- Library Events
- Adult Events
Advanced Care Directives: A Presentation with Compassus
- Thursday, April 13 at 6:00 PM
- Join us at the library as Compassus Hospice presents on Advanced Directives and their importance to everyone. Power of Attorney, living wills, DNRs and more will be covered during the presentation.
- There’s more we have in common than that which divides us. Join us for frank discussions of world events, and those here at home, and how we can make a difference.
Ableism. An Insider's Look at disABILITY
- Sunday, April 23 at 1:30 PM
- A self proclaimed bionic unicorn, Damian Buchman is the founder of The Ability Center and the Wisconsin Adaptive Sports Association. He is also the vision behind the RampUp movement which turned Milwaukees’ Bradford Beach into the nation’s most accessible and is presently working to create America’s most universal park. He has a passion for helping people realize their best self, delivering his message of hope. In his words, “The work I do is simply my way to honor my survivorship and those who lost their battle. Everybody deserves an equal opportunity to play – together!”
- In 2017, Damian was recognized as one of Milwaukee’s 40 under 40, he’s a 2019 winner of the Donald Driver Driven to Achieve award, and a 2021 Milwaukee Business Journal “Trailblazer” in the Diversity Equity & Inclusion awards. His work with The Ability Center has won numerous community and construction awards and he also serves on a handful of DEI+A committees at a city, county, and state level. But, Damian is most proud to identify as a survivor, social entrepreneur, adaptive athlete, and father of three. Damian Buchman humbly finds himself as an inspiration to both those with and without disabilities.
The Role of Media in the Fight for Intersectional Social Justice
- Sunday, May 21 at 1:30 PM
- Join us at the library for a conversation about the relationship between media and social justice movements such as activism surrounding Black Lives Matter and its connection to social media.
- Lori Kido Lopez is an Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies in the Communication Arts department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also Director of the Asian American Studies Program at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Lopez is the author of Asian American Media Activism: Fighting for Cultural Citizenship and Micro Media Industries: Hmong American Media Innovation in the Diaspora, editor of Race and Media: Critical Approaches, and co-editor of the Routledge Companion to Asian American Media. Her work examines race and ethnicity in the media through a cultural studies lens, deploying ethnography and interviews to examine the way that Asian Americans and other minority groups use media in the fight for social justice.
- This presentation is made available through BadgerTalks.
Drop-In Tech Help
- Need a little extra assistance on a new device or app? Looking to start using eBooks or a new database? Drop-in on select days each month for one-on-one help with a librarian. We can troubleshoot issues, explain features, and more. Each session is first come, first served. Meets in the 2nd Floor Conference Room.
- If you aren’t sure if your problem is something we can help with, ask at the Adult Info Desk or email email@example.com. If we can’t help, we will try to direct you elsewhere!
- Friday, March 10 at 10 AM
- Wednesday, March 15 at 2 PM
- Thursday, March 23 at 10 AM
- Tuesday, March 28 at 2 PM
- Wednesday, April 5 at 2 PM
- Friday, April 14 at 10 AM
- Thursday, April 20 at 10 AM
- Tuesday, April 25 at 2 PM
- Friday, May 5 at 10 AM
- Thursday, May 18 at 10 AM
- Wednesday, May 31 at 2 PM
Evening Readers Book Club
- Join us for an evening book discussion group on the second Mondays of the month at 6:00 PM at the library! Meets in the 2nd floor Conference Room.
- March 13, 2023: The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb
- April 10, 2023: While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams
- May 8, 2023: The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain
- June 12, 2023: Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer
- July 10, 2023: Leave Me by Gayle Forman
- August 14, 2023: At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
- September 11, 2023: The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
Genealogy Interest Group
- Join us at the Frank L. Weyenberg Library to learn about different genealogy resources and topics on the last Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM, except in cases of special presentations. Open to beginning and experienced researchers alike.
- January 26: How to Use the Library's Digitization Lab to Preserve Your Family History
- February 23: "Finding Your Elusive Female Ancestors" (recorded webinar)
- Special Evening Presentation: *CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS*
- March 25, 2023
- April 27: "Finding My Story: Adoption & Family History" (recorded webinar)
- May 25: TBD
- Special Evening Presentation:
- June 29 at 6:00 PM: TBD
- July 27: Genealogy Resources at the Library
- August 31: "Using the Online Scandinavian Church Records" (recorded webinar)
- Special Evening Presentation:
- September 28 at 6:00 PM = Farming, Factories, and The Frontier: Midwest Genealogy Basics - Zoom Meeting, Registration Required
- Midwesterners make up the heart of America; we live and work among the farmlands, the Great North Woods, and factories and industries. It’s time to take a look at the people who have called this place home by looking at the history of the region and its people and where to find the documents to fill out our ancestors’ stories. Registration is required. Presented by Eleanor Brinsko of Carlon Genealogical Services.
- October 26: "Resources for Tracing Mayflower Ancestors" (recorded webinar)
- November 30: TBD
History Book Club
- Meets on the second Monday of each month at 1:00 PM.
- March 13: Battle Cry for Freedom: The Civil War Era by James McPherson
- April 10: 1776 by David McCullough
- May 8: His Excellency George Washington by Joseph Ellis
- June 12: American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham
Hook, Yarn & Stitch
- Join us at the Frank L. Weyenberg Library as we share tips and techniques for fiber art crafts together! This group is open to all skill levels. Meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 10:30 AM in the North Window seating area.
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Marvelous Mystical Messages: A Book Talk with local author Brenda Peterson
- Thursday, May 11 at 6:00 PM
- Brenda Peterson, a Port Washington resident, joins us at the library to talk about her book, "Marvelous Mystical Messages," and shares stories of inspiration, connections, and the healing power that happens when you open up and listen for the peeps' (your loved ones) messages.
Mequon-Thiensville Community Book Club
- Join us at the Frank L. Weyenberg Library as we offer a free monthly book discussion on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:30 PM in-person at the library. Hosted in conjunction with the Mequon-Thiensville Rec. Department.
- March 21: Joan is Okay by Welke Wang
- April 18: The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found by Frank Bruni
- May 16: Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley
- June 20: Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir by Ashley C. Ford
- July 18: Kaleidoscope by Cecily Wong
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Monarch Memory Cafe
A memory café is a social gathering for individuals living with memory loss, Alzheimer’s, or dementia and their family members, friends, and professional caregivers. To register, please call the Ozaukee County ADRC at 262-284-8120.
Location rotates between the libraries in Cedarburg, Mequon/Thiensville, Grafton, and Port Washington.
- January 16 = U.S.S. Liberty Memorial Public Library (Grafton)
- February 20 = Frank L. Weyenberg Library (Mequon-Thiensville)
- March 20 = Cedarburg Public Library
- April 17 = Port Washington W.J. Niederkorn Library
- May 15 = U.S.S. Liberty Memorial Public Library (Grafton)
- June 19 = Frank L. Weyenberg Library (Mequon-Thiensville)
- July 17 = Cedarburg Public Library
- August 21 = Port Washington W.J. Niederkorn Library
- September 18 = U.S.S. Liberty Memorial Public Library (Grafton)
- October 16 = Frank L. Weyenberg Library (Mequon-Thiensville)
- November 20 = Cedarburg Public Library
- December 18 = Port Washington W.J. Niederkorn Library
Philosophers in the Midst of History
- The projects of philosophers do not occur in a historical and cultural vacuum, and understanding the situations they were living in illuminates their philosophical projects and works. This lecture series focuses on examining the historical contexts in which thinkers like Socrates, Bonaventure, David Hume, and Iris Murdoch were writing in relation to their main ideas.
- February 1 at 6:00 PM = Socrates, The Ancient World, and Philosophical Lives
- May 3 at 6:00 PM = Bonaventure, The Franciscans, and the Middle Ages
- August 2 at 6:00 PM = David Hume, Skepticism, and the Scottish Enlightenment
- November 1 at 6:00 PM = Iris Murdoch, Metaphysics, Morals, and Narrative
- The lecture series is presented by Greg Sadler and Andi Sciacca of ReasonIO and is recommended for adults and high school students. Each lecture will last about 60 minutes, with time for questions and answers following the lecture.
The Retirement Classroom
When Can I Retire? Social Security, taxes, and economic uncertainity
- Wednesday, April 5 at 6:00 PM
- The #1 stressor regarding Americans and their retirement is the fear of running out of money. With Pensions leaving the marketplace, Americans are entering retirement with their two largest buckets of money being their Social Security benefits and their pre-tax retirement savings (401(k), IRA, etc.). Sequencing your income from these buckets in the most beneficial way may allow your retirement savings to last longer. By attending this class you'll learn: the ways to collect Social Security and how it is taxed, costs and benefits of delaying collection of Social Security and/or pre-tax retirement savings, and different types of Retirement Income strategies.
Getting to Know Medicare
- Wednesday, April 12 at 6:00 PM
- Navigating your way through Medicare's rules, options, and insurance market can seem impossible. You can quickly get lost attempting to make sense of the A's, B's, C's, and D's of Medicare and the Open Enrollment Periods. By attending this class you'll learn: how the different parts of Medicare (A, B, C, D) work, what insurance options you have, tips on budgeting for healthcare in retirement, and how Open Enrollment and Guaranteed Issue Periods work.
Throwback Saturday Movie Matinees
- The Frank L. Weyenberg Library introduces Throwback Saturday Movie Matinees! On the last Saturday of the month at 10:00 AM, the Library will showcase movies from previous decades to introduce new generations to some movie classics.
- January 28 = The Sound of Music
- February 25 = Kramer vs Kramer
- March 25 = Bonnie and Clyde
- April 29 = The Bad News Bears
- May 27 = My Fair Lady
- June 24 = All the President's Men
- July 29 = The Apartment
- August 26 = Jaws
- September 30 = The Birds
- October 28 = Rocky
- November 25 = Doctor Zhivago
- December 30 = All That Jazz
- Movies shown at the Frank L. Weyenberg Library may not be appropriate for all audiences.
Tips and Tricks for Caregivers: A Presentation with Compassus
- Monday, March 6 at 2:00 PM
- Join us at the library for a presentation by Compassus' Health Aides that will offer suggestions for families taking care of their loved ones.
Weyenberg Movie Matinee
- Whether it's an old favorite or that film you missed in theaters, you'll find something to love at the library's Movie Matinees. Showings are on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month at 3:00 PM.
- February 3: Ticket to Paradise
- February 17: Amsterdam
- March 3: The Banshees of Inisherin
- March 17: The Fabelmans
- April 7: Till
- April 21: The Tuesday Club (audio in Swedish, subtitles in English)
- May 5: A Man Called Otto
- May 19: Everything Everywhere All At Once
- June 2: Women Talking
- June 16: Armageddon Time
Spice of the Month Kits
Do you love to cook? Do you like to try new flavors and recipes? Then we have got just the kit for you! The Frank L. Weyenberg Library is now handing out Spice of the Month kits on the first day of the month. Each month a new spice and three recipes will be featured. Supplies will be limited to the first 20 participants, but copies of the recipes are available below.
- January 2023 = Khmeli Suneli
- February 2023 = Porcini Mushroom Powder
- March 2023 = Grains of Paradise
- April 2023 = Golden Needles/Dried Lily Buds
- May 2023 = Black Garlic
- June 2023 = Long Pepper
- Previous Months Recipes:
- November 2021 = Fennel
- December 2021 = Juniper Berries
- January 2022 = Garam Masala
- February 2022 = Achiote
- March 2022 = Caraway
- April 2022 = Nigella Seeds
- May 2022 = Zatar/Za'Atar
- June 2022 = Wattleseed
- July 2022 = Chinese Five Spice
- August 2022 = Fenugreek
- September 2022 = Coriander
- October 2022 = Galangal
- November 2022 = Sumac Berries
- December 2022 = Quatre epices