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 with the library beginning May 15. Space is limited.
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 Lisa Bittman, a Dementia Care Specialist for Waukesha County. Lisa will also have resources on hand to help you take any next steps.
To make an appointment for a screening, contact Lisa Bittman at the ADRC: 262-548-7848. Appointments are required.
The Brain with David Eagleman: What is Reality?
Documentary Screening and Discussion
Tuesday, June 27, 6:30 p.m., O'Neill Room
You don’t have to be a scientist to enjoy this program. Join us for a screening of the PBS series The Brain with David Eagleman, as Dr. Eagleman journeys into the questions at the heart of our existence, exploring how the brain conjures the beautiful world we take for granted.
Following the film, there will be a facilitated discussion that further examines the magical workings of the brain led by Dr. Adam Greenberg, a neuroscientist with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. This program is free to attend and no registration is required. The event is part of Wisconsin Public Television's Reel to Real film series, which combines the power of documentary cinema with community dialogue and action.
Lincoln as Storyteller
Wednesday, July 12, 7:00 p.m. O'Neill Room
President Abraham Lincoln visits Elm Grove to share about our nation’s history and his own personal history by way of his favorite stories, anecdotes, and jokes. Mr. Lincoln sometimes told these simply to entertain, and sometimes to illustrate a point, relieve tension, or distract from the hard realities of life, especially in the midst of the Civil War.
Mr. Lincoln speaks to those common and everyday human experiences which his audience can readily relate to, including family relations and friendships, occupations and past-times, fears and dreams, politics and religion, and emotions and personalities.
Mr. Lincoln is portrayed by Kevin Wood, a professional Lincoln presenter who bears a remarkable resemblance to “the Great Emancipator” and who is extremely knowledgeable about his life and times. Mr. Wood also writes a blog – “Loath to Close… Still!” – which encourage others to reflect upon and learn from President Lincoln’s life and legacy. For more information, visit www.mrlincoln.com.
Registration for this free program will begin in June.
The Paradox of Being a Black Police Officer in Today's Society
Wednesday, August 2, 7:00 p.m. O'Neill Room
Officer Corey Saffold is a law enforcement professional in Madison, known in the community for his volunteerism and work with youth of all ages and backgrounds.
In his talk, Corey will discuss his experiences as a Black policeman in the wake of multiple, highly publicized police killings of unarmed African-Americans, and the paradox of being a Black officer during a time when police are viewed as an enemy and often not trusted, especially among the African-American community. Officer Saffold will offer his strategy for engaging the community at large around these issues that have also affected him personally. Corey will relay his personal experiences with law enforcement and how these experiences have helped to shape his approach to upholding the law throughout the city.
Free to attend. No registration required. This ShopTalk event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Humanities Council and the Working Lives Project.
Maximize Your Medicare Benefits!
Wednesday, September 13, 1:00 p.m. O'Neill Room
Get ready for the fall open enrollment period, and learn more about your Medicare options! This presentation will provide an overview of Medicare Parts A, B, C and D as well as supplemental insurance and an explanation of how they all fit together. The program will also include information about Medicare's upcoming annual open enrollment period (October 15-December 7) and an explanation of how to use and understand the plan comparison tool on Medicare's website: www.medicare.gov.
Important information will also be shared about special programs for Medicare beneficiaries with limited income that may help them pay their Medicare costs (Medicare Savings Plans) and also help pay for their Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (“Extra Help”). Presented by Debbie Bisswurm, SHIP Outreach Specialist for Waukesha County, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc. Free to attend.
My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver
Wednesday, September 20, 7:00 p.m. O'Neill Room
Join former Wisconsin Governor Martin J. Schreiber as he shares lessons from his more-than 10-year journey as a caregiver for his wife, Elaine, who lives with Alzheimer's disease. Governor Schreiber will candidly describe his challenges and missteps, and highlight how compassion and humor provide comfort to both caregiver and the person with dementia. His raw honesty and practical advice will inspire other caregivers to find patience, courage, and love as they climb the Alzheimer's mountain. Copies of his book, My Two Elaines, (with co-author Cathy Breitenbucher) will be available for purchase for $15. Net proceeds will be used to promote Alzheimer’s caregiver support programs. Free to attend. No registration required.