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September 2020 Newsletter
September is always a big month at the Library. Families head back to school, storytimes resume, and we celebrate Library Card Month. We hope you'll join us for the events featured below and on our website. The full line-up can be found on our online calendar, and we will continue to provide program and service updates on Facebook and Instagram.
Expanded Library Hours
It is now a little bit easier to access the library and our resources as we add weekday evening hours. As of September 8 we are open Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 7 pm, and Friday and Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. We will continue to close periodically throughout the day for cleaning. More details about our hours, safety precautions, and continuing curbside services are available on our website.
It's Time to Celebrate and Save!
A library card gives you the power to dream, learn, explore, save money, and more. We're celebrating Library Card Month with special offers at the library and throughout the community. Enjoy special discounts when you show your library card during the month of September at these generous local businesses: 10% off at The Poppy Seed, 15% off at Hometown Pharmacy-DeForest, 10% off at Rose Cottage Florals & Gifts. Offers are good 9/1/2020 through 9/30/2020, and some restrictions apply. Don't have a library card? It's easy to sign up today online or at the library.
Warriors, Saints, and Scoundrels
with Author Michael Edmonds
Tuesday, September 15
6:00 pm on Zoom
(Registration required)
Have you ever wondered who created the Hodag? Who helped America’s Dairyland become known for its cheese? Who won the vote for African Americans in Wisconsin? Who made “Forward” the state motto? Listen to entertaining tales of weird and wonderful characters, from fishermen and fur traders to poets and politicians. Join us as Michael Edmonds brings Wisconsin history to life.
Virtual Children's Programs
Resume September 14

Now that the school year is under way, we're gearing up to start a new year of children's programs. The fall session of Story Hour, Tiny Tot Time, Time for Bed, Exploratory, and other children's programs will begin the week of September 14. We are continuing to offer these programs online for the time-being. Check our calendar and follow us on Facebook for dates, times, and program updates.
Keeping Screen Time Fun & Interactive for Teens
Calling all teens who are interested in connecting with peers outside of school! We have a variety of virtual programs for teens: Dungeons and Dragons online campaigns, creative activities, boredom buster games, book clubs, and more. Check them out--some have new dates and times--on our website.
Talk Like a Pirate Parrrty!
Saturday, September 19, 10 am
Join us for a morning of swashbuckling fun and celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day. We'll play interactive games, enjoy a story or two, sing, dance, and more! Register for this Zoom program and pick up your activity kits at the front desk starting Tuesday, September 15.
Fall Harvest Celebration
Saturday, September 26, 10 am-1 pm
Join us at the library to celebrate the start of autumn with free music, food, games, crafts, and more. David Landau, beloved local musician and teacher, will perform a drive-in concert and Ms. Emily will host a special storytime. There will also be live music performed by the library's own Nolan Veldey, an accomplished musician and composer, pumpkin painting, games, prizes and more. All food and activities will be offered outdoors in a safe manner following current health guidelines and best practices.
Friends of the DeForest Library
Self-Service Book Sale

September 12-October 24
The Book Sale is coming back in a safe, socially-distanced format! Browse the books on the lower level of the Library, and pay for them at the Circulation Desk on the main level during library business hours. Volunteers will update the selection regularly, so shop often!
Book Clubs
Hunch Bunch
 
The Chatham School Affair by Thomas H. CookFacebook discussions begin 
Wednesday, September 2.
Dragonwood Readers

The Giver of Stars by Jojo MoyesFriday, September 11 at 9:30 am on Zoom and at the library. Email Jane to request a secure Zoom invitation.
Whimsical Bookworms

The Dutch House by Ann PatchettWednesday, September 16 at 6:30 pm. on Zoom and at the library. Email Jane to request a secure Zoom invitation.
Badger Book Club

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. ReichertMonday, September 28 at noon on Zoom and at the library. Email Jane to request a secure Zoom invitation.
 
 
Triptych Book Club:
Inclusive Reading
Choose a book to read from our Diverse Reading displays, located in the Teen Area. If you want to read a book for a graphic novel, feel free to choose a Diverse picture book, located by Rosenberry Lounge. Instagram Live discussion will be Wednesday, September 23 at 3:30 pm.

Diverse Voices. Diverse Characters. Diverse Stories.
Read to an Officer--With a Twist!

One of our local police officers will read to you, Wednesday, September 2 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, September 10 at 3:30 pm.
Time for Bed--
With a Twist!

 

Special guest readers will read favorite stories Mondays at 7 pm on our Facebook page, beginning September 14.
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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