Adults

Previous Programs

Click HERE to see recordings of previous library programs, including Ron Larson's Cemetery Walking Tours, Project Home's Fall Maintenance, and more.

Special Programs

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Handmade Greeting Cards Program will take place Saturday, July 27, 10-11:30 AM in the Library Community Room.  Registration is required and opens July 12 at mcfarlandlibrary.org

Handmade Cards with Jamie

Saturday, July 27, 10-11:30 AM

Let someone know you are thinking of them with a handmade card.  Join Jamie, a Stampin' UP! demonstrator, as she walks you through creating one of kind cards.  Space is limited; registration is required and will be available here starting July 12th.

Click here for more information.

 

 

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Mending 101 workshop

Mending 101

Thursday, August 8, 6-8 PM

Join artist Emily Eklof and learn two basic mending techniques: patching & darning. Bring a garment to practice on. We'll have supplies and scrap fabric available or bring your own.  Registration is required and opens July 25. Masking is encouraged at this event. 

Click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

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Ron Larson will give two cemetery walking tours this summer.  On Tuesday, July 9, he will focus on McFarlanders who became elected officials.  On Tuesday, August 20, he will focus on the McFarland Lutheran Church.  Tours are 6:30-8 PM.  Registration is required and will open two weeks before each walking tour.

McFarland Cemetery Walking Tour: Faith of Our Fathers

Tuesday, August 20, 6:30-8 PM

We are fortunate to have Ron Larson back at the library, doing what he does best: presenting McFarland history!  This summer, join us for two walking tours: Vote! and Faith of our Fathers.  Registration is required and will open two weeks prior to each walk (June 25 and August 6).  You'll be able to register here or by calling 608-838-9030.

Click here for more information.

Monthly Programs

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Mystery Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM in the Library Community Room.  New Sleuths are always welcome

Mystery Book Club

1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM in the Library Community Room

August's Book: Symphony of Secrets by Brendan Slocumb

NEW: Check out Murdle- your daily dose of deductive reasoning!

For general book club support, go here

 

 

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Afternoon Book Club

2nd Wednesday of each month at 2 PM in the Library Community Room

July Book Club:  Travel's with Charley by John Steinbeck

For general book club support, go here

 

 

 

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Craft Club

3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM in the Library Community Room

 

 

 

 

 

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Ad for Conversaciones en Espanol

Conversaciones en Espa┼łol

Join us the first and third Saturdays of the month for an hour-long informal conversation in Spanish.  Each meeting will have a number of suggested topics to discuss and attendees should have at least a basic ability to carry out simple conversations in Spanish.  This is not a teaching class.  

Click here for more information.

 

 

 

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A person is holding playing cards in their hand for a game of Bridge

Bridge Club

PLEASE NOTE: BRIDGE WILL BE IN THE MUNICIPAL CENTER'S TRAINING ROOM FOR JUNE 6, JUNE 20, AND JULY 18.  THERE IS NO BRIDGE CLUB ON JULY 4

 

 

 

 

 

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Family Game Days are typically the 2nd Saturday of September, November, February, and April in the Library Community Room.

Family Game Days

Family Game Days are typically the the 2nd Saturday of September, November, February, and April.  The fun is 10 AM to 2 PM in the Library Community Room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Reading Program

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Adventure begins at your library. E.D. Locke Public Library Summer Reading Program June 1 - August 31.

Summer Reading Program (2024)

Other Events & Programs

 

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The McFarland Bird Festival supports birds and bird-watching in the village of McFarland.

McFarland Bird Festival

May 11, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

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The image for the McFarland Community Festival shows interlocking semi-circles on the edge of a circle.  Each semi circle is a different shade of the spectrum.

McFarland Community Festival

September 27-29, 2024

 

 

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E.D. Locke Library Calendar

For the most current list of library programs

 

 

 

Offered Services

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Book-A-Librarian

Make one-on-one appointments for basic technology and computer help, getting started with Libby, and more.

 

 

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Exam Proctoring

 

 

 

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Research, Information, & Database Assistance

Deciding which refrigerator to purchase next?  Looking for a new recipe to try?  We can help you navigate our many online resources.

 

 

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Job Search Resources & Support

 

 

 

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Reading Suggestions, Book Videos, & Book Bundles

 

 

 

Many of these services can be offered virtually. Call 608-838-9030 to inquire about an appointment. Don't see what you're looking for? Check our general Library Services page, or give us a call!