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304 S. Fourth St., Stoughton, WI 53589
608-873-6281

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Library Hours : Monday -Thursday 9 to 9 and Friday & Saturday 9 to 5

 

 

 

 

 

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The Stoughton Public Library
Your Information & Reference Resource!

The Adult Services Department of Stoughton Public Library provides
reference, informational assistance, and reader’s advisory services to the community and visitors.

Public Services Librarians and Library Assistants are available to assist patrons with inquiries
in-person, by telephone, and via e-mail during all hours the library is open.

In addition, access to on-line librarian reference assistance, on-line databases are available at 24/7.

Check out all the Stoughton Public Library has to offer you!

The Library now offers an online version of Consumer Reports!
Access this databse on your next visit to our library or
from home click on graphic above and login with your library card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


E-Book One on One

Did you get an e-reader for the holidays? Do you want to learn how to download FREE e-books from the library onto your device? The library “E-book Expert” will be happy to assist you in a one-on-one support session.
Call the library at 873-6281 to schedule an appointment.

Make sure to bring your e-reading device and laptop (if you have one).
Call 873-6281 to schedule an appointment.

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Materials & Services

A wide variety of materials are available in the Adult Services Department for patrons to check out.
These items can all be located in the LINKCat Library Catalog. Items available to check out include:

 

  • Fiction books
  • Books-on-Cassette
  • Nonfiction books
  • Books-on-CD
  • Large Print books
  • Music CDs
  • Books in Spanish/ Libros en Español
  • Computer Software
  • Books in Norwegian
  • Magazines
  • Young Adult books
  • Newspapers
  • Local history materials
  • DVD & VHS Videos

 

The Adult Services Department also offers extensive materials and services
for use within the library including:

 

  • Reference collection
  • Access to the Stoughton Area School District computer network
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Tabletop video magnifier
  • Internet access on in-house computers
  • Microfilm reader with printer
  • Microsoft Office on in-house cmoputers
  • Computer printer and scanner
  • Local history & Geneaology reference
  • Magnified computer access
  • Morningstar & Value Line periodicals

 

Displays

The Adult Services Department maintains three display areas, two adult and one young adult, to highlight library materials and events. Displays change bi-weekly and regularly include contemporary and popular themes.

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Is it your Lucky Day?
Check out our Lucky Day Books!

The Lucky Day Collection consists of additional copies of current, high demand best-sellers.

These books are shelved next to the new books on the 2nd floor.

They are available on a walk-in basis only (no holds).

Lucky Day books now check out for 14 days and can be checked out on the Self Check stations.

They are not renewable and late fees are $1.00 per day.

This collection has been made possible due to donations from
the Friends of the Stoughton Public Library.

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Announcing....

A New Lucky Day DVD Collection!!!
The library now has walk-in, no waiting popular DVDs available.

This collection, made possible through grants and donations,
is just getting started and very popular so there is a
limit of 1 DVD per household (at one time) for a 7 day loan.

If returned late, the fee is $1.00 per day.

And remember, because this is a walk-in, no wait collection,
there are no holds or renewals available to allow for a quick turn-around.

Please return Lucky Day DVDs promptly to the Stoughton Public Library, if possible.
This will help limit any delays in making the DVD available for the next viewer.


Titles in this collection will change often depending on what's in high demand.
We are now approaching more than 80 titles in the collection.


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Programs & Events
The Adult Services Department offers programming and training for adults and young adults year-round. General training in the use of the LINKCat library catalog, Library OnLine Computer Management Software, various on-line databases including our newest addition, the Chilton's auto repair database, the Internet, and other computer programs is offered as time permits whenever the library is open. Additionally, detailed training in these information sources is available by appointment with the Public Services Librarian and also offered at specific training dates and times throughout the year. Adult book discussion groups meet monthly. Library Programs for Teens are offered periodically throughout the year and a Teen Summer Reading Program is ongoing throughout the summer months (June-August). Watch our website for information about new programs for Adult and Teens.


Adult Library Program and Events





 

Adult Summer Reading Program
May 31 – August 9, 2014

The last day to report books read was Saturday, August 9th
Thank you to everyone who took part. We hope you enjoyed participating.

 

Thank you! to the following sponsors provided donations or services
which made the Summer Library Program possible:

Christ Lutheran Church

Culver's

Dane County Fair

Deak's Pub & Grill

Eugsters Farm Market

Fosdal Home Bakery

The Friends of the Stoughton Public Library

Giggles toy store

Karen Koberstein, in memory of Cal and Ellie Koberstein

Mallards

Pizza Hut

South Central Library System

Viking Motorcars

 

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Adult Book Discussions
Fourth Tuesday of the month
at 7 pm


Click here for the schedule.

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Thursdays with Murder ~ Year 3
"Women of Mystery"

Second Thursday of the month
at 6:30 pm

Click here for the scehdule.

 

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Adult Craft Club
The club requires no previous skills in any particular craft, we won’t let the craft get the better of you!

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Thursday, September 4, 6:30-8 pm

Crafting plans are still in the works for future Craft Clubs,
but put the dates on your calendar so you don't miss out.

Thursday, October 2, 6:30-8 pm

Thursday, November 6, 6:30-8 pm

Thursday, December 4, 6:30-8 pm


No crafting experience is necessary and teens are welcome with an adult.


Call 873-6281 to register.

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Friends of the Library Meeting
Wednesday, October 8th at 6pm
Library Lower Level ~ Carnegie Meeting Room

Join the Friends of the Library as they discuss their plans for future fundraising events that support library collections and programs.
Interest people are always welcome to attend our meetings to learn about the Friends and perhaps you'll be want to join our efforts.

More information about the Friends can be found on their webpage.

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"After Hours Film Fest"
This "After Hours" program is just the ticket for adults looking for a free activity on a Friday night.

Friday, September 12, 7pm
An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition
at their school in which students decide whether worlds or pictures are more important.
Starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche.
Rated PG-13

Movie review

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Friday, October 10, 7pm
A university professor and a team of students conduct an experiment on a young woman,
uncovering terrifyingly dark, unexpected forces in the process. See if British horror is as scary as American horror!
Starring Jared Harris, Sam Clafin and Laurie Calvert
Rated PG-13.

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Friday, November 14, 7pm
A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise,
while piecing back together his estranged family.
Starring Jon Favreau and Robert Downey, Jr.
Rated R.

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Friday, December 14, 7pm
To be announced

 

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Writing Series

"Revision"

Saturday, September 6, 10-11am

You have the first draft of your novel, memoir or work of narrative nonfiction finished—now what?
Learn how to refine and polish your work to get it ready for publication. Enjoy a free cup of coffee, cocoa or tea during the session.

For adults as well as teens entering grades 6 and up.
No registration required.

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"Mystery Writing 101"

Thursday, October 30, 6:30-8pm

Local author Beth Amos (who also writes as Annelise Ryan and Allyson K. Abbott) will give helpful hints on how to write mysteries.
Enjoy a free cup of coffee or hot chocolate while you attend this session.
For adults as well as teens ages 15 and up.
No registration required.

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Stoughton Public Library offers wireless internet access.

Libraries throughout the United States are known as a source for free high-speed Internet access for the public. By adding wireless capability to the Stoughton Publc Library it is allowing us to extend this free service to the residents of our community.

Surfing the internet, doing on-line research, keeping in touch with family and friends by email,
or creating your own blog has never been more accessible.


Just bring in your wireless-enabled device (laptop, PDA, smart phones, etc.) and utilize the Internet connection throughout
the library. If your devices battery is not charged up, electrical outlets are built right into the tables on the Mezzanine Level.

Wireless access is available for your use during all hours that library is open.
Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday & Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Offering wireless access is a great way for the library to expand services and allow more people access to the library’s
high-speed Internet connection without the expense of additional computers. Many patrons who enjoy using the computers at the library because the connection speed is faster than their home service.
Wireless is another feature that helps make it just that much easier for our patrons to make a connection.

Wireless users will be held to the library’s acceptable use agreement concerning Internet content and must be able to use their own device and set up a wireless connection independently.

An information sheet with connection information is available at the library’s Reference Desk on the second floor
or click here for the .pdf version.

Please visit the Stoughton Public Library and try out this great service.

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Stoughton’s Library Stories Film

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Click here to view the film hosted on the WSTO website
or check out a copy from the library!

The Stoughton Public Library proudly presents a community based film using multiple interviews of everyday Stoughton residents, and a few local celebrities, telling their library stories including how libraries
have made an impact on their lives.

This film shows how the Library impacts the lives of Stoughton residents. Viewing the film is a great step in celebrating “September as Library Card Sign Up Month”. Help celebrate the value of the library by watching friends and neighbors tell their story, getting your own library card, and taking in the wealth of information available to you through your local library.

 

 

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"Music on the Mezz"
is on hiatius.

We look forward to more music programs soon.

  ~ The Music on the Mezz Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Stoughton Public Library ~