Special Adults & All Ages Programs

2020 Winter & Spring Adult Brochure

HOLLY QUINN (Tuesday, January 14 @ 1pm)

Join us to hear local author Holly Quinn share how her love of reading and crafting led her to create the Handcrafted Mystery series.  Books will be available for purchase. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library.

SUCCESSFUL TIPS FOR DOWNSIZING (Tuesday, February 4 @ 3pm)

More and more people are looking to downsize, but don’t know where to begin. Join Adele Lund from the Laureate Group for an informative presentation on the necessary steps for successful downsizing.

MEMORY CAFE (Monday, February 17 @ 3 – 4:30pm)

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.

MARY TODD LINCOLN (Tuesday, February 18 @ 3pm)

Historical impressionist Jessica Michna portrays Mary Todd Lincoln in a fascinating retelling of Mary’s childhood, education, and how she met and married Abraham Lincoln. Learn about the struggles and tragedies Mary suffered, and what life in Washington was like for the wife of the 16th President of the United States.  The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library.

WISCONSIN GARDENER: SEEDS (Monday, March 2 @ 6pm)

Join Holly and Joey Baird from The Wisconsin Gardener to learn all about choosing and using the right seeds in your garden

JEFF POCKAT (Wednesday, March 4 @ 3pm)

In this uplifting program, Jeff Pockat performs traditional and original pieces on the Gaelic harp. A former therapist, Jeff is a self-taught harpist and composer whose music soothes the mind, soul, body, and spirit.  The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library.

WISCONSIN DNR: HABITAT (Thursday, March 12 @ 10:30am)

Learn more about wildlife and their habitats in Wisconsin with Dianne from the WI DNR.

FRIENDS BOOK SALE PREVIEW NIGHT (Wednesday, March 25 @ 6pm)

Members of the Germantown Community Library will have early access to our book sale. Over 10,000 gently used books in dozens of categories will be available. We also sell audio-visual materials as well as unique donations from the community such as comic books, stamps, and records.  100% of sales go to fund Germantown Community Library programs, supplies, and other areas for improvement in the Library.

PATENTS (Tuesday, April 7 @ 6pm)

After you have your great idea, what comes next?  If you are an inventor, how you know whether you can patent that idea?  What are the steps involved in getting a patent? Do you really need a lawyer?  How can you protect your idea before you get a patent? Join us for an informational presentation by Paul Ratzmann on the patent process.  Paul is a registered patent attorney with an extensive background in engineering and product development. Before becoming an attorney, Paul had 11 patents issued as a named inventor.

ADAPTIVE GARDENING (Wednesday, April 8 @ 3pm)

Do you love gardening, but experience difficulty due to mobility issues? Join us for a presentation by the Washington County Master Gardeners on how special tools can help you continue to enjoy your hobby.

GREEN BURIALS (Wednesday, April 22 @ 6pm)

Death is a natural event, why not have your burial be natural as well? Penn Engebose, Board Member of Natural Path Sanctuary, will give a presentation on green burials and answer your questions about leaving Mother Earth with a kiss instead of a kick!

WISCONSIN SUPPER CLUBS (Thursday, April 23 @ 1pm)

What makes a supper club authentic?  Why do we drink Brandy Old-Fashioneds?  How did the Friday night fish fry originate?  What what’s with the name “supper club?” Come be our guest as Terese Allen, food writer and co-author of The Flavor of Wisconsin, explores and celebrates the evolving story of this iconic Wisconsin tradition.  The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library.

NATURAL BUG REPELLENT (Tuesday, April 28 @ 1pm)

Join Tami Key of “The Herbal Key Apothecary” for an informative presentation on creating your own natural bug repellent.


Former soldier Eugene Schulz will discuss the events that led to his trip to France to receive the Medal of Honor, France’s highest military award.

HOW LONG MUST WE WAIT? (Tuesday, May 19 @ 6pm)

Celebrate women’s suffrage with Candace Decker and Phil Smith, as they present a musical tribute to the history of the fight for the right to vote. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.