October 2021

Sunday, October 17th, 12:30 p.m. Ghost Hunters at J. H. Reed’s historic home The program, Ghost Hunters at the Grantland Theater slated for October 17th has changed venue.  We’ll be investigating the historic home of John H. Reed, built in 1892. Mr. Reed was the first dentist in Lancaster.  His office was rumored to be what is currently the Jury Room above Doolittle’s Pub & Eatery. Mr. Reed commissioned Reed’s Opera House to be built, which is above the Law Offices of the Public Defender and Maple Street Wellness. 

The current owner, Doug Wheeler with Susan Guerrero, will open their (rumored to be haunted) historic home to us Sunday, October 17th at 12:30 PM for this library program.  The house is located at 400 W. Cherry Street in Lancaster.  To register for this event, please contact Kristin at  or call the library at 608-723-7304.

Saturday, October 23rd, 7-9 p.m. OUTDOOR Zombie Apocalypse Bring your monster dressed in Zombie apparel to the Outdoor Zombie Apocalypse.  We’ll be playing Zombie tag, Ghosts in the Graveyard and dancing to the tunes of the Night Nurse DJ.  This program is geared toward tweens and teens but all are welcome.

Sunday, October 24th, 1:30 p.m. – Covid-19 Update: The Latest on Vaccines, Variants, and the Impact of our Lives Do you have questions regarding this virus and the impact of our community?  Dr. Richard Dhyanchand and Dr. Lauren Prister of UW-Platteville will be joining us to discuss the latest on  COVID-19.  They’ll be covering vaccines, natural immunity and variant formation and our current situation with Delta.  Come with questions, all are welcome to this event.   Email or call the library at 608-723-7304.

October 26th, 6:30 p.m. Find a Grave, Part 1 Join Dave Peterson and Kerin Colson as they introduce folks to  Find a Grave, owned by, is a website that allows the public to search and add to an online database of cemetery records.  It receives and uploads digital photographs of headstones from burial sites, taken by unpaid volunteers at cemeteries then shares them on the site.

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