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


Its Library Card Sign Up Month!

Library Card Sign up Month is September! We will be offering prizes, and giveaways, a scavenger hunt and interactive displays. Tell anyone and everyone to get a library card during September. Sign up for a library card in September and receive a special gift bag! Celebrate libraries with us and join Ember and Wade in enjoying libraries, they are from the movie Elemental and are our mascots and champions this year though the American Library Association.


 Programs include:


Job Search Strategies

​​Presented by Annie Allen-Wyman DWD Job Center​

​​Thursday, September 21st 2023 9:30AM TO 11:30AM​

Learn about better job searching strategies from Annie, who is an Employment and Training Specialist at the job center in La Crosse. She will present an overview of how to inventory your skills, find jobs in many places, and update resumes and cover letters to highlight your relevant expertise!


October Programs:

Affordable Connectivity Program

With Chris Chroninger

Viroqua’s McIntosh Memorial Library is among 50 public libraries nationwide awarded funding by the Public Library Association to conduct workshops that help families and households learn about the Affordable Connectivity Program.  One-on-one assistance will be provided during the workshops to help people apply for the benefit which offers reduced rates for internet service.

The Affordable Connectivity Program, also known as the ACP, from the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) helps families and households with affordable internet service. In collaboration with AT&T, PLA developed the ACP Basics digital course and workshop materials to help families and households identify the information they need to apply for the program, how to apply for the program, and how to use the benefit.

Want to know if you qualify?

Who Is Eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?

A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income internet program;
  • Participates in one of these assistance programs:
    • Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision schools.
    • SNAP
    • Medicaid
      • Your Medicaid eligibility may be up for renewal. Learn more about how to renew.
    • Federal Housing Assistance, including:
      • Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (Section 8 Vouchers)
      • Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)/Section 202/ Section 811
      • Public Housing
      • Affordable Housing Programs for American Indians, Alaska Natives or Native Hawaiians
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • WIC
    • Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits
    • or Lifeline;
  • Participates in one of these assistance programs and lives on Qualifying Tribal lands:
    • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
    • Tribal TANF
    • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
    • Tribal Head Start (income based)

Monday, October 2nd 10:00am-12:00pm. In the McIntosh Memorial Library Conference Room

Friday, October 6th 1:30pm-3:30pm In the McIntosh Memorial Library Conference Room

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


The Plastic Conspiracy III: Greenwashing

With Viroqua Plastic Free

Join us on Thursday, October 12th from 5:30-7:30pm for an interactive and fun filled event. Become a greenwashing detective, and come for a light meal at 5:00pm in the McIntosh Memorial Library Lobby.


Social Media Marketing 101

With Couleecap

Learn an overview of popular social media platforms, identify your target market, how to build connections and engagement, and determine success using analytics.

Thursday, October 19th from 6:00-7:00pm at the McIntosh Memorial Library.


With the Valley Stewardship Network

Thursday, October 26th at 6:00pm in the Library lobby.

An EnviroScape is a molded plastic model of a watershed complete with various types of land use including residential, transportation, agricultural, construction, recreation and forestry areas. The purpose of the EnviroScape is to demonstrate how water pollution can result from a variety of activities and sources in our own backyards and neighborhoods, and how the pollution can impact our water resources.

Art Programs

With Maggie Strittmater, Adult Programming Librarian.

Registration is required for Adult Art Programs.

To register please sign up at the front desk by stopping into the Library, or by giving us a call at 608-637-7151 ext. 6.

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

Watercolor Pumpkins

Beginners level

Thursday, October 5th at 6:00pm in the Program Room


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!

Wisconsin State Park Pass Program

Get a free day pass to Wisconsin State Parks!

This program is available to anyone who has a library card with our library and has a vehicle with a Wisconsin License plate. It runs June through December 2023.

Come on in to the library with the date of your adventure chosen, and check out a day pass for the Wisconsin State Parks! Please limit one per family per month for there is a limited supply and we want to share with our friends and neighbors.

With the pass you will receive a kit of information, book marks, stickers 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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