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March 2021 Newsletter - Part One!
We have so many great programs to share with you this month that we can't fit them all into one newsletter. So, in the spirit of Spring and new beginnings, we're going to start sending newsletters twice each month to give you more timely and complete information about what's happening at your local library.

We've highlighted some of the happenings for the first two weeks of March below. You can find the full program line-up on our online calendar and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for frequent program and service updates.
Design Inspiration for a Creative Vegetable Garden
Monday, March 1, 6:30 pm
On Zoom
(Registration required)
Tap into your creative spirit by adding simple and fun elements to showcase your garden’s beauty. Megan Cain will share fresh ideas to elevate an ordinary garden to an extraordinary one with plenty of photos to get the creative juices flowing.
Teaching Acceptance & Kindness
March 2, 6:30 pm
On Zoom
(Registration required)
Alyssa Bohm is a high school special education teacher who understands the importance of equal opportunities and educating our youth about inclusion and acceptance. She is also the current Miss Wisconsin!
Zoomin' with Miss Emily
March 10, April 14 & May 12, 9 am
On Zoom
(Registration required)
Do you miss seeing Miss Emily in person and being silly with her? Join her the second Wednesday of each month on Zoom to sing, dance, read a story, and get silly in a new interactive children's program. Register once to get a secure Zoom link for all three programs.
Try Qi gong!
Tuesdays, 9:30 am, at the Library

(Registration required)
Qi gong is a slow movement exercise with gentle stretching that can create better energy, better sleep, relaxation, and reduce stress. It’s been a long time since we were able to offer in-person Qi gong classes, but current public health orders allow us to have up to 20 people join us for in-person, socially-distanced classes. Recorded Qi gong sessions will continue to be posted on Facebook Tuesdays at 9:30 am and Wednesdays at 1 pm.
New Online Resource: Creativebug
Get crafty with our newest online resource--FREE with your DeForest Area Public Library Card! Creativebug offers thousands of online art and craft classes and downloadable patterns, templates, and recipes. All created by top designers and artists.
Friends of the DAPL
Spring Book Sale
Through March 30

Renew your shelf with a visit to the Friends of the DAPL Spring Book Sale. Fresh reads (to you!) can be found in the Library's lower level and Studio 203 (Market Street entrance). Contact-free, cash payment can be made at the circulation desk on the main level. All proceeds benefit the DAPL.
Book Clubs
Hunch Bunch
 
The Bookman's Tale: A Novel of Obsession by Charlie LovettFacebook discussions begin 
Wednesday, March 3.
Dragonwood Readers

The House of Kennedy by James Patterson and Cynthia FagenFriday, March 12 at 9:30 am. Email Jane to reserve your spot to meet on Zoom or at the library.
Whimsical Bookworms

The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel by Heather MorrisThursday, March 18 at 6:30 pm. Email Jane to reserve your spot to meet on Zoom or at the library.
Badger Book Club

The Lives of Edie Pritchard: A Novel by Larry WatsonMonday, March 22 at noon. Email Jane to reserve your spot to meet on Zoom or at the library.
Read Woke

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouTuesday, March 16 at 6 pm. Register for the Zoom discussion that will be led by Brittany Brazzel and Amy Jambor.
Triptych Book Club:
You Got It, Girl!
The Instagram Live discussion will be Wednesday, March 24 at 3:30 pm.

Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Journey to Justice by Debbie Levy and Whitney Gardner

Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar

The Radium Girls: The Scary but True Story of the Poison that Made People Glow in the Dark by Kate Moore
Read to an Officer--With a Twist!

One of our local police officers will read to you, Wednesday, March 3 at 3:30 pm on our Facebook page.
Read to Wilson
 
Wilson the Dog
Wilson, our friendly reading dog, and his friend Pat will read a story to you on our Facebook page Thursday, March 11 at 3:30 pm.
Time for Bed--
With a Twist!

 

A special guest reader will read favorite stories on Mondays at 7 pm on our Facebook page.
1,000 Books Club
 

All ages can join! Earn Library SWAG and other great prizes by entering books on our online reading program!
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