Past Adult Programs
Antique Book Road Show
with Paul Houseman, book dealer
Thursday, May 10,
Oregon Public Library,
Sue Ames Room
Register for this event. Space is limited. Call 835-3656 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Free information session:
Learn how to appraise the value of your books
Book Appraisals from the audience:
Paul will appraise a book for each $25 donation made to the Friends of the Oregon Public Library.
Meal Planning 101
May 1, 6:30pm, Sue Ames Room
Learn how to save time and money by simple meal planning. Danelle will talk about using your stockpile, how to get creative with your leftovers and work the grocery store meat cycles to your advantage. The free class is one hour long and has a mini cookbook to take home.
Stories from the Trees of Life
Just for Fun Readers Theater
Sponsored by the Oregon Public Library
March 29, 6:30pm Firefly Coffeehouse
114 N. Main St, Oregon, WI 53575
E-Book Reader Playdates
Monday, March 26, 2:00 pm
Oregon Area Senior Center
Thursday, March 29, 6:30 pm
Oregon Public Library, Sue Ames Room
Bring your questions and if you have it, your device.
Learn and play with a kindle and nook.
Learn how to download a library book.
Identity Theft Prevention
Thursday, March 8th, 6:30 pm
Joe Campana of J Campana and Associates LLC is an expert on Identity Theft, Privacy, Information Security Solutions.
Joe will speak on how to:
- Reduce your risk of becoming a victim of identity theft
- How to keep your identity safe
- How to recover from identity theft
Coupon Clipping 101
With Dannelle of Operation$40K
May 19th, 6:15-8:15pm, Sue Ames Room
Ever wanted to learn the secrets on how to save 60-80% on your groceries every time you go the store? This class is for you! Learn WHERE to get coupons that you will use, HOW to organize them, and most importantly, the right way to USE them! This class is 2 hours long.
Eliminate Paper Piles in 5 Easy Steps
With Jill Annis of Simply Organized, LLC
May 10th, 6:30-7:30pm, Sue Ames Room
Oregon Public Library is hosting a free class on de-cluttering at the library. This is the time to spring clean. The library can help you get there with ease.
Are you buried under piles of junkmail and paper? Stressing about your papers around the house? Then it is time to get organized.
Less Stress, More Energy
With Dr. Steve Puckette
Thursday, May 5th, 7 pm Sue Ames Room
Attend this one hour workshop to feel better right now and keep you less stressed and more energized in the future.
Through a combination of science, physiology, and hands-on tips and techniques, we will:
- describe how your environment may be causing long-term effects on your body
- examine feelings of stress and overload
- explain why you may find it harder to feel resilient
- instruct you in ways to increase strength and range of motion
- provide you with tools to develop and maintain a regimen of self-care that keeps you balanced and full of vitality
- create a healthier, more resilient you.
Co-sponsored by Oregon Public Library
How does your Garden Grow?
Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30pm
Sue Ames Room
Miss the Garden Expo this year? Do you have questions on gardening? Want to get a green thumb?
Ask the experts for help. Our local Oregon Dirty Knees Garden Club will answer your questions.
E-Reader Test Drive
Sat. March 19th, 10:30a and Tues. 22nd, 6:30p
Want to play before you buy?
Do you have some questions about the Nook, Kindle or other E-Readers on the market today?
Come and try them out. We will have the Kindle and Nook and Sony Reader available to play with in the library.
We will demonstrate how to download e-books from Overdrive and have handouts to take home.
For more information, call Susan K at the library at 835-6268.
Stories of the Quilts
Thursday, December 9, 7 pm,
Sue Ames Room, Library.
Bring your family Quilt and share your story.
Thursday, November 18, 12 pm Sue Ames Room
Do you like to read? Brown bag it and talk about your favorite titles and authors.
A list will be compiled of everyone’s recommendations and made available to all after the event.
Coffee & cookies will be served.
Stories of Thanks @ Firefly Coffeehouse
Friday, November 19, 7 pm.
Stories of Thanks. Featuring library staff and local storytellers.
Come and listen to heartwarming stories. Families welcome.
Seriously Scary Stories @ the Firefly Coffeehouse
Friday, October 29, 7 pm
Local storytellers will share their most hair raising spooky stories.
The stories are geared to a teen and adult audience.
Book Discussion: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
Tuesday, November 2, 6:30-7:30pm Sue Ames Room
Copies of the book are available for checkout. See Information Desk for details.
Centennial Read Book Discussions
Living a Country Year: Wit and Wisdom from the Good Old Days, by Jerry Apps
Tell us what you think about your favorite chapter, or of country living.
We want to encourage as many people in the Oregon area to read the same book at the same time. The goal is to foster community by providing a forum for public discussion, interaction, and most of all, demonstrate that reading can be fun.
Wednesday, October 6, 7 pm, Library.
Tuesday, October 19, 7 pm, Senior Center.
Author Visit with Jerry Apps
Saturday, October 23, 6-8 pm, Senior Center
Jerry Apps will speak about growing up on a farm near Wild Rose in the 1940's.
Followed by cake & coffee reception.
Author visit with Julia Meyers
Tuesday, October 26, 7pm
Meet local author Julia Meyers, as she talks about her book,
Coffee and Cake: An Adoptee in Search of her Past, and the process of locating her birth parents.
This is her book debut, just published in October. Julia will have her book available for purchase and signing following her talk.
Enjoy coffee and homemade cake while listening to a personal journey across continents and cultures. The autobiography Coffee and Cake shares an adoption story through the eyes of the one who forever links strangers as family: the adoptee. It is the story of the consequences of a closed adoption, the pressures of society, and the quest to shed light on the truth.
Julia Meyers was born in Germany in 1968. At two months she was adopted by her loving parents and grew up with one younger brother in a small, picturesque German community. In 1996 Julia Meyers decided to search for her birth mother, who she met for the first time in December of the same year. In 2004, she then continued her search for her birth father, who had been an American soldier stationed in Germany. They met in December 2004. Since 2005 Julia and her family are residing in Oregon, Wisconsin.
Computer Classes for Adults
Customize Google Start Page and Google Reader
Thursday, Sept 23, 7:00pm Sue Ames Room
Frustrated by opening the same news & information feeds everyday?
Create a customized Google start page for your news and weather feeds, favorite blogs and other Google gadgets.
Registration recommended as class is limited to five laptop computers. Please call 835- 3656 to register or stop in person.
Get connected: Social Networking for Beginners*
Saturday Sept 25, 11 am and Tuesday Sept 28, 6:30pm Sue Ames Room
Find out what everyone's talking about. Explore popular social networking sites-Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and more! Computers will be available for creating accounts at the end of the workshop.
Registration recommended as classes are limited to five laptop computers for each date. Please call 835- 3656 to register or stop in person.
*This program is made possible through an LSTA grant made available through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which is the primary support of federal support for the nation's 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.
Author Visit with Mystery Writer Shelly Glodowski
September 15, 7 pm in the Sue Ames Room.
Shelley Glodowski, an Oregon native, will be reading from her newest book, answering any questions and signing her books.
Skype Author Visit with Suzanne Beecher
7pm Tuesday, August 31, Sue Ames Room
Meet author Suzanne Beecher, author of Muffins and Mayhem : recipes for a happy (if disorderly) life
Suzanne will read from her book and take questions via Skype. Suzanne’s cookies will be served.
Armchair Travel-- Destination: India
July 20th at 7:00p, Sue Ames Room
Take a virtual trip with Anna Rose, who spent a year abroad in India.
Judy and Danny also spent three weeks visiting Anna Rose in India.
Sit back and travel through pictures and ask questions about the culture, language and people.
June 23rd at noon, Sue Ames Room
Do you like to read? So do we! Come and share your favorite title or author with everyone else attending. A list will be compiled of everyone’s recommendations and made available to all after the event. An Adult Summer Reading Program Event.
Cookies will be served. Bring your bag lunch too.
Author Visit, Ruth Irene Garrett: "Born Amish"
Tuesday, April 27, 6:30 pm in the Sue Ames Room
Come listen to Best selling author and speaker Ruth Irene Garrett. Ms. Garrett has been featured on 20/20, Primetime, Fox News, Good Morning America and others. She will answer questions and have her book available for sale and signing.
How to make perfect pie crust...
Ever have hopes of a good pie and the thought of making the crust keeps you up at night. Does the crust stick to the plate when you try to cut it? Does your pie batter look like a lumpy or gluey mess?
Judy's demonstration was taped by WOW, so you can still catch the demonstration on your television. Below are four documents and a link to a You Tube video on how to make a homemade pie crust. A DVD will be available for checkout.
Link to Youtube demonstration on how to make a homemade pie crust (aprox. 8 min)
featuring Annie Overboe, Daily Herald Baking Columnist
OPL STORYTELLING GUILD presents:
Winter Stories @ Firefly Coffeehouse
7 pm Friday, January 22
114 N Main St
Come listen to Winter Stories at the Firefly while expert storyteller, Susan Santner and the OPL Storytelling Guild tells warm, rich winter stories.
Popcorn and a Movie on the big screen
6 pm, Tuesday, September 22
Sue Ames Room. Popcorn provided.
Viggo Mortensen is Frank Hopkins, a Pony Express courier who feels that he and his painted mustang have the right stuff to take on the world’s most difficult race. Frank has taken on the task of riding the Ocean of Fire – a perilous race across the desert for a huge cash prize. The race involves avoiding nearly bottomless pits in the sand, venomous snakes, massive sandstorms and even your opponents who would not look past murder to win. PG-13
You are welcome to bring a comfortable cushion.
Madison Area Open Art Studio Tour Artist visit
Saturday, September 12, from 10-11:00 a.m.
Oregon Public Library-Sue Ames Room
Barb Rothwell, the creator of these gourds, comes from a long line of artists. Her work can be found in a multitude of medias. After retirement she became fascinated with gourds, and found a new outlet for her talents.
She enjoys not only creating new and interesting designs with gourds, but also teaching interested individuals in this wonderful media. Check out her website:concordvalleygourds.com.