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Elm Grove Reads 9, featuring Kristin Hannah (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 p.m. Elm Grove Woman's Club

The Friends of the Elm Grove Library, Boswell Book Company, and the Elm Grove Public Library welcome New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah as this year's featured guest for Elm Grove Reads. Hannah's appearance is in conjunction with the paperback release of her bestselling novel The Nightingale.

Published in 2015, The Nightingale has become a reader favorite and a publishing phenomenon, spending over a year on the national bestseller lists. It’s the World War II story of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom–a beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women.

Boswell Book Company will have books for sale at the event, and Ms. Hannah will be signing. The Elm Grove Woman's Club is located at 13885 Watertown Plank Road in Elm Grove.  

Paddling the State: The I Heart Wisconsin River Trip
Thursday, May 11, 7:00 p.m. Community Room

The I Heart Wisconsin trip was an 18-day paddle from the source of the Wisconsin River to the confluence with the Mississippi in October 2015. As a positive response to the state’s budget cuts to natural resources, Ruth Oppedahl decided to use her vacation exploring our state from north to south and meeting with conservation groups and citizens along the way to learn how they help protect our lands, waters and wildlife. She discovered a beautiful, wild river and wonderful people along the way. Join us as she shares the adventures of her once in a lifetime experience. You can see a map and read her online journal at This program is free to attend, and no registration is required.

Ruth Oppedahl is the Executive Director of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, a Wisconsin nonprofit organization that makes grants for managing public lands and research/monitoring on rare species in Wisconsin, and coordinates a renowned field trip program throughout the state.

13th Annual Cookbook Exchange featuring Crumby Art Bakehouse & Cakery
Thursday, May 18, 7:00 p.m. Community Room

This year's Cookbook Exchange features Elm Grove’s Crumby Art Bakehouse & Cakery for an interactive cookie experience that’s equal parts creative and delicious.

The festivities will begin with a “Guess the Cookie” challenge, where attendees will taste three unique cookie creations and attempt to pinpoint the secret ingredients. Participants will also be invited to explore their creativity with a cookie painting experience led by Crumby Art co-owner Natalia Roman, who will guide your culinary artistry as you paint your own edible masterpiece.

The evening will wrap with the always festive cookbook exchange, where you can swap a trusted favorite for some fresh inspiration. Registration begins April 24. Space is limited. Crumby Art Bakehouse & Cakery is located at 890 Elm Grove Road in Elm Grove.

Lights of the Lakes: A Photographic Tour of Great Lakes Lighthouses
Tuesday, June 6, 2:00 p.m. @ Heritage Senior Living Elm Grove

Celebrate the picturesque beauty of our Great Lakes, as photographer Phil Block presents a guided tour of the lighthouses of Lakes Superior and Michigan. Learn about the history of these beacons of the sea, famous Great Lakes shipwrecks, and the importance of maritime shipping to the region. This free program will be taking place at Heritage Senior Living in Elm Grove (800 W. Wall St.), and is open to the public. Registration is required and will begin at the library in early May.
Memory Screening Day, presented by the Waukesha Co. ADRC (15 min. appointments)
Wednesday, June 14, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Library Study Room

A memory screen is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and recognition. It is not a diagnosis, just a screen to create a baseline of where a person is at so that future changes can be monitored. It provides useful health information about your brain, just like a blood pressure test provides information about your heart. These free, 15 minute memory screens are offered by the Waukesha County Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) and presented by Ronda Bauer, a Dementia Care Specialist for Waukesha County. Ronda will also have resources on hand to help you take any next steps.

To make an appointment for a screening, contact Ronda Bauer at the ADRC: 262-548-7848. Appointments are required.