Adult Programs

Nutrition for the New Year (Presented by Rita Larsen, RDN, CD)

Wednesday, January 9, 7:00 p.m. O'Neill Room

Whether you need a blueprint for your resolution or simply some tips heading into the new year, Rita Larsen has you covered. A registered dietitian with more than 30 years experience, Rita dishes guidelines and advice for getting and staying healthy in 2019. This program will be catered to a general audience with a focus on improving nutrition and making balanced eating choices for better health, strength, and energy. As Rita says it: "There will never be a time in your life that your nutritional health will not be of utmost importance. Whether you are 9 or 90, each and every day's food is an important choice for your health." 

Get your year off to a great start with this free program! Open to all ages. No registration required.

Hearing Screening Day

Monday, January 14, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Library Study Room

A representative from Connect Hearing in Brookfield will be providing free screenings to evaluate your hearing. Screenings will be done on a walk-in basis, so no appointment is needed. Each hearing screen takes approximately 15 minutes. 

The Endurance: History's Greatest Shipwreck

Thursday, January 17, 7:00 p.m. Community Room

In 1914, explorer Ernest Shackleton set out to become the first person to cross Antarctica. But when polar ice trapped and destroyed his ship, Endurance, the mission turned from exploration to survival. For more than a year-and-a-half on the polar ice, Shackleton and his 28-man crew defied the odds and the elements, living to tell their incredible tale. Join us as Rochelle Pennington, award-winning author of The Endurance: History’s Greatest Shipwreck, presents the jaw dropping true story of human endurance, with slides showing dozens of authentic documents and stunning photographs taken during the expedition. Witness storytelling at its best with this free program. No registration required.

Radon In Your Home

Tuesday, January 22, 7:00 p.m. O'Neill Room

January is National Radon Action Month. Radon is a radioactive gas that is naturally occurring, odorless, and is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the in the United States. It can only be detected through testing. According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, about 1 in 10 homes in Wisconsin has high radon levels.

Paul Nicholson of Radon Measurement & Elimination Services of WI will be at the library to present an informative program on “Radon in Your Home.” This program will educate people on how radon works, its dangers, testing procedures, and possible responses to elevated levels in your home. Free to attend. No registration required.

World War II Milwaukee

Wednesday, February 13, 7:00 p.m. O'Neill Room

Long before Japanese bombs rained down on Pearl Harbor, Milwaukee was the "Machine Shop to the World." Thanks to the city's large industrial base, its factories played a vital role in mobilizing the country for war. Even further, locals sacrificed their lives for the cause--Mayor Carl Zeidler went missing at sea, USS Arizona captain Franklin Van Valkenburgh refused to leave the bridge of his burning battleship, and Mildred Harnack joined the Nazi resistance movement and was executed on direct orders from Hitler. Meg Jones, author of World War II Milwaukee, highlights these fascinating stories and more with this free program. No registration required.