Pokémon Scavenger Hunt

When: 
Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

PokémonGo with an Oregon Twist!

Saturday, October 8
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Scavenger Hunt starts at the Oregon Library.

Pokémon Go is a huge craze sweeping the world! Before all these devices, people used to have no tech scavenger hunts. We are going to combine the two in the community event Pokemon Oregon WI.   Whether you are techie or a Luddite, put on your walking shoes for a Poke-adventure!

The Scavenger Hunt starts at the Library and takes people to seven other locations/"Pokestops" in downtown Oregon.

Polka Lesson with Deb & Mike Moe

When: 
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 6:30pm
Where: 
Oregon Area Senior Center 219 Park St

Learn or review an easy triple step basic along with other fun moves! Mike & Deb have been dancing for 23 years.

Polka lessons are targeted towards adults but are also family friendly. All ages welcome.

This event is part of the Dane County Polkas! series. In an effort to help Dane County patrons of all ages learn more about polka’s rich history in the Midwest, the public libraries in Fitchburg, Oregon, and Verona are offering a special series of programs, Dane County Polkas!, from late March through April this year.

Pint-Size Polkas

When: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Where: 
Prairie View Elementary Little Theater, 300 Soden Dr

Get-up-and-move to Uncle Mike's polka snappy beat.

Participation opportunities abound! The audience is invited to learn the steps to songs like the "Chicken Dance" and "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes"; volunteer to wear various hats and guess the corresponding occupations; play name that tune for polka versions of three children's classics; and sing along to all of Uncle Mike's catchy polka songs.

FREE. Registration is not required.

Trivia Night in Oregon

When: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Where: 
Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI 53575

Friday, September 29th
7 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Firefly Coffeehouse

Teams compete in 4 rounds of 25 questions on a variety of topics.

Please limit teams to 10 people because of space constraints.

Team registration is required. Register online, by phone 608-835-3656, or in person. Only one team member needs to register.

Cost is $15 per person.  You pay at the event. Cash or check payable to the Friends of Oregon Public Library.

Community Conversation - Join us!

When: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Where: 
Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 North Main Street, Oregon

Join in a Community Conversation about what you value in- and want to see for – our community!  This broad conversation is one of many which will help to provide a foundation for the library and its goals both large and small, near and longer term.  Libraries serve their local communities and we want to engage you in a discussion about what a thriving Oregon area community would look like in 3-5 years!

Sparetime Bluegrass Band

When: 
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

An After Hours Library Event Featuring the Sparetime Bluegrass Band

This Madison Area Music Award-winning ensemble will bring to life a significant genre of musical performance that is steeped in history and folklore: Bluegrass!

The all-ages event will include music, (dancing if you like), and the folklore and history surrounding the bluegrass jams you are sure to enjoy!

No tickets necessary. We’ll look forward to seeing you at the show!

Book Trailer Fest

When: 
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: 
Oregon Area Senior Center, right next to the Library

Join us for the Oregon premiere of entries from Teen Book Trailer Contest

Hear about other fabulous teen reads through Speed Dating with Books!

There will be door prizes along with snacks and refreshments.

Registration is not requested. All welcome!

Minecraft Mania

When: 
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Keep Calm and Mine On!

Due to popularity, we extended Minecraft Mania to 2-hour event. Now the event runs Monday, August 8, 1 pm to 3 pm. Kids, though, can drop-in anytime during the two hours.

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