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 May 17th at 6:30 pm at the main library. Our book is “The Vanishing Act” by Brit Bennett. “The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it’s not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it’s everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters’ storylines intersect?” https://www.goodreads.com/TheVanishingAct/book
Books are available for pick up on the blue reserve cart on the Book Club shelf. They are already checked out and ready to go.
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
Iowa County Job Center
Job Service in Dodgeville is located across the street from the Dodgeville Public Library at 201 S. Iowa St.
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Learning Express Library
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.
The Dodgeville Lions Club donated a VideoEye to the Library for vision impaired patrons. Located in the Local History room, the VideoEye is available for reading print materials, writing or doing handwork.
The VideoEye has several features that allow patrons to control the visual image.
• Reverse Image converts black on white text into white on black text to give increased contrast. This is especially helpful when reading.
• Color/BW turns color off. Helpful when reading colorful print.
• Focus Lock fixes the focus on the desired surface to help with writing.
• Full Range Autofocus focuses at any camera height by moving the camera arm up and down.
• PowerZoom fingertip control increases/decreases magnification continuously by pressing and holding
How does it work?
The arm unit is clamped to the reading table. Nearby, the television screen is connected to the arm. When both are turned on, the VideoEye magnifies and projects the image from the table top through the television screen. The VideoEye can also be moved over the patron’s lap for handwork such as knitting.
Click here to see an example of how the VideoEye works.