Adults

Services for Adults

Whether you're looking to find your next great read, learn how to stream movies and audiobooks, use one of our computers to print, copy or fax, attend a fitness or technology class, or create a masterpiece on the 3D printer - the La Crosse Public Library has something for everyone, at every age! 

If you have a question, we’re here to help!  Stop by the 2nd floor Help Desk, or you can reach us by: 

Looking to connect with your community?  Check out our signature adult program offerings to help you thrive: 

  • Book Clubs: The La Crosse Public Library offers a variety of opportunities to connect with fellow book lovers! 
  • Monday Mornings at Main:  Join us weekly for lifelong learning for ages 50 and better. We'll hear from a new speaker each Monday on a variety of topics ranging from local history, health and wellness, to popular entertainment and more!  
  • Storytime for Adults: Why should children have all the fun?  Join us to hear your favorite local librarians and performers read some of our favorite short stories and essays.

and so much more! 

Upcoming Events

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Creation Space Open Lab

10:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Creation Space
Age Group: Adult, Family
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
The La Crosse Public Library Creation Space provides an opportunity for the community to explore, create, invent and collaborate with others.  Drop in during open lab to:  Get a brief software overview and find out how we can help ...
This event is in the "High School" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Islands of Brilliance: The Fellowship

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Creation Space
Age Group: High School, Adult
Program Type: Class
Event Details:
An opportunity for neurodivergent teens and young adults (aged 16 through early 30s) to gather for creative arts-based activities and guided discussions. The Fellowship is part of a larger statewide initiative, Think Ability Wisconsin, aimed at pr...
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Creation Space Open Hours

9:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Creation Space
Age Group: Adult, Family
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
The La Crosse Public Library Creation Space provides an opportunity for the community to explore, create, invent and collaborate with others.  Drop in during open lab to:  Get a brief software overview and find out how we can help ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Auditorium - Main Library
Age Group: Adult, Family
Program Type: General, Social Issues
Event Details:
Please join us for a talk by Tracy Littlejohn on the History of Native American Boarding Schools followed by the opening reception for the Indigenous Peoples Spotlight Collection of Turtle Island on the 2nd floor of the library from 3-4pm.  T...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "High School" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: 2nd Floor Main
Age Group: Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School, Adult, Family
Program Type: General, Social Issues
Event Details:
Join us on the 2nd floor of the main library for the debut reception for the Indigenous Peoples Spotlight Collection of Turtle Island from 3-4pm.  The Indigenous Peoples Spotlight Collection of Turtle Island features books for all ages by Ind...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Chair Fitness

9:00am - 9:30am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Hall
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Health & Fitness
Event Details:
This program is instructor lead with up-beat music involved. Have fun exercising while sitting in a chair. Chair Fitness is for all ages and for all fitness levels. You should consult your physician or other healthcare professional before starting th...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Monday Mornings at Main

10:00am - 11:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Hall
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: General
Event Details:
Welcome back to Monday Mornings at Main - our signature lifelong learning program series for ages 50 and better!  Each Monday morning at 10:00AM, we'll hear from a new speaker on a variety of topics ranging from local hi...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Outreach
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Health & Fitness
Event Details:
Starts Tuesday, Feb 6 and runs till May 21, 2024 10:00 AM Community Connections Center 1407 St Andrews St - Call to Register 608.789-7533 This program is instructor lead with up-beat music involved. Have fun exercising while sitting in a chair....
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Creation Space Open Lab

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Creation Space
Age Group: Adult, Family
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
The La Crosse Public Library Creation Space provides an opportunity for the community to explore, create, invent and collaborate with others.  Drop in during open lab to:  Get a brief software overview and find out how we can help ...

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Digital Library

Creativebug

Creativebug

Keep your mind active and your hands engaged with Creativebug craft classes and workshops. Available from home to anyone in the Winding Rivers Library System with a library card.

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Digital Public Library of America

Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America empowers people to learn, grow, and contribute to a diverse and better-functioning society by maximizing access to our shared history, culture, and knowledge. 

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Hoopla

Hoopla

Hoopla lets you borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on any of your devices! Available to City of La Crosse residents with library cards in good standing. 

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Featured Resources

Gale Courses

Gale Courses

The Winding Rivers Library System libraries offer a wide range of highly interactive, instructor-led courses that you can take online through Gale Courses. As a library card holder in good standing, you have access to these courses at no cost.

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Transparent Languages

Transparent Languages

 Available in 110+ languages, including ESL, learners have the flexibility they need to learn a new language anytime, anywhere. Home use is paid for and available to city of La Crosse residents. 

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