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Memory Screening Day, presented by the Waukesha Co. ADRC (15 min. appointments)
Wednesday, March 29, 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.

Note: All appointments for March 29 are full. Check back soon for another Memory Screening Day in late spring/early summer.

Talkin' Baseball with Tim O'Driscoll
Tuesday, April 11, 7:00 p.m. O'Neill Room

The 2017 baseball season will mark Tim O'Driscoll's 31st year as official scorekeeper for the Milwaukee Brewers. As holder of one of the most unique jobs in the world (only 29 other people have it), O'Driscoll is tasked with making big decisions on a nightly basis. Join us for an evening of stories, as Tim discusses what's it's like to work in Major League Baseball, favorite interactions with players and coaches, and other lessons learned from more than 2,400 games at the ballpark. Free to attend, no registration required.

Elm Grove Reads 9, featuring Kristin Hannah
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.

Tickets for this event are $5, with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Elm Grove Library. A limited number of tickets are available at the library. 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
Thursday, May 18, 7:00 p.m. Community Room

This year's Cookbook Exchange will feature a demonstration and samplings from Crumby Art Bakehouse & Cakery in Elm Grove. More information forthcoming for this always popular event!