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.

Celebrate with Waukesha Public Library in April!

Stop in and pick up a butterfly cutout for our Libraries Transform display.

In 10 words or less, use the cutout to tell us:
•    How the library transformed your life,
•    What your library means to you, or
•    How you see the library transforming to meet changing needs.

Get or renew a library card in April (or bring a friend or family member to get a card) to get a free item from the Friends’ book sale.

Share your story about how libraries transform on Waukesha Public Library’s Facebook.

Antiques Appraisal: Saturday, April 23, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Find out what your heirloom or collectible is worth at Waukesha Public Library‘s What’s It Worth? Antiques Appraisal event. Mark Moran, antiques appraiser and author, will be available on Saturday, April 23 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. to appraise your heirlooms or treasures. Registration is required for an appraisal. Spectators are also welcome!

Mark Moran, formerly senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles books for Krause Publications, has dealt with antiques for more than 30 years and been an active appraiser for more than 20 years. He also is available to make home visit appraisals for large items, fragile pieces or for large collections. House calls are $75 an hour and there is no mileage charge if within 10 miles of the appraisal event site. To arrange an in-home appraisal, call Mark at 715-281-5060 or email moranm1953@gmail.com.

To register for the Library event, contact the Reference Desk at 262-524-3682. The list of items that can and cannot be appraised is available at the Reference Desk.

Waukesha Public Library’s Edible Book Festival: Saturday, April 16, 2016

What’s better than reading a book? How about making an edible version of a book? Create your masterpiece and enter it in Waukesha Public Library’s second annual Edible Book Festival on Saturday, April 16! Your entry may be inspired by a favorite story, a pun on a title or simply a dish in the shape of a book but it must be book related.  All ages are welcome to enter this family-friendly event but registration is required to compete.

Drop off your entry at the Library on Saturday, April 16, between 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Viewing and voting on the entries is from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. with the Awards Ceremony at 4:15 p.m.

To register or for more details, contact the Reference or Children’s Desk or call 262-524-3682.

April Doughnuts & Documentaries – Cool It!

Cool It!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 10:00 a.m.

Waukesha Public Library’s April 13 documentary asks when it comes to global warming: “are we saving the world or just burning money?” Cool It is author Bjorn Lomborg’s controversial response to the film An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore. Cool It asks whether the many elaborate actions being considered to stop global warming are worth the cost. Lomborg is best known for his book, The Skeptical Environmentalist, in which he suggested that environmentalists have diverted potentially beneficial resources to less deserving environmental issues in ways that were economically damaging and with little impact on global warming. The program begins at 10:00 a.m. and you are invited to join us afterwards for an informal discussion with coffee and doughnuts provided by Friends of Waukesha Public Library.

Teen Makerspace Day

Drop by after school on Tuesday, April 12 @ 3:30 p.m. for Makerspace Day! We will be making poetry art this month with old discarded books. Snacks and supplies will be provided and teens in grades 7-12 are invited.

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Join us as we explore how we as individuals and as a society face our mortality.  The Frontline documentary, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, will be shown on Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m., Waukesha Public Library. Following the film, Dr. Kelly Cooke, Medical Director of Palliative Care at ProHealth Care, will lead a discussion on this often difficult and sensitive subject. National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16 and this event may assist you in making those important choices. The Frontline film is Dr. Atul Gawande’s compassionate view of how all of us, doctors included, should face mortality with both our hearts and minds.

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

Teen Advisory Group and Teen Book Club

Drop by on Tuesday, March 29 for Teen Advisory Group @ 6 p.m. and Teen Book Club @ 7 p.m.! We will be working on our summer projects, discussing Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, and enjoying pizza. Teens in grades 7-12 are invited, and new members are always welcome.

Teen Manga and Anime Club

Join the Teen Manga and Anime Club on Tuesday, March 15 while we work on the next issue of The Zine! The meeting starts at 5 p.m. and snacks and supplies will be provided. Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join and new members are always welcome!

Teen Tuesday: Minecraft Day

Drop by after school for Minecraft on Tuesday, March 8 @ 3:30 p.m.! Bring your own iPad or use one of ours to play with friends, and create Minecraft crafts while you wait to play. Teens in grades 7-12 are invited, and snacks will be provided.