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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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Winter Reading Challenge
Hot Reads for Cold Nights
Hot Reads for Cold Nights

Read or listen to three books between January 16 and February 26 to win a prize and be entered into the grand-prize drawing for a Book Nook Reading Valet! For ages 16+.

How It Works

  1. In the Beanstack app, join the Hot Reads for Cold Nights 2024 reading challenge, or pick up your Reading Record from the Checkout Desk on or after January 16.
  2. Read or listen to three books by February 26.
  3. Stop by the Checkout Desk by February 26 to pick out your prize from the prize basket! (If you filled out the paper Reading Record, turn that in.) You'll also be entered into our grand-prize drawing!

Upcoming Programs
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Floyde's Senior Moments

Senior Moments—learning and entertainment for older adults—runs February 14 through May 15, 2024. Join us for some coffee, treats, and great programming. Generously funded by the Ben & Floyde Sias Foundation.

Onalaska Public Library
Wednesdays at 10 am

Upcoming programs:
February 28: The Shovelmen
March 6: Badger Aces, with author Mike O'Connor
March 13: The Extraordinary Aprons of Evelina Grimes

Senior Moments Spring Schedule [PDF]

Cupcakes & Canvas
Cupcakes & Canvas

Art class for ages 16+. No experience necessary: step-by-step instruction & all supplies provided. You are welcome to bring your own covered beverage—we'll bring the cupcakes!

This event is sponsored by The Friends of the Library and the Dragonfly Retreat.

Update 2-9-24: This event is now full.

Bangor Library
Thursday, March 7
6:30 pm

Jigsaw Puzzle Battle
Jigsaw Puzzle Battle

Race to see whose team can complete a 300-piece puzzle the fastest! The winning team will win a $30 gift card to Features Bar & Grill! We will also provide cookies from Linda's Bakery for all to enjoy.

Register your team of up to four members at any La Crosse County Library location or online. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Note: Previous Puzzle Battle winners will be given a five-minute delay before competing. Limit: 7 teams

Bangor Library
Tuesday, March 12, at 6 pm

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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. This is a monthly program that occurs on the second Thursday of every month.

Bangor Library
Thursday, March 14, at 1:30 pm

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John T. Umhoefer: Author Talk & Book Signing


John T. Umhoefer spent his childhood scrambling up the bluffs of La Crosse and finding mysteries in every quiet coulee. He has received a Kirkus starred review for his first book, Trempealeau, an apocalyptic mystery inspired by the area we live in.

In his day job, Umhoefer is the executive director of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. This program will feature samples of cheese from the recent World Championship Cheese Contest. Registration recommended.

Onalaska Public Library
Saturday, March 16 at 10 a.m.

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Movie Schedule

February 2024 Movies

Join us for free movies on the big screen!

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.