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Adult Summer Library Program

June 13 – August 13, 2022

We’ll be using Beanstack to run our Summer Library Program. Beanstack is an online platform that allows you to log your minutes read and activities completed for the chance to earn incentives like badges and tickets for prize drawings.

Visit MenomoneeFallsLibrary.Beanstack.org or download the Beanstack Tracker app to your mobile device to get started! Check out our Beanstack User’s Guide (PDF) so you can be ready to go when our site opens on June 1.

Questions? Call 262-532-8920 or email mfpl@menomonee-falls.org.

Reading Challenge

Read at least 100 minutes per week to earn a badge and be entered into a drawing for a free book.

Read a grand total of 1000 minutes to complete the summer challenge and earn an entry for our “Zoo-mazing” grand prizes. Reading aloud to someone else counts towards your total as well.

You can also earn badges and grand prize entries by attending Library programs, completing Book Bingo sheets, and writing book reviews to share with your fellow readers.

Events

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

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.

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

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.

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

Monday, June 20
6:30 PM
Community Room

Healthful Indian Flavors with Alamelu

Learn how to prepare fresh, vibrant South Asian cuisine with cooking show host Alamelu Vairavan! Alamelu’s cookbooks Healthful Indian Flavors with Alamelu and Vegetarian Flavors with Alamelu will be available for sale. This program is made possible with grant funding from UW-Madison’s Center for South Asian Studies.

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

Monday, June 27
6:00 PM
Community Room

Author Visit with M.M. Kiehn

Local author M.M. Kiehn will discuss her book The Throw Away, the story of a Wisconsin family law practitioner who becomes involved in a difficult case where the safety of young children is called into question.  She will also talk about her career as a writer and answer your questions.

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

Monday, July 11
6:30 PM
Community Room

A Ship Called Endurance with Rochelle Pennington

In March of 2022, the wreck of Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance was rediscovered in Antarctica.  Author Rochelle Pennington will share the amazing story of how Captain Shackleton and his crew survived for months in the frozen wasteland without losing even one man.

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

Monday, July 18
6:30 PM
Community Room

The Streets of Old Menomonee Falls: Part One, Up the Big Hill

Local historian Jill Schmidt will speak about the Menomonee Falls area businesses and families that lined up along Appleton Avenue many decades ago. Among these were William Hesk, George Neu and his ginseng and cider business, the Koehler family, the first firehouse and firemen, Fritz Thomas and his hardware store, the hotel and showhouse, and finally ending with Fredrick Nehs.

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

Tuesday, August 2
6:30 PM
Community Room

The Legend of Death’s Door with Brennan Christianson

Have you ever wondered about the Door County Death’s Door and how it came to be named that? The strait between Door County and Washington Island is rich in history and lore.  Brennan Christianson, Site Manger and Collectors Coordinator for the Death’s Door Maritime Museum in Gills Rock, researched and curated THE LEGEND OF DEATH’S DOOR power point and will speak on the topic.  Christianson has a Master’s Degree in Public History and a certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in History, with Minors in German and Humanities from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

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

Saturday, August 20
2:30 PM
Community Room