Adult Programs


The Adult Library is a comfortable space in the Library for reading, studying, or working. Within the Adult Library is our Periodical Area containing a beautiful fireplace to sit by while reading our newspapers and magazines, (no seating available at this time). We also offer a public Conference Room, History Wall, restrooms, and computer area. Before you enter the Adult Library you will walk past our New Arrivals area where all of the new items added to the Adult collection are kept. Enjoy the monthly art displays on our Viroqua Area Foundation Community Art Wall and inside our Marie Weltzin Art Display case.  For a complete schedule of upcoming adult programs please visit the library calendar on this website.

Stand-Alone Programs include:

“Library Card Sign Up Month Bingo!”

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month and we’re celebrating with a game of Bingo. Stop by the library and pick up a Bingo card to participate! Once you have a Bingo, drop off your card at the circulation desk to be entered into a drawing for prizes to be awarded at the end of the month.

“Book Discussion: “Carrie’s Quest” with Author Pam Sievers”

On Monday, October 4th at 1:00pm with a reading at 1:30pm in the Library Lobby


“Vernon County Reads: Victoria Houston”

Thursday, October 7th at 7:00pm

At the Westby Area Performing Arts Center


“Identity Theft: Protect and Prevent” By the ADRC of Vernon County

Tuesday, October 12th at 1:00pm

In person, in the Library Lobby


“Book Discussion: “Deep Green Envy” with Author Joy Ribar”

On Tuesday, October 19th at 6:00pm in the Library Lobby



Our Conversations programs are every first and third Friday of the month at 10:30am.  Conversation programs are offered in a hybrid format. Join us in person in the library’s courtyard (program room if raining), or join via Zoom or watch on Facebook Live.

Zoom links are provided for each presentation and are found in each presentation’s information listed below.

Upcoming Conversations include:

“ADRC of Vernon County Explained”

Friday, October 15th at 10:30am

In Person at the Library and Via Facebook Live

Past Conversations

Press the link above to watch previously recorded Conversations programs!


Folk Art Collective & Mexico Consulado en Milwaukee Programs

Join presentations and workshops by Artists from Mexico


Join Via Zoom HERE

“Dia De Los Muertos- Day of the Dead Celebration”

Saturday, October 16th from 1:00pm-7:00pm

At Keewaydin Farms


Art Programs

With Maggie Strittmater, Adult Programming Librarian.

No registration is needed unless noted in the program’s information.

The adult art programs occur in the Library’s Courtyard or in the Program Room.

“Paint and Sip (Tea)” Adult Art Program

Tuesday, September 28th at 6:30pm

Registration is required.

Register by calling the Library at 608-637-7151x.6

Or sign up in person at the library’s front desk.


“Macrame Feathers” Adult Art Program

Tuesday, October 12th at 6:00pm

Registration is required.

Register by calling the Library at 608-637-7151x.6

Or sign up in person at the library’s front desk.


“Paper Wreaths” Adult Art Program

Tuesday, October 26th at 6:00pm

Registration is required.

Register by calling the Library at 608-637-7151x.6

Or sign up in person at the library’s front desk.


The Great Diverse Book Conversation

The McIntosh Memorial Library received a national grant from the American Library Association in 2021. We are using grant-awarded funds to sponsor “The Great Diverse Book Give Away!”

On Thursday, August 12th at 5:30pm at Eckhart Park we invited the community to attend the Great Diverse Book Conversation. During the conversation we spoke about what we learned by reading our book choices in a generalized conversation. 

We are so happy to say that the crowd was enthusiastic, enjoyed in-depth conversations, and provided the library with useful feedback.

We will be posting our responses to the participants’ feedback soon!

THANK YOU to ALL who were involved!

Creating Community Beyond Biases: Library Resources

All ages, year-long, Humanities program. January 1st – December 31st, 2021

Learn more about “Creating Community Beyond Biases”


Greg Leighton’s Live Music Show

Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the Month all Year, 2021!

September 24, 3:00pm, “Bethel Home & Services, “Greg Leighton”

More Bookings Coming Soon!

Press here to watch a past recording of Greg Leighton’s Music Show with Special Guests: Rev. Dr. Calvin Morris, Ms. Dodie Whitaker, and Mr. Tim Jenkins!

Norwegian Language Class

Brought to you by McIntosh Memorial Library staff and Guest Teachers!

Norwegian Language Class is every Monday at 9:30am.

Vernon County Parks, Forests and Trails Geocaching Challenge

In partnership with Friends of Vernon County Parks and Trails and Vernon County Parks and Forests Division of the Land and Water Conservation Department.

Woodcarving Group

It is tentatively planned that the woodcarving group will resume in September, 2021.

Please check back for more information- coming soon!