Special Adults & All Ages Programs

Check out our 2018 Fall Programming Brochure!!!


DIY HOLIDAY CRAFTS FOR GROWN-UPS (Tuesday, December 11 @ 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. or 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.)

Come and craft with us for the holidays!!  Participants will leave with four completed projects perfect for gifting to friends or family.  Supplies and hot chocolate provided!  Call the library at (262) 253-7760 or stop by the Adult Reference Desk to register.


TEEN & ADULT WINTER READING PROGRAM

Chill out with a great book for there’s snow better time to read! The winter reading program starts January 7th and runs through February 23rd.  Be entered for a chance to win free gift cards every time you checkout 3 books, audiobooks, or magazines.  Entries are available at the Circulation Desk.


LOCAL AUTHOR VISIT: DR. ED ANHALT (Tuesday, January 8 @ 6:00 p.m.)

Join Wisconsin resident and professor Dr. Ed Anhalt as he discusses his book Mandatory Reading: Open Your Mind to 18 of Life’s Most Important Questions. Books available for purchase.  Questions & answer session and refreshments to follow.


MUSIC OF FRANK SINATRA (Wednesday, January 30 @ 3:00 p.m.)

Whether he is called “Ol Blue Eyes,” “The Chairman of the Board” or simply “The Voice,” Frank Sinatra has left an indelible mark on popular music.  Join us for an afternoon of music with performer Johnny Martini as he performs classic songs of Frank Sinatra.  Refreshments provided.


ZENTANGLE WORKSHOP (Wednesday, February 13 @ 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.  Join us for a fun afternoon of creating!  All supplies provided.  Recommended for ages 9 – adults.  Registration is required by calling (262) 253-7760 or stopping by the Reference Desk.


UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE (Wednesday, February 27 @ 3:00 p.m.)

This educational program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association covers the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia to provide a general overview for people who are facing a diagnosis as well as those who wish to be informed.  Registration appreciated.  Please call 800.272.3900 or email sprohuska@alz.org


FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY 2019 SPRING BOOK SALE (Thursday, March 21 – Sunday, March 24)

1000s of books, children’s books, DVDs, CDs & more.  All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Germantown Community Library to fund future library technology and programs.  For more information, see the Friends web site www.germantownlibraryfriends.com/.  The Friends of the Library meet the second Saturday of each month September – May at 9:00 a.m. Come join us!


 NATURE’S WAYS WITH PHILIP CHARD (Wednesday, April 3 @ 6:00 p.m.)

Winter got you feeling blue?  Join us for a discussion of how nature interaction can help with emotional healing and spiritual growth.  Presenter Philip Chard is a psychotherapist with over 30 years experience, and an award-winning newspaper columnist for the Milwaukee Journal and book author.  Question & answer session and refreshments to follow.


DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS (Thursday, April 25 @ 3:00 p.m.)

This program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association offers helpful tips to assist families in having honest and caring conversations with family members about dementia.  Topics include driving, doctor visits, and legal & financial planning.  Registration appreciated.  Please call 800.272.3900 or email sprohuska@alz.org


 DEATH AND MOURNING IN THE VICTORIAN ERA (Tuesday, April 30 @ 3:00 p.m.)

What do parlor funerals, post-mortem death photographs, Victorian hair wreaths, public mourning and seances have in common?  They are all rituals of death that became popular between 1876 and 1915. Join retired funeral director Steve Person for a fascinating journey into death and mourning practices in the Victorian Era complete with lots of stories and props.


 STAR WARS MOVIE MARATHON (Thursday, May 2, Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4)

To celebrate May the Fourth, the library will be having a movie marathon of all your favorite Star Wars films and will have sporadic activities throughout the event. Perhaps a stormtrooper will drop in. Stay tuned for a list of events.