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Adult Events for June

June events for adults

Summer Library Program

The Summer Library Program is here! Join us for reading challenges, events, and activities for all ages. There is something for everyone at your Library this summer!

We use Beanstack to run our reading challenges. Beanstack is an online platform that allows you to log your minutes read, complete activities, and write reviews to earn digital badges, prizes, and tickets for prize drawings.

Visit MenomoneeFallsLibrary.Beanstack.org or download the Beanstack Tracker app to your mobile device to get started!

Hey parents! We have a Children’s Summer Library Challenge too, and guess what? Reading to your kids counts towards your challenge!

Need some help? Email your questions to mfpl@menomonee-falls.org or call 262-532-8915 (kids & teens) or 262-532-8920 (adult).


Adult Programs

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

Healthful Indian Flavors with Alamelu

Join cooking show host and cookbook author Alamelu Vairavan for a tasty and educational experience! Alamelu will provide an overview of South Asian spices and legumes and give a tutorial on setting up a basic spice pantry. Through cooking demonstrations, she will inspire and motivate participants to prepare fresh, vibrant vegetable and rice dishes with flavor. Healthful Indian Flavors with Alamelu and Vegetarian Flavors with Alamelu will be available for sale. This program is graciously made possible with grant funding from UW-Madison’s Center for South Asian Studies.

Monday, June 6
11:00 AM
Community Room

Monday, June 27
6:00 PM
Community Room


Wisconsin Lighthouses

Ken and Barb Wardius, co-authors of the book Wisconsin Lighthouses: A Photographic and Historical Guide, will share some of their most stunning photographs and discuss the history behind Wisconsin’s iconic lighthouses.

Thursday, June 16
6:30 PM
Community Room


Moving Your House with Julia Kellogg

Summer is often a time when people think about buying and moving into a new home — and it can be stressful!  Local realtor Julia Kellogg will offer some helpful tips about making this process run more smoothly.

Monday, June 20
6:30 PM
Community Room


Adult Book Discussions

Join us for Book Club!  Copies of each title will be available at the Adult Information Desk at least four weeks prior to the discussion.

Adult Fiction Book Club: A Room with a View by E.M. Forster

Lucy has her rigid, middle-class life mapped out for her, until she visits Florence with her uptight cousin Charlotte, and finds her neatly ordered existence thrown off balance. Her eyes are opened by the unconventional characters she meets at the Pension Bertolini: flamboyant romantic novelist Eleanor Lavish, the Cockney Signora, curious Mr. Emerson, and, most of all, his passionate son George.  Lucy finds herself torn between the intensity of life in Italy and the repressed morals of Edwardian England, personified in her terminally dull fiancé Cecil Vyse. Will she ever learn to follow her own heart?

Copies of this title are available at the Adult Information Desk.  Refreshments will be provided by the Menomonee Falls Library Friends.

Thursday, June 9
7:00 PM
Children’s Program Room


Alternate Visions Speculative Fiction Club: The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

In this alternate 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the east coast of the United States, including Washington D.C. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the earth inhospitable for humanity.  This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space.  Elma York’s experience as a WASP pilot and mathematician earns her a place in the International Aerospace Coalition’s attempts to put man on the moon, as a calculator. But with so many skilled and experienced women pilots and scientists involved with the program, it doesn’t take long before Elma begins to wonder why they can’t go into space, too.

Copies of this title are available at the Adult Information Desk.  Refreshments will be provided by the Menomonee Falls Library Friends.

Tuesday, June 21
7:00 PM
Children’s Program Room


Adult Movies

Docs and Donuts: The Perfect Weapon (2020)

TV-14 | 1h 25min

At a time when hackers–and the governments that conspire with them–have the ability to shut off power grids, open dams, and cripple major corporations with ease, this riveting film focuses on the ongoing threat. Based on David E. Sanger’s book, the film is a searing look inside the secret world of spies, hackers, and scammers in the lead-up to the 2020 U.S. elections. Directed by John Maggio.

Please join us for this screening and enjoy a short discussion with coffee and donuts provided by the Menomonee Falls Library Friends.

Wednesday, June 8
10:00 AM
Community Room


Marry Me (2022)

PG-13 | 1h 52min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, and Maluma.  Music superstars Kat Valdez and Bastian are getting married before a global audience of fans.  But when Kat learns, seconds before her vows, that Bastian has been unfaithful, she instead decides to marry Charlie, a stranger in the crowd.  Directed by Kat Coiro.

Tuesday, June 21
2:15 PM
Community Room


Death on the Nile (2022)

PG-13 | 2h 7min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Starring: Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, and Kenneth Branagh.  While on vacation on the Nile, Hercule Poirot must investigate the murder of a young heiress.  Directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Thursday, June 23
2:15 PM
Community Room


Forging Creativity: Adult Arts and Crafts

Forging Creativity programs are free, but seating is limited. Call 262-532-8920 or register at MenomoneeFalls.org/events to reserve your seat. Supplies will be provided, while they last.

Donut Garlands

Celebrate National Donut Day with a paper donut garland. Use paper, sequins, glitter, and ribbon to frost your own tasty paper donut décor.

Friday, June 1
10:00 AM
The Forge


Patriotic Ribbon Flag

Honor Flag Day with a hand-crafted ribbon flag. Form a vertical flag using ribbon, fabric, and lace to proudly display the red, white, and blue.

Tuesday, June 14
2:00 PM
The Forge


Felt Bookmarks

Dive into Summer Reading with a new bookmark! Build a sea creature from felt then attach it to a paper clip or band so you always know where your last page is buried.

Thursday, June 16
10:00 AM
The Forge


Oceanside Torn Art

Explore the cool colors of the ocean deep to construct a unique piece of ocean-side visual art. Using torn colored paper, assemble for a mosaic-inspired ocean cross-section art piece.

Saturday, June 25
10:00 AM
The Forge


Fishnet Mason Jar

After catching some great books for Summer Reading, net a great place to keep treats! Weave a faux fishnet around a mason then scoop up some sweet fish treats in your jar.

Tuesday, June 28
6:00 PM
The Forge


Genealogy

Court and Probate Records

Court and probate records can contain some very valuable family facts and information. Learn how to find these documents and possible restrictions on access.

This program will be held both in-person and online through Zoom.

Wednesday, June 22
7:00 PM
Community Room


Library Memory Project

Wild Plum Memory Cafés

A memory café is a social gathering for those experiencing early-stage dementia, mild memory loss, or mild cognitive impairment, along with a family member or care partner. It’s a place to have fun, share experiences, and stay connected.

Registration is required for each café.  Please visit LibraryMemoryProject.org for the most current and complete information on area programs.

Monday, June 20
3:00 PM
Germantown Community Library


Programs for Veterans and Military Members

Battle Buddies Book Club

Attention Veterans and the military community!  The title for this month’s book club is 1776 by David McCullough. Reserve your copy online here. Get ready for an excellent discussion led by Tyson Cole.

Refreshments are provided courtesy of Menomonee Falls Library Friends.

Monday, June 6
7:00 PM
Community Room


Starting Your Veteran Owned Business

Are you a veteran, just leaving the military, or a family member of a military member? Do you want to explore the opportunity to have your own business and be your own boss? This event is for you! Come to the Library for a panel discussion with three local veterans who started their own businesses to hear about the process, challenges, and rewards involved with starting a business. Presenters include Andy Weins of Green Up Solutions, Jonas Mack of Smoked at 225, and Patrick Yates of FASTSIGNS. Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Association and Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce will also be in attendance. This event is co-sponsored by The Chamber of Greater Menomonee Falls and Sussex.

Thursday, June 30
6:00 PM
Community Room