All Programs have been Cancelled until further notice.
Basic Computer Classes Once a week members of the community attend sessions that cover such topics as cybersecurity and beginning email. Occasionally we also offer Women's Self-Defense, Journaling classes, Read Across Texas, and Texas Writes Programs. Ask the librarian on duty about signing up to attend.
Hidden in Plain Sight Strengthen your detective skills as a parent. Search a 'normal' teen room for clues that might indicate drug or alcohol use. Can you identify them all? The Hidden in Plain Sight (HIPS) room provides parents with clues from a teen’s bedroom to help them determine whether their child might be experimenting with or using drugs or alcohol. Room décor, hidden compartments, and items to conceal use are located throughout the room. You will have a chance to explore the room, list your findings, ask questions and get educated on all of the things that can be hidden in plain sight. Please be aware, this event is for Adults only. Children are not allowed in the exhibit, but there will be other activities for them to do in the library during this time. Each session will take about 30 minutes. Sessions are limited to 8 people at one time. You will need to choose one of the session times: 2:00, 2:40, or 3:20 p.m. We will open up more sessions if these fill up.
Women's Self-Defense Class
Basic skills⚜Awareness of situations⚜Techniques everyone can use⚜Safeguards always with you. Free to females, ages 10 & up. Our Instructor is Barbara Dickens, 8th dan Black Belt Certified Self-Defense Instructor, and Owner, Grand Master White Horse Academy of Martial Arts in Houston. Due to the sensitivity of the material in this class, mothers and their daughters are encouraged to participate together. We also ask that parents consider the delicate nature of this topic when determining whether this class is age-appropriate for their child to attend. Saturday, May 23, 2020, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Onalaska Library (In Court Room space, next door.)
Onalaska Public Library Auxiliary
The Onalaska Public Library Auxiliary meets monthly. An application for membership may be picked up at the library.
The members are dedicated to the success of the library and hold fundraisers that include an annual bake sale.
Children enjoy weekly StoryTellers on Tuesday mornings at two local daycares, and if they need help during the school year with reading homework, they may register for Reading Buddies on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons with volunteers willing to read-along. The Summer Reading Program is always an exciting time during the months of June and July at the library. Stop by to ask the staff about ways you can participate.