Check out all of the teen events we have planned for this summer! Earn extra entries towards our Grand Prize Drawing at all teen events, and don’t forget to sign up for the Teen Summer Library Program!
The Teen Summer Library Program has officially started! Stop by the Reference Desk and register today. The more you read the better your chance to win prizes all summer!
Our Birds: In Wisconsin Special: Wednesday, June 8, 10:00 a.m.
Our Birds takes us on the perilous journey Wisconsin’s migratory birds face every year. Join us on Wednesday, June 8, at 10:00 a.m., as we learn about the birds of Wisconsin and their uncertain future. The film explores the connections between Wisconsin and Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park and also discusses the perils faced by migrating birds and the innovative methods being used to save them. Our Birds is also 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 at 262-524-3682.
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.
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!
“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.
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!
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.
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.
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.