DeForest Area Public Library
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Comments Email : dft@scls.lib.wi.us
203 Library Street
DeForest, WI 53532
(608) 846-5482
Mon-Thurs : 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fri : 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat : 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun : 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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The Library will be Closed

Sunday, April 20th


Due to weather conditions, we are closing today (Monday, January 6) at 3:00 p.m. We'll open at our regular time, 9:00, tomorrow morning. Please call the library tomorrow to verify hours. (846-5482)

Due to the weather
the Library hours may vary. Please call to verify our hours before visiting.

Monday, January 27th & Tuesday, January 28th


The Library will open at Noon on
Tuesday, January 28th
please call to verify our hours.



The Concert in the Park has been moved to the DeForest Area High School PAC

Tuesday, July 9

Beyond the Page

The Beyond the Page campaign is a joint effort of the Dane County Library Service and the Madison Community Foundation to create a permanent endowment that will support humanities programming in all 28 public libraries in Dane County - forever.

FoodShare Employment and Training

Mondays from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Are you receiving FoodShare benefits and need help finding a job, or a better job? Feeling frustrated and alone in your job search? Good news - help is available! ... Read more

Health Insurance Marketplace
Enrollment Assistance

Thursday, Dec 12 at 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Trained Public Health staff will be available to answer questions and help Dane County residents enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Dragon Kniteens
Teen Knitting & Crocheting Group

Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.
Teen Area / Dragon's Den

Yearning to become craftier? Want to learn a new hobby? Be prepared to learn all there is to know about: Knitting, Crocheting And more! Read more

Pay Less for College
with Robert DeCock, CCPS

Thursday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. | Community Room

Paying for college is often one of the largest expenses a family will deal with financially. There are many ways to pay for college, the most sought after being scholarships... Read More.

Paper Capers Plus!
with Shirley Merker

Friday, March 14 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Community Room

Bring your supplies to keep you busy for the day. Our crafty friend, Shirley Merker will be on hand as our Expert-of-the-Day to answer questions and... Read More.

Retirementology
with Jesse Grutz

Thursday, March 20 at 6:00 p.m. | Community Room

Retirementology is a class designed to prepare current and future retirees for their retirement years and provide the education necessary to accomplish the most prevalent goal amongst retirees... Read More.

Paper Capers

Saturday, April 12 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Rooms C & D

Gather your supplies, friends, and photos and head to the library! This is a great chance to sit and relax with friends while working on your next project.

Who's Calling, Please? Telephone History

Tuesday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m.
DeForest Area Community & Senior Center

This event is co-sponsored by the DeForest Area Community & Senior Center, the DeForest Area Historical Society and the Library.

Do you remember party lines? Using a pay phone and hearing the coins drop? Jeannie Hensler and her husband... Read More.

For Someone Special
with Shirley Merker

Thursday, April 24 at 10:00 a.m. OR 6:00 p.m.
Community Room

Join us to make a clever Mother's Day or Hello Card. All materials will be provided. Seats are limited, so please stop in or call the library to reserve your spot... Read More.

Actualize Your Dreams
with Dr. Dawn Cadwallader

Monday, April 28 at 6:00 p.m. | Community Room

This program will teach you how to change your gloomy-doomy thinking into positive thoughts... Read More.

To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now
with Actor Ron Scot Fry
of the Optimist Theatre, Milwaukee

Thursday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Community Room

The most famous playwright in the English language was also an actor, a student, and... Read More.


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