As part of the 2024 Winter Reading Program: Ignite Your Imagination, members from Zhong Yi Kung Fu Association will discuss and perform a dragon dance. They will begin with a discussion about the history of the dragon dance and end by performing the dance through the library stacks. This is also a great way to learn about the Year of the Dragon and get ready for the Lunar New Year on February 10.
DeForest Area Public Library
This event has been postponed
Come along with Nakira and friends on a journey to explore STEM all around us. Our adventure begins with the Decoder Puzzles – piece together the puzzle and put on your Decoder Glasses to uncover the hidden mystery items in each illustrated scene.
HMong music is the last surviving musical language in the world—it is able to mimic HMong speech by using musical intervals, ornamentation, and chords to mimic linguistic tones, consonants, and vowels—allowing musicians to literally speak with music. However, there have not been many opportunities for this unique trait of HMong music to shine. HMong American refugees first arrived to the United States in 1975, after having supported American CIA forces in Laos during the Vietnam War.
On the Eve of Halloween 1938, a young actor/director broadcast a radio drama based on a 40-year-old novel: The War of the Worlds.
While the original broadcast had a relatively low audience, the impact it had, and continues to have, on American culture is staggering.
Test your musical smarts!
In this entertaining and engaging program, musician Ben Pernick combines live performances, fun facts, and trivia based on hits through the ages. There’ll be tunes from Broadway, television, artist retrospectives, and even a “Musical Road Trip” with state and city trivia.
Join us on Zoom for an evening of musical fun!
Help us celebrate National Library Week with the true story of Lutie Stearns!
Many folks know that our modern-day Santa Claus had his start as St. Nicholas, but what happened on the journey to make us think of a "jolly old elf" rather than a pious Christian Bishop? Where, exactly, did Santa Claus come from, and why does his popularity remain so high in modern American popular culture?
This illustrated lecture is well-researched, with details on the journey Bishop Nicholas made to become our current-day Santa Claus. You’ll enjoy recognizing many familiar images and poems in this holiday program.
Put on your zoot suit and follow in the footsteps of America's most infamous gangsters as they turn WI into their personal crime vacation land. Filled with deadly bank robberies, explosive shootouts, brutal murders, and daring kidnappings, this presentation lets the audience discover the grisly locations where the gangster history will never die.
Registration required. Click here to register.
Celebrate the season with Ken Lonnquist and company's adaptation of the ancient Yuletide tale. It delights audiences with an uplifting and inclusive message of hope for peace.
Hearing that a special child is coming to make the world a better place, Old Befana begins a search which continues to this day during the holiday season. She doesn’t know whether the child she seeks is rich or poor, black or white, a boy or a girl.