Adult Programs

All Adult Programs | Lunch & Learn | Film Series | Life Class | Book Clubs

While the library is closed due to Covid-19 Social Distancing, we're still doing our best to provide you with learning opportunities, fun, and challenges with your family!

Make sure to visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to see all the great things we're doing!

We miss you!

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We know many of you are missing our great book selection at the library. Thankfully, Waupaca has a lot of Little Free Libraries around town, and we're working hard to help keep them full. Below is a list of libraries, please email us if changes need to be made to the list or it's running low! 
Waupaca Learning Center NEW!
Trinity Lutheran Church
South Park in front of Hutchinson House
Swan Park
Historical Society (Main St.)
Rotary Park
Corner of North St. and Franklin St.
State St. near Plant 1
Highland Dr. 
Bethany Home (on Berlin St)
Virginia Dr. (Near Red Mill) 
Main St. in Rural (Rural Historical Society) 
Cleghorn Rd. (there are actually 2!)
North Side of W. Fulton St, just a few houses down from Hardees
Please consider these tips about using Little Free Libraries during COVID-19, and for more info, please visit the Little Free Library Website.
1. Please don't use Little Free Libraries while someone in your home is sick.
2. Wash your hands before and after using a Little Free Library.
3. Out of an abundance of caution, consider bringing a paper bag and quarentining your items for 24 hours before use.
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Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 12:00pm

Julie Feil, MSW, LCSW shares "What is Dementia, its signs and how Memory Cafes can Help."  Learn how to help yourself or others actively combat memory loss.

Join us for a light lunch catered by a local vendor. Please register for this event.

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Every Other Tuesday from 4:00-7:30 P.M.

Join us to play 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons in Meeting Room C! 

The Bi-Weekly Campaign Group has their Session Zero/Character Creation & Questions meeting on March 31st from 4:00-7:30 P.M.

Interested in running your own game or have questions? Contact Laura Jandacek, the Adult Programming Librarian or Taylor Wilcox, the Teen Services Librarian.

*Adults 18 and over may join!* *Members are not expected to make every meeting.*

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 4:00pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 4:00pm to 7:30pm
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Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 6:00pm
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 6:00pm
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 6:00pm

Jessie Jenson, local counselor and author will teach skills designed to help overwhelmed women manage anxiety in a healthy way. Please plan on attending this 3-part workshop for a complete experience.

Class size is limited to 15.
Thanks to a generous library donation, a copy of Jessie's book will be provided for each participant.

Online registration is now closed, please call to be added to a waiting list.

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Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 10:00am
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 10:00am
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 10:00am
Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 10:00am

Exploring both fiction and non-fiction that centers on countries and cultures around the world! 

Each month will be led by a different library staff member or volunteer. Feel free to join our club or drop in for the countries that interest you. Multiple copies of the book will be available for checkout during the preceding month. No sign-up necessary.

March 21 - No 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
April 18 - The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy
May 16 - Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo



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Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

The Waupaca Area Genealogical Society is offering a Genealogy Day Long Workshop with guest speaker, Lois Mackin Ph. D.

Light lunch catered by a local vendor will be provided.  Please register for this event.


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Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 1:30pm

With Dr. Jack Rhodes

A World War II Marine sergeant and a Roman Catholic nun are both marooned together on a South Pacific island, hemmed in by surrounding Japanese troops. They find comfort in one another as the two hope for a rescue.
Starring Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum.

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Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Based on the Dakota word for sacred being. Make it a part of our culture to start every encounter with compassion.

Peg Burington will lead us in a discussion about incorporating compassion into our everyday culture. 

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 12:00pm

Ron and Marci Reynolds present "How Sinatra became a part of the Reynolds family."

Get ready to tap your feet and learn about the inspirational force driving this local musical family!

Join us for a light lunch catered by a local vendor. Please register for this event.

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Balls of colorful yarn

Teach, learn and share your crochet and knitting with a group of like minded yarn crafters.

Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.

Upstairs Library seating area.


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