Adult Programs

The Fundamentals of Financial Planning

Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 p.m. O'Neill Room

What financial concerns keep you up at night? Get your questions addressed with Chase Claussen, a financial advisor with HighTower Advisors in Brookfield. Chase’s presentation will address important elements associated with financial planning and wealth management. Free to attend. No registration required.

Radon In Your Home

Tuesday, March 26, 7:00 p.m. O'Neill Room

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.

Finding The Lost Battalion

Thursday, April 4, 1:00 p.m. O'Neill Room

One hundred years ago...France...World War I. On the evening of October 2, 1918, Major Charles Whittlesey led nearly 700 men into a narrow ravine deep within the Argonne Forest. That night, the Germans quietly slipped in behind them, cutting them off a kilometer and a half ahead of their main line. Five days later, the Major led just 194 survivors out of the ravine...and into history. This is the story of those five days spent on hell's half acre. 

Robert J. Laplander, author of Finding the Lost Battalion: Beyond the Rumors, Myths and Legend of America’s Famous WW1 Epic brings this unbelievable story of courage, resistance, and survival to the Elm Grove Library for a special afternoon presentation. Free to attend. No registration required.  

Turning 65? Welcome to Medicare

Wednesday, April 10, 1:00 p.m. O'Neill Room

Are you or a loved one turning 65 this year? Confused about your Medicare options and what plan is right for you? Come learn the A, B, C, and D's of Medicare with this free presentation. Get unbiased, objective information without a sales pitch. Presented by Tracy Lipinski, SHIP outreach specialist for Waukesha County and the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources. No registration required.  

The 1969 Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. Community Room

This year marks the 50 year anniversary of one of America's landmark feats. On July 20, 1969, NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first Americans to land on the moon in the Apollo 11 space journey. This was, as Neil Armstrong said, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” as it ended America’s Space Race with its Cold War rival, the Soviet Union. 

Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss the space goal proposed by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 and how it was fulfilled for the U.S. eight years later. Discover the journey of how Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, with Aldrin following 20 minutes later. You'll also learn how both men spent almost a full day on the surface of the moon, bringing back many lunar items with them, and how the achievement established an important part of American history. Free to attend. This program will require advance registration. Registration begins March 22.

Your Yard: The Big Picture

Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 p.m. O’Neill Room

Don’t let your yard get the best of you! Master Gardener Jeffery Trader presents simple strategies to analyze your yard from front to back and design a landscape that’s functional, beautiful, and enjoyable. Free to attend. No registration required.

Carrie Catt, Belle LaFollette, and How the Battle for Women's Suffrage was Won

Thursday, May 2, 7:00 p.m. Community Room

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Wisconsin ratifying the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote. Dr. Bob Kann, an author and professor, brings the story of this monumental achievement to the Elm Grove Library.

From 1915-1920, Ripon, WI born Carrie Catt led two million women in the National American Woman Suffrage Association to successfully lobby for passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. An organizational genius and brilliant political tactician, her leadership was one of the most important factors in the victorious campaign for woman suffrage.

Summit, WI native Belle La Follette was a leading suffragette who wrote a pioneering column in La Follette’s Weekly advocating for women’s rights and suffrage, testified before the US Senate Committee on Woman’s Suffrage, and spoke throughout the country for women’s suffrage, including speeches for 64 consecutive days to advance the cause.

Hear tales of Catt, La Follette, and other amazing stories of the courage, perseverance, and political savvy which enabled three generations of women to successfully agitate to win the vote with this free program. No registration required.