Events & Programs for Adults
4th Thursdays 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!
August 24*: Nail Polish Necklaces
September 28: Large-scale Collage
*Weather permitting, we will meet on the library's front lawn.
Note: children ages 10 and up are welcome if attending together with a parent or other adult.
BOARD GAME NIGHT
4th Wednesdays from 5:30-8:45 PM
Game on! Adults who are interested in playing board games, word games, and tabletop games are invited to drop in for Board Game Night. Feel free to bring a game--the group will decide what to play. Join us in the first floor conference room.
Luau Movie Night
Monday, August 28
Photobooth and snacks start at 6:00 PM
Moana starts at 6:30 PM
Join us for a movie night to celebrate the end of summer! We'll have snacks, party favors, and an island-themed photobooth while watching the 2016 film Moana. Costumes are encouraged! All are welcome; children 6 and under must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Saturdays from 1:00-3:00 PM
September 2, November 4, and December 2
Comics Club is back! Join us for an all-ages club for writers, artists, and storytellers of all abilities. We'll have monthly challenges for inspiration to write and draw comics, or you can work on your own projects. You are welcome to bring your own work or a favorite comic to share. All drawing materials are provided. Adults, kids, and teens are all welcome. Kids age 6 and under must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Wisconsin Ghosts and the Afterlife
Monday, September 25 at 6:00 Pm
Paranormal researcher Terry Fisk returns to the library to present Wisconsin Ghosts and the Afterlife, an engaging presentation about the spooky happenings and hauntings that have occurred throughout the state. All are welcome.
Library Lunchtime Book Club
Our daytime book club! Meets second Wednesdays at 11:00 AM
Our evening book club! Meets second Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Wall of Faces Exhibit & Events
Wall of Faces Exhibit
This exhibit, provided by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, honors the fallen soldiers from our state who are listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.
The Wall of Faces exhibit and events are sponsored by the Behring Senior Center, the Monroe Public Library, VFW 2312 Cecil Jones Post, American Legion Zilmer Riley Post, and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.
Fridays at 6:00 PM
October 13, October 20, October 27
We will commemorate the exhibit with Taps, played each Friday night. Please feel free to gather at the library flagpole.
Opening Reception with speaker Doug Bradley
Saturday, October 7, 1:00-4:00 PM
Join us for an opening reception in honor of the Wall of Faces Exhibit. Doug Bradley, author of "We Gotta Get Out of this Place," will speak on the soundtrack of the Vietnam War. A guard will post colors prior to the event. Refreshments will be provided by the VFW Auxiliary.
Badger Honor Flight Video
Saturday, October 14 at 10:00 AM
Bea Patterson will present a video on the Badger Honor Flight, and provide information about how to sign up. The purpose of the Honor Flight Network is to ensure that WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War and terminally ill veterans from any war have the opportunity to see the memorials that have been erected in their honor.
The History of Women and Warfare and What the Future May Be with speaker Carl Bogar
Saturday, October 21 at 2:00 PM
Join us for a talk on the history of women and warfare, presented by Carl Bogar.
Carl A. Bogar, Jr., founded Historic Military Impressions in 2000. Carl started collecting military artifacts in 1974, at the age of 5. His first items ere given to him by his grandfather, Howard Johnson, who served in World War II in the United States Army.Today, the collection contains over 38,000 historic items, with 27% donated by veterans or the family of a veteran.
Closing Reception with John Schultz
Saturday, October 28 at 2:00 PM
Join us for a presentation by John Schultz, VFW State Commander and Vietnam veteran.
"Trapper" John is a 28 year US Army veteran, with 25 months service in Vietnam with the 5th Special Forces Group, Central Highlands, and was attached to the 1st Cav and 1st Signal Brigade. He retired from active duty in December 2000 as a Senior Logistic NCO.
John is a dedicated Officer of the VFW who stands for equality and honesty for all our veterans, young and old, male and female, and believes that all Posts, Auxiliaries, and brother Veterans Service Organizations should "stand together" and work to serve our communities and all the veterans of out great nation while promoting the best programs of Americanism we can.