Adult Programs

July Programs

Adult Summer Reading Program

Program runs: June 14 - July 31

Where will your tales take you this summer? Enjoy reading and gathering at the library this summer for fun activities and events. For the enjoyment of reading this summer, join in by using Beanstack, our online program, or by picking up a paper review sheet.

Participants need to:

  • read for 5 hours and
  • write a book review 

In Beanstack, you have to complete both badges to be entered in the weekly drawing for that week’s prize. See what it is when you visit the library. For paper logs, you need to complete both tasks to get 1 raffle ticket. Please return logs to the reference desk and receive your ticket.

 

R.A.D. Book Club – In-Person

Thursday, July 8 at 3 pm

Book: Long Bright River by Liz Moore

"Alternating its present-day mystery with the story of the sisters' childhood and adolescence, Long Bright River is at once heart-pounding and heart-wrenching: a gripping suspense novel that is also a moving story of sisters, addiction, and the formidable ties that persist between place, family, and fate.” —Good Morning America


Memory Café

Tuesday, July 13 at 1:30 pm

A memory cafe is a social gathering for those who are experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and for their families, friends, or care partners. If you have any questions or require accommodations to fully participate in the memory cafe, please contact Angela Meyers at least four days in advance of the event at ameyers@bridgeslibrarysystem.org or 262-896-8245.

Germantown Library is excited to host its first in person Memory Café in over a year! Not ready to meet in person yet? No worries, this event will also be virtual! Join us to learn and reminisce about how we kept our cool in the days before air conditioning!

Register for the in-person memory cafe held at Germantown Community Library. In person attendance limited to 20 people.

Registration for the virtual memory cafe on the same date and time. Themed kits are limited to the first 20 participants.

Please register by July 9.


Medicare Class – Virtual

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Waukesha County hosts “Welcome to Medicare” classes on a monthly basis. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic we are cancelling all in person Welcome to Medicare classes currently. A monthly virtual class will be held the 2nd Wednesday at 1 pm and 5:30 pm.

Wednesday, July 14 at 1 pm and 5:30 pm

Visit the website to register or find additional information. Topics covered will be the basic parts of Medicare (A, B, C, and D) and how they work. Information will be provided on how to enroll, available insurance options, and the drug coverage requirement. Lower income benefit programs will also be reviewed. It is suggested that you attend one class 2-3 months prior to starting Medicare. To register for this free class or for more information, please contact the ADRC at 262-548-7848. You can also register online at https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/ElderBenefitSpecialistProgram/ 


Cooking Class: Sweet Treats--Pecan Turtles - Virtual

Wednesday, July 14 at 6:30 pm

Spoil your family with these decadent treats that are sure to impress! Join Mary Adashek, owner of Sweet Connections, as she guides you through the easy recipe. What to expect: This will be a fun and interactive hands-on class -- in your own kitchen! Once registered, you will receive all the details you need to get ready for class! This program will be through Zoom. Please register with Claudia at hplinfo@hartland.lib.wi.us 

August Programs

R.A.D. Book Club – In-Person

Thursday, August 5 at 3 pm 

Book: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

"Splendid. . . . Excellent. . . . The Buried Giant is a simple and powerful tale of love, aging and loss." — The Wall Street Journal

 

Mah Jongg Club – In-Person

Every Thursday at 1 – 3:30 pm

Do you know the rules of Mah Jongg and are looking for a friendly place to play? We have two sets of tiles waiting for you! There is no need to register, just meet us at the library.


Medicare Class – In-person

Thursday, August 26 at 1 pm

Visit the website to register or find additional information. Topics covered will be the basic parts of Medicare (A, B, C, and D) and how they work. Information will be provided on how to enroll, available insurance options, and the drug coverage requirement. Lower income benefit programs will also be reviewed. It is suggested that you attend one class 2-3 months prior to starting Medicare.

 

Bingo Memory Café – In-Person

Wednesday, August 11 at 1 pm 

Join us for bingo…outdoors! Feeling lucky? Want to be with people again? We’ll meet in the Pewaukee Library parking lot for Bingo fun! Please sign up by emailing Angela Meyers ameyers@bridgeslibrarysystem.org. (If the weather does not cooperate, we’ll head indoors to the Library Community Room.) 

 

Genre Book Club – In-Person

Wednesday, August 18 at 6 pm

Each month, readers in this book club will read a book from one of three genres: crime/mystery, horror, or science fiction/fantasy. For more information, please visit the library's website.

Book: Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby

“For fans of: Bullitt, The Fast and the Furious and gritty Elmore Leonard-style noir… [Cosby] never lets up on the gas. The result is a high-octane, white-knuckle thriller that will have readers whipping through the pages at breakneck speed…Cosby’s tightfisted prose fuels this story with heart-pumping (and often brutal) action that begs to be adapted for the big screen but never loses its compassionate edge.” ― Bookpage