DeForest Area Public Library

Wisconsin Song: Badger State Music & Food

An evening of brats, cheese, Sprecher’s root beer, ice cream, and original music by Ken Lonnquist, with Doug Brown.  Ken’s music is packed with humor and beautiful musical portraits of the Badger state.

Celebrate Wisconsin history, folklore, and natural places, plus the quirky delights of life among the cheeseheads.  

Seating is limited, so please register at the DeForest Area Public Library or on their website.

Badger & Packer attire encouraged!

Wisconsin Film Festival Pop Up! A Quiet Passion

“Pop Up!” screenings will feature full length international festival films with discussions led by UWMadison & other local humanities experts who will connect themes addressed in the films with Wisconsin’s multicultural communities.

Film: A Quiet Passion (UK)

The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist. 

Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

In this hands-on workshop, local filmmaker Frank G. Caruso will cover:

  • Basic techniques and equipment
  • Devices and apps
  • Storyboarding & storytelling
  • Set creation

Bring your own device if you want to easily save your work. Otherwise there will be iPads available to use during the workshop.

For ages 10-17. Registration is required. Please contact the library about registration.

Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin

Join three Madison-area African American writers - poet Fabu, novelist Sherry Lucille, and playwright and novelist Catrina Sparkman - as they discuss their poetry and prose in relation to the work of three African American literary giants who also lived and worked in the Madison area during the 20th century: novelist Jean Toomer, playwright Lorraine Hansberry, and poet Sarah Webster Fabio.

Extending the Stage: Charlie Parker's Yardbird- The Life and Music of Charlie Parker

Join us for this informative and entertaining event featuring UW-Madison's Professor of Saxophone Les Thimmig. Professor Thimmig will discuss the importance of Charlie Parker and the history of bebop jazz, interspersed with short musical performances.

This program is part of Madison Opera's Extending the Stage: Charlie Parker's Yardbird (performances will be 2/10 & 2/12).

View all programs in this series.