Special Adults & All Ages Programs

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TEN COMMON GARDEN MYTHS (Wednesday, May 15 @ 6:00 p.m.)

Join Holly and Joey Baird from The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener as they discuss the truth behind ten common garden myths debunked by science.  Question & answer session and reception to follow.


MOMS CLUB GERMANTOWN-WEST COMMUNITY RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE @ GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Saturday, May 18 at 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

The MOMS Club Germantown-West will be hosting a Community Rummage Sale and Bake Sale in the Community Room.  We will also have kid’s crafts available in the storytime room.  All funds raised at the Community Rummage Sale will go towards benefiting the Children’s Area in the library.


MEMORY CAFÉ (Monday, May 20 @ 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.)

Join Washington County Master Gardener Lora Schrieiber as we learn about gardening, share our favorite experiences and make our own teacup gardens.  We will also have some delicious treats made from vegetables such as carrot cake and zucchini bread.

A Memory Café is a social gathering for those who are experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss or mild cognitive impairment, and a family member or care partner. The Café is a place to have fun, find support, and share experiences.  Visit www.libraryproject.org to learn more.  Registration required.  Please contact Wendy Betley of the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.  Additional Memory Cafes will be held on the 3rd Monday of every month, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. at libraries in Elm Grove, Brookfield & Menomonee Falls.


WORLD WAR I TRAVELING EXHIBIT

Over 122,000 Wisconsin men and women served on land, sea, and in the air during World War I.  The traveling exhibit World War I Beyond the Trenches: Stories from the Front will be on display at the Germantown Community Library from Thursday, May 30 – Friday, June 14.  This exhibit from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum includes 16 banners and details first person accounts of individuals in Wisconsin that played a role in shaping global history.


BEYOND THE TRENCHES WITH KEN GRIGAS (Wednesday, June 5 @ 7:00 p.m.)

Join us for a talk from local historian Ken Grigas as he shares with us what life was like in the trenches of Europe during World War I and here on the American homefront.  This event will take part turning the traveling exhibit “Beyond the Trenches: Stories from the Front” from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum which will be on display from Thursday, May 30 – Friday, June 14.  Questions & answer session and reception to follow.


THE ESSENTIAL HOUDINI (Monday, June 10 @ 6:00 p.m.)

Gasp at the story of his remarkable death.  Relive his baffling magic and escapes.  He is a inspiration to generations of children who dare to dream of the impossible.  Join William Pack as he goes beyond the myth and brings to life the true story of this American icon.  This program is suitable to teens, adults, and families with older children and uses some audience participation.  Question & answer session and reception to follow.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library.


WISCONSIN WILDLIFE (Wednesday, June 12 @ 10:30 a.m.)

We have a variety of cool critters in Wisconsin!  Learn more about the wildlife neighbors in our urban areas and those that are rarely seen in Wisconsin with Dianne Robinson from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  Question & answer session and reception to follow.


INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION, PT 1 (Wednesday, June 26 @ 3:00 p.m.)

Feeling stressed?  Come to the library for an introduction on how meditation and mindfulness can help you feel calmer and happier.  Paul Norton is a retired pediatrician and practicing Mahayana Buddhist with over 30 years of experience in meditation.  He has taught meditation in a variety of settings, including civic and church groups, as well as prison outreach.  Dr. Norton will be here on Wednesday, June 26 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., and will present a follow up session on Wednesday, July 24 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  You are welcome to attend one or both sessions.  Registration recommended.  Please call or visit the library to sign-up.


FAMILY FUN @ HORICON MARSH (Saturday, June 29 @ 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Join other library patrons from Dodge, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, and Washington County libraries for a day on the marsh!  This fun-filled event, held rain or shine, is FREE and for all ages.  Family Fun @ Horicon Marsh offers many indoor and outdoor activities such as wildlife walks, archery, dip netting, face painting, a photo booth, crafts for kids, and more.  You are welcome to pack a picnic lunch.  Food and water will also be available for purchase.  Located at: Horicon Marsh Education Center (N7725 State Rd 28, Horicon, WI 53032)


GIANT STEPS WITH JOHN HEASLEY (Thursday, July 11 @ 6:00 p.m.)

2019 is the 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing.  Hear the story of how humans first journeyed to another world and what they discovered there.  John Heasley is an enthusiastic amateur astronomer and English teacher and was trained as a Space Educator through a number of institutions including the NASA Nightsky Network.  Question & answer session and reception to follow.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library.


INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION, PT 2 (Wednesday, July 24 @ 3:00 p.m.)

Feeling stressed?  Come to the library for an introduction on how meditation and mindfulness can help you feel calmer and happier.  Paul Norton is a retired pediatrician and practicing Mahayana Buddhist with over 30 years of experience in meditation.  He has taught meditation in a variety of settings, including civic and church groups, as well as prison outreach.  Dr. Norton will be here on Wednesday, June 26 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., and will present a follow up session on Wednesday, July 24 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  You are welcome to attend one or both sessions.  Registration recommended.  Please call or visit the library to sign-up.


MEMORY SCREENINGS (Tuesday, July 30 @ 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)

The Germantown Community Library is pleased to offer memory screening through the Aging and -Disability Resource Center of Washington County.  Memory screenings help identify changes in memory and provide resources to monitor and treat possible changes. Call Tammy Dickman at 262-335-4497 to schedule a 10-minute appointment.


10 WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE (Tuesday, July 30 @ 3:00 p.m.)

A workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association.  Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life.  Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others.  Registration appreciated.  Please call 800.272.3900 or email sprohuska@alz.org


CROCHET & KNIT-A-THON (Saturday, August 3 @ 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Join us in our 2nd Annual Crochet & Knit-a-Thon as we make purple newborn baby hats for the CLICK for Babies campaign.  Free snacks and coffee will be available.  We will have some yarn available, but feel free to bring your own supplies as well.  Hats can be dropped anytime at the Germantown Community Library until Saturday, September 28.  Visit www.clickforbabies.org for more information about this program as well as sizing and color guidelines.


BASICS OF CANNING (Wednesday, August 7 @ 6:00 p.m.)

Join Jolly and Joey Baird from The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener as they discuss canning.  Learn the basics of canning and what you need to know in order to be safe with canning your harvest.  Question & answer session and reception to follow.


NATURAL CHOICES FOR ENERGY (Wednesday, August 21 @ 3:00 p.m.)

Join Susan Pokorny as she discusses natural choices for energy. She brings ideas and inspiration for a better and healthier way of life in mind, body, and spirit. Susan Pokorny has been a trainer for over 30 years in the wellness industry and has certifications in Trauma Sensitive Holy Yoga, Thai Bodywork, Pilates and Aromatherapy. She is also the author of the book “Two Inches of Wool: The Simple Art of Self-Care.”


UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA RELATED BEHAVIOR

(Wednesday, August 28 @ 3:00 p.m.)

A workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association.  Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost.  Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavior challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.  Registration appreciated.  Please call 800.272.3900 or email sprohuska@alz.org


MUZIK BANDE IN CONCERT (Monday, September 23 @ 7:00 p.m.)

Join us for a concert by the Muzik Bande.  Germantown’s own multicultural ensemble will perform a variety of German polkas, waltzes, and folk songs.   Reception to follow.