Boost Your Brain and Memory

A brain fitness program offering a whole person approach to brain health is being offered by the Aging and Disability Resource Center and Waukesha Public Library. The seven week workshop meets Wednesday afternoons, June 15 through July 27, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., and teaches a unique approach to living healthier and improving memory and brain function as we age. Registration is required as space is limited.

Please register online or at the Library’s Reference Desk. Registration is limited to 20. More details are available through the Reference Desk, by calling 262-524-3682 or at waukeshapubliclibrary.org. Waukesha Public Library is located at 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha.

Go directly to our calendar to register for this program!

Teen Advisory Group and Teen Book Club

TAG and TBC meet next week! We will be continuing to work on our summer projects, and reading Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. Pizza and snacks will be provided, and teens in grades 7-12 are invited!

Finding Your Path with Jessie Garcia Wednesday May 25

“What do I really want to do?” Join Jessie Garcia on Wednesday, May 25, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Waukesha Public Library, as she considers this question and explores how we can discover our path to fulfillment in today’s working world. As Wisconsin’s first female sportscaster, she was often asked “When are you going to ESPN?” Instead, she stepped off the expected path and chose a different goal. This event is part of the Wisconsin Humanities Council’s Working Lives Project: ShopTalk which is a free resource for community groups.

An author reception with books available for purchase and signing will follow the program. Jessie Garcia presently teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University and is the author of three books:

  • My Life with the Green & Gold: Tales from 20 Years of Sportscasting
  • No Stone Unturned: A Brother and Sister’s Incredible Journey Through the Olympics and Cancer
  • Going for Wisconsin Gold: Stories of our State Olympians (being released fall of 2016)

Questions? Contact the Reference Desk by calling 262-524-3682.

Teen Manga and Anime Club

Drop by the Teen Manga and Anime Club on Tuesday, May 17 and help us compile our 7th volume of The Zine! Don’t forget to bring your last minute submissions. Teens in grades 7-12 are invited, and snacks will be provided. New members are always welcome!

May Doughnuts and Documentaries

A Doughnuts and Documentaries Event

Birds of Wisconsin: In Wisconsin Special

Wednesday, May 11, 10:00 a.m.

Wisconsin is home to nearly 300 birding locations, making it an exceptional bird watching habitat. Only in Wisconsin can you see all 15 species of cranes or find the nation’s largest freshwater cattail marsh. On Wednesday, May 11, at 10:00 a.m., Birds of Wisconsin takes us on a high-flying journey across the state as it brings us the stories of Wisconsin’s birds and the people who care for them. This documentary is part of Wisconsin Public Television’s In Wisconsin series.

You are invited to join us afterwards for an informal discussion with coffee and doughnuts provided by Friends of Waukesha Public Library. More details are available through the Reference Desk, by calling 262-524-3682.

Catalog Down May 4

Wednesday, May 4 Beginning at 7:00 a.m.

The Library catalog will be unavailable due to necessary software upgrades.

During this time there will be:

  • No holds placed
  • No online renewals
  • No paying of fines
  • No items checked in

Items may be checked out at the Special Services Desk. Please ask if you need assistance locating library material. The catalog will be available again as soon as upgrades are complete. We apologize for any inconvenience.

2016 Teen Manga Festival

Stop by the Community Room on Saturday, May 7 for our annual Teen Manga Festival! Manga artist Nick Katzfey will be teaching us how to make our own comics at 1 p.m. with manga crafts and snacks to follow. Teens in grades 7-12 are invited.

Volunteer Fair 2016

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? Stop by the Volunteer Fair on Saturday, April 30 from 1-3 p.m. and meet local organizations who are looking for volunteers like you! Teens and adults are welcome to participate.

2016 Edible Book Festival

Second Annual Edible Book Festival

On Saturday April 16, 2016 Waukesha Public Library celebrated National Library Week by hosting edible displays based on people’s favorite book or literary character. The public viewed entries from 1:00PM to 4:00PM and voted for their favorites.

You can see photos of all the entries on our Facebook page. At the end of the day, there were five entries that stood above the rest:

I Spy - WINNER Best in Show Laura SumpterBest in Show: I Spy by Laura Sumpter.

Tequila Mockingbird - WINNER PunniestFunniest Dawn HabbenPunniest/Funniest: “Tequila” Mockingbird by Dawn Habben.

Rainbow Fish - WINNER Most Creative Use of Ingredients Kathryn HendersonMost Creative Use of Ingredients: Rainbow Fish by Kathryn Henderson.

Most Likely to be Eaten: Danny and the Dinosaur by Dakota Diaz with Chance, Sailor, and Luke.Most Likely to be Eaten:  Danny and the Dinosaur by Dakota Diaz with Chance, Sailor, and Luke.

Least Likely to be Eaten: Gods of Olympus by Cassie and Patti Kowalski.Least Likely to be Eaten: Gods of Olympus by Cassie and Patti Kowalski.

Teen Manga and Anime Club

Join us next Tuesday as we plan for our upcoming Teen Manga Festival! TMAC meets in the Community Room at 5 p.m. Teens in grades 7-12 are invited, and snacks and supplies will be provided.