Programs & Events

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  • Family Craft Circle
    4:00 PM-7:30 PM
    2019-09-05

    Stop in the 1st Thursday of the month anytime from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m. for a variety of different crafts.  Crafts are geared towards ages 5 to 11, but all ages are welcome to attend.

    • May 2: Star Wars (and other) Perler Beads
    • June 6: Space Crafts
    • August 1: Pony Bead Creatures
    • September 5: Back-to-School German Schultüte

    Due to the 4th of July, we will have no family craft circle on Thursday, July 4.  Feel free to visit us at the July 4th celebration at Fireman’s Park in Germantown for crafts and activities throughout the day!

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  • Nonfiction Book Group
    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    2019-09-06

    Event Category: Adult Book Groups

    Target Audience: Adults (18+)

    The Nonfiction Book Group meets the 1st Friday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the library’s large meeting room.  Join us for some interesting reading and lively conversation.  No registration is required. All are welcome!  Free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate provided by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library!

    Visit our website or stop by the Reference Desk for specific dates and individual titles.

    Copies of the selected books are available at the Circulation Desk. Please bring your library card to check out a copy.

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  • Ancora String Quartet
    6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    2019-09-10

    ANCORA STRING QUARTET (Tuesday, September 10 @ 6:00 p.m.)

    The Ancora String Quartet returns to the library this fall.  Verdi, Puccini, and Donizetti: three great Italian composers known for their many masterpiece operas.  However, each one also wrote beautiful works for string quartet as well. This fall, the Ancora Quartet’s program consists of three such works: Verdi’s String Quartet in E minor, Donizetti’s Quartet No. 7 in F Minor, and Puccini’s “Chrysanthemums” in C-sharp minor.  Come hear how vocal and dramatic four string players can be!

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  • Morning Book Group
    9:15 AM-10:15 AM
    2019-09-12

    Event Category: Adult Book Groups

    Target Audience: Adults (18+)

    The Morning Book Group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. in the library’s large meeting room. Join us for some interesting reading and lively conversation.  No registration is required. All are welcome!  Free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate provided by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library!

    Visit our website or stop by the Reference Desk for specific dates and individual titles.

    Copies of the selected books are available at the Circulation Desk. Please bring your library card to check out a copy.

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  • Friends Meeting
    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    2019-09-14

    Event Category: Friends of the Germantown Library

    Target Audience: Adults (18+)

    The Friends of the Germantown Community Library in Germantown, Wisconsin is a voluntary, non-profit group providing support and funding for the library.

    Meetings are held on the second Saturdays of the month at 9:00 a.m. at the library September – May.  All are welcome to attend!

    Visit the Friends website for additional information.

  • Princesses on the Patio
    10:30 AM-11:15 AM
    2019-09-14

    Join us from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. for stories, bubbles, chalk, and meet & greet with Disney princesses on the library’s outdoor patio.  We will have 2-3 different princesses on each day. In case of inclement weather program will be held in the storytime room.

    Saturdays, July 13, August 10 & September 14

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  • Craft: Card Making
    1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    2019-09-16

    CRAFTS FOR TEENS & GROWN-UPS (1:00 – 3:00 p.m. or 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.)

    The library will be offering craft and activity workshop for adults and those ages 12+.  Crafts vary in length of completion, but you are welcome to drop anytime during the time slots.  Space is very limited.  Registration is required and closes a week prior to each program.  Please visit the Adult Reference Desk, call the library at (262) 253-7760 or email Trisha at smithp@germantownlibrarywi.org to register.

    • Monday, September 16: Card Making
    • Wednesday, October 9: Rustic Wooden Pumpkins
    • Thursday, November 14: String Art
    • Monday, December 2, 9 & 16: Holiday Crafts
  • Volunteering is “Easy as Pie!”
    1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    2019-09-16

    VOLUNTEERING IS “EASY AS PIE!” (Monday, September 16 @ 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)

    Becoming a volunteer with Interfaith Caregivers is “Easy as Pie!”  Stop by our table in the lobby and find out how easy it is and enjoy a piece of pie on us!  We guarantee that the “sweetest” part of volunteering for Interfaith won’t be the pie, it will be the difference you’ve made by helping someone in your community.  The senior you will help will be so grateful, you’ll be back for another serving. Learning about Interfaith Caregivers and what you can do to make a difference in Washington County.

  • Craft: Card Making
    5:30 PM-7:30 PM
    2019-09-16

    CRAFTS FOR TEENS & GROWN-UPS (1:00 – 3:00 p.m. or 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.)

    The library will be offering craft and activity workshop for adults and those ages 12+.  Crafts vary in length of completion, but you are welcome to drop anytime during the time slots.  Space is very limited.  Registration is required and closes a week prior to each program.  Please visit the Adult Reference Desk, call the library at (262) 253-7760 or email Trisha at smithp@germantownlibrarywi.org to register.

    • Monday, September 16: Card Making
    • Wednesday, October 9: Rustic Wooden Pumpkins
    • Thursday, November 14: String Art
    • Monday, December 2, 9 & 16: Holiday Crafts
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  • Tech Support
    1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    2019-09-17

    The library will be hosting technical support consultations from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.  Please register by stopping by the Reference Desk calling the library at (262) 253-7760 or emailing William at wkressin@germantownlibrarywi.org.  Make sure to include the topic of your question so we can be prepared with instructions.  Can’t make the scheduled times?  Let us know and we can work to find a time that meets your scheduling needs.

    Some examples of questions include using library databases, downloading eBooks or eAudiobooks through Overdrive/Libby or RB Digital, using a tablet, setting up an email account, research assistance, genealogy research, signing up for Gale Courses, and printing.

    • May 7 & 21
    • June 4 & 18
    • July 2 & 16
    • August 6 & 20
    • September 3 & 17
  • Germantown: A History
    6:00 PM
    2019-09-17

    GERMANTOWN: A HISTORY PRESENTED BY BILL GAY (Tuesday, September 17 @ 6:00 p.m.)

    Whether you’re an old-timer or a transplant, you’ll learn new things about Germantown and the original settlement of Dheinsville.  The chairman of the Germantown High School English department for thirty-five years, Bill retired to devote himself to writing, travel, and volunteering.  He is a life member of three historical societies, and plays the piano when he is not reading, gardening and spending time with family and friends. Bill’s third book on the history of Germantown will be released this fall.

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  • Outsmart the Scammers
    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    2019-09-19

    OUTSMART THE SCAMMERS (Thursday, September 19 @ 3:00 p.m.)

    Incidents of fraud are on the rise, and scammers’ tactics are becoming more complex.  Join Jon Hafemann, Financial Advisor for Edward Jones for an informational presentation to give you the information you need to Outsmart the Scammers.  During the program, we’ll discuss how to spot certain red flags that may indicate a fraudulent encounter, resources individuals can turn to in the event they or loved ones are targeted, and steps attendees can take to help protect themselves and loved ones.  To reserve space for yourself and a guest at the educational workshop, please call the library at (262) 253-7760 or sign-up through the library website no later than September 12.

  • Evening Book Group
    6:45 PM-7:45 PM
    2019-09-19-2019-11-21

    Event Category: Adult Book Groups

    Target Audience: Adults (18+)

    The Evening Book Group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. in the library’s small meeting room.  Join us for some interesting reading and lively conversation.  No registration is required. All are welcome!  Free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate provided by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library!

    Visit our website or stop by the Reference Desk for specific dates and individual titles.

    Copies of the selected books are available at the Circulation Desk. Please bring your library card to check out a copy.

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  • History Buff Book Group
    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    2019-09-20

    Event Category: Adult Book Groups

    Target Audience: Adults (18+)

    The History Buff Book Group meets the 3rd Friday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the library’s large meeting room.  Join us for some interesting reading and lively conversation.  No registration is required. All are welcome!  Free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate provided by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library!

    Visit our website or stop by the Reference Desk for specific dates and individual titles.

    Copies of the selected books are available at the Circulation Desk. Please bring your library card to check out a copy.

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  • Early Literacy Party
    10:30 AM-12:30 PM
    2019-09-21

    EARLY LITERACY PARTY (Saturday, September 21 @ 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

    You are invited to a party celebrating talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing with characters from Paw Patrol!  Learn about our early literacy programs and participate in crafts, sensory stations and activities. A special storytime will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the Community Room.  Activities are geared for ages 0-7, but all ages are welcome.

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  • Board Meeting
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    2019-09-25

    Event Category: Germantown Community Library Board

    Target Audience: Adults (18+)

    The Germantown Community Library Board of Trustees has authority over library funding and expenditures, policies and procedures, and the Library Director.  Library Board meetings are typically held on the 4th Wednesday of every month and are open to the public.

    Visit the Village of Germantown website to view monthly meeting agendas and minutes.

  • Books on the Town Book Group
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    2019-09-25

    Event Category: Adult Book Groups

    Target Audience: Adults (18+)

    Books on the Town will meet at Ally’s Bistro in Menomonee Falls on select months. Join us for some interesting reading and lively conversation.

    Patrons will be responsible for purchase of their dinner and beverages.  Registration is required. Please call the library at 262-253-7760 to sign up.  Attendance is limited to 20 people.

    Copies of the selected books are available at the Circulation Desk. Please bring your library card to check out a copy.

    Visit our website or stop by the Reference Desk for specific dates and individual titles.

    Copies of the selected books are available at the Circulation Desk. Please bring your library card to check out a copy.

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  • Mystery / Thriller Book Group
    9:15 AM-10:15 AM
    2019-09-26

    Event Category: Adult Book Groups

    Target Audience: Adults (18+)

    The Mystery/Thriller Book Group generally meets the 4th Thursday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the library’s large meeting room.  Join us for some interesting reading and lively conversation.  No registration is required. All are welcome!  Free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate provided by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library!

    Visit our website or stop by the Reference Desk for specific dates and individual titles.

    Copies of the selected books are available at the Circulation Desk. Please bring your library card to check out a copy.

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  • Family Frontier Day
    10:00 AM-2:00 PM
    2019-09-28

    FAMILY FRONTIER DAY @ PIONEER VILLAGE (Saturday, September 28 @ 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

    Join Monarch libraries for a day at Pioneer Village in Saukville, WI!  This fun-filled event, held rain or shine, is FREE and for all ages. Family Frontier Day @ Pioneer Village offers many indoor and outdoor activities such as period craft demonstrations, exploring buildings dating from the 1840s, pioneer games, storytime, and a scavenger hunt.  Located at: Ozaukee County Pioneer Village 4880 Cty Rd I (Saukville, WI). Lunch will be available for purchase from the Ozaukee County Historical Society. Menu includes a hot dog, soda, water, and a cookie for $5.00

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