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Welcome to the Adult Department!

Housed on the main floor of the Library,  we have the daily news, magazines, microfilm, along with books, movies and music for all your information and entertainment needs. Questions are welcome at the Information Desk. Please let our friendly, helpful staff assist you.  Throughout the year we have a full schedule of ongoing programs and special events for adults.

Adult Programs

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

Summer is almost here! Here is our flyer sharing all the fun and learning for all ages that we have planned for this summer. Stop in at the library for your paper copy.

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Tuesday, July 12th 3:30-7pm

Join your library friends for FREE family fun!

  • Classic Car Repair and Restoration
  • Pinewood Derby Races
  • Meal provided
  • Vintage clothing
  • Great conversation & music
  • Hot Rod memorabilia
  • Visit with mechanics

E4259 East Gate Dr. (Across Hwy 10 from Waupaca Airport)

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Join our Community Read this summer! This book is available for checkout and honor loans thanks to generous donations provided by ThedaCare and the Rotary Club of Waupaca. After you have finished reading, be sure to attend a book discussion and share your thoughts with others!

Librarian Hosted Book Discussions:
(no registration required)

Friday, July 8 @ 2pm - Aquamos Coffee Collaborative
Friday, July 22 @ 11am - Waupaca Public Library
Thursday, August 4 @ 2pm - Senior Center
Tuesday, August 9 @ 6pm - Waupaca Public Library
Saturday, August 13 @ 10am - Waupaca Public Library
Monday,  August 22 @ 1pm - Teen meeting at Waupaca Public Library 



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Thursday, July 21st  - 5:00 pm

Join us for a car show at the library! Whether you want to let others see your classic car, or enjoy looking all the cool cars that come, it will be a great classic car night for everyone. 

Enjoy an old-fashioned root beer float served up by the Library Teen Volunteer Agency (TVA.) Donations gladly accepted for future TVA projects.

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Tuesday, July 19 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Waupaca Area Public Library - Lower Level Meeting Rooms

Learn about Qigong, the movement and meditation branch of Chinese medicine

Suzann Cook, co-owner of Health Concepts and a Certified Qigong Trainer, will lead an interactive program consisting of:

  • history

  • philosophy

  • gentle movements

​Come prepared to learn and have fun!

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Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 10:00am
  • Check out and read a copy of "Maid" - by Stephanie Land (the basis for a recent Netflix series)

  • We have copies available for checkout (regular print and audiobook)!

  • Join us either in-person or on Zoom on July 23 for an engaging discussion - bring your thoughts, comments and questions!

  • Sign up using the link below

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The village of Spoonville has cropped up behind the library! Craft a spoon creature or human to add to our village. If you need a spoon, come visit us to get yours!

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Download or stream 3 items each calendar month with no waiting lists. If you see it and you want it, you can have it. Hoopla gives you access to 500,000 movies, tv, music, books*, audiobooks*, and comics. Use Hoopla on your laptop or computer by logging in to the website, or use the Hoopla app on your mobile devices. Hoopla is available to Waupaca Library Patrons who live in Waupaca or Waushara County. To get started go to  www.hoopladigital.com

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We have 5 Dell Latitude 3310 laptops you can check out for 14 days. Laptops have a built in microphone, speakers and web cam, and are configured with Office 365 productivity software. They also contain Windows antivirus software and Deep Freeze security software to keep the device protected. This means you will need to save your work to an external device or the cloud. Laptop can be checked out by adults from the main service desk. Made possible through a 2020 Public Service Commission Grant. 

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Cookbooks cost $10 each. The "Safer at Home" cookbook is a joint fundraiser for the Waupaca Historical Society and Waupaca Public Library featuring recipes, stories and photographs from this pandemic year. You can purchase a copy at the Waupaca Public Library, Waupaca Historical Society and other area businesses with cash or a check made out to the Waupaca Historical Society.

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Winchester Academy logoThe Winchester Academy, located in Waupaca, Wisconsin, is a center for lifelong learning. It was inspired by the tradition of the Scandinavian Folk Academy. The Winchester Academy brings free programs to the community to stimulate participants to want to learn more about the topics. The Academy usually offers around 20 free public lectures each year, in three series - fall, winter-spring, and summer.

Winchester Academy Programs

The Winchester Academy of Waupaca presents a series of lectures throughout the year. Unless otherwise noted, programs are presented online, with reservations for limited seating in the downstairs meeting rooms of the Waupaca Area Public Library (unless a different venue is noted). Each presentation lasts approximately one hour. There is no admission charge. Should a late cancellation be necessary, it will be announced on thelakes (FM 92.7), WILW 96.3 FM, or on Facebook. All programs begin at 6:30 P.M.

Go the Winchester webite for a current schedule or to inquire about reservations for in-person attendance.


OUR MISSION: "Winchester Academy’s mission is to enrich the community by providing free, intellectually stimulating, informative, and engaging programs."

Need books? Let us put a book pack together for you.

You'll tell us a little about YOURSELF or CHILD(REN) as a reader and we'll pick some items for you to enjoy!

What you'll get? Books selected for you, checked out to you, and ready for curbside or inside pick-up.

Three ways to order:

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Stay connected with friends and family with our new tutorials!

This time of year can be tough with the holidays, short days, and cold weather. What better time to connect with friends and family and pick up a new skill (or two!) along the way?

Take a minute and view our tutorials on Zoom, Facebook Messenger, and Google Meet! Liz and Laura will show you the basics, plus a few tips and tricks.

ZOOM is a great basic meeting platform for family gatherings, book clubs, trivia nights and of course, LIBRARY PROGRAMMING! Liz will walk you through Zoom in this short video!

Looking to interact a little more with games and sharing videos? FACEBOOK MESSENGER might be a good fit for you. Liz will walk you through Facebook Messenger in this short video!

GOOGLE MEET is the perfect option for video chats and playing a game together! Most school aged kids are very familiar with Google Meet since they use it for school, so this is a nice fit for grandparents and grandkids. Liz will walk you through Google Meet in this short video!

Like anything else, these apps all have a learning curve. Watch our videos, start with the basics, and you'll be hosting the next 'virutal get together' before you know it!

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