Summer Programming for Adults

 

Adult Programs
Don't let the kids have all the fun!
 

Adult Reading Program 

Read or listen to five titles to receive a chance at winning a prize basket at the end of the summer.  Pick up a Build a Better World Bookmark to get started.

Get a pen and journal set when you turn in your first bookmark.
(First bookmark only, while supplies last)

Adult Summer Reading Prize Baskets 
Choose the prize package you'd like a chance to win for each Build a Better World Bookmark you complete and turn in.

      

 

   
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Titles & Tea Summer Mystery Tour
Every other Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. 
Join us for one title or the whole summer.  No registration is required and new members are welcome.  Pick up the titles in the Library.
 

Tuesday, June 13
10:00 a.m.

 

 

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

This classic of the mystery genre was first published in 1934 and involves the murder of a gangster on the Orient Express.  It is the task of iconic sleuth Hercule Poirot to ferret out the perpetrator over the course of a the three day journey.

 

Tuesday, June 27
10:00 a.m.

O is for Outlaw by Sue Grafton

This is the fifteenth in the author’s hardboiled series featuring private investigator Kinsey Milhone.  In this outing, readers catch a glimpse of the detective’s past as she investigates the circumstances behind the brutal attack of her ex-husband, and his wrongful implication in a murder several years before.

 

Tuesday, July 11
10:00 a.m.

 

First Degree Fudge by Christine DeSmet

In this Wisconsin author’s mystery debut, she introduces her fudge shop mystery series set in Door County.  In the first book, fudge shop owner Ava Osterling is falsely accused of murder when celebrity Rainetta Johnson chokes on a diamond hidden in her signature Cinderella Pink Fudge.  Fudge shop owner becomes detective in this prime example of a cozy mystery.  Author Christine DeSmet joins us for discussion.

 

Tuesday, July 25
10:00 a.m.

Skeleton Man by Tony Hillerman

This thriller features Sergeant Jim Chee and former Navajo Tribal Police lieutenant Joe Leaphorn as they investigate what seems to be the simple robbery of a reservation trading post. The plot thickens when clues appear connecting the robbery to a plane crash in the Grand Canyon some fifty years earlier. Skeleton Man is the 17th book in Hillerman’s popular police procedural series.

 

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Evening Book Discussion Group
Every Third Thursday at 6:00 p.m. 

Join us for one title or the whole summer.  No registration is required and new members are welcome.  Pick up the titles in the Library.

Thursday, June 15
6:00 p.m.

Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman

This novel follows Lu, a newly elected state’s attorney, as she prepares for a trial involving a woman found murdered in her apartment.  In the process Lu is reminded of her own past when her brother saved a life at the cost of another.  With shades of “To Kill a Mockingbird” this title will appeal to fans of thrillers and psychological suspense.

 

Thursday, July 20
6:00 p.m.

Expats by Chris Pavone

In this masterful  novel of espionage and suspense, loner and CIA agent Kate finds love with nerdy Dexter Moore, and soon finds herself an expat in Luxembourg when Dexter is transferred for his high level banking job.  There she unhappily fraternizes with other expat wives and moms until she discovers that the circle of friends is not what it seems, and she becomes increasingly suspicious of her husband’s behavior.  He may also be living a double life.  

 

Thursday, August 17
6:00 p.m.

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

This work of fiction weaves the stories of ten wealthy victims of a plane crash with those of the crash’s only survivors, a starving artist, and a four year old boy.  Odd coincidences surrounding the crash point to a possible conspiracy.  According to “Booklist” this is a “pulse pounding story, grounded in humanity.”

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Book and Movie Double Features
This Book to Movie Discussion Group meets on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. to discuss the book and at 1:30 p.m. to watch the movie.  Popcorn and lemonade will be provided.

Tuesday, August 8
1:00 p.m.

 

The Rainmaker by John Grisham
This legal thriller tells the story of down-on-his-luck Rudy Baylor, who has been forced to chase ambulances for a dubious employer, as he takes on the case of a dying young woman denied coverage for a bone marrow transplant.  Along the way, Baylor is forced to confront his former employer and the wealthy insurance company that holds all the cards.
 

Tuesday, August 22
1:00 p.m.

Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
In this classic of romantic suspense young Mrs. Maxim De Winter, the second wife of her husband, moves into Manderley, her husband’s  Cornish Estate where she meets Mrs. Danver’s, a woman unnaturally possessed by her first mistress.  The young narrator is haunted by the presence of the first wife, until she learns the truth about Rebecca.

 

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ADULTS AT PLAY
Exercise your mind and body by attending "Adults at Play", a series of programs devoted to fun activities for adults.  No registration is required.

Thursday, June 8
6:00 p.m.

 

Movie Showing: La La Land  
Come see this award-winning film on the Library's big screen.  Rated PG-13, 128min.

 

Thursday, July 13
10:00
a.m.

Sip, Swipe & Play!

 

Thursday, July 27
6:00 p.m.
Author Visit - Jaime Jo Wright
Local author, Jaime Jo Wright will talk about the writing and publishing process.  
Monday, August 7
6:00 p.m.
Scrapbooking
Make a card or scrapbook page using die cuts, stamps, papers, embossing and other fun techniques!
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E-Reader Help  

Need help downloading books, magazines, music or videos to your device?  Make an appointment for a one-on-one learning session with a Library Staff Member or Volunteer.

 

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ADULT PROGRAMS DAY-BY-DAY

 

Thursday
June 8
6:00
p.m.

 

Movie Showing: La La Land  
Come see this award-winning film on the Library's big screen.  Rated PG-13, 128min.

 

Monday
June 12
10:00 a.m.

 

 

Stuart Stotts - Summer Library Program Kickoff
Kick-off the start of summer with a fun musical program for all ages!
 
 
 

Tuesday
June 13
10:00
a.m.

 

Mystery Book Tour - Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Join the Titles and Tea Book Group for a Summer Mystery Tour!  Books are available in the Library.
 

 

Thursday
June 15
6:00
p.m.

 

Evening Book Group - Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman
Join in a lively discussion with the Evening Book Group.  Books are available in the Library.

 

 
Monday
June 17
6:30
p.m.
Deeper Into Movies - Citizen Kane  

Wednesday
June 21
6:00
p.m.

 

Palm of the Hand - Memoir Writing 

 

 

Tuesday
June 27
10:00
a.m.

 

Mystery Book Tour - O is For Outlaw by Sue Grafton

 

Thursday
June 29
6:00 p.m.

 

Barn to House - Mark & Shaun Pelton

 

 

Thursday
July 6
6:00 p.m.

 

Researching and Writing Non-Fiction - Meet the Author, Judith Cummings

 

 

Tuesday
July 11
10:00
a.m.

 

Mystery Book Tour - First Degree Fudge by Christine DeSmet    
MEET THE AUTHOR!

 

Thursday
July 13
10:00
a.m.

Sip, Swipe & Play!

 

Monday
June 17
6:30
p.m.
Deeper Into Movies - Blow-Up  
Wednesday
July 19
6:00 p.m.
Palm of the Hand - Memoir Writing  

Thursday
July 20

6:00 p.m.

 

Evening Book Group - Expats by Chris Pavone

 

 

Tuesday
July 25
10:00
a.m.

 

Mystery Book Tour - Skeleton Man by Tony Hillerman

 

Thursday
July 27
6:00 p.m.
Author Visit - Jaime Jo Wright
Local author, Jaime Jo Wright will talk about the writing and publishing process.  
 

Wednesday
August 2
2:00 p.m. 

 

Movie Showing: Hidden Figures 
Kick off "Out of This World August" by seeing this award-winning film on the Library's big screen.  Rated PG, 127 min.

 

 

Monday
August 7
6:00 p.m.

 

Scrapbooking
Make a card or scrapbook page using die cuts, stamps, papers, embossing and other fun techniques!

 

Tuesday
August 8

1:00 p.m.

 

Book and Movie Double Feature - Rainmaker by John Grisham
Book Discussion at 1:00 p.m.
Movie starts at 1:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday
August 15

6:00 p.m.

 

The Great American Eclipse with John Heasley
"Out of This World August" continues with an informational program about the upcoming solar eclipse.

 

 

Wednesday
August 16

6:00 p.m.

 

Palm of the Hand - Memoir Writing

 

 
Monday
August 21
6:30
p.m.
Deeper Into Film - Black Narcissus  
Tuesday
August 22
1:00 p.m.

Book and Movie Double Feature - Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
Book Discussion at 1:00 p.m.
Movie starts at 1:30 p.m.

 

    
 

 

Special Thanks to our 
Summer Library Sponsors

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The Summer Library Program is funded, in part, by a grant from the Sauk County UW Extension, Arts & Culture Committee and the Wisconsin Arts Board and the financial support of these local businesses.
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Baraboo National Bank
 

Community First Bank

Droste Tax & Accounting
 

Kahler Law Offices

LaRowe Gerlach Taggart LLP

 

Lentz & Andres Insurance Agency

Plateco, Inc.

 

Slate Law Offices

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COUPON & BASKET SPONSORS

Calabria
Creek Bed Farmacy, Poynette
Dane County Fair
Eugster's Farm
Madison Mallards Baseball
Main Street Books
Milio's
Milwaukee Public Museum & Daniel M. Soref Planetarium
Moosejaw / Buffalo Phil's
Mount Olympus
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
Quintessential Quilts
Reedsburg Country Club
Schuster's Playtime Farm
South Central Library System
Second Street Market
Swim Reedsburg
Viking
WI Rapids Rafters Baseball
Kwik Trip

Reedsburg Public Library will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities are able to enjoy all of its programs, services and activities.  If special accommodations are needed to attend any of our events please call 768-7323 at least 48 hours before the event.