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Adults Programs & Events

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker--a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia. Born in 1800, Henry's brilliant daughter, Alma (who inherits both her father's money and his mind), ultimately becomes a botanist of considerable gifts herself. As Alma's research takes her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, she falls in love with a man named Ambrose Pike who makes incomparable paintings of orchids and who draws her in the exact opposite direction--into the realm of the spiritual, the divine, and the magical. Alma is a clear-minded scientist; Ambrose a utopian artist--but what unites this unlikely couple is a desperate need to understand the workings of this world and the mechanisms behind all life.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 5:00pm

Sign up for a free 30-minute session with Hans Thompson of Sweeney Law Office to receive helpful advice on your consumer (landlord/tenant, bankruptcy), family, civil, criminal or other legal matter.  Make sure to bring all your relevant documents with you.  Call 982-8519 to register. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 10:30am

Share the great books you've been reading and get ideas for what to read next.  This book group is a small, informal gathering perfect for anyone new to book groups, or who just loves to talk about books. 

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

Transform outdated photo calendars into an origami wreath, souvenir book, or simple bowl, or make a photo cube using postcards.  Kathy Prestidge will walk you through two projects of your choice, and you can leave with ideas for more! 

Register at 982-8519. 

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 3:00pm

The Waupaca Area Genealogy Society returns to explore some of the online resources you can use to fill in your genealogy sheets, including Ancestry and My Heritage Library Edition.  If you have your own device, bring it along so we can try a few searches. 

Register at 982-8519.  3:00pm program will be held at the Senior Center in the Washington Center, enter via the Dickinson Street parking lot. 

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 6:00pm

The Waupaca Area Genealogy Society returns to explore some of the online resources you can use to fill in your genealogy sheets, including Ancestry and My Heritage Library Edition.  If you have your own device, bring it along so we can try a few searches. 

Register at 982-8519.  6:00pm program will be held at the Library. 

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 6:00pm

Come and get an inside look into what it takes to be a paranormal investigator.  The team will explain how they got interested in investigating the paranormal, share the evidence they have captured, and show the equipment they use. 

Register at 982-8519. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 6:00pm

Marta Wesenick will demonstrate how to make lefse, a traditional Norwegian flatbread made of potatoes, flour, butter and milk or cream.  You will get a chance to try lefse, including a gluten free variety. 

Register at 982-8519. This program is at the Senior Center located at the Washington Center, enter via Dickinson Street parking lot. 

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 5:00pm

Sign up for a free 30-minute session with Hans Thompson of Sweeney Law Office to receive helpful advice on your consumer (landlord/tenant, bankruptcy), family, civil, criminal or other legal matter.  Make sure to bring all your relevant documents with you.  Call 982-8519 to register. 

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Come play a few games of bingo to see what you can win!  This is an all ages program.  Registration is required, 982-8519.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 10:30am

Share the great books you've been reading and get ideas for what to read next.  This book group is a small, informal gathering perfect for anyone new to book groups, or who just loves to talk about books. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Come play a few games of bingo to see what you can win!  This is an all ages program.  Registration is required, 982-8519.

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 5:00pm

Sign up for a free 30-minute session with Hans Thompson of Sweeney Law Office to receive helpful advice on your consumer (landlord/tenant, bankruptcy), family, civil, criminal or other legal matter.  Make sure to bring all your relevant documents with you.  Call 982-8519 to register. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 10:30am

Share the great books you've been reading and get ideas for what to read next.  This book group is a small, informal gathering perfect for anyone new to book groups, or who just loves to talk about books. 

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 3:00pm

Create a beautiful ornament using cardboard rolls and optional paper emboridery.  You may want to bring your own photo smaller than 1 1/2 inches to add to your ornament. 

Register at 982-8519. This program is at the Senior Center located at the Washington Center, enter via Dickinson Street parking lot. 

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

Create a beautiful ornament using cardboard rolls and optional paper emboridery.  You may want to bring your own photo smaller than 1 1/2 inches to add to your ornament. 

Register at 982-8519. This program is at the Library.