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September 2021

Make & Mingle

September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

  Join us for Make & Mingle: the Library's adult craft night.  Tonight we'll learn about Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), paint sugar skull flowerpots, and create paper flowers—perfect for your ofrenda!  Ages 18 and up.  All supplies provided. Please wear a mask. Registration required. To sign up, email adultservices@harvard-diggins.org.  

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Get Graphic: Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell

September 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Love all things FALL! Then join us for a chat about Rainbow Rowell's, Pumpkin Heads! Books will be available at the circulation desk to check out. Grades 6-12

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October 2021

How Corn Changed Itself and then Changed Everything Else

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

About 10,000 years ago, a weedy grass growing in Mexico possessed of a strange trait known as a “jumping gene” transformed itself into a larger and more useful grass—the cereal grass that we would come to know as maize and then corn. Most textbooks only mention corn in the context of rescuing a few early settlers, but it in fact sustained the colonies and then early United States, and then virtually created the Midwest, a region settled faster than any…

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Movie Monday

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Join us in the Library's Burbank Meeting Room for a free showing of "Percy Vs. Goliath" starring Christopher Walken.  Rated PG-13. Please wear a mask. To register, please email adultservices@harvard-diggins.org. Movie starts right at 5:30pm.

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Make & Mingle

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

  Join us for Make & Mingle: the Library's adult craft night. Tonight we will make vintage-inspired Halloween rosette wands, perfect for your Halloween decor.  All supplies provided. Please wear a mask. Registration is required. To sign up, please email adultservices@harvard-diggins.org.

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Chris Bohjalian Live Virtual Author Event

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  Join us for a live virtual author event with #1 New York Times Bestselling author Chris Bohjalian to discuss his newest book Hour of the Witch.  Participants are welcome to receive the Zoom link to join the discussion at home, or you may register to view the program live and in-person in our meeting room. Only 20 spots are available, so register soon! To sign up, email adultservices@harvard-diggins.org.

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November 2021

From Temperance to Prohibition

November 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

  Part one of a new two-part lecture series at Harvard Diggins Library. Presented by Michael Rehberg, lead interpreter at Black Point Estates and Gardens, part of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Discover our early struggle over "the devil's drink" from the Mayflower to Walworth County Temperance Societies and early laws. Meet the big three local advocates, all a prelude to the "great noble experiment" of 1919 to 1933. What will Prohibition bring... besides a disrespect for the law? Masks will…

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Bluestem Monarch Book Club

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Homeschool students in Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to join the Bluestem Monarch Book Club to read and discuss titles from the 2022 Bluestem and Monarch book lists.  This book club will mix independent reading with read-togethers based on age and reading level.  Meetings will be every other week through March 2022.  A schedule will be provided at the first meeting.  Meetings will be held at the Lions Park pavilion but move indoors in case of inclement weather.  Masks…

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