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:

Simple Changes: Style Through Nature

We are offering three different programs with Lynn Berra who is a certified style coordinator who lives outside of Chaseburg.

March 3, 2023: Determine your face shape-helps in selecting glasses, hair styles, accessories, patterns and neck ties.

March 17, 2023: Determine your figure shape-clothing can balance and enhance your figure.

March 31, 2023: Colors-a basic palette that works for everyone!

These programs happen on Friday, March 3rd, 17th and 31st at 1:00pm in the Library Program Room. Registration is required.

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.


Bree Breckel, Sap Wrangler

Embark Maple/B&E Trees

Monday, April 3rd at 5:30pm in the McIntosh Memorial Library Lobby

Join us for a presentation on Maple Syrup, from tree to table to trail with Bree Breckel of Embark Maple/ B&E’s Trees.  Bree will be discussing maple harvest with some DIY tips and tricks, as well as how they have built a farm business by bringing maple beyond breakfast.

Bree Breckel grew up in the hills outside of Westby where she spent as much time as she could exploring the forest around her home.  Now she and her husband Eric own and operate a maple syrup farm not far from where she grew up where they specialize in harvesting and  crafting value-added maple products including their Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup and Maple Energy.  The duo has been mapling since 2012.


Poetry Tea

Local author will share her ecopoetry collection


A celebration of this shimmering earth

Friday, April 14th at 10:30am in the McIntosh Memorial Library Lobby

Ecologist, farmer, poet and mother Catherine Young journeys through the heartbreak and beauty of the seasons across a rural year and takes a panoramic view of aging.

She paints a deep map of Wisconsin’s Driftless region while evoking a place found in regions of the heart.

Come read along with the author and share your stories

Catherine Young is a writer and performing artist whose work is infused with a keen sense of place. Rooted in farm life, she lives in Richland County where she is totally in love with meandering streams. You may know her voice from WDRT’s program Landward: Readings of Place and Season. More at


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.



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.

Woven Coasters

Thursday, March 23rd at 6:00pm in the McIntosh Memorial Library Program Room.



Woodcarving Group