You can pick up a copy of each month's selection at the Checkout Desk.
1st Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Creative making events for adults of all ages. Crafters of any and all skill levels are welcome to join us. Express your creativity!
January 7: Paper Quilts
February 4: Tiny Packages
March 3: Comic Book Magnets & Jewelry
April 7: Paper Flowers
Note: children ages 10 and up are welcome if attending together with a parent or other adult.
Explosive Ordnance Disposal
Thursday, April 9 at 6:00 PM
Learn what the Air National Guard does when faced with a bomb emergency! Led by SMSgt Gilbert Holcomb, the EOD unit from the 115th Fighter Wing in Madison will bring their Bomb Squad Emergency Response Vehicle (BSERV), a bomb-proof suit, robots, and other training aids. All are welcome.
Are We All Doomed?
Reducing Harmful Effects of Climate Change: An Optimist’s Guide
Wednesday, April 22 at 6:30 PM
Professor Ankur Desai will review what we know about the impact of climate change in Wisconsin and discuss how some of the worst-case scenarios are overblown, over-hyped, or bad science. Desai will also share about the work his lab and others have done to understand how we can mitigate or adapt to the effects of climate change while also preserving and improving our quality of life. All are welcome.
Ankur Desai is a Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the UW–Madison. This event is a Badger Talk, made possible by UW Connects.
Stay tuned for more information about events in April and May, including the following:
Let's Get Moo-ving Green County