Special Adults & All Ages Programs

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NATURAL CHOICES FOR ENERGY (Wednesday, August 21 @ 3:00 p.m.)

Join Susan Pokorny as she discusses natural choices for energy. She brings ideas and inspiration for a better and healthier way of life in mind, body, and spirit. Susan Pokorny has been a trainer for over 30 years in the wellness industry and has certifications in Trauma Sensitive Holy Yoga, Thai Bodywork, Pilates and Aromatherapy. She is also the author of the book “Two Inches of Wool: The Simple Art of Self-Care.”


UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA RELATED BEHAVIOR

(Wednesday, August 28 @ 3:00 p.m.)

A workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association.  Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost.  Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavior challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.  Registration appreciated.  Please call 800.272.3900 or email sprohuska@alz.org


RESILIENCE & POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH (Wednesday, September 4 @ 6:00 p.m.)

What skills and strengths help us to develop resilience?  Greg Young, Resilience & Post-Traumatic Growth and Crisis Intervention Consultant, will discuss his experiences working with trauma survivors and share tips on growth after surviving traumatic events.  Greg teaches nationwide and has responded to many local and regional critical incidents. He is also a chaplain with the FBI and Germantown Police Department.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


LET’S TALK ELDERBERRIES (Wednesday, October 2 @ 10:30 a.m.

Join Sage Naturals from Hustisford to talk about the amazing benefits of Elderberries.  We will be demonstrating how to make your own Elderberry syrup so you can stay ahead of seasonal sickness.  After we’re finished making, we’ll be sharing a sample so everyone can get a taste of the best herbal medicine.  Come hang out and talk natural health and herbal wellness with us!