Special Adults & All Ages Programs

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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)

Join us for showings of the 6 classic Star Wars movies with free popcorn.  We will also have a variety of Star Wars activities throughout the weekend including a Star Wars Scavenger Hunt, Perler Beads, Meet & Greet with Storm Troopers and Star Wars Crafts.

    • Thursday, May 2 @ 3:00 p.m.                        The Phantom Menace
    • Thursday, May 2 @ 5:30 p.m.                        Attack of the Clones
    • Friday, May 3 @ 1:30 p.m.                              Revenge of the Sith
    • Saturday, May 4 @ 9:15 a.m.                         A New Hope
    • Saturday, May 4 @ 11:30 a.m.                       The Empire Strikes Back
    • Saturday, May 4 @ 1:45 p.m.                         Return of the Jedi
    • April 29 – May 4                                                   Scavenger Hunt
    • Thursday, May 2 @ 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.            Star Wars (and other) Perler Beads
    • Saturday, May 4 @ 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.    Storm Troopers and Star Wars Crafts

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.

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.


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.

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.