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!

March Doughnuts & Documentaries – The Brain: Who Will We Be?

In this episode of PBS’ The Brain: Who Will We Be?, Dr. David Eagleman gives us an amazing glimpse into ongoing research of the future possibilities of how our brains, and even our longevity, may change and evolve. Join us on Wednesday, March 9, at 10:00 a.m. as we find out what’s next for the human brain and our species. What if technology develops a way to upload our brains into digital space? And, if we achieve that, what will that mean for us – as individuals and as a society?

Dr. Eagleman is a neuroscientist and a New York Times best-selling author of the books Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain and the best selling fiction book: Sum. He directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action at the Baylor College of Medicine, where he also directs the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. These documentaries are part of the PBS series, The Brain with David Eagleman.

You are invited to join us afterwards for an informal discussion with coffee and doughnuts provided by Friends of Waukesha Public Library.

February Doughnuts & Documentaries – The Brain: What Makes Me?

February’s documentary, The Brain: What makes Me?, explores the question of how the brain gives rise to our thoughts, emotions, memories and personality. The process of becoming a fully developed human takes a long time: from cradle to grave, we are works in progress. In this film, Dr. David Eagleman explores memory as an important pillar of self and reveals that rather than being a faithful record of our past, memory is fallible and often unreliable, making our life of memories more personal mythology than digital recording.

The documentary is part of the PBS series, The Brain with David Eagleman. Dr. Eagleman is a neuroscientist and a New York Times best-selling author of the books Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain and the best selling fiction book: Sum. He directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action at the Baylor College of Medicine, where he also directs the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law.

The documentary is followed by an informal discussion. Coffee and doughnuts are provided by Friends of Waukesha Public Library.