Special Adults & All Ages Programs

The Kingdom of the Monarch Butterfly, pt. 1 with Shelly Culea (Tuesday, May 15 @ 6:00 p.m.)

Meet Monarch butterfly expert Shelly Culea as she discusses the epic annual migration of the Monarch butterfly. Learn how you can provide the Monarch butterfly’s perfect habitat in your yard and garden. Presentation begins at 6:00 p.m. with question/answer session and reception to follow.


Introduction to Metal Detecting with Keith Tabor (Tuesday, May 22 @ 6:30 p.m.)

Learn about the science and hobby of metal detecting, followed by a hands-on experience. Metal detecting allows you to become a scientist in the field as you hunt for coins or artifacts. A fun activity for all ages! Pre-registration preferred, but not required to attend this program.


CLASSICAL MUSIC CONVERSATIONS WITH RALPH SIMONEAU

Join retired music teacher and classical music enthusiast Ralph Simoneau for lively discussions of classical music composers and their music.  Listen to sonatas, symphonies, concertos, canons, and more with a whole new appreciation.  We will listen to classical music and enjoy refreshments for an hour.

Tuesday, June 5 @ 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 13 @ 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Monday, June 25 @ 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.


SUMMER READING OPEN HOUSE (Wednesday, June 6 @ 4:00 – 5:45 p.m.)

Come help us celebrate as we kick off the Summer Reading Program.  We will have staff available to answer questions about searching the catalog and databases, downloading ebooks, eaudiobooks & emagazines, free online courses, signing up for a library card & more!  This is a great chance to see what the library has to offer.  We will also have sign-up for the Summer Reading Program and a list of summer program dates available.  The program will conclude with a performance by the Germantown Community Band Dixielanders at 6:00 p.m. with refreshments to follow.


GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY BAND DIXIELANDERS CONCERT (Wednesday, June 6 @ 6:00 p.m.)

Join us as we begin the Summer Reading Program with a performance by the Germantown Community Band Dixielanders.  Come hear a variety of music performed by local members of the community.  All ages welcome.  Reception and refreshments to follow.


HOW TO RAISE YOUR OWN MONARCH BUTTERFLIES WITH SHELLY CULEA (Tuesday, July 31 @ 6:00 p.m.)

Monarch butterfly expert Shelly Culea returns to the Germantown Community Library to discuss how to raise your own Monarch butterfly. Now is the time to see live examples of Monarch eggs, larva, caterpillar, and chrysalis which will be on display. Don’t miss it!


AROMATHERAPY AND ESSENTIAL OILS FOR YOUR WELL-BEING WITH POLLY HUENINK-SCHELLINGER, RN (Wednesday, August 8 @ 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.)

Meet Polly Huenink-Schellinger, Registered Nurse and Clinical Aromatherapist, as she discusses the health benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy. Topics will include safety, proper dilution, definition of essential oils and quality prerequisites. Polly will cover using essential oils and aromatherapy for stress, depression, boosting your immune system and improving your overall physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.  Bring your questions!


MEMORY LOSS, DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: THE BASICS (Tuesday, August 14 @ 3:00 p.m.)

This program provides information that everyone should know about memory loss and what that means for all of us. Explore memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn about risk factors, research, treatments and steps to a proper diagnosis/assessment. Join us for this comprehensive overview!  Registration appreciated.  Please call 800.272.3900 or email sprohuska@alz.org


BIRDING 101 WITH DIANNE ROBINSON @ SCHOEN LAUFEN PARK (Tuesday, August 21 @ 10:00 a.m.)

Meet DNR wildlife biologist Dianne Robinson as she discusses how to listen for and observe the birds living around us. Birdwatching is a fun recreational activity for the entire family. Program will be held at the Schoen Laufen Park Shelter in Germantown.  Weather permitting, Dianne will lead a birding hike.


INTRODUCTION TO CODING (Tuesday, August 21 @ 11:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.)

This session of Tablet Tuesdays will provide a fun and stress-free opportunity to learn what coding is all about.  Can you make a musical keyboard out of bananas?  You may after this session!  No prior knowledge is needed.  Target audience ranges from middle school to adults of any age.  Registration required.  Call the library at 262-253-7760 or visit the Youth Services Desk to sign-up.