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Adult Programs

Visit Wisconsin’s most haunted locations, learn how to keep your children safe online, and make some pinecone fire starters! Read on to find out what’s going on at your Library in October.

Seating is limited for some programs. Register online or call 262-532-8920 to reserve your seat.

Tech Help

Do you need help with your laptop, tablet, smartphone, or small electronic device?  We can help! Schedule a half-hour appointment with one of our technology advisors to get answers to your specific questions. Call 262-532-8920 or visit the 2nd Floor Information Desk to schedule an appointment.

Monday, October 3
5:30 – 8:30 PM
Study Room A

Protecting Your Kids Online

Learn how to keep your children safe on the internet with the experts at The Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection. This event is geared towards parents and caregivers and is not a safety class for children.

Tuesday, October 4
6:30 PM
Community Room
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Trivia Night: “Are You Smarter Than a Librarian?”

A classic pub-style trivia night with questions from a wide variety of subjects. However, there’s a catch! The library staff were asked the same trivia questions, and their total score will be tallied up against the general public. Which group will win the coveted trivia trophy at the end of the season? Light refreshments served.

Wednesday, October 5
6:30 PM
Community Room
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Reel Talk: A Night at the Movies with the Library

“The book was better!”

Let the speculation begin as we join the Library in a lively discussion about upcoming book-to-movie adaptations. Watch as we share new trailers for upcoming flicks and predict whether the movie will be better than the book or a total flop! Either way, it’s going to be a blast!

Wednesday, October 12
6:30 PM
Community Room or Virtual on Zoom
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Connect to Care, Engage in Health for Open Enrollment 2023

Open enrollment for 2023 Marketplace health insurance starts on November 1. Join representatives from Covering Wisconsin and learn how to navigate the health insurance process.  Covering Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization that helps people in Wisconsin find and use health insurance.

Wednesday, October 19
6:30 PM
Community Room
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Genealogy: Getting Started

Do you wish to improve your genealogy research skills?  This class is designed for the beginner just getting started in genealogy or the intermediate researcher who wants a refresher on genealogical principles and common practices.

Wednesday, October 26
7:00 PM
Community Room or Virtual on Zoom
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Wisconsin’s Most Haunted Locations with Chad Lewis

Get ready for a spooky night at the Library! Embark on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in the state with author, lecturer, and paranormal researcher Chad Lewis. From phantom creatures prowling the woods to graveyard apparitions located in your own backyard, no place in Wisconsin is without its own hauntings.

Thursday, October 27
6:30 PM
Community Room
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An Afternoon with Miss Wright

Behold Katharine Wright, the genius sister of the Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville. Often overlooked by history, Katharine was the integral variable in the equation that solved the mystery of controlled flight. Join Jessica Michna from First Impressions as she portrays this notable woman of history.

Saturday, October 29
2:30 PM
Community Room
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Arts & Crafts for Adults

Forging Creativity programs take place in The Forge and are free, but seating is limited. Register online or call 262-532-8920 to save your seat. Supplies will be provided, while they last.

Paper Tombstone

Make a paper tombstone in The Forge!

Saturday, October 8
10:00 AM
The Forge
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Embroidery Machine Badging Class

Learn how to use the Library’s new embroidery machine and become “badged” on it so you can use it on your own in the future.

Wednesday, October 12
6:00 PM
The Forge
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Pinecone Fire Starter

Be prepared for outdoor fires this fall with a natural pinecone fire starter! Using natural ingredients create an environmentally friendly way to get your outdoor fire going.

Saturday, October 15
10:00 AM
The Forge
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Halloween Bag Vinyl Decal

Bedazzle a bag for Halloween with a festive vinyl decal.

Tuesday, October 18
10:00 AM
The Forge
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Wednesday, October 19
1:00 PM
The Forge
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Learn How to Use Our 3D Printer

Get badged to use our 3D Printer! Learn how to find a 3D model, the basics of slicing and printing your 3D model, and how to reserve time on the printer. Please bring your library card with you. If you do not have a library card, please get one before class. A library card is required to finish the badging process.

Monday, October 24
7:00 PM
The Forge
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Book Clubs

NovelTea Fiction Book Club: The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett

Enjoy tea and treats provided by the Menomonee Falls Library Friends while reading a fiction book selection.

Peter Byerly isn’t sure what drew him into this particular bookshop in the Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye. Nine months earlier, the death of his beloved wife, Amanda, had left him shattered. The young antiquarian bookseller relocated from North Carolina to the English countryside, hoping to outrun his grief and rediscover the joy he once took in collecting and restoring rare books. But upon opening an eighteenth-century study of Shakespeare forgeries, Peter is shocked when a portrait of Amanda tumbles out of its pages. Of course, it can’t be her. The watercolor is clearly Victorian. Yet, the resemblance is uncanny, and Peter becomes obsessed with learning the picture’s origins.

Copies of The Bookman’s Tale are available at the 2nd floor desk, but you may also request the book in your preferred format online at www.cafelibraries.org.

Call 262-532-8920 or register online to reserve your seat. Seating is limited.

Thursday, October 13
7:00 PM
Children’s Program Room
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Movie Schedule

Register online or call 262-532-8920 to reserve your seat. Seating is limited. Movies may not be suitable for all audiences.

Docs & Donuts: The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel (2016)

Join us for a documentary screening and some tasty refreshments provided by the Menomonee Falls Library Friends as we explore riveting stories about the world around us.

NR | 1h 44min

German war veteran Peter Ertel tells how he barely survived the Russian Front and the Battle of Normandy, became a U.S. Government agent in postwar Germany, and began a 25-year career working for a small company owned by Orthodox Jews.

After the screening, join us for a special Q & A session with film director Joe Cahn over Zoom!

Thursday, October 6
2:15 PM
Community Room
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Movie Matinee: The Lost City (2022)

PG-13 | 1h 52min | Action, Adventure

Starring: Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Dancy. The Crawley’s family legacy continues with the sequel to 2019’s Downton Abbey. The cast reunites as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.

Tuesday, October 18
2:15 PM
Community Room
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Movie Matinee: Uncharted (2022)

PG-13 | 1h 56min | Action, Adventure

Starring: Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas. Street smart Nathan Drake is recruited by seasoned treasure hunter Victor “Sully” Sullivan to recover a fortune amassed by Ferdinand Magellan and lost 500 years ago by the House of Moncada.

Thursday, October 20
2:15 PM
Community Room
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