Adult Book Club

Our book club meets once a month. We read fiction and nonfiction with insightful, fun and energetic discussions about each read! We meet at the main library the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted.      

Our next meeting is on July 17th, 2024 at 6:30 pm at the main library. Weather permitting, we will be meeting outside. Our book is “Grounds-keeping” by Lee Cole. In the run-up to the 2016 election, Owen Callahan, an aspiring writer, moves back to Kentucky to live with his Trump-supporting uncle and grandfather. Eager to clean up his act after wasting time and potential in his early twenties, he takes a job as a groundskeeper at a small local college, in exchange for which he is permitted to take a writing course.

Books are available on the Book Club shelf of the reserve cart in the front of the Library.  

If you are interested in joining our book club, please email Carol Murphy at [email protected] or call 608.935.3728. Thank you!

International Mystery Book Club

Members choose which books they want to read from our list of suggested titles, focusing on a different country or region each month. We meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm at our Dodgeville Library Annex location: 301 N. Iowa Street, Dodgeville. If you are interested in attending this book club, please contact Carol Murphy at [email protected] or call the library at 608.935.3728. Thank you!

Job Resources / Education / Resume Building

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Job Resources

Below are several links to job listings near Dodgeville and the surrounding areas.
• Bigger Shoes – Network Area Job Searches
• Monster Jobs – Search Engine

Iowa County Job Center

Job Service in Dodgeville is located across the street from the Dodgeville Public Library at 201 S. Iowa St.

Southwest Tech Outreach Sites


Dodgeville Outreach Center (Map)
Dodgeville Family Chiropractic
1206 N Johns Street

Kathy Korb: (608)-930-2878

Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Job Center of Wisconsin

State of Wisconsin – Department of Workforce Development is a proud partner of the American Job Center Network.

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Learning Express Library

Learning Express is a free source for Career Preparation, College Admissions Test Prep, Skill-building Resources, GED Preparation, Adult Core Skills, and more. Enter your SWLS library’s barcode as your user name and create a password to set up your account.

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Cypress RESUME

Cypress Resume is an online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps. (Library Card number needed to login.)

Reminiscing Kits for Seniors


Reminiscing Kits for Senior have been developed for individuals with memory issues and their caregivers. We hope these kits stir memories and spark conversation. The kits include activities that can be done individually or with someone. The kits feature different themes relating to various topics. For example, farming, cooking and baking, birds, games, quilting, fishing, etc.

These kits are available at the Dodgeville Public Library and may be checked out for up to 4 weeks. Each kit provides a multi-sensory activity; visual, auditory, and tactile.

There is no charge for damaged or lost pieces. We are aware cognitively challenged people may get a little too zealous with activities and even may hide items. We do not want anyone to be afraid to check out or use the kits for fear something may be damaged or lost.

The Aging & Disability Resource Center, Iowa County Health Department and Dodgeville Public Library worked on developing the kits. CrestRidge Senior Living provided additional funding for the kits.