New English speakers will practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners will enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the U.S., gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world.
Intermediate English skills are suggested. If you do not speak English, please fill out the VITAL Services form to learn about programs for beginners. Conversation Groups are drop-in and no registration is needed.
If you have not attended a VITAL program before, please stop by the office for more information (Downtown Library, second floor).
Drop in, adventure through fantastic realms, then leave whenever you'd like. These sessions of Dungeons & Dragons are designed to be short, fun, and evolving adventures that anyone can play. All skill levels are welcome. Ages 12–19.
Do you enjoy fiber arts? Join us for this low-stress program; we'll hang out, drink tea, and work on various projects. This program will have a starter kit for a different fiber art craft. Age 18 and up; recommended for ages 18–32.
Join us for a presentation of the architecture and stories of Frank Lloyd Wright by local artist and author Jeff Hagen. This casual storytelling event will include artwork that Hagen has created of Wright's architecture across the world. Jeff Hagen was an art teacher in the Madison Wisconsin School System for 32 years. During that time, he co-authored the city's public school curriculum on Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright was a Madison native and student in the Madison schools in the 1880s. Currently, Hagen lives in Nashville and is an artist member of the Brown County Art Guild. He has authored and illustrated 12 books to date. Age 18 and up.