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Adult Programming

Below you'll find the latest information on upcoming programming—you can also follow us on our Facebook page and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date.

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La Crosse County Services @ the Library
Upcoming Programs
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Floyde's Senior Moments

Senior Moments—learning and entertainment for adults 50 and better—is back August 2! Join us at the Onalaska Public Library for these free programs.

Onalaska Public Library
Wednesdays at 10 am
August 2 - November 29

Coming Up:

September 27 - Warmth and Color: Norwegian Coverlets

Senior Moments Fall Lineup [PDF]

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Free Technology 1:1 Help with SimpleSteps to Technology

Drop by the Onalaska Public Library for free 1-on-1 tech help from Kathy Helgerson, founder of SimpleSteps to Technology. 

Find assistance with:

  • Setting up new phones and tablets
  • Decluttering devices
  • Privacy and security
  • Help with Google or Microsoft Office
  • Computer safety and protection
  • Storing and organizing photos
  • And more!

Assistance will be available from 10 am-12 pm on the following dates:

  • September 20
  • October 18
  • November 15

Sign in at the Public Service Desk at the Onalaska Library.

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1920s Dance Lessons

Come learn fun, energetic social dances from the 1920s, including the Charleston! Participants do not need a partner and can attend any or all of the sessions. Taught by Claire Penning and Nikki Balsamo of La Crosse Dance Centre. All ages welcome; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Register online or in person.

Holmen Public Library
5:45 pm to 7 pm
Monday, September 18
Monday, October 2
Monday, October 16

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Staying Safe with Facebook

Most Facebook users have never looked at their privacy and advertising settings. Big mistake! Together, we will go through these important settings to keep you safe on FB. Learn how to:

  • Identify and report fake friend requests
  • Control and eliminate frequent notifications
  • Spot spam in Facebook Messages
  • And get all your FB questions answered

Registration is recommended for this free program, which is brought to you by Kathy Helgerson from SimpleSteps To Technology, LLC. Please bring your own device.

Holmen Public Library
Thursday, September 21
1:00 pm

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Cheesecake & Canvas

Art class for ages 10 through adult (children ages 10-15 welcome with a participating adult). No experience necessary: step-by-step instruction & all supplies provided. You are welcome to bring your own covered beverage—we'll bring the cheesecake!

Sign up in person at any La Crosse County Library. Cost is $15 for library cardholders and $20 for non-cardholders. Cash or check only.

West Salem Library
Thursday, September 21
6:30 pm


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Women in Baseball Festival

Celebrate women’s baseball with professional player Dolly (Vanderlip) Ozburn (AAGPBL, 1952-1954)!

Schedule of events:

9 a.m. Watch A League of Their Own

11:15 a.m. Enjoy a free hot dog

11:30 a.m. Listen to Dolly tell the story of her time as a pitcher with the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and her contribution the movie.

You are welcome to come to all or any part of this event; all ages welcome. Registration recommended.

Holmen Public Library
Saturday, October 7
9am to 1pm

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Game Day

Bring your favorite game (optional) and join us for this casual get together. Participants will vote on which game(s) to play. No registration required.

Bangor Library
Thursday, October 12, at 1:30 pm

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1920s Jazz Night

Come and pretend it is one hundred years ago with the Holmen Library! 

    7:00-8:00 pm Jazz Night

    • Mocktails
    • Blackjack (with prizes)
    • Photobooth
    • Dancing
    • Dress-up Contest
      • 7:00-7:15 pm – Registration
      • 7:15-7:40 pm – Voting
      • 7:55 pm – Winner announced

    All ages welcome; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Register online or in person.

    Holmen Public Library
    Monday, October 16
    7pm to 8pm

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    Movie Schedule

    Join us for free movies on the big screen!

    Sept Movies 2023


    PG-13: Guardian must accompany minors.
    R: Must be 18+ to attend.


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    Book Clubs

    Book clubs are a great way to appreciate books and socialize at the same time. Four of our locations have book clubs that meet monthly, and we also offer a virtual option to discuss books on Goodreads!








    Driftless Regional Read

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    Driftless Regional Read Book Discussion

    The book What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey was selected to help our community better understand trauma and its impact on our physical and mental health.

    Where Can I Get a Copy?

    • Free copies at Checkout Desk while supplies last (beginning Sept 8)
    • Borrow it through the Libby or Hoopla app
    • Borrow it from your local library


    For more information, including a calendar of community book discussions and events, visit driftlessregionalread.com.


    Please join us for a discussion of the book:


    Sept 25 @ 11am Holmen Public Library

    Sept 28 @ 1:30pm Onalaska Public Library

    Oct 3 @ 1pm West Salem Library

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    Stress, Trauma, Resilience & Healing
    Stress, Trauma, Resilience, and Healing

    Sponsored by the 2023 Driftless Regional Reads Program

    In this talk presented by Ted Stein, a licensed professional counselor and mentee of Dr. Bruce Perry, you will learn how small changes can make a big difference in dealing with the demands of life (and coping with trauma).

    • Find your regulating rhythms.
    • Find your balance.
    • Find your peace.

    Registration recommended.


    Onalaska Public Library
    Wednesday, September 20
    6 pm

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    La Crosse County Services @ the Library
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    Veterans Benefits Information Sessions

    La Crosse County's Veterans Services Office is getting out into the community to help connect veterans and their families to services. A representative from Veteran Services will be at one of our libraries to talk with veterans on the dates and times listed below. This is an opportunity to ask questions about a range of benefits and programs!

    West Salem Library
    Thursday, September 14
    12 pm - 4 pm (drop in, no appt needed)

    Onalaska Library
    Thursday, September 21
    10 am - 2 pm (drop in, no appt needed)