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Programs for Adults


Stop by the library anytime during the week of Monday, July 15 to pick up a nature tracking packet! Can you help us identify as many living things in Sparta as possible?
Join the library to make some beautiful art coasters! Guest crafter, Tim McAllister, will be presenting a hands-on class showing attendees how to create their own alcohol ink artwork on blank coasters. Registration is required. Please call 608-269-2010.
Learn how to interpret and evaluate information online, whether you're reading an article, watching a video, or using social media. Ask questions and get help from a librarian! Free and open to the public. No registration.
Join us for online trivia via Zoom. Kits include a fun snack. Kits go out the week before the event. This month's trivia topics include: Where Oh Where, Unblended, Stop "Wine-ing" and Living in the USA.
Short on time? Join Sparta Free Library's Between the Lines Club on Zoom! This month, we'll read about the current controversies surrounding OpenAI and AI in general. Registration required in order to receive Zoom link. Sign up by calling 608-269-2010 or email spartalibrary@wrlsweb.org.
The past decade has seen unprecedented improvement in our understanding of cancer biology. Critically, this research has enabled the development of the tools, diagnostics and treatments to deliver transformative advances in patient care. Dr. Kenny will highlight some of this progress and discuss his team's contributions to both research and patient care in this rapidly moving field. </p>
<p>Dr. Paraic Kenny is the Director of the Kabara Cancer Research Institute of the Gundersen Medical Foundation, and is a Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. The KCRI also houses the CAP-accredited Gundersen Cancer Biobank with more than 25,000 solid tumor specimens.
Have you ever wanted to safely forage for your own mushrooms, but you're not sure where to start? Join the library for a beginner's mushroom foraging class with professional mycologist, Andi Bruce. In this beginner-level introduction to mushroom foraging, we'll begin with a crash course in mycology. We'll dip our toes into some fungal biology, explore the diversity of mushrooms found in our area, hone in on key identifying characteristics, and dive into foraging tips and tricks. Confidently identifying mushrooms takes practice, but this talk will jump start your journey and arm you with tools and resources to support you on your way. This class will last for 2 hours and is intended for those 18 and better. Registration not required. Andi is a mycologist, wild food forager, and ancestral skills enthusiast. She holds a bachelor's degree in environmental studies and a master's degree in biology. Her master's thesis represents the first published study examining the spread of naturalized golden oyster mushrooms in the U.S. After spending 4 years in biotech developing techniques for growing fungi aerially to be applied as a mycelium-based leather alternative, the Wisconsin woods called her home. Her current focus is on the transfer of cultural knowledge and traditional skills for the development of more resilient and sustainable communities in sync with nature's cycles.

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