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.. 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 scroll down, or visit the library calendar on this website.

To view recorded programs, please visit our YouTube channel HERE, or go to McIntosh Memorial Library Viroqua, @mcintoshmemoriallibraryvir9220

 Programs include:

Media Conversion Kits

Monday, October 30 patrons will be able to convert recorded material from VHS tapes to DVD’s using a media conversion kit provided by the library.

A second kit will allow patrons to convert 35mm film and slides to digital. The kits will be available to use daily inside the library through December 22, 2023. Patrons using the kits will need to provide their own DVD’s and must abide by all copyright restrictions.

The kits are being made possible in part by the Winding Rivers Library System and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The service is available at no charge.


Community Conversation:

Roots of War in Gaza

With the Coulee Region Coalition for Palestinian Rights

Wednesday, November 29th 2023

5:30 pm library lobby

Members from the Coulee Region Coalition for Palestinian Rights will discuss the historical context of the war on Gaza, the humanitarian crisis it is causing, an example of nonviolent resistance to ethnic cleansing and the role of the U.S. in a panel discussion.

The panel will include the perspectives of the individuals who are a part of the Coulee Region Coalition for Palestinian Rights, one who is Jewish, one who is a Palestinian-American, and one faith-based perspective on these unprecedented events, followed by a moderated Q&A.


Bob Goonin: Bob Goonin is Jewish, a member of Jewish Voice for Peace, a founding member of the Coulee Region Coalition for Palestinian Rights and a long time social justice activist. Bob visited Palestine in 2019 as part of an environmental justice delegation.

Daoud Jandal: Daoud Jandal is a Palestinian-American living in La Crosse for the past 30 years. A founding member of the Coulee Region Coalition for Palestinian Rights.

Beth Moore: Beth Moore first visited Palestine/Israel in 2013, after which she returned to share what she learned primarily in faith communities and institutions of higher education. She also supports the work of Tent of Nations, a Palestinian Christian peace center located in the West Bank.


Heather Quackenboss: Heather is the Human Development and Relationships Educator at UW Madison Division of Extension in La Crosse County.



Mobile Device Basics-Android

With Chris Chroninger

Wednesday, November 29th @ 1:30pm-3:00pm

Registration Required, please stop in or call 608-637-7151 ext. 6.

This in-person workshop is for those who have a new Android mobile device, or are considering getting one, and want to learn more about the basic functions. It will help learners get connected, identify common apps, and build confidence in using their device safely.

Art Programs

Gnome Decorations

Thursday, November 30th at 6:00 pm in the Program Room

Registration Required, please stop in or call 608-637-7151 ext. 6.


Short Film Showing

“Gaza in Context”

“We are a group of academics, activists, and artists seeking to shift the narrative around the Gaza Strip and Palestine, in general. This is an Arab Studies Institute project and is one component of its Palestine Project housed by the Forum on Muslim and Arab Affairs.” -Gaza In Context Website, WHO WE ARE

Thursday, December 7th 2023 in the Program room at 5:30pm

Presented by: Driftless Palestinian Solidarity. A local group that sprung up in the wake of the shocking October 7th attack on Israel and Israel’s subsequent devastating attack on Palestinian civilians.

Watch the 20-minute film and learn about some of the essential facts necessary for understanding the Israeli-Palestinian war. Although the 2016 film predates the October 7th 2023 events, its analysis is still just as relevant today. Join us in an after-film discussion as we reflect on some of the questions the film raises.


Chess Club 65

Wednesdays from 4:00pm-6:00pm November 1st-December 13th 2023.

Whether you know how to play chess or want to learn we’re bringing a Chess Club to the McIntosh Memorial Library! All ages and all levels of experience are welcome.

Registration highly encouraged!

Woodcarving Group

With John Sutton and Local Carvers

SATURDAY’s, 10:00AM-12:00PM

October 14th, 2023 November 18th, 2023 December 9th, 2023 January 13th, 2024 February 10th, 2024 March 9th, 2024 April 13th, 2024

For ages 9+ Under 18, an adult must be present

Registration is Required. Please stop by the library or call 608-637-7151 ext. 6

Please bring your own tools if you have them

What to Expect: Workshops are subject to change

  • Workshop 1:
    • Into to woodcarving- resources
    • Types of carving
  • Workshop 2:
    • Knives-practice
    • Other tools
    • 1st project selection
    • Guided carving
    • Help and questions
  • Workshop 3:
    • Finish first project
    • Start 2nd project
    • Sandpaper and finishing
  • Workshop 4:
    • Styles of carving
      • Chip, relief, caricature, etc.
    • Continue projects
  • Workshop 5:
    • Open carving
    • Personal project
    • Carving boxes
  • Workshop 6+:
    • Guest’s Show and tell
    • Patterns
    • Finishing
    • And more!

Past Conversations

Press the link above to watch previously recorded Conversations programs!

Many of our Past Programs are available on our YouTube page. Click Here for our YouTube page or search McIntosh Memorial Library Viroqua on the YouTube home page.


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