Special Adults & All Ages Programs

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PACKERS’ CENTURY WITH JIM RICE (Tuesday, November 5 @ 6:00 p.m.)

Last year, the Packers played their 100th season.  On August 11, 2019, the team celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding.  Celebrate all things Green Bay Packers with sports author Jim Rice.  The presentation will include photos and memorabilia that traces the team’s history from Lambeau to LaFleur.  All the great victories, players, and moments of the Packers over the last 1,430 games are included! Question & answer session and reception to follow.  This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library.


WILDLIFE CONSERVATION (Wednesday, November 13 @ 10:30 a.m.)

Wildlife conservation has a rich and varied history in the nation and in Wisconsin.  Learn more about the history behind wildlife conservation and some of our Wisconsin-specific conservation success stories with Dianne Robinson from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  Question & answer session and reception to follow.


FRIENDS HOLIDAY BOOK & BASKET SALE (November 16 – December 31)

The 2019 Holiday Basket & Book Sale will begin in the library on Saturday, November 16.  Over 200 baskets, each wonderfully gift wrapped, cover dozens of both adult and children’s themes as well as gently used books. All items will be available until after Christmas. For the best selection come early! For more information, see the Friends web site www.germantownlibraryfriends.com/.

The Friends of the Library meet the second Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. Come join us!


THE ABCS OF CBD (Tuesday, November 19 @ 4:00 p.m.)

Come and learn everything you’ve always wanted to know about CBD (cannabidiol) oil!  Join Connie Mose as we learn the history of hemp, why we need CBD, if you are depleted of it and how it works on our endocannabinoid system.  We will also find out what CBD feels like, absorption rates, and how to find the purest CBD oil. Free samples will be provided if interested.  This program is for informational purposes only.


TIME MATTERS: A WOMEN’S RETIREMENT OUTLOOK (Thursday, November 21 @ 3:00 p.m.)

Join Jon Hafemann, Financial Advisor for Edward Jones for an educational program that shares perspectives on financial concerns facing women who are getting ready for or have recently transitioned to retirement.  THe presentation shares retirement income strategies, including perspectives around Social Security, withdrawal and reliance rates. It also addresses how to prepare for the unexpected, including market and inflation risks, and the rising costs of healthcare and long-term care.  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 November 14.


HUMOR: HOW IT CAN KEEP YOU YOUNG AND HEALTHY (Wednesday, December 4 @ 3:00 p.m.)

With each passing year, loss, failing health and life challenges can impact our ability to maintain our sense of humor and joy.  Yet we know laughter can have a profound effect upon our overall health and well-being. Join Adele Lund from the Laureate Group before the holiday season gets busy as we experience the physical benefits of laughter.


EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES WHEN CARING FOR A PERSON WITH DEMENTIA (Tuesday, December 10 @ 3:00 p.m.)

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language.  As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in the journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.  Registration appreciated. Please call 800.272.3900 or email alsommerfeldt@alz.org


LAURA INGALLS WILDER: IN SONG (Wednesday, December 11 @ 3:00 p.m.

Hear Laura’s story through the songs she and her family loved to sing out on the prairie as portrayed by Laura R. Keyes.  Learn folk songs from long ago, and discover why Pa’s fiddle meant so much to Laura. All ages welcome. Join us afterwards for refreshments and a few pioneer crafts.  This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library.


LAURA INGALLS WILDER: CHRISTMAS MEMORIES (Wednesday, December 11 @ 6:00 p.m.

Christmastime was also full of traditions for Laura Ingalls and her family on the prairie.  Join Laura portrayed by Laura F. Keyes as she reminisces about her childhood Christmases, and looks forward to making memories with her soon-to-be husband, Almanzo Wilder.  All ages welcome. Join us afterwards for refreshments and a few pioneer crafts. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library.